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Platinum Jubilee weekend operating hours

Our operating hours over The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

Bank of England raises interest rates to 1%

What does this increase mean for you?

What does the BOE rate increase mean to Landlords?

The new 1% Bank of England interest rate and how it effects Landlords

Looking for a new 3 bedroom home?

Archer Court Eco homes available NOW!

UK Rental Market Report Q1!

Latest insight on the UK Rental Market based on Zoopla’s Rental Index

Our Whitley Bay branch beats the trends!

Rook Matthews Sayer Whitley Bay continues to increase sales!

Your NEW eco friendly dream home awaits…

The Archer Court development of eco townhouses is launching soon!

Interest rates raised to 1% by Bank of England

Interest rates hit their highest in 13 years!

How to spot Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed causes a multitude of problems, spot it before it’s too late!

UK rents hit new record high!

Every single region in the UK seeing a month-on-month rental rise.

Industry reaction as UK house prices soar!

According to the Halifax HPI house prices have grown £47,568 since the start of the pandemic.

Update on the new £10,000,000 development scheme in Hexham!

Work began a year ago on Hexham’s redevelopment to support economic growth.

Funding boost for Bedlington development!

£2,000,000 funding boost for Bedlington town centre development has been approved!

Buyer demand and supply imbalance continues!

Average home prices rose by +8.3% in the year to March

Bamburgh: The UK’s best seaside town!

Which? asked members to rate the beach, attractions, scenery, value for money – and more – for nearly 100 seaside towns and villages across the UK.

Best Estate Agent in Alnwick, AGAIN!

It’s official, Best Estate Agent awarded by the British Property Awards.

Explosive market- smashing all records!

Third consecutive price record & homes selling faster than ever in spring market frenzy

High tenant demand drives growth in asking rents!

Have a read of these key results Rightmove’s Rental Trends Tracker: Q1 2022

Buyer demand remains unseasonably high in 2022!

Average home prices rose by +8.1% in the year to February

RMS Easter bunnies have SMASHED it!

We provided a whopping 2,320 Easter Eggs to vulnerable adults and children around Newcastle and Northumberland.

It’s official, Morpeth is the best place to live in Northumberland

Morpeth is also the 8th Best Place to live in the North East!

Kindness competition, Bunny Giveaway!

Kids’ Kindness competition, Bunny Giveaway!

Easter Charity Campaign 2022!

Hop to it, kids & vulnerable adults need your help!

Best Estate Agent in Morpeth, AGAIN!

It’s official, Best Estate Agent awarded by the British Property Awards.

Best Estate Agent in Whitley Bay Award!

First gold award from the British Property Awards in 2022!

Earn yourself and your friend £50!

Refer a friend and you could both earn £50!

Five market insights for 2022

Housing market outlook: Top trends for 2022

We’ve got the PERFECT business opportunity just for YOU!

An amazing opportunity to acquire a stunning ready made ‘package deal’ holiday let investment in the heart of Alnwick!

House prices hit another record high as demand surges!

Demand for property has soared by 49% so far this year!

House sales move faster despite buying frenzy

January remains one of the best months of the year to list a house for a speedy sale.

Rook Matthews Sayer Christmas Campaign

Harbour Charity Christmas Gift Appeal

Christmas & New Year operating hours

Our operating hours over the Christmas Period 2022

Four reasons to get your home ready to sell before Christmas!

NOW is the time to get your home sale ready, find out how…

Covid 19 Omicron update: Our operations!

Updated operations, following latest Government advice surrounding Omicron variant

There are currently 19 buyers for every home on sale!*

Over the past 12 months the lack of supply has dominated the housing market

Buy your tranquil countryside home now!

Bellway launch a collection of 2 & 3 bedroom homes situated in Northumberland!

We want YOU to celebrate our fantastic award with us!

We’re giving you the chance to win this luxury Christmas Hamper!

New Year, New Home!

Ring in the new year celebrating your new home!

Alnwick is all lit up for Christmas!

Alnwick’s Christmas light display is back to its full festive glory for 2021!

Introducing the Best Estate Agent in the North East!

It’s now official, just confirmed with our British Property Award!

New Auction dates for 2022

We hold monthly auctions with our partner, Agent’s Property Auction and we’ve just released dates for 2022!

Covid 19 working update: Keeping you safe!

We will be maintaining our Covid-19 Secure Gold Standards, however, our offices are now fully open.

Students, snap up your student property today!

Student Lettings Properties available now in Jesmond and the surrounding areas for 2022/23

Stamp duty holiday is over

No Stamp Duty to pay on properties up to £125,000

Government to introduce heat pump grant

Are you eligible for the £5,000 heat pump grant?

RMS supports Ellington Juniors!

We’re proud to sponsor Ellington Juniors Under 10’s!

‘Tis the season to sell your home!

Now is the time to move, sell your home before Christmas

Most searched for property terms explained!

Googles trends reveal the 12 most searched property terms

Reserve your Beaumont Close home now!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer!

The market is hot, hot, hot!

Sell your property now… before it cools down!

Beaumont close is open for viewings!

Be QUICK to enjoy our limited offer of free flooring!

Best Estate Agent in Jesmond Award!

We’ve done it again! Gold award from the British Property Awards.

Best Estate Agent in Fenham – Won!

It’s official, Best Agent awarded by the British Property Awards.

Beaumont Close Development Launches TODAY!

A brand new development of 13 homes opens for viewings and offers a very special launch weekend deal…

Covid-19 ‘Freedom Day’

We won’t be making any changes to our current Covid Secure operations

Stamp Duty holiday not over just yet

Still no Stamp Duty to pay on properties up to £250,000

RMS Pride Week 2021!

We raised £1,000 for akt, helping them continue with the amazing work they do, providing safe homes & better futures for LGBTQ+ young people.

Rental Demand is Sky High!

If you’re thinking of letting your property… NOW is a great time!

Updated Covid-19 Pandemic FAQ’s

We have prepared a series of updated FAQ’s to help you at this time.

Super Charge your home sale!

If you’re thinking of selling your property.. NOW is a great time!

Best Estate Agent in Alnwick Award!

We’ve done it again! Gold award from the British Property Awards.

Properties sell at fastest pace ever recorded!

Rightmove has just announced record selling speed with properties selling faster in the first two weeks of April than ever previously recorded.

Easter Opening Times

Happy Easter From all at Rook Matthews Sayer!

RMS Easter bunnies back with a bang!

We provided a 1,409 Easter Eggs to vulnerable adults and children around Newcastle and Northumberland.

95% Mortgage products are NOW available

We now have access to a range of 95% LTV mortgage products

Best Estate Agent in Morpeth – we won!

It’s official, Best Agent awarded by the British Property Awards.

Easter charity Campaign – It’s back!

Hop to it, kids & vulnerable adults need your help!

95% Mortgage product is NOW available!

From today, we now have access to a 95% LTV mortgage product.

Stamp Duty Holiday – FAQ’s

We have prepared a series of frequently asked questions to help explain the Chancellor’s latest announcement.

Breaking Budget News!

The Chancellor confirms 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme!

BREAKING NEWS – Stamp duty holiday extended

The chancellor has announced in the budget an extension on the stamp duty holiday.

2021 National Lockdown – Covid-19 Pandemic FAQ’s

As we enter another national lockdown we have prepared a series of FAQ’s to help answer any queries.

A lockdown message to our Customers

Housing Market to remain open during this period of lockdown

Rook Matthews Sayer and Friends Save Christmas

Harbour Charity Christmas Gift Appeal

A message to our customers

North East to return from lockdown into Tier 3.

World Housing Day Total

Rook Matthews Sayer family supported the Peoples Kitchen ‘FEED A FRIEND FOR A FIVER’ campaign on World Housing Day 2020

World Housing Day Wednesday 18th November 2020

RMS want to support The Peoples Kitchen this year more than ever! We will donate £20 for EVERY Valuation booked on Wednesday 18th November.

Valuations during lockdown

We can continue to carry out valuations during lockdown following our gold standard safety procedures.

Viewings during lockdown

How to view a property safely during lockdown

Covid-19 Pandemic FAQ’s

As we enter our 2nd lockdown we have prepared a series of FAQ’s to help answer any queries during this time.

Housing Market to remain open during lockdown

A message to our customers – we will continue to work hard for you during lock down and here’s how…

Our New Morpeth branch is now open

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

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.

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.

We’re back, closely following Government Guidelines.

Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority.

Safety Guidance for Survey and Valuations

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.

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.

We are open for Valuations!

If you’re thinking of selling your home we can now provide a physical home valuation.

Viewings are back but not quite as they were before

Viewings are back but not quite as they were before…

Great News! – We’re almost BACK…

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

Covid-19 Pandemic FAQ’s

We have prepared a series of FAQ’s to help you at this time.

A message for our customers

The latest update on our business activity during the Covid 19 Pandemic and on how we are responding to the challenges

Covid- 19 update – Business as usual

A message for you, our customers, updating you on how we are managing the situation at RMS.

Our March Auction will be Live Streamed!

Our auction on the 31.03.20 will be behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be live streamed with remote bidding.

Whirlpool Tumble Drier Recall

Keeping you informed of recent issue regarding Whirlpool tumble dryers that has been documented in the press.

Breaking News: Planning rules relaxed

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

Mission Easter cheer is go!

Our mission this Easter is to ensure that every child in care, in the North East, receives an Easter Egg!

We’ve got it covered

If you’re serious about selling your home you need an agent who advertises on Rightmove and Zoopla.

Helping the homeless this Christmas

We have raised an incredible £561 to help the homeless this Christmas!

Spreading magic in Whitley Bay

Rook Matthews Sayer sponsored a Real life Reindeer called ‘Rook’ much to the delight of the school children.

Stop the Press! New Homebooster technology 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.

Stamp duty relief for first time buyers extended.

Stamp duty relief for first time buyers of full-priced houses and apartments is to be extended to shared ownership properties

Refurbished Ponteland branch opens its doors

We continued to sell more properties in the Ponteland area than any other estate agent over the last few months

The Bank of England increases 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.

1st Estate Agent in the NE to join the REFILL scheme!

This is a fantastic scheme by Northumbrian Water to encourage us to reduce plastic waste.

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 with mental health problems.

Scoffing Scones for Chari-tea!

Action Medical Research delivered cream tea, scones and Yorkshire tea to Head office in return for donations

Raising money for a very brave boy

On International Children’s Day Rook Matthews Sayer pledged their support for brave little boy Ryan Robson.

Hop, skip & jump – 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.

Call your local branch

With sixteen branches across the north east we are here to help

Call your local branch

With sixteen branches across the north east we are here to help

Head Office

Rook Matthews Sayer
Newcastle House,
Albany Court,
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7YB

T: 0191 286 9231
E: info@rmsestateagents.co.uk

Head Office

Rook Matthews Sayer
Newcastle House,
Albany Court,
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7YB

T: 0191 286 9231
E: info@rmsestateagents.co.uk

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