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WEEKLY NEWS FROM ELR
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    Weekly Update - 1st December 2016
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    This week sees the listing of a fabulous house on Dore Road, with 5 bedrooms, a large plot and classic Victorian architecture it will be sure to impress the discerning purchaser and being called Mandalay (who knew 'The Road to Mandalay' started in Dore Village?) we wanted to share an interesting article from Nethouseprices that we saw this week.

    WHAT'S IN A NAME?

    There are, of course, external features like great schools in the neighbourhood, a low crime rate, the proximity of a branch of upmarket store Waitrose and even superb local eateries that can enhance the sale price of a house or flat. Then there are things the householder can personally undertake such as remodelling a home or having it professionally dressed by design experts. It now seems there is something else you can do if you want to push your house valuation upwards: give it a name! Yes, apparently a property having an attractive name is central to its appeal to prospective purchasers.

    Not just any name

    It's important to preface this with the point that not all names will encourage the hordes to come and view your property. Quirky or "amusing" names can be downright offputting, so you probably won't want to go with such hoary old gems as "Dunroamin" or a combination of your and your partner's names, like the memorable but unfortunate "Dalentrace" in the nineties sitcom "Birds of a Feather". It's also wise to stick with names that are fairly realistic and representative of your property. In other words, as lovely as your suburban post-war semi may be, "Rectory Cottage" or "The Manor House" aren't really appropriate descriptions and certainly won't help manage expectations about what your house has to offer. In fact, estate agents point out that too fanciful a name can make your home seem something of a let-down to potential buyers during viewings.

    Established and English

    Property experts almost universally suggest that choosing names which sound traditional and characteristically, even stereotypically, English is the best way forward. Certainly, this seems wise advice when one thinks of some of the lovelier British house names. Take, for example, "The Old School House." This name is evocative of charming old village schools, perhaps Victorian in architecture, whose solid walls have seen generations of children learning and playing. Likewise, "The Old Rectory" conjures up images of Edwardian grandeur and of the sedate pace of English village life in a more innocent era. "The Manor Barn" suggests farmhouse solidity, as well as the vaguely aristocratic connection to a manor house.

    Statistics tend to support this advice. Research based on Land Registry figures shows, for example, that houses named the "The Old Rectory" fairly frequently sell for around a million pounds. "The Coach House", "The Stables", and "The Old Vicarage" all tend to carry premium price tags, too.

    No consensus

    As clear as the evidence seems to be that properties with great names sell for correspondingly great prices, there isn't actually a consensus that there is really much of a causal link between the name and the final selling price. Some commentators are pretty adamant that a house's name can add real monetary value, but there are many others who contend that the name is generally just part of a package that will usually include several of the other factors that raise house prices. For instance, residences called "Garden Cottage" generally happen to be located in more prosperous picturesque towns and villages with the well-respected schools, excellent amenities and efficient transport links that tend to accompany high value properties.

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    Assuming the name chosen is relatively sensible, it certainly won't do any harm to rename your house, even if it is questionable whether it will add much to the eventual selling price. You may want to bear in mind before selecting a name, though, that according to the Land Registry, the following are the most common house names across England:

    1. The Cottage
    2. Rose Cottage
    3. The Bungalow
    4. The Coach House
    5. The Barn
    6. The Lodge
    7. Ivy Cottage
    8. Sunnyside
    9. Orchard House
    10. Woodlands

    Street names

    It's not just house names that can add value. Your street name is also closely linked to your house's value, according to an extensive study carried out last year by Barclays. For instance, having "Lane" in your postal address may enhance your selling price by nearly a quarter. At the other end of the scale, however, living on a "Street" may mean that your house is worth on average around a hundred thousand pounds less than if you lived in a "Lane". In descending order, the following are the street addresses with the highest premiums:

    1. Lane
    2. Way
    3. Road
    4. Close
    5. Avenue
    6. Drive
    7. Street

    Again, the question arises whether it is the street name that actually makes the critical difference? Certainly houses on Cherry Blossom Lane, Larch Close or Lovelace Drive sound as though they are in smart leafy districts while Colliery Street evokes old industrial towns. But, as analysts ask: if you changed these names around so humble old Colliery Street was actually a classy thoroughfare in a town in, say, Surrey, would it really affect the value of the properties? The argument seems to be that the more attractive sounding street names tend to be located in places with already high property prices and that it's the location not the name that is key.

    It is possible, should you judge it worthwhile, to change your street name, though you will obviously need the support of your neighbours when you approach your local authority for permission. There have recently been one or two high profile examples in Britain of residents successfully changing their street name from something they deemed disagreeable to something rather more pleasant-sounding, although, in the interests of taste and decency, we won't mention them in detail here! The real challenge would perhaps be reaching an agreement with fellow residents about what the new street name should be. There would surely be some feisty residents' association meetings on the subject...

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    WEEKLY UPDATE 1ST NOVEMBER 2016
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    Can you believe that November is here already? We now only have 8 weeks until Christmas, this very often sees the market slow down while people concentrate on shopping for presents however at our busy Banner Cross office we don't seem to be affected at present with October proving to have been one of our most productive months of the year so far (exceeding targets on sale agreed's, listings AND completions). November has also started strongly with 5 listings already under our belts including:-
    86 Southgrove Road - A large Victorian semi overlooking The Botanical Gardens - £400,000
    105 Tadcaster Road - a larger than average 3 double bed terrace in Woodseats - £165,000
    149 Ringinglow Road - A spacious 4 bed semi needing a bit of TLC but sure to be popular - £350,000
    148 Oakbrook Road - A stunning 4 double bed recently renovated semi in this very fashionable area close to the Parks - £395,000.
    Just because they aren't on the market yet wont stop us arranging you a viewing so if you fancy getting in there first give us a call and if you play your cards right you may be opening a dream home as your Christmas present this year!
    Have a super November and we will be in touch soon, all at Banner Cross.

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    WEEKLY UPDATE - 18TH OCTOBER 2016
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    Hi, the latest Rightmove intelligence has been released today and confirms exactly what is happening in the Sheffield property market, Rightmove say:- 

    It's a  Sellers' market in the northern regions.  The six northern regions (North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales) saw an 11% fall in the total available stock for sale compared to the same period in 2015, continuing the downward trend over the last few years. This reduction in choice for buyers hampers their ability to negotiate and gives sellers the confidence to both ask for higher prices and hold out for their asking price. The number of sales agreed have risen by 3% in these regions compared to the same period a year ago.

    Here at Banner Cross we can 100% agree with this report although October has interestingly seen more listings than September already at our branch (we are the top listing agent in S7, S10, S11 and S17 in the last couple of weeks) . Sales are still being agreed in record quick times for very strong prices with price ceilings smashed on both Rustlings Road and Ranby Road. This is all positive news for sellers and is also a credit to the excellent sales team so if you are considering selling then please don't hesitate to contact us and take advantage of this excellent market place. Thanks and see you again next week. All at Banner Cross


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    WEEKLY UPDATE - 7TH OCTOBER 2016
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    Since the beginning of October the branch has seen a marked improvement on all things property. Listings are up on this time last year which goes against recent form and the demand for property remains very high. The Rustlings Road property mentioned last time sold with multiple bids for in excess of the asking price, Ranby also performed admirably and both houses on Broomgrove are currently attracting fierce competition from a diverse range of buyer and we will probably look to close both mid next week. This week we have a beautiful and extended Edwardian semi in Totley up for sale at £375,000 which seems very reasonably priced when you look at the excellent location, close proximity to the best schools in Sheffield and of course its situation right next to the beautiful countryside that surrounds our fab city. The open viewing is not quite booked up (2 spaces remain) so if you are in the market for this area/price band give us a call to book your appointment. With 15 other properties already listed for October being mailed out to our exclusive mailing list before they go on to the open market perhaps you should also consider registering your details with our team at Banner Cross to ensure you dont miss out on the home of your dreams. Thanks for reading and we will be back next week with another update. All at Banner Cross
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    WEEKLY UPDATE - 21ST SEPTEMBER 2016
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    Hello from Banner Cross, its been a pretty hectic week here so far with many people turning their attention to selling their homes after the holidays. We have just listed 123 Rustlings Road and have an open day booked for Saturday 24th September if you would care to view. We cant imagine this property will hang about, attractively priced at just under £480,000 with 5 bedrooms and park views to both the front and rear this will surely appeal. If that is too much for your budget we have an absolutely beautiful terrace on Ranby Road available for £295,000, this one has a fabulous finish and already has 5 people lined up for appointments on the 24th. With a few more slots available on the open viewing now is your time to call and arrange your appointment to view. 
    Next week is also shaping up quite nicely already with 2 large Victorian semis coming on the market on Broomgrove Road, both of which need a scheme of modernisation but priced at £340k and £350k there is a lot of room in the budget to grab one of these superb properties and turn into the home of your dreams. If you are interested in any of these properties then please don't delay pick up the phone and call us to arrange a viewing before they sell. See you next week, all at ELR Banner Cross.
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    SELLING PROPERTY WITH ELR
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    When an estate agents has been operating since 1840 like ELR you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. We have seen more rises and falls in the market than any other operating agent in Sheffield and our team provide the very best advice when looking to place your property on the market and this leads to our clients getting the very best price available.

    Every home is different and therefore not all our marketing material is the same, for example a house with a stunning view will surely need an elevated photo to capture that view in the best possible way. We use state of the art drone cameras for this purpose, capturing not only the shot of the house but also the stunning backdrop to truly reflect what your house is all about.

    ELR have always looked to explore innovative marketing ideas, we were after all the 1st agents in Sheffield to use colour photography in the local paper, on our brochures and also offered floorplans for every property, all of which are now common practice and copied by our competitors  With this in mind we are always looking to embrace different ways to showcase our properties for example we now offer professionally taken photos for every property we place on the market and the option of a 3 dimensional plan if our client prefers. With more people using their phones to search for property than ever before our impressive website has been recently redesigned to be viewed on any form of media device, resizing to fit even the mobile phone giving the user the best possible viewing platform in any format they choose to access our information resulting in more potential purchasers for our clients.  When you combine this with innovative marketing techniques such as open houses, virtual tours, 'premium listings' and 'featured properties' on the nations favourite website, Rightmove and our brand new 'ebrochures' packed with interesting info on the surrounding area its easy to see why ELR are still selling houses for the proud people of Sheffield. 

    If you have any questions as to how we can offer you a personalised service why don't you call James Ross on 07773821068 to discuss how ELR can be of service to you and give you a competitive edge when selling?

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    AUCTIONS

    Headed up by our experienced auctioneer Nick Riddle, the auction department at ELR is continuing to grow in popularity, creating a niche for properties that offer something 'that little bit different'.

    Our quarterly auctions held at the splendid Maynard Arms Hotel in Grindleford have attracted great crowds, creating a real buzz in the room and resulting in some exceptional sold prices.

    If you have a property which is unusual, has holes in the roof, a wonky gable end, or even something that is 'just hard to pigeonhole'; you should consider contacting Nick and our dedicated team to discuss whether selling at auction may be the right option for you.

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    INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE

    Mortgage Advice Bureau works with Eadon Lockwood & Riddle Estate Agents to provide independent mortgage advice in the Sheffield and surrounding areas.

    Our advice is totally independent and will be specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances which could be for your first home, moving home, investing in property or remortgaging.

    Mortgage Advice Bureau

    Doing what's right for you

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  • Introduction

    Welcome to ELR Banner Cross, an independent local estate agent, where the entire team are Sheffield born and bred. Not only do we know the City and its property trends better than anyone else, but it's our home... and we love it!


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    James Ross MNAEA - Director

    James came to ELR in 2004 and has 14 years of industry experience to his name. He is our main Valuer for the South West suburbs of Sheffield and is an expert in all things property! Forward thinking and full of energy, James knows how to attract the most number of potential buyers to your property and in turn to get you the best price. James has built up a great list of applicants and understands exactly what they are looking for, so much so that he can often find a buyer for a property before it even hits the open market!

    Out of work - As a father of four, James is kept pretty busy out of work, but he does try to find time for his other passions - cooking and cricket! His perfect Sunday would be a walk around Blacka Moor, stopping off for a quick pint in his local, before heading home to cook lunch for his family and friends.

    E: james.ross@elr.co.uk

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    Vicki Greenstreet - Senior Negotiator

    Vicki joined ELR back in 1999, making her a bit of an ELR veteran, yet she still gets a buzz out of agreeing a sale! There is nothing Vicki doesn't know about buying or selling property and her friendly and patient demeanour, yet no nonsense approach, makes her perfectly suited to liaising with surveyors & solicitors and holding together tricky chains, to ensure your sale reaches completion.

    Out of work - Vicki loves foreign travel and has visited some fascinating destinations such as Vietnam and India. She also enjoys socialising and cooking for her family, including two gorgeous grandchildren. We have been trying to persuade Vicki to go on 'Come Dine With Me' for years!

    E: vicki.greenstreet@elr.co.uk

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    Rachel Mosley - Negotiator

    Rachel started her ELR journey at our Dore office in 2005 and has been making us laugh ever since with her wicked sense of humour! Rachel has a real talent for matching applicants to their ideal property and is incredibly pro-active, bringing bags of energy to the buying and selling process. Not to mention her excellent negotiation and people skills.

    Out of work - Rachel is currently busy planning her wedding but in her spare time also enjoys holidays, reading (her favourite book is The Horse Whisperer) and baking cakes. Rachel is ELR's answer to Nigella!

    E: rachel.mosley@elr.co.uk

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    Lis Shimwell - Senior Negotiator

    Lis returned to ELR in 2007, having worked for us earlier in her career, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained in her 29 years in the industry. Her exceptional negotiation skills and extensive knowledge combined with her traditional customer service ethos make Lis a real asset to the team. Her lively and quirky personality also make Lis a lot of fun to have around!

    Out of work - Lis' favourite holiday destination is the Isle of Skye but closer to home she enjoys spending the day wandering around Bakewell with her husband and two dogs. Lis is also partial to the odd glass of wine whilst listening to some rock music!

    E: lis.shimwell@elr.co.uk

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    Louise Jones - Negotiator

    Louise has been with ELR since 2006, after having worked for another Sheffield estate agents. Warm and approachable, yet knowledgeable and ever the professional, Louise is an excellent member of our sales team. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she genuinely cares about her clients, building up a strong rapport which leads to repeat business and lots of personal recommendations which is lovely!

    Out of work - Louise's perfect day would be a relaxed walk around the Derwent Valley with her family and adorable Shih Tzu, Minnie, followed by a pub lunch and a couple of glasses of wine!

    E: louise.jones@elr.co.uk

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    Will Bennett BSc (Hons) - Valuer

    Will is the most recent addition to the Banner Cross team, having started with us in February 2015. With a degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport, estate agency was an unexpected career choice for Will, but boy are we pleased he chose it! Will has taken to the role like a duck to water and is constantly developing his knowledge of property and the local market. He is incredibly passionate about the industry and has a positive can-do attitude.

    Out of work - Will is an avid rugby fan who also happens to be a Prop for the Sheffield Tigers! When not on the rugby field Will likes to spend time with his girlfriend, family and friends, enjoying holidays and dining out.

    E: will.bennett@elr.co.uk

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    Rebecca Jones - Mortgage Advisor

    Rebecca works with Mortgage Advice Bureau, which is one of the largest mortgage brokers in the UK, having access to over 90 lenders. Since starting her career in finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland 16 years ago, Rebecca has amassed a huge array of experience in residential lending, buy-to-let, commercial financing and secured loans. She has even won Best Overall Performer at MAB and 2011 and Estate Agency Advisor of the Year 2015! We are very happy to have Rebecca as part of our Banner Cross team and it is great to hear how she is helping our clients on a daily basis...saving them money and handling the whole application process.

    Out of work - Rebecca likes nothing more than getting out for a run after a long day at work, but also spends as much time as possible with her 5 year old daughter and husband. Her other passions are the two P's - pizza and prosecco!

    E: rebecca.jones@mab.org.uk

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    Catherine Jenkinson - Accounts and Administrator

    Catherine is our longest serving member of staff, having been with us for 25 years! Super-organised, Catherine manages to stay on top of our never ending admin and keeps our accounts up to date.

    Out of work - On a weekend Catherine can often be found wandering around Wentworth Garden Centre with her husband or friends, stopping off for coffee and cake. She is also a bit of a shopaholic....with the biggest collection of jackets out of anyone we know!

    E: catherine.jenkinson@elr.co.uk

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    888 Ecclesall Road
    Banner Cross
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      Customer service

      Customer service is our number one priority; in order to monitor how we are performing, every seller receives a post completion questionnaire, asking them how they rated our overall service. We are proud to say that over 95% of our clients would recommend us to their family and friends, some take the time to write a few words.

      Here are a few of their comments:

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      friendly and very professional

      ELR made a very daunting task (as a lady on her own) much more comfortable with their friendly and very professional service.Thank you so much.

      Mrs Lewis, Nether Edge.

      7.12.16

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      no stress or fuss

      great service and communication. We got the price we wanted with no stress or fuss. Thanks ELR.

      Mr Flint, S11.

      6.12.16

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      friendly and professional service

      ELR made a very daunting task (as a lady on her own) much more comfortable with their friendly and very professional service.Thank you so much.

      Pat Lewis, S7.

      19.11.16

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      great service and communication

      great service and communication. We got the price we wanted with no stress or fuss. Thanks ELR

      James Flint, S11

      16.11.16

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      first class service

      First class service

      Mrs Chadwick. S11.

      4.11.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Top Team

      ELR Banner Cross could not have been more helpful. Top Team.

      Jane Tummon. S8.

      27.10.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      positive, kind and helpful

      We had a very protracted and complicated sale/purchase and Lis at Banner Cross was amazing! She kept me sane all the way through and was positive, kind and helpful.

      Mr Bone, Nether Edge

      27.09.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      extremely good

      Lis was extremely good.....

      Mr Mc Ateer, S11.

      20.09.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      very professional and helpful

      We found Vikki Greenstreet and the staff at the branch to be very professional and helpful in all our dealings with them.

      Mr Binnie, Crosspool. S10.

      14.09.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Everything well handled

      Everything well handled...staff were always helpful and quick to get back to my messages.

      Mr and Mrs Duncan, Nether Edge.

      08.08.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Personable and efficient

      Vicki was lovely. Personable and efficient.

      Mrs Male, Bradway.

      08.08.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      5* Service

      5 star service from Lis Shimwell of Banner Cross branch in Sheffield. She worked really hard on our behalf and kept in constant communication with us throughout the process of the sale.

      Mrs Addis, Dore

      21.07.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent in all ways

      Vicki Greenstreet of ELR Ecclesall Road, Bannercross, Sheffield dealt with our sale. Vicki was excellent in all ways, she made the process of selling our home so easy for us and completely stress free. She kept us informed as to what was happening every step of the way. Many thanks Vicki!!

      Mr & Mrs Stacey, Fulwood.

      14.07.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Efficient, organised and helpful

      ELR were efficient, organised and helpful the whole way through the process

      Ms Grey, Nether Edge.

      17.06.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Has been exceptional and deserves recognition

      We are about to write to ELR with a commendation letter as our sales negotiator , Louise Jones , has been exceptional and deserves recognition within her company. We have already passed her name on to a friend .

      Mr and Mrs Crowther, Dore, S17

      10.05.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Felt safe in Lis' hands

      Lis Shimwell was efficient, helpful and we felt safe in her hands.

      Sue Ross, Dore.

      15.03.16

    • Seller Testimonial

      Achieved great price on my sale...well done!

      Excellent staff and communication. Thankyou and well done! Achieved great price on my sale and it was followed through to completion with great support from Lis in particular.

      Mrs Thackery, Millhouses.

      01.03.16

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      positive, kind and helpful

      We had a very protracted and complicated sale/purchase and Lis at Banner Cross was amazing! She kept me sane all the way through and was positive, kind and helpful.

      Mr Bone, Nether Edge.

      27.09.16

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you for all your help

      Dear Vicki, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help over the last few months - apologies it's taken a couple of weeks to get around to saying thank you! We absolutely love our new home, and couldn't be happier to have moved back to Sheffield and to such a lovely house and neighbourhood. We're settling in really well so far, thank you once again to you and the team at ELR for helping to make the process as smooth as possible. Hope to see you soon, very best wishes.

      Mr & Mrs Smith, Totley Rise.

      18.08.16

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