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A message to our customers.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer

 

 

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

 

Hop, skip and a jump and we’re open at Morpeth!

 

 

Welcome to our new Morpeth branch, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump over the road from our previous branch.

 

Now, you can find us at 17 Newgate Street, Morpeth. Our new office has plenty of advertising displays to present your property and to tempt you with a new home! We have triple the amount of LED window displays, enabling us to display many more properties 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

To arrange your free no obligation valuation call us on 01670 511 711

 

Did I forget to mention the new fully stocked wine fridge? Pop in to see what we can do for you and enjoy a glass of wine on the new sofa while you’re at it!

 

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the new branch soon.

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS – Stamp Duty threshold increased.

 
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the Stamp Duty threshold will be increased to £500,000 immediately until March 31 next year.
 
He said the Government will temporarily increase the nil-rate band of residential Stamp Duty in England and Northern Ireland from £125,000 to £500,000.
 
This will apply from today 8th July 2020 until March 31st 2021.
 
The Treasury said nearly nine out of ten people getting on or moving up the property ladder will pay no Stamp Duty at all.
 
The aim is to boost the housing market and the wider economy to help the UK recover from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic when the property market was closed from the end of March until mid May.
 
Our property portals have reported increased demand since the market reopened but this will be further welcome news.
 
Rightmove said there are more than 510,000 properties with asking prices under £500,000 on the portal, making up 81% of all residential stock for sale in England and that 84% of buyer enquiries on Rightmove are for properties priced under £500,000.
 
This certainly sounds like great news to help people move forward reducing the moving costs significantly.
 
For more information on the thresholds and reduced rates please visit;
 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/stamp-duty-land-tax-temporary-reduced-rates
 
Talk to your local RMS branch to see how we can help you get moving.

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Our Live online auction is coming soon!

 
Our next property auction in partnership with Agents Property Auction is going to be online and streamed LIVE.
 
The auction will be taking place on the 30th June 2020 with bidding opening at 11am on the 29th June 2020
 
Registration is now open.
 
To register to bid or to view the catalogue please click the link below;
 
https://www.agentspropertyauction.com/auctions/upcoming-auction/
 

Good luck to all our sellers and buyers.

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

We’re back to work and are closely following the Government’s safety Guidelines.

Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority.
 
With regards to the Covid-19 pandemic and the news regarding the North East, we want to reassure you that our main priority continues to be the health of our customers and colleagues. With that in mind we are now going to have to work behind closed doors, with visits to our offices by appointment only.
 
We are doing our utmost to continue to deliver the excellent service that you expect from us, however this will be via telephone and email.
 
We have implemented additional hygiene measures at all branches and Head Office to ensure the good health of our team and clients, and we continue to work from our 16 regional branches. We are following all Government and PHE guidelines and continue to monitor the situation and adapt as necessary.
 
If you need to provide us with renewed contact details over the next few weeks please contact your local branch who will be happy to help.
 
We will continue to provide excellent estate agency services to you with our robust business continuity plan in place, should we need it.
 
We wish you all well during this uncertain time and rest assured we are continuing to work hard for you by phone, email and remote working should it come to that.
 
Please stay safe look after your loved ones and keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates.
 
Thank you to our valued customers!

 

Rook Matthews Sayer

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Safety Guidance for surveys and valuations at your property

 
Should we be required to carry out a survey or valuation at your property for any reason,
 
you can rest assured that we are following all the Government Guidelines closely with our gold standard safety procedures.
 
Our first priority is to keep our customers and staff safe during all property visits.
 
We’ve created a short video to help you understand the process of what will happen on the day.
 
Simply click this link to view.
 
Together we’ll work safely and protect each other.

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New legislation now in place with more to follow

 
A new legislation; The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 has been introduced by the Government.
 
These regulations are now law and apply for all new tenancies in England which start on or after 1st July 2020, this also includes any property where there is a tenancy renewal or where the tenancy becomes periodic.
Thereafter all existing tenancies will come under these Regulations as from 1st April 2021.
 
For all properties managed by RMS, these legislation changes are of course in hand, we will organise the necessary checks and ensure that your property complies, providing you with hassle free tenancies.
 
If you would like to find out more about our Landlord packages, and how Rook Matthews Sayer can provide you with advice on new and current legislation and manage your property and repairs, contact your local Rook Matthews Sayer branch who will be happy to help.
 
Contact us by clicking here

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We are open for Valuations!

 
If you’re thinking of selling or letting your property we can now provide a home valuation in person.
 
We are following all the Government Guidelines closely with our Gold standard safety procedures.
 
Our first priority is to keep our customers and our staff safe during our home valuations.
 
We’ve created this short video to help you understand the process.
 

Watch safety video.

 


 
Our branch staff will also issue further detailed advice over the phone when they discuss your valuation
 
with you. You can rest assured that we are following all guidelines and procedures to keep you and your family safe.
 
We look forward to helping you move safely and swiftly.
 
Call your local branch today to book in your free no obligation home valuation.
 
We’re here to support you every step of the way.
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Viewings are back but not quite as they were before…

 
We are strictly adhering to all the Government’s Guidelines on safe working with our Gold standard safety procedures.
 
If you are viewing a property, we want to help to keep you safe. We have created a series of safety leaflets for guidance when you attend / host a physical viewing. Please read the leaflet below that applies to you so we can stay safe and protect each other.
 
The Government guidelines are that we encourage people to do their property searching online wherever possible.
Initial viewings should be done virtually wherever this is possible and physical viewings should only be conducted where buyers / tenants are seriously considering making an offer / application on a property.
 
Simply click on the link below to read the relevant document:
 
Sellers
View Safety Advice for Viewings for Vendors
 
Buyers
View Safety Advice for Viewings for Potential Buyers
 
Landlords
View Safety Advice for Viewings for Landlords / Tenants
 
Tenants
View Safety Advice for Viewings for Potential Tenants
 
Watch the videos
Safety video for RMS accompanied viewings
Safety video for Vendor held viewings
 
 
Thank you for following these safety steps, we hope you find your ideal property, but if not, we’re still here for you, for the journey
and we’ll continue to help you along the way.
 
Stay safe,
Love RMS xx

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Great news… We’re almost BACK…

 

… working safely and closely following the Government’s Guidelines to protect our valued customers and colleagues.

 

Last night the Government announced amendments to the Coronavirus legislation which enables members of the public to visit estate agencies, view properties, prepare properties for viewing and move home.

 

Agents are now allowed to visit properties to prepare them for sale including property valuations and photography.

 

We already have a reduced team from Head Office working remotely and we have been preparing for this news of re-opening by putting measures in place to ensure our return is safe for all.

 

Opening our branches
We are hoping to re-open our branches from Monday next week, (18.05.20), subject to having the correct protective equipment in place. Once open we will have floor stickers, screens and hand gels in place, as well as other protective measures. Please follow the guidance you are given should you visit one of our branches.

 

Viewings
For any viewing requests, we are now arranging viewings on properties. At present, we cannot offer accompanied viewings but should be able to from some time next week when our PPE arrives. The Government advice states; ‘Agents should strongly encourage clients to view properties virtually in the first instance and then only physically inspect properties which they have a strong interest in.’

 

Want to view?
If you would like to view a property, please email your local branch with your name and contact details and our team will call you when viewings open on that property.

 

However, please be patient…exciting as it is, that we are now able to arrange viewings, we were only given the go ahead late last night. Although we have been preparing for this news, at present we have a reduced team working so aren’t able to work to our usual timescales. Rest assured every email and request will be answered and actioned, however it may take a little longer than normal.

 

Viewings on non-vacant properties:
Viewings on properties that are currently occupied will be at the discretion of the owners. If they don’t wish for visitors in their homes at present even with social distancing measures in place we will be registering interest on these properties and contacting interested parties when viewings are open.

 

Selling / Renting your home:
If you would like to put your home on the market, receive a free valuation, or have photographs taken. This is also now permitted. Our Valuation managers will visit your home with full PPE. Again to arrange a valuation on your property please email your local branch and we will be in touch to organise a time and date to do so, and inform you of our safety procedure that will be adhered to, to enable us to protect you and our staff during the visit.

 

It’s great to be back and we look forward to helping each and every one of you with your property requests.

 

Thank you for your patience, we’ll work together safely to protect each other.

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Covid-19 Pandemic – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 
We have prepared a series of FAQ’s to help you during this time.
 
Simply click on the link below to read the relevant document:
 
Sellers
Seller Covid-19 FAQs
 
Buyers
Buyers Covid-19 FAQs
 
Tenants
Tenant Covid-19 FAQs
 
Conveyancing
Conveyancing Covid-19 FAQs
 
Landlords
Landlord Covid-19 FAQs
 
Mortgages
Mortgage and Protection FAQs

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A message for our customers

 
The latest update on our business activity during the Covid 19 Pandemic
 
An update for our wonderful customers
 
Further to our recent updates on how we are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have now had to take further action.
 
We are following all Government guidelines and regulations to keep our staff and the general public as safe as possible during this difficult time.
 
The government has effectively put the entire property market on hold. The latest government guidance suggests that, with the rare exception, there should be no more housing completions for the foreseeable future. And so, it is with great sadness, that we have had to temporarily close the service from our branches.
 
We have a small number of staff from Head Office who are continuing to work remotely to answer any queries or questions that our customers may have during the period of lock down.
 
If you have an urgent query, please continue to contact us using your local branch email or phone number as we are re-directing all calls and emails to a member of staff from Head Office, who will be able to help you.
 
Our resources may be extremely limited as we move into this next phase, so please bear with us at this very unusual and difficult time.
 
We will post any further updates on our facebook page and website as we receive them, and once the Government lifts the restrictions we will be back to work, stronger and brighter, than ever, when it is safe to do so.
 
Thank you for your understanding at this incredibly difficult time for all and we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe, keeping well staying at home and helping to protect our NHS.
 
We look forward to working together again in the near future.

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March Live Streamed Auction on 31st March 2020

 

 

Our auction on the 31.03.20 will be behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, it is definitely going ahead and will be live-streamed with remote bidding. Everyone can watch for free and as of now, you can bid from the comfort of your living room!

 

To bid on properties you will need to register with Agents Property Auction, call them on 01661 831 360. The Auction are using a system called ‘Salesvision with live interactive bidding’, which offers 3 methods of bidding:

  • Live interactive bidding
  • Telephone bidding
  • Proxy bidding

 

Anyone wishing to bid online needs to register with Agents Property Auction and to do so, call 01661 831 360. You will need to provide ID and once approved you will be given a unique log in code to bid.

 

Let the bidding commence!
Good luck to all our bidders and sellers!

 

Please see the below Auction catalog for properties!

Agents Low Res
 

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Whirlpool Tumble Drier Recall

 

 

Whilst Rook Matthews Sayer do not wish to raise unnecessary alarm, we felt it was prudent to raise awareness of a recent issue regarding Whirlpool tumble dryers that has been documented in the press. Below is an extract from the press release in Letting Agent Today on 14th June 2019.

 

Whirlpool has been ordered to recall 500,000 tumble dryers in what has been described as an “unprecedented” government move. Around half a million faulty machines, which were produced between 1 April 2004 and 30 September 2015, are estimated to still be in use in UK homes – many of these may be in private rented properties it is thought. Business minister Kelly Tolhurst has told MPs in the Commons that Whirlpool was informed earlier this month of the intention to serve a notice to recall the 500,000 machines not modified in a programme initiated by Whirlpool two years ago.

 

This government announcement comes after a report, published in April 2019 by the Office for Product Safety and Standards which considered whether a modification by Whirlpool – designed to reduce the risk of fires arising from its tumble dryers – was proving effective in both design and installation, and then whether the outreach programme by Whirlpool was adequate.

 

Andrew Griffiths, another MP, has said in the Commons: “The Office for Product Safety and Standards undertook a thorough review into the modification of Whirlpool tumble dryers, yet there still remains great concern not only about the straightness of Whirlpool, but whether people have unsafe products in their homes.” Tolhurst told Griffiths during a debate: “Consumer safety is a government priority. I want to assure (Griffiths) that we have kept Whirlpool’s actions under review and I can tell the House we have informed Whirlpool of our intention to serve a recall notice as a next step of the regulatory process. This is unprecedented action.”

 

Anyone finding an affected dryer which has not been modified by Whirlpool is advised to contact Whirlpool on 0800 151 0905

 

The crucial message to anyone who still owns an affected dryer and has not already had it modified by Whirlpool is to contact them immediately on 0800 151 0905, or visit https://safety.hotpoint.eu/, https://safety.indesit.eu/ or https://safety-swan.eu”

 

High Streets minister Jake Berry says: “Giving greater certainty to property owners and the wider industry, it will also help businesses adjust to the changing needs of the consumer.

 

“In the meantime, anyone with an affected dryer that has not been modified should unplug it and not use it until the modification has been completed.”

 

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Homeowners will be able to extend properties more easily instead of moving home.

 

 

In a surprise announcement on Saturday morning – just less than 24 hours after the Prime Minister resigned – the housing minister has confirmed that the temporary law has now been made permanent. The new relaxed law will allow more people to have a home they want without what he calls the “arduous” process of selling up and buying a larger property.

 

Under the rules, homeowners can put a single-storey rear extension on their property of up to six metres for terraced or semi-detached homes, or eight metres for detached homes.

 

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP says of this latest permitted development power: “[It] will help families extend their properties without battling through time-consuming red tape. By making this permitted development right permanent, it will mean families can grow without being forced to move.

 

“This is part of a package of reforms to build more, better, faster and make the housing market work – and sits alongside our drive to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020″

 

“This step will make it easier for families to build outwards rather than go through the arduous process of moving to a larger home”.

 

It seems to be great news for commercial properties also, as they too are seeing a reduction in red tape…
As part of the reforms shops will now be able to change to office space without the need for a full planning application – a change which the government claims will bring “skilled professionals and their disposable income back to the high street.”

 

High Streets minister Jake Berry says: “Giving greater certainty to property owners and the wider industry, it will also help businesses adjust to the changing needs of the consumer.

 

“The move builds upon changes to the law which allow business owners to change the use of buildings from takeaways to new homes without undergoing a full planning application.”

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam-packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

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  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non-returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Thursday 30th May at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Mission Easter Cheer is GO!

 

It is our mission this Easter to ensure that every child in the North East receives an Easter egg, whatever their circumstances. We will be delivering all the Easter eggs to children’s homes, refuge centres and any surplus to food banks.

 

To make this happen we need YOUR help. If you can donate an Easter egg, please drop it off at your local RMS branch before the 15th April 2019.

 

Together let’s spread some Easter cheer. Thank you!

 

Thank you again team RMS and all of your support.

 

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Raising money for Comic Relief

 

On Friday 15th March Rook Matthews Sayer decided to support Red Nose Day 2019.

 

We all dressed down for the day and paid into the pot, we had a bake off, with lots of cakes and treats. Games such as, guess how many sweets are in the jar, mini-golf tournament and an office quiz. We also sold raffle tickets with the chance to win two beautiful large hampers including lots of delicious goodies.

 

As a company we proudly raised an amazing £276.55 this amount could pay for:

*Vital education about maternal health in Sierra Leone.
*Over 160 tests to quickly diagnose people with Malaria.
*6 Specialist trauma counselling sessions for refugees in the UK.

 

Thank you again team RMS and all of your support.

 

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Over 50 properties sold at auction lastnight

 

Another fantastic auction last night over 50 properties were sold, achieving the best possible price with the security of a deposit!

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 27th March at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

Auction catalogue coming soon!

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

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  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non-returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 27th February at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!


 

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If you really really want to sell your home you need to present it to the most Home buyers.

 

 

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you need to reach the widest market possible of serious buyers…sounds obvious right?

 

To do that you need to advertise your home on both Rightmove and Zoopla.

 

Results released by Zoopla this January show that they have had a huge surge in leads and the number of visits to their site. Their site visits peaked at a new single month high of 58.3 million and monthly visits averaging 50 million a month!*

 

The figures really do speak for themselves, data from easycounter.com for the 22nd January show the number of visits for the three main property portals …

 

Rightmove received 456,000 daily visits,
Zoopla received 210,000
whilst OnTheMarket trailed with 48,700.

 

By choosing an agent who advertises on both Rightmove and Zoopla you increase your
chance of finding a serious buyer. Make sure you advertise on the big two and say Hello to your new home!

 

*Source Estate Agent Today 07.01.19

 

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RMS are supporting The Peoples Kitchen this Christmas!

 

 

Massive thank yous to all our lovely staff and customers who have helped us to raise money for The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle this year.

 

We have raised an incredible £561 to help the homeless this Christmas AND we have donated enough money to provide 62 homeless people with a Christmas Dinner on Christmas day.

 

Today we will be delivering 40 shoe boxes filled with winter necessities, warm gloves, hats, toiletries and treats to the Peoples Kitchen so that we can also provide Christmas presents to the homeless.
Each box also contains a £5 Gift Card to use in any Greggs store.

 

We’d like to thank you so much for helping us to help people less fortunate than ourselves. Your generosity has been overwhelming.

 

Happy Christmas to one and all xx

 

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Spreading magic in Whitley Bay this Christmas

 

 

We are delighted to have been able to support Southridge First School’s Christmas Fayre.

 

Rook the reindeer made his grand entrance at the
School’s Christmas fayre much to the delight of the children (and adults) He had a little break from flying practice
for the children to pet and feed him, helping to keeping his strength up for his big day next week helping Santa Claus.

 

And lots of money was raised for the school’s parent and teacher association so they can continue supporting the students of the school.

 

If you’re thinking of selling or buying a home this Christmas time, give our helpful elves a call or pop into your local RMS branch!

 

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Stop the Press! Our new Homebooster technology is now live!

 

 

If your home sale needs a boost, or you’d like to get it off to a flying start, then Homebooster is for you.

 

Homebooster technology closely targets active buyers who are searching for a property, it then
matches all the criteria and advertises matched properties to them on their facebook page.
It sources active buyers who are searching all the property portals (Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket.com)
and estate agents websites. So we know that we can target all hot buyers in the market for a home like yours.
It’s a brilliant catch all. If someone is searching for a property like yours, we will be advertising
your property right into their hands on facebook.

 

Homebooster delivers on average a 977% traffic increase to your property on our website!

 

And we are one of only two agents in the North east who are able to offer this cutting edge technology

 

To find out more contact your local branch who will be ready to boost your home sale

 

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Our Ponteland branch opened its doors to newly refurbished premises at Bell Villas in October and also to the top selling agent position!

 

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We continued to sell more properties in the Ponteland area than any other estate agent over the last few months* Thank goodness for all that new bright and shiny display space to advertise the many properties that we’re selling!

 

If you’re thinking of selling or letting a property or searching for your next home, give us a ring or pop into the branch, we’d love to welcome you to our new offices and we’ll help to get you moving.

 

*Source: Independent research; All Properties in the Ponteland area; date range 01.08.18-16.10.18

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our December Auction coming soon, The BIGGEST AUCTION of the year!

 

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at The Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Stamp duty relief for first time buyers extended by chancellor Hammond.

 
 

Stamp duty relief for first time buyers of full-priced houses and apartments is to be extended to first time buyers of shared ownership properties – but this was one of few housing measures in this week’s Budget.
Addressing the Commons, Chancellor Phillip Hammond said first time buyer numbers were now at an 11-year high thanks to the stamp duty relief on mainstream homes announced last year – therefore he would
extend this relief to first time buyers of shared ownership homes, applied retrospectively to late last year and applying to properties costing up to £500,000.

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

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It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

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It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 29th August 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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The Bank of England has increased interest rates to 0.75%

 

The Bank of England has increased interest rates to 0.75%

 

Interest rates have risen for the second time in a decade.
To find out what this means for you, please visit your local branch

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45043776

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Monday 30th July 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Monday 30th July 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Monday 30th July 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Scoffing Scones for Chari-tea!

 

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Action Medical Research organised a fantastic afternoon tea, they delivered cream tea, scones and Yorkshire tea to Head office in return for donations to the charity.

 

So we enjoyed our afternoon tea guilt-free knowing that while we were munching away we were also helping a fantastic cause. Action Medical fund research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.

 

For more information on their incredible work and how you can help visit www.action.org.uk.

 

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Raising money for a very brave boy

 

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On the 1st June it was International Children’s Day and the team at Rook Matthews Sayer decided to pledge their support for a very special brave little boy Ryan Robson.

 

Ryan is the nephew of our lovely Receptionist Nikki, and was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia, which amongst other things will result in a three and a half year treatment of chemotherapy. Ryan has been so brave throughout his illness and treatment that we decided this Children’s Day he should be celebrated. So in true RMS spirit we rallied round with the hope of raising enough money to perhaps buy him a new toy to cheer him up during this difficult time.

 

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that our staff all worked tirelessly, donated generously and enjoyed the fairground antics fully and managed to raise a whopping £1,000 which exceeded all expectations.

 

Nikki, our Head Office Receptionist presented the cheque to Ryan who was very excited and said “Wow! That is a lot of money, I can buy lots of food with that!”

 

The money will pay for an iPad for Ryan to use in hospital and lots of lollies and treats!

 

Thank you to everyone who donated and we wish super brave Ryan the very very best with his treatment and support him and his family every step of the way.

 

You’ve got this Ryan!

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Thursday 28th June 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Today we have officially become the 1st Estate Agent in the North East to join the REFILL scheme!

 

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This is a fantastic scheme by Northumbrian Water to encourage us to reduce plastic waste. Each of our 16 branches will become a refill station meaning people can pop into our branches and ask for their reusable water bottles to be filled up and we will happily oblige.

 

For more information on the scheme or to download the app please visit https://www.refill.org.uk/refill-…/refill-durham-north-east/

 

We will be displaying our refill stickers on our doors shortly. save the world, save plastic, be a super hero!

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Thursday 31st May 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Hop, skip and a jump and we’re open at Hexham!

 

 

Welcome to our new Hexham branch, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump down the road from our previous branch which was at Beales department store.

 

Now, you can find us at 46 Priestpopple, Hexham. With more than three times the floor space, our new office has plenty of advertising displays to present your property and to tempt you with a new home! We have an interactive touch screen to enable us to display all properties 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you can even arrange appointments, request details or a valuation all from the touch screen even when we are closed!

 

To celebrate the opening of the branch we are offering all our customers a Price Match offer for the month of May.
We will match any written fee from any other agent! Hurry though this offer ends on the 31.05.18

 

To arrange your free no obligation valuation call us on 01434 601 616

 

Did I forget to mention the new coffee machine? Pop in to see what we can do for you and enjoy a cuppa on the new sofa while you’re at it!

 

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the new branch soon.

 

 

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class=”titleBlue”>Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Monday 30th April 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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We have had an EGG-cellent Easter fundraising for Mind North Tyneside

 

Our staff have raised a egg-credible £454.38 in just a few days. All this money will go to help local people who are suffering from mental health problems.

 

Mind provides support and services to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties in Tyneside and Northumberland. Every week 1 in 6 adults experience a symptom of a mental health problem. We need to break the stigma associated with this illness. Talk about it, recognise the signs and lets get help.

 

Together we can make a difference. Well done Team RMS for your amazing fundraising efforts.

 

For more information on how you can help Mind North Tyneside visit their website www.tynesidemind.org.uk

 

 

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Breaking News – 60,000 first time Buyers have benefitted from stamp duty Change

 

Estate Agent today reports that Phillip Hammond claims that over 60,000 first time buyers have already benefitted from the stamp duty relief he announced at his November Budget.

 

From late November 2017, all first time buyer purchases up to £300,000 paid no stamp duty, and for first time buyers inside London there has been no stamp duty on the first £300,000 of their purchase.

 

If you’re a first time buyer this will be a very welcome change and help you to get on the property ladder. Have you benefitted from the change?

 

If you should require any help finding your first home we can help get you moving. Give us a call or pop in to your local branch

 

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Ready Steady Race! The Rook Matthews Sayer Champion Chase!

 

Our Ponteland branch recently sponsored The Rook Matthews Sayer Champion Chase at Race Night at the Social Club in Ponteland

 

Race night was open to all members of the local community and we sponsored our very own race The Champion Chase.

 

A fantastic night was had by all, great attendance with a lovely meal provided by Ponteland Tandoori. There was a great mixture of local people and businesses enjoying the fun evening.

 

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Blyth Opens Doors to Number One Agent Spot

 

Our Blyth branch opened it’s doors to new premises on Waterloo Road in August and also to the top selling agent position!

 

They sold more properties in the Blyth area than any other estate agent for the whole of 2017* That’s right, recent data from Rightmove, shows that Rook Matthews Sayer Blyth maintained their top spot in the area for the number of homes sold from the 1st of January 2017 to the 31st December 2017.

 

Thank goodness for all that extra display space to advertise the many properties that they are selling!

 

Their new branch has a dedicated lettings team with many rental properties available and special offers for landlords. So if you are looking to let your property speak to our team.

 

If you’re thinking of selling a property or searching for your next home, give us a ring or pop into the branch, we’ll get you moving.

 

 

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Exciting news.. Your new Hexham branch is coming soon

 

It’s a New year and we have another New branch in the planning!

 

It’s an exciting time for our customers based in the Hexham area. We are currently
finalising designs for a new and improved branch that will be coming soon to Hexham.

 

Opening in April 2018, our new branch which will be located on Priestpopple in the heart of Hexham,
and will be a much larger space. We have grown our team to include a dedicated Lettings
Consultant and a Mortgage and Protection Advisor who will be based at the branch.

 

We look forward to sharing more with you in due course and of course welcoming you to our
new branch as soon as we open.

 

 

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Housebuilding Rates Increase to Decade-High

 

original article posted by Zoopla

 

It has been reported that the number of new homes being built has reached its highest level for 10 years. But, the total is has still fallen short of government targets.

 

There was a 6% increase in new properties registered to be built in 2017 compared to 2016. But despite this, the number of new houses being built is below the Governments target of 300,000 per year.

 

The Government aim to build one million new homes by 2020 but a number of factors are still hindering developers, including delays in getting planning permission and a shortage of suitable land.

 

For more information, click here for the original article posted on Zoopla

 

 

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New Year, New Branch at Ashington

 

We’re celebrating the start of the new year at Ashington with the grand opening of our new branch

 

Now we have more room to grow our team and a lovely new space to display your properties to their best advantage.

 

Our lettings business is growing rapidly and we will have a dedicated lettings consultant based at our Ashington branch.

 

We also have a specialist Financial Advisor at our new branch who is available to help find mortgage products to suit your needs and circumstances.

 

Last month, we sold more properties in Ashington than any other estate agent*, (proven by statistics from Rightmove)
So what are you waiting for? If you have a home to sell talk to our Ashington team. Pop in and see us at our brand new branch.

 

We haven’t moved far…well actually not far at all, we’ve moved just next door from number 3 to number 2 Laburnum Terrace, Ashington.

 

Our phone number and email address remain the same so feel free to contact us as usual on 01670 850850 or email Ashington@rookmatthewssayer.co.uk

 

We look forward to working with you, Happy New Year!

 

 

* Source Rightmove Date range 01.12.17 – 31.12.17, Sales agreed in NE63 9, NE63 0, Ne62 5, NE64 6 and NE61 5

 

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Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammerIt’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Wednesday 31st January at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

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Yay! Our new Jesmond branch is open!

 

Our Jesmond office on St George’ s Terrace , Jesmond has recently undergone a mega makeover!

 

We’ve invested in new touchscreen technology which advertises your property in the window 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Househunters can search at their leisure any day and anytime they like.

 

We market properties of all shapes and sizes and for all budgets and requirements, from student lettings to luxury villas, from first time homes to forever homes
We’re with you every move.

 

We also have a new dedicated lettings team to manage all types of rental properties.

 

We are ideally situated in the heart of Jesmond so feel free to pop in and see us to talk about your property requirements; From Sales and Lettings to mortgage advice, survey and valuations, we’ve got it covered. We’ll even treat you to a coffee or tea of your choice from our new posh coffee machine!

 

We look forward to welcoming you at our new branch soon.

 

If you’re thinking of selling your home call now for a free property valuation 0191 281 6700 or
if you’re looking to buy ask a member of our team to register you for instant property alerts

 

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

Breaking news…Stamp Duty permanently abolished for first-time buyers up to £300,000

 

Today Philip Hammond has permanently abolished Stamp Duty for first-time buyers purchasing properties up to £300,000 and in high-priced areas on the first £300,000 of houses worth up to £500,000

 

The change took place at one minute past midnight today, says the Treasury briefing paper.

 

The paper says that in every region of England outside London, and in Wales and Northern Ireland, the first-time buyer will pay no Stamp Duty.

 

In London, the average Stamp Duty bill for a first-time buyer will nearly halve, from £10,500 to £5,500.

 

Great news for first time buyers, what are you waiting for?..Line up those viewings!

 

View all our properties advertised on Rightmove and Zoopla or right here on our website!

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Selling? Make sure your property is on the BIG 2

 

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There is so much talk about the best marketing channels to sell your home quickly and effectively and the importance of marketing your property effectively is key to selling your home.

 

And whilst one approach is never quite enough, a mix of multi channels; in branch, online, in person and emailed to our massive database of buyers is hugely recommended and proves very successful. So successful in fact, that independent research carried out by Rightmove proves that Rook Matthews Sayer sells more homes in the Region of Newcastle to Northumberland than any other agent.*

 

We all know the importance of the internet these days, with 90% of all property searches starting online** property website portals like Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and On the market.com have become increasingly more important in the search for a new home, but how do we know which one to choose and which one could advertise my home most effectively?

 

This is where our latest research comes in. Recently, we carried out some research into the effectiveness of property portals to see which ones were outperforming the rest, and which we needed to invest in to achieve the best sales results for our customers.

 

In January 2016, Rightmove received 55% of user visits, Zoopla 40.6% compared to a meagre 4.1% of house hunters searching on Onthemarket.com ***
Furthermore, research by Comscore in April 2016 showed that 49% of house hunters only visit Rightmove, 18% only visit Zoopla, and 33% visit both Rightmove and Zoopla. So by advertising your property on the BIG 2 portals we can reach a whopping 82% of all house hunters.

 

We recently changed our advertising from onthemarket.com to Zoopla to gain maximum exposure for our customers. By choosing both Rightmove and Zoopla we are able to reach more house hunters than any other portal combination which of course is GREAT news for you, our customer.

 

So when you are choosing an agent, ask the key question…which property portal will my house be advertised on? And make sure you have chosen the BIG 2 for maximum exposure.

 

Good luck to all our customers who are buying or selling a home. We hope this research has helped you with a successful home move.

 

*Source Rightmove Intel 01.01.16 – 30.07.16 ** ZPG internal data, June 2015 ***Comscore user data not de-duped

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“I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent” – Abbie, Forest Hall

Happy Anniversary to us or should that be you?!

 

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This month we are celebrating our 25th year in business. We have grown successfully over the last 25 years and are proud to now have 16 branches based across the Region. We are also delighted to have become the Region’s Leading Estate Agent selling more homes in Newcastle to Northumberland than any other agent, as proved by independent research carried out by Rightmove.

 

So with all this great news, it’s time to celebrate! And we wanted to celebrate with you, our valued customers. So we’ve introduced our Silver Key Anniversary promotion. The promotion is running from the 1st September until the 30th September 2016. One lucky vendor will be chosen at random to win the opportunity to sell their home for only £25!* Just think what you could spend your savings on…

 

All homes listed for sale with Rook Matthews Sayer during the period of 1st – 30th September 2016 will be automatically entered into the prize draw.
What are you waiting for? Call your local Rook Matthews Sayer branch today for your free valuation.

 

Fingers and toes crossed!

 

*Full terms and conditions apply

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