Why Choose Stephensons in 2024?

January 1, 2024

And just like that, we’re back! We hope you all had a magical Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve with family and friends and you’re looking forward to an exciting 2024! We certainly are! Once again, we were busy arranging viewings, negotiating offers and agreeing on sales right up to the last working day before Christmas, which is a significant indicator (along with the increased finger traffic that we’ve already noted through the property Websites since Boxing Day) that 2024 will be starting far more promisingly than 2023.

As we enter a new year, many of you will be looking forward to your plans for next year, which may include looking towards your next move, a new home, and a new chapter. Choosing the right estate agent to partner with to sell your home is one of the most important decisions you will make, and it can be daunting. Everyone will say all the right things, but how do you genuinely know that they are the right estate agent for you and will deliver on their promises of “unmatched client service”, “exceptional marketing”, support, and assurance at every step and, most importantly, the best possible price for your home.

We wanted to take the opportunity of a new year by explaining to you what we do here at Stephensons, what makes us different, why we’re the estate agent you should choose in 2024, and what we can offer that no other estate agent in the area can. Here’s what to expect from us when selling your property with Stephensons:

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond every time.

Advice you can trust.

Advice you can trust.

When selling your home, you want an estate agent who will happily give you support, advice, and trustworthy expertise every step of the way. Many estate agents say they will, but the proof is in the pudding at Stephensons. Established in 1871, we’ve been selling homes in North Yorkshire for over 150 years, and we know the area and market better than anyone else.

As North Yorkshire’s largest independent estate agent, consistently selling more properties than our competitors in almost every town and city we operate in, you and your property couldn’t be in safer hands. Our expert agents are on hand to help and support you whenever and wherever you need it.

Realistic valuation.

We can offer you a completely free and zero-obligation valuation for your property, where we will discuss our knowledge and insights on the market, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a fast and realistic valuation. Some say 2024 will be challenging for the market, but we say different.

Opposed to this time last year, the fear of rising mortgage rates has been replaced with the confidence that the money market storm has blown over and that 2024 is the perfect time to make that move. We always lead confidently, optimistically, and enthusiastically about the market and its opportunities.

Realistic valuation.

Unrivalled marketing.

Unrivalled marketing.

January is the best time to start getting your property “market ready”, as every house hunter is opening the Rightmove app on their phone daily to see if their perfect property has been “added today”! At Stephensons, we provide all our sellers with an unrivalled marketing package, ‘Marketing Your Home, The Stephensons Way’.

Including bespoke premium photography and videography, aerial and drone shots, a custom branded floor plan, and exposure across our social media platforms, no other estate agent in North Yorkshire is delivering the marketing that we do, and it works. You can find out more about our signature strategy here.

Maximum exposure.

Did you know Stephensons attract more exposure to our properties for sale than any other estate agent? Well, we do! Unlike every other estate agent relying solely upon Rightmove and other online property portals to attract buyers, Stephensons has established an unrivalled social media presence, generating more than 1,000,000 views annually.

Our Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook accounts have become a magnet for motivated buyers looking for a heads-up on properties before they are listed online. In 2023, more than 9% of our properties sold off the market directly via our Instagram before hitting Rightmove.

Maximum exposure.

Support and assurance.

Support and assurance.

Once your home is on the market and attracting interested and qualified buyers, we will continue to offer you our support and assurance throughout the process. Selling your home can be a stressful and challenging journey, and we do everything we can to make it a minimal fuss on your part by personally holding your hand every step of the way.

Our expert agents are on hand and pride themselves on delivering a tailored service, making sure you attract the maximum exposure to your property and, ultimately, the right buyer at the best possible price. Our commitment to you is that we will go above and beyond to ensure that you walk into the next chapter of your life stress-free and satisfied with the service you have received from beginning to end.

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We still have hundreds of buyers actively looking for their perfect home to buy in the new year and have seen many new buyers register their interest over Christmas. Many are suited, booted, and ready to view properties as early as this week. If you want to learn more about the opportunities and how we could help you sell your home, you can book a free zero-obligation valuation today.

Our team is ready and on hand to help you achieve the best possible price for your property, and we often help clients not only sell their property but also find their next home. Despite what others may tell you, the market is very much in a strong position, and our team can help you make your next dream a reality.

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We’re as optimistic as we could be about 2024.

Note from Nick

“I honestly can’t remember feeling more optimistic about a new year ahead than I do today. So many people had to put their plans to move home on hold in 2023, but with mortgage rate forecasts now looking far more positive, we expect a significant increase in the number of buyers registering with us in January and February.

We’ve already seen a marked uplift in activity on our social media platforms over the festive period, which have been attracting new followers in great numbers every day, so we know that we’re not going to be short of buyers this year! So, if you’re looking for a standout estate agent to showcase and sell your property in 2024, we’d love to hear from you.”

This month’s featured properties

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge

Welcome to Minskip Road, a stylish and spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in an exclusive cul-de-sac on the fringes of Boroughbridge. The home provides over 2,175 sq. ft of luxurious space with a beautiful dining and kitchen space with quartz worktops, a central island, a dining bar, and state-of-the-art appliances. From there, discover the stunning L-shaped large living room with a wood-burning stove and double doors into the rear garden.

Upstairs is a majestic principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a luxurious ensuite bathroom, and a second double bedroom with a stylish ensuite shower room. Enjoy a breath-taking landscaped garden with a porcelain paved seating area and pathway outside. You can view the complete listing here, offered to the market at £600,000.00.

Station Road, Alne

Milnthorpe House is a characterful and beautiful four-bedroom period property believed to date back to the early 1800s. It’s in the rural fringes of Alne and situated on a plot of over .25 acres of land. This home has everything any family could ever need, including two formal reception rooms, a study, a dining kitchen, and utility room, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, generous parking, and a detached double garage. The property is a true definition of a forever home.

As you enter, the reception hall leads into two formal south-facing reception rooms, one with a wood-burning stove and a farmhouse-style dining kitchen with timber flooring, workshop space, and all appliances. The principal gardens of the property enjoy a high degree of privacy and feature a side garden off the kitchen and a charming courtyard off the utility room. You can view the complete listing here, offered to the market at £675,000.00.

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Discover the Stephensons way today.

Book your free valuation today if you’re ready for your next chapter and want to find an estate agent you can trust. You can also follow us on social media @stephensons1871 to be the first to see our exclusive off-market properties before they hit Rightmove. Have an incredible new year from the entire team here at Stephensons and thank you for your continued support.

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