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    After more than a decade in New Street we have opened our doors to bigger and brighter offices in bustling Castlegate. 

    It is the first in a planned series of changes that promises to make this a ground-breaking year for RM English, York. 

    For not only are they growing their York business - and adding young and enthusiastic new staff to the team - but they are simultaneously expanding their London operation to market Yorkshire properties directly to buyers in the capital.

    The Directors, John Burley and Sandra Mapplebeck says: "This is going to be a very exciting time for us and our customers, old and new, as we take a series of steps to expand our brand. "The move to Castlegate gives us a good base for that expansion. 

    We will have considerably more front of office space to display our properties in attractive surroundings in a busy area of the city with a lot of footfall. 

      "We also have a new-look team with some very bright young people joining to help make the changes. "

    These moves are only the first in a series of brand-expanding plans for the year ahead and which will include at least two further major new ventures. 

    John and Sandra add: Whilst there are lots of changes, some things definitely won't change. We will very much be retaining those special touches that make R M English York that bit different from other agents. 

    "We will still be taking on the challenge of those unique, different, charming, characterful and outright quirky properties for which we have become so well known. 

    "And we will still be providing that very individual, personal, service to our clients which have people coming back to us time and again. "We will never forget that it is lifestyle and life changes that motivate people into moving house - whether it is family flying the nest or new family arrivals - and will always be there to help people with those lifestyle and life changes. 

    "For all our exciting new ventures we will ensure those core values which make R M English, York so very special will always remain." 

    We also have specialist departments dealing with New Homes, Land and Commercial Property. 

    We offer marketing advice, valuation and consultancy advice in these areas too. 

    Our experienced team is here to provide advice, whether you are buying or selling. Call us on 01904 697 900
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Selling With Style
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    As you will know, most Estate Agents use the same old boring brochures whilst advertising your property. Why not advertise your property with real style and advertise it the RM English way.

    Here we like to market your property in a different way. We don't focus on the usual room by room description; the write up section of the brochure contains well written paragraphs with a difference. The brochure tells more of a story about your home to entice people through your door. RM English want to sell your home and our proven methods showcase your property in a very desirable way. 

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    Photography - Don't settle for less
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    What is the first thing you look at when you decide to move house? That's right, it's the pictures.

    At RM English we realise how important the photography is whilst advertising your property. The only way to showcase your home to others is by using a professional photographer and not any old person with an iPhone as others have been known to do.

    Our professional pictures alongside our talented story telling is an ideal way to show off your home!

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Meet the RM English York team...
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    The team at RM English is focused on providing the best service possible to all our clients and in every circumstance. Each member of staff is committed to delivering the same high standards and quality that RM English has become known and praised for since it's establishment and the firm continues to drive agency standards forward.

    Every member of staff is different and brings their own unique set of skills and experience, find out more about each of them below... 

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    Sandra Mapplebeck

    Sandra Is one of the founding directors of the company and established the York office at 7 New Street in 2004, having previously worked in the corporate sector for major house builders and estate agencies covering York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding and Hull.

    She is one of the most experienced estate agents in York with an encyclopaedic knowledge and an uncanny ability to see sales opportunities and negotiate the best deal. Her empathy with clients and determination to put their interests first has become the core ethos for R M English.

    In addition to having overall responsibility for the residential sales, Sandra advises on new developments. Her skill in reading the market and well researched advice have enabled builder clients to continue selling even in the most challenging market conditions.

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    Penny Zannikos

    As the saying goes, "there is more than one way to skin a cat". Penny achieves results subtly and quietly. She has an authority based on experience, which both vendors and purchasers relate to. As a result she has excellent results in getting deals agreed.

    Penny has been with R M English for many years and has letting as well as sales experience. She is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Penny is responsible for the day to day management of the sales team.

    In addition to her commitment to her career, Penny is also dedicated to her family and enjoys nothing more than spending time with her 2 daughters. Having achieved a degree in sports science, this passion has continued with daily gym visits and physical activities. Always ready for the next challenge, whether it be sport related, family or professional, no test is ever too much.

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    Kyle McNicol

    Sometimes it is useful to approach things from a different perspective. Kyle previously sold luxury watches and had a strong sales and management background. Not at first the most obvious qualification for a property professional. However, his success was based on knowing the product, delivering an outstanding service and developing relationships, exactly the qualities required at R M English.

    Kyle has lived in York most of his life and recently purchased a home in the city, he has great knowledge of the local area and now fully appreciates the stresses involved in buying a home. Kyle's role is as a valuer and negotiator with particular responsibility for the central York area.

    Outside the office Kyle leads a very active lifestyle; he is a regular surfer on the East Coast, has cycled from Lands' End to John O'Groats in 9 days, raising money for the York Special Care Baby Unit and is an enthusiastic football player.

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    Jo Williams

    Having graduated from Liverpool University in 1993 with a degree in Maths and Psychology followed by a Post Graduate diploma in Housing Studies, Joanne worked for various Local Authorities and Housing Associations in both Housing Management and Development dealing particularly with land acquisition, planning and construction.

    Jo also has experience working as the Business Development Manager for a construction company specialising in the development of care homes, at which time she was won Yorkshire Business Insider 42 under 42 Practitioner of the Year Award.

    Her varied experience helps her to think laterally to problem solve. A useful skill when dealing with tricky property development situations. Joanne works closely with out developer clients to put together successful development schemes, and with our residential clients assisting in matters of extracting value through the planning process.

    Outside work, Joanne is kept on her toes with her 2 young children, fitting in Zumba classes and running where she can.

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    We want you to be our advert!
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      Anywhere you go, if you are not sure what to do, you can ask for help and advice.

      This is particularly true of services such as ours, so when the decision to buy or sell your home is such an important one, people will pay even more attention to their family, friends and other customers who have used particular services or agencies. They will have something to say, whether positive or negative, and this feedback then makes a difference to the decisions that are made.

      At RM English, we want every customer, not just to be satisfied with their service, but to be able to say "I would recommend RM English because they were great for me!". We believe this is the best advertising that we can offer, because to recommend us, it means that we are trusted and we have done a job worthy of being recommended.

      Below you can see a few of the positive comments that happy clients have left for us. We hope that in future, we can add you as another happy customer!

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      They have put our interests first...

      We have found everybody we have spoken to at RM English to be polite and helpful. They have put our interests first and kept us informed every step of the way with the sale of our property.

      Penny has been at the forefront of the sale and has done sterling work chasing up tardy solicitors and any other problems we have encountered.

      We have already recommended our neighbour to RM English and if we were to move again, we would not hesitate to use them again.

      Mr and Mrs P - Sessay 

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      ...staff prepared to go the extra mile.

      I would like to express our sincere thanks for all your help and support with the selling process. Good communication, courteous service and staff prepared to go the extra mile. All the team, and in particular Penny, worked really hard throughout the sale of our house.

      Both professional and proactive, we would have no hesitation in recommending RM English

      Mr and Mrs C - Bilbrough

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      We shall recommend RM English to our friends...

      Thank you for all your help and support with our house sale and purchase. We shall recommend RM English to our friends and colleagues, many thanks again. Best Wishes

      Mr J and Mrs P - Skelton

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thankyou to all at RM English

      Thankyou to all at RM English for your negotiating skills and the work put in to the sale of our home. Kindest Regards.

      Mr and Mrs D - The Mount, York.

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you so much for holding together our sale!

      To All at RM English, thank you so much for holding together our sale! Without your diplomacy and tenacity, it wouldn't have been possible.

      Thank you!

      Mrs T - Kelfield, York

    • Seller Testimonial

      ...your professionalism sealed the deal!

      This is a belated yet heart felt thanks for looking after the sale of our home in such an efficient way. We always knew there would be someone out there that would love the house and once that person emerged, your professionalism sealed the deal!

      We would have no hesitation in recommending RM English. We always felt our wishes were dealt with in a timely way and you always had suggestions for future campaigns. We cannot thank you enough.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      excellent, helpful and always prompt and courteous

      We have just purchased a house marketed by RM English in York. Buying a house is stressful enough at the best of times and on top of that we were doing this from our current home in Singapore!

      One of the key things in reducing the stress level was the excellent, helpful and always prompt and courteous communication from Julie and her colleagues that was a great help at every step of the process.

      Mr and Mrs G - Singapore and York

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      Despite not being your client you have helped us

      Despite not being your client you have helped us very much with our purchase. Thank you and best wishes

      Mr and Mrs L - Upper Poppleton

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      We appreciate everything that you did...

      Thank you for all your help & support with our move. We appreciate everything that you did to make our moving experience so easy. We are now settled and waiting on the arrival of our new baby, many thanks again.

      Mr and Mrs W - Strensall

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Nothing was a problem to them...

      I dealt with RM English over a number of months regarding the purchase of a property. There were many complications along the way and at one point the sale seemed to fall through as the vendors were unsure about the sale.

      RM English managed to pull the situation round and helped us through every step of the way throughout numerous difficulties. Nothing was a problem to them, and I can honestly say I enjoyed working with every member of the team - I found them friendly, helpful, courteous, and genuinely bothered about a good outcome for all parties.

      I wouldn't hesitate to recommend RM English to anyone looking to buy or sell a property

      Mr H - Green Hammerton

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