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The straight-talking agent
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    Blenkin & Co is one of York's most successful and high profile estate agents. We handle residential property sales across York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding and further afield, and have an outstanding track record; we are the only independent agent in North Yorkshire to have sold properties over £4 million arm in arm with pretty cottages under £400,000. The truth is we sell a variety of engaging properties, whether big or small, old or new, tip-top or derelict and never set limits on value alone. In 2013 the average sale price of properties on our books was £725,000.
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    The advantage of being independent
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    With the explosion of internet marketing and the subsequent decline of office drop-ins, small independents can successfully compete on the same playing field as the big brand nationals. At Blenkin & Co this independence brings us significant advantages: independent thought and entrepreneurial spirit; the freedom to speak our mind; an ability to react in real time with no corporate middle management; the overwhelming incentive to perform. A well-known York agent recently reacted to a joint sale with the response: 'I'm not really interested in the details as the cheque goes straight to London HQ'.
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    Individual service
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    Blenkin & Co has probably sold many houses like yours over the last 25 years; we know our values and can back up all advice with hard evidence. We are known as 'The straight-talking agent'. Our end aim is to pursue the highest price within the shortest time but the hallmark of Blenkin & Co is the bespoke service where intelligent professionals handle all aspects of the sales service; we don't delegate to office juniors.
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    Blenkin & Co has probably sold many houses like yours over the last 25 years; we know our values and can back up all advice with hard evidence. Our end aim is to pursue the highest price within the shortest time but the hallmark of Blenkin & Co is the bespoke service where intelligent professionals handle all aspects of the sales service; we don't delegate to office juniors.
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    How do we ensure your property gets high exposure?
    • prominent internet listings on the 3 highest ranking property portals
    • easily navigable website with commanding presence
    • strong social media profile
    • more targeted editorial coverage than any other York agent
    • only York based estate agency with in-house PR specialist
    • high impact advertising broadcasting to national and county buyers
    • professional photography tailored to individual needs
    • intelligent brochures designed for impact
    • visual display in city centre offices flanking York Minster
    • upscale 'For Sale' boards with powerful branding
    • talked-about estate agency business with high profile directors
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    Low key marketing
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    For those who don't want to make public the sale of their house, Blenkin & Co are experts in discreet marketing.

    At Blenkin & Co we sell millions of pounds worth of houses every year without any exposure at all and without the neighbours knowing. We also act for buyers very successfully.

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    Valuation with obligation

    Our return business is second to none. But if you have never met us before, then perhaps you may want to look at some of our current properties, our recent sales and our testimonials.

    Please call us on 01904 671672 for prudent advice at a time and place convenient for you.

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    We ensure that all the buyers we talk to receive helpful and well informed advice. Of course we act for the sellers but our success hinges on our ability to source buyers from a wide field, identify the strong contenders, nurture relationships, advise appropriately, and keep the dialogue open until contracts have exchanged. It is this ability to see a sale through to its conclusion - making ourselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - that sets us apart from many of our competitors.

    Over the years, many of our buyers have later become our clients and this illustrates our ability to tread the fine line between obligation to our clients and successful outcomes with buyers.

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Meet the Blenkin & Co Team
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    Tim Blenkin is York's senior residential Chartered Surveyor with 30 years' experience and Edward Hartshorne is widely regarded as the best York estate agent of his generation. Together in partnership Tim and Edward offer the dynamic symbiosis of energy, innovation and the experienced older hand. The Blenkin & Co offices are situated in an elegant Georgian building in the heart of York, abutting the Minster.
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    Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons), Director
    Edward is a Director and plays a central role in the success of the business. He is widely regarded as the best York estate agent of his generation. From a Yorkshire farming family with close family connections in Moors and Coast, Edward has enduring knowledge of the people and geography of North Yorkshire. Now resident in a village north of York, Edward assists clients from valuation to point of sale, imparting honest advice and using his boundless energy to search out potential buyers from all corners of the globe.
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    Tim Blenkin MA MRICS, Director
    A Director and founder of the business, Tim was brought up in Beverley, attended Cambridge University, and initially practised in London as a Chartered Surveyor. He now has 30 years' experience in York and North Yorkshire. Always happy to talk and meet, Tim smooths the progress of sales from valuation through to completion, putting himself entirely in your hands. His experience and knowledge are legendary.
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    Kate Latham BA (Hons)
    A marathon runner and York resident, Kate is the Blenkin & Co office manager and the friendly voice you are most likely to hear at the other end of the phone. A full time fixture in the office, she is a bearer of good news, a solver of problems, an all-round administrator, supervisor and probably your first port of call. You may already have met her as she often accompanies Tim or Edward on the valuations.
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    Claire Blenkin BSc (Hons)
    A Chartered Surveyor and Director of Blenkin & Co, Claire has run the company with Tim since its formation in 1992. As well as putting to use her knowledge of properties and their values, she looks after high net worth clients who prefer to take a back-seat in the sales process. She also offers an in-house service advising incoming buyers and clients on home improvements and how to extract maximum value from a property.
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    Hilary Pegrum BA (Hons)
    Since her arrival in 2004 after a decade in London as Marketing Director for a national estate agency firm, Hilary has assisted Blenkin & Co with advertising, marketing and PR. She retains links with a number of key property writers from the national media and has forged contacts with journalists across Yorkshire. A firm advocate of the Yorkshire Wolds, Hilary may well be the one writing marketing reports, calling to discuss PR opportunities or reporting feedback.
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    Suzannah Kilvington
    Suzannah, a passionate equestrian and Francophile, has worked with Blenkin & Co for twenty years and knows the company back to front. She understands all aspects of the property transaction, assists with any enquiry and contacts clients to communicate feedback from prospective buyers. In addition she offers a twofold client service, helping to organise home removals and house cleaning.
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29 High Petergate,
York,
YO1 7HP
Buying: 01904 200049  Local call rate

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29 High Petergate,
York,
YO1 7HP

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Buying: 01904 200049  Local call rate

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    WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS SAY...
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    'It's easy to see why Tim Blenkin's small, eponymous estate agency has been such a success. It's been built on the solid foundation of experience furnished with charm, wit and the sort of plain speaking that many of us appreciate. In a world full of flim flam and hard sell, Tim tells it like it is.' Sharon Dale, Features Writer, Yorkshire Post

    'When I look back over my 37 years in estate agency, I have admired a number of competitors, including Tim Blenkin, who runs his successful practice in York... he is highly professional and client-focused.' Andrew Beadnall, co-founder of Beadnall Copley, reporting in Yorkshire Post

Testimonials from Sellers

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    ... we could not have wished for anything better'

    'Thank you so much for your hard work in selling Myrtle eight weeks from going on the market - we could not have wished for anything better and I would not hesitate to recommend Blenkin & Co.'

    You have all been unfailingly efficient and dependable and I have been most impressed with every individual I have encountered at Blenkin & Co.'

    'A big thank you to you, Hilary, Edward, Claire and the mighty Tim for bringing about the sale of Westfield; don't know how you did it!'

    'All your decisions were the right ones! Excellent.'

    'We had total faith in your getting a good price at the final hurdle.' 'I would like to thank you for your many kindnesses and all your help in guiding me through an unknown.

Testimonials from Buyers

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    the most professional agency we have encountered

    'You are the most professional agency we have encountered in a long time - extremely refreshing.'

    'I would like to express our gratitude for all the time, information and support that you gave to us in such a friendly, enthusiastic and professional manner.'

    'We would not hesitate to recommend Blenkin & Co to both vendors and buyers.'

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