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    Welcome to ELR estate agents, a friendly independent company that has been working on your doorstep since 1840, making us Sheffield's most established estate agent. We offer a range of services including residential sales, lettings, surveys, mortgages and property auctions, with offices across Sheffield, Rotherham, The Peak District and Hope Valley.

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    What is the Best Time to Sell a House?

    Broadly speaking the best time to sell a house is:

    "When there are the most amount of buyers
    actively looking to buy"

    This is due to the positive effect that competition has on your achievable sale price.

    Buyer competing over a property will force out the best offers.

    When you sell a house, this is a key factor behind getting the best price.

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    When to Sell a House - The 4 Seasons Compared
    Selling a House in Spring:

    Spring is a great time to sell a house or flat!

    • Gardens are in bloom
    • There's plenty of good light and mild weather
    • Properties look their best
    • The market is full with buyers

    Spring is a pretty up-beat time of year. In good weather buyers are more prepared to go house hunting.

    Also, many families look to match their purchase with the end of the school year.

    Selling a House in Summer:

    High summer has never been the best time to sell a house (especially a family one).

    School Holidays are the big reason for this. Entertaining kids leaves little time for house hunting.

    Plus, everyone else goes away on holiday. This peaks around August and the market dies.

    If you have to sell a house in the summer, try to get it on the market as early as possible.

    If your home is not on the market by early July you'll be putting yourself at a disadvantage.

    Selling a House in Autumn:

    Autumn has always been a good time to sell a house.

    However, it's not as good as the Jan - July period. Still, if you're trying to sell in late Sept or Oct you've nothing to worry about.

    Remember though, not many people want to move over Christmas so don't leave coming to market too late.

    After the 2nd week of November buyers, like bears, tend to go into hibernation.

    Selling a House in Winter:

    Winter can be a harder time to sell but if you have that one property that someone has been waiting for, then you'll sell it. Boxing Day is a great time to list a property on the web portals. This is a time when all the family are together and looking at the properties together. 

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    Try Not to Sell a House in a Quiet Market!

    This is because you loose the impact that a "fresh to the market" house has.

    Please don't underestimate the importance of this.

    As a general rule of thumb, you'll want to sell a house within 4-6 weeks, while it's fresh!

    After this period property becomes "old news" and buyers start getting suspicious. They tend to assume something is wrong with the property and stay away.

    When this happens you terminally damage your chance of getting best price.

    If your house isn't selling it can become neglected by some agents(!) and then you truly are in a downward spiral of disappointment.

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    Exceptions to These Rules

    Remember, it only takes one buyer to successfully sell a house!

    In reality there are buyers out there 365 days a year. Just some days there are more than others.

    If you are forced to sell a house during a quiet month - please don't worry!

    You just need to recognise that you're at a disadvantage and act accordingly.

    Be ultra-realistic about your price and concentrate twice as hard on how (and where) your property is marketed.  

    As we mentioned at the top of this article, encouraging competition is the surest way to achieve the highest price when you sell a house.

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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. 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
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    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.
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    ELR have always looked to explore innovative marketing ideas,   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 the majority of properties 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, its easy to see why ELR are still selling houses for the proud people of Rotherham.
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    If you have any questions as to how we can offer you a personalised service why don't you call our Award Winning Rotherham office on 01709 917676 to discuss how ELR can be of service to you and give you a competitive edge when selling?
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    Warm welcome
    Make sure your home feels cosy. If viewings are going ahead while you are at work, then set the central heating timer for an hour before they arrive.

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    Light and bright
    The dark winter days give you the chance to use lighting to show off your home to maximum effect. Incorporate multiple light sources - from standing lamps and table lamps to down-lighters. The best-lit rooms have layers of light that blend well together. Overhead lights wired on a dimmer will improve the mood of a room.

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    Mirror, mirror
    Many smaller homes can feel claustrophobic in winter when you cannot leave doors open to the garden or balcony. Use mirrors in narrow areas, such as the hallway, to manipulate the perception of space by reflecting light.

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    Outside space
    There is nothing you or anybody else can do to make your gardens a vision of Babylonian splendour at this time of year. All you can attempt is damage limitation by tidying up lawns and borders. However, you can impress your visitors by displaying pictures of your garden, with all the plants in bloom and the family enjoying your little sun-trap.

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    If you have an unusual property to sell, one which is in dire need of repairs or just looking for a quick and almost guaranteed sale, then our 'modern method of auction' is ideal for this. Working in conjunction with 'iamsold' we will value the property, market it & carry out the viewings if required & follow up on the viewings. Offers are initially placed online before going to the live auction at the NYS, home of Rotherham United Football Club. That's where the fun can begin & the sale secured. For more information call our Rotherham Office on Tel: 01709 917676

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    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

    Richard Badger - Director

    Richard has worked in the industry since the late 1990's starting out as an administrator/trainee negotiator before becoming a trainee Valuer within 6 months. Having been pouched within 12 months he jumped ship to a competitor where he continued to learn the Business before moving again to spend 11 years with a long established Rotherham firm. Many contacts within the industry were gained here together with the understanding of Land valuations, probate valuations etc.

    Richard opened the Rotherham (Wickersley) office in August 2015 from a cold start & has enjoyed watching the office flourish together with ELRs reputation grow.  With ELR already being a well known name  in Sheffield, Richard saw a fantastic opportunity to bring the name to Rotherham and use his previously learned knowledge to great effect in his hometown of 45 years.

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    Tracy Potter  - Senior Negotiator

    Tracy joined the ELR team in late March 2016 as Senior sales negotiator having previously worked in the industry for an agent in her home town of Thurcroft for 6 years. She learnt the industry here spending a long time in the Lettings division before moving to Residential Sales.

    She's a tremendous asset to ELR, every morning walking into the office with a skip in her step and a smile on her face. This infectious characteristic of Tracys is seen by all our buyers and sellers who often comment on her jovial manner, this is probably why she has so many gifts given to her by our happy buyers and sellers!

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    Stacey Walton - Administrator/Trainee Negotiator

    Stacey joined the Rotherham ELR team in late 2016 from a previous career with Lombard/RBS.

    Stacy had never worked within the Estate Agency business until she joined the Rotherham team but within a week she and the rest of the team felt like she had been with them for years! Another bubbly and optimistic team member, Staceys taken to her role like a duck to water. Phenominally efficient, excellent time keeper & brilliant with clients. A great team player but her lack of 80's Bands knowledge leaves her speechless when the rest of the team are reminiscing! 

    Married with a young son, Stacey is a Wickersley resident and can often be seen in the local public houses!

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      At ELR we are proud of our excellent levels of customer service. On completion of each sale, we ask our sellers to let us know what they think of their 'ELR experience'

      Here are a few of their comments.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      thank you for everything

      ...fair to say our move wouldn't have happened without you. Thank you for everything.

      The Skalycz family; Rotherham.


    • Seller Testimonial

      continually went above and beyond

      All the staff at Wickersley branch delivered fantastic customer service but I would just like to say an extra special 'Thank you' to Tracey who continually went above and beyond especially towards the end of our sale and purchase. Amazing service! Thank you so much.

      Mr / Mrs Watson, Wickersley


    • Seller Testimonial

      sold straight away

      I was very pleased with the way they handled my sale sold straight away the first weekend. Richard, Stacey and Tracey were excellent, Thankyou.

      Mrs Brown, Thurcroft.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly staff and easy to talk to.

      Friendly staff and easy to talk to.

      Mr Bullock, Brecks.


    • Seller Testimonial

      excellent service throughout

      Excellent service throughout. Friendly and efficient and I have already recommended the company to two of my neighbours who have put their houses on the market.

      Jan Watson, Ravenfield.


    • Seller Testimonial

      a big thanks for all the work you did

      Just wanted to say a big thanks for the work you all did regarding the sale and purchase of our properties. Also thank you for the veg and fruit hamper you got for us, it was great to open door to that surprise.

      Simon and Carly, Bramley


    • Seller Testimonial

      great service

       Communication was excellent. Great service, thanks!

      Mrs Fry, Todwick


    • Seller Testimonial

      personal service, patient

      Efficient, attention to detail, personal service, patient.

      Mrs James.



    • Seller Testimonial

      great service, thanks

      Communication was excellent. Great service, thanks!

      Mr / Mrs Benson, Bramley


    • Seller Testimonial

      great service, all the way through

      Just like to thank yourself, Stacey and Tracey in sale of my property, great service, all way through. Ill give you a shout when i'm ready to buy again.

      Mrs Hird, Wickersley


    • Seller Testimonial

      brilliant to deal with

      The team at the Wickersley branch were brilliant to deal with.

      Mrs Bunclark, Brecks.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Very pleasant and helpful staff.

      Very pleasant and helpful staff.

      Mr K Steer ,Kimberworth.


    • Seller Testimonial

      absolutely satisfied

      Absolutely satisfied with the service and attention I received.

      Mr Henderson. Whiston.


    • Seller Testimonial

      very much appreciated

      thank you for your help and advice, your kindness has been very much appreciated.

      Mrs Trickett. Bramley.


    • Seller Testimonial

      entire team were fantastic

      The entire team were fantastic. Extremely professional, knowledgable, friendly and efficient. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

      Mrs Gravil, Moorgate.


    • Seller Testimonial

      friendliness, professionalism has been brilliant

      thank you so much for making a very difficult decision easier, it has been hard but your friendliness and professionalism has been brilliant, I can't thank you enough.

      Ms Woolhouse. Old Ravenfiield.


    • Seller Testimonial

      everything promised was done in a courteous way

      I was impressed by the efficiency and quality of the service and the fact that everything promised was done in a courteous way. I was even more impressed and touched by the kindness and concern over my welfare which was shown to me at what I found to be a stressful time. It was over and above what I expected and I was grateful for it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tracey and all the staff at the Wickersley branch of ELR.

      Mrs Gibson, Todwick.


    • Seller Testimonial

      dealt with professionally

      Friendly service throughout, dealt with professionally by Stacey.

      Mr / Mrs English


    • Seller Testimonial

      informed every step of the way

      Selling your home is a very stressful experience, but the team at ELR, Wickersley kept us informed every step of the way, and allayed any concerns we had during the sale process. All the staff members were friendly and knowledgeable.

      Mr& Mrs Davis, Brecks.


    • Seller Testimonial

      very much appreciated

      thank you for your help and advice, your kindness has been very much appreciated

      Mrs Whitehouse. Bramley.


    • Seller Testimonial

      guided us every step of the way

      thank you for helping our move go so smoothly. Your knowledge and expertise has guided us every step of the way and is much appreciated.

      Mrs Whitehouse. Bramley.


    • Seller Testimonial

      reassured and comfortable

      Tracey at elr was excellent. From day one of talking to her on the phone I felt extremely reassured and comfortable with her, she put us at ease with every phone call. She is an asset to ELR, lovely personality. Excellent service. Thank you.

      K.Hepplestone. Woodlaithes Village.


    • Seller Testimonial

      thanks for helping our move go so smoothly

      thank you for helping our move go so smoothly. Your knowledge and expertise has guided us every step of the way and is much appreciated

      Mr / Mrs Davis. Brecks.


    • Seller Testimonial

      absolutely fantastic

      Tracy was excellent she phoned when she said she was going to phone absolutely fantastic. Richard was spot on with his valuation and we sold our house in 48 hours. All the team was great.

      Mr Beard, Swallownest.


    • Seller Testimonial

      you have all been amazing

      ....a massive thank you for all your help buying my first home. You have all been amazing.

      Louise, Rotherham


    • Seller Testimonial

      very efficient.....completely professional

      Very efficient company to deal with , completely Professional , one Special mention apart from Richard and his Staff would be the Brochure they produced as part of our very Quick efficient Sale

      Mr Topham. Brecks.


    • Seller Testimonial

      absolutely fantastic

      ELR in wickersley Rotherham sold my house. Richard, Stacy and especially Tracy where absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and so reassuring, definitely a credit to your company

      Mrs Wilson. Bramley.


    • Seller Testimonial

      efficient and personal service

      Fantastic, efficient and personal service from Tracey & Richard

      Andrew Fallon, Braithwell


    • Seller Testimonial

      a real asset.....followed everything through

      Tracey from the Rotherham branch is a real asset. Always called when promised and followed everything through.

      Mrs Clayton



    • Seller Testimonial

      professional, efficient and friendly

      Thanks for your efforts which were professional, efficient and friendly.

      Mr A Hodgson



    • Seller Testimonial

      thanks....all your help and advice      

      Thank you Richard and Laura for all your help and advice concerning my new home . Best wishes.           

      Susan Moran. Ashfield Way.



    • Seller Testimonial

      always polite and responded to my queries

      Richard was very helpful in answering any questions I had. The office staff were always polite and responded to my queries.

      Mr Gray. Wickersley.


    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      can't thank you enough

      We can't thank you enough for all your help, advice and assistance in purchasing our 'forever home'

      Carl and Sharon



    • Buyer Testimonial

      top service...great the whole way through

      Top service from my perspective...Dealt with Tracey in your Wickersley branch and she was great the whole way through. ELRs after care with the card and hamper gift were such a nice surprise. I'd definitely consider ELR when I sell my property......

      Mr Homar



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