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Expect Better with Stephensons
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    We are proud to be North Yorkshire's largest independent estate agent. Established in 1871, our knowledge and experience of the local land and property market remains unrivalled in the 21st century. We combine the traditional values of honesty, trustworthiness and unmatched customer service with a dynamic, progressive and flexible approach to modern day market conditions.

    We provide a friendly and approachable service, and aim to work in partnership with our clients. You'll benefit from the best advice from local qualified professionals at all times and will be kept informed at every stage of your transaction.

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     Photography

    "Do your Estate Agency photographs look like they've been taken by an Amateur ?"

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    At Stephensons only the best will do therefore we organise a professional photographer to visit your home to help us sell the best features of your property.

    Most Estate Agents use their own untrained staff to take your photos. It is widely considered among estate agents that by taking their own photographs this saves time & money however this does not fully showcase your property. We believe photography is one of the most important components of our marketing package and that is why we only employ the best photographers in the region to maximise your asset.

    Remember the age old saying "a picture paints a thousand words"

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    Detailed Floorplans

    Every property we place on the market receives a detailed & accurate floor plan with room dimensions and floor areas. This allows buyers to clearly define the property's layout

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    Glossy Brochures

    High quality brochures offer the perfect first impression of your property. Why settle for anything less?

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Passionate about your property
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    When it comes to land and property, we know what we're talking about. From selling a first-time buyer's apartment or a top-end country residence, through to managing your property portfolio, our team of qualified professionals will offer a level of service and professional expertise that is unquestionably second to none. As a long-established business with a reputation for integrity and excellence, our priority is always to get the best possible deal for our clients - not the fastest or easiest deal for us.
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    Free market Appraisal

    Call our York office today to arrange your free market appraisal:

    01904 625533

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Thankfully not all Estate Agents are the same!
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    Our team in the City Centre of York boasts a mixture of experience and youth with many decades of combined experience coupled with a modern day cutting edge that embrasses all the latest techniques in marketing and social media.
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    Managing Partner

    Ian E Reynolds FRICS

    Ian has over 45 years experience of the Greater York property market and is the leading authority on residential development land in the North of England. Whether you have a single building plot or a large development site in excess of 100 acres Ian can provide expert advice on your asset and how to maximise it.

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    Partner

    Nick J C Kay MRICS

    Having joined Stephensons in 2002, Nick has over 16 years of experience of the North Yorkshire Housing market qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006. Nick specialises in all areas of Residential Property including residential sales, residential lettings, development land, valuations and property auctions.

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    Partner
    Oliver J Newby MNAEA 

    Having grown up in and around the villages of York Oliver has over 15 years experience in the property industry having worked for some of the city's largest organisations. From a family with a wealth of property & planning background this allows him to offer an extensive knowledge of the people and property of North Yorkshire. Oliver joined the company in 2008  to head our Stephensons Town & City department before becoming a Partner in 2017.
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    Partner

    James E Reynolds BA (Hons) MRICS

    James has over 15 years post qualification experience as a Chartered General Practice Surveyor, having previously worked for Sanderson Weatherall. He has considerable knowledge of the Yorkshire market and deals with all aspects of commercial property including; valuation advice for secured lending and company accounts; development appraisals/advice; sale, letting and purchase; rent reviews and lease renewals; none domestic rating advice and commercial property management." James was made a Partner in 2017.

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    Residential Sales Manager
    Sarah Sherwood MNAEA

    Sarah joined the firm in 2005 as the member of the National Association of Estate Agents. An enthusiastic member of the team who is highly skilled in negotiation and sales progression. Sarah offers a vast knowledge of York and its villages.
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    Sales Negotiator
    Iain Jarvis MNAEA

    Iain joined the Stephensons team in 2017 and comes with a wealth of property experience. Iain became a member of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2019 and is a pivitol part of our York team. Out of work Iain enjoys cricket and can often be found on the golf course.
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    Sales Negotiator 
    Laura Bisson MNAEA

    Laura joined Stephensons in 2018 and has quickly become a popular member of the York team due to her 'bubbly' personality and constant smile. Having graduated from Oxford Media & Business School with 'Distinction with Honours'. Laura became a member of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2019 and is on hand to assist all your property needs. Out of work Laura enjoys keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.
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    Sales & Marketing Assistant
    Laura Davidson

    Laura joined Stephensons in 2017 after working as a legal secretary for 5 years. Laura has gained lots of administrative skills and the importance of customer service. She deals with our admin, marketing and social media in the York Office and is always on hand to assist with all sales enquiries. Away from work Laura enjoys spending time with her family and has a passion for travelling the world.
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    Expect Better With Stephensons

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Nothing was too much trouble
      I employed Stephensons to sell my property and I found them to be very professional, courteous and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and despite my buyer losing their initial purchasers in the chain, Stephenson efforts kept the sale progressing and whole process took place within 12 weeks from instruction to completion. I would have no hesitation in recommending and would rate Stephensons 11 out of 10. Mr M - York.
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      First class service from start to finish
      First class service from start to finish. Professional advice at the start, creative marketing and sold within the month with a dozen viewings. Friendly staff and we got the price we wanted. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell. Miss S - Hessay.
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      Sararh went the extra mile to ensure the sale
      From me booking the valuation to completing on the sale I was highly impressed with the service Stephensons gave. Oliver gave me honest advice from the outset, their marketing was dynamic and modern and although there were problems during the conveyance if it wasn't for Sarah going the extra mile I am sure the sale would of fallen through. Mrs R - Osbaldwick
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      They are the only company I would consider
      My property went to the market in September and I picked up the keys to my new humble abode in December. Having previously marketed with a different agent for a number of months Stephensons photographer really showed off my properties best features which I believe allowed them to sell my property so quickly. Sarah kept me up to date at all times and was always happy to help. Stephensons conducted in an extremely professional manner and I have already recommended them to friends and family. They are the only company I would consider using in the future. Ms L - Holgate.
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      A huge thank you to Oliver & Sarah
      A huge thank you to Oliver, Sarah & anyone else involved with the Sale of North House, Escrick.... Many Thanks  - Mr & Mrs K
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      Professional and stress free
      Sarah, Oliver and the rest of the team at Stephensons. Thank you so much for your help in selling my flat. You've made the enitre process from instruction to completition as professional and stress free as possible. The best of luck with everything in the future. Mr G - The Groves
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      Thank you for everything
      To All at Stephensons, Thank you for everything with the sale of our late mothers property Mrs W & Mrs E - Strensall
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      We couldn't of done it without you
      Sarah, thanks again to you and all the team at Stephensons for all the effort and help that was put in to our sale. Although the value of our property was relatively low the amount of hard work you put in made us feel as if the house was worth a lot more then £140k to you. We couldn't of done it without you. Mr & Mrs B - Haxby Road
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      A huge comfort
      Sarah, thanks for all you help over the past few months; it was a huge comfort at times knowing that you were coordinating with all parties and helping things move along (if only my solicitor had been as proactive...). I must say I've been especially impressed with Stephensons - from Oliver's first visit, to the marketing you produced for the house, and not least the support you've provided me at just about every stage thereafter. A big thank you to you all. I'd certainly recommend you and use you again in the future. Mr C- Bootham, York
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      Always bright and cheerful
      Dear Nick, Just a quick note thanking you and all your staff regrading the sale of my cottage. All of the office staff have been good to deal with, but in particular I must mention Richard who i have had the most dealings with, always bright and cheerful, and Sarah who at times has had to act more like an agony aunt to me such were the stress levels!!! Estate Agents do come in for some stick, so I think it is only right that praise should be handed out when due. Mr W - Appleton Roebuck, York
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      Thanks soooooo much
      Dear Oli, We would just like to say thanks soooooo much for your help and support in the sale of our house. Your service and professionalism was as expected...........EXCELLENT! Mr & Mrs J - Copmanthorpe
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      You were fantastic .
      To Sarah, Thanks so much for all your amazing help and support in the sale of our house. You were fantastic . Mr & Mrs J - York
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      We achieved "best value"
      Hello Oliver A short e mail to thank you and your team for the professionalism and advice in undertaking the above sale on the Association's behalf. As you aware, there was a need to ensure we achieved "best value" and by that I do not mean just price although clearly you had to be competitive. This I believe was achieved through your initial and ongoing guidance throughout the transaction and by ensuring I was kept up to speed with happenings. I am acutely aware via regular updates that your team were ensuring matters were not left in abeyance. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned including Ian Reynolds. Suffice to say i would not hesitate in utilising the services of Stephensons in the future. Kind regards and a happy new year. Mr L - York
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      Always above and beyond.
      Dear Sarah, Thanks for everything you have done over our house sale. Always above and beyond. It was nice to kept up to date at every stage which you do so well. Although we thought it was never going to happen you kept pushing and got it through for us in the end. Mrs S - Claxton
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      You have been a star!
      Dear Sarah,Thank you for all you did throughout the sale and while I was away to get the building control issue sorted - you have been a star! Its taken a while and it wouldn't have got there without your hard work!Regards, Ms I - Huntington
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      Very Professional
      Dear staff at Stephensons Thank you for all your help and advice with the sale of our property in York - 45 Whitestone Drive, Huntington. We were very pleased with the excellent service from the very professional initial meeting with Olly, your management of the viewings and the help and advice with accepting the offer. We are just about to do the final part of our move now that the holiday lettings have finished and we should be moved in to Fionnphort next Monday. Again thank you for all your help and please pass on our thanks to all the staff involved.
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      Please tell me your secret
      "Hi Ed, Hope you are well it's been a long time !I asked Iain for your e mail as I wanted you to be aware of the excellent job your team have done in helping me sell my mothers house. With not being in York I needed them just to take over and they certainly took this on board keeping me informed at all stages to completion.It's always hard to find good people and you have certainly managed to achieve this within your team.Please tell me your secret as I am sure you will agree it's one of the hardest challenges in running a business Hope to see you when I am up in York Thanks again Ian" Mr M - Strensall
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      I couldn't recommend Stephensons more highly
      I couldn't recommend Stephensons more highly. I felt they did more work in getting our house move through as quick as possible than our solicitors, Oliver got us full asking price for our house which was a lot higher than other agents quoted us, and Sarah worked very hard keeping all parties up to date. thank you all  Miss B - Clifton Without
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      An excellent personal service
      An excellent personal service that lead to my house sale quickly and professionally. Would highly recommend. Mr W - York 
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      We found their help invaluable.
      We really valued the level of professionalism and reliability that Oliver and Sarah consistently maintained. Furthermore, I appreciated the timely manner in which they responded to my questions, phone calls and emails, Both truly made our house purchase a pleasant experience, we will highly recommend them in the future as we found their help invaluable. Mr H - North Newbald
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      Communication from Sarah was excellent
      We recently sold our property with Stephensons and mainly dealt with Oliver and Sarah who were both professional and supportive throughout. Communication and updates from Sarah were excellent from beginning to end. Definitely recommend. Thankyou both ! Mr & Mrs J - Copmanthorpe
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      I couldn't have asked for more
      From instruction until completion I found the staff at Stephensons to be extremely knowledgable and thoroughly professional - I couldn't have asked for more in terms of service - thanks again. Mr & Mrs K - York
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      Stephensons 'nothing is too much trouble' approach
      We were very impressed by the professional attitude by the front line staff. Stephensons 'nothing is too much trouble' approach gives me no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone. Mr & Mrs N - Terrington
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      I will have no hesitation in recommending you 
      Hi Dan I just wanted to email and thank you, Zak and the team at Stephenson's for selling my house on Willis Street, so quickly, without any problems and over the asking price! I have never had such a seamless sale and all of the team were fantastic - keeping me informed, looking after my property whilst it was empty and always on hand. The service I received was exactly as promised when Oliver came to value the property. Please pass on this message to all in the team and your Senior Managers. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends in the future. Many, many thanks to you all Kind Miss J - York
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      huge thanks for the hard work put
      Hi everyone, just a belated note to say a huge thanks for the hard work put in over the last few weeks to get me to completion with the sale of Oakdale and purchase of Hawthorne. Cant believe it's a week ago...I certainly hit the ground running Friday. No doubt will speak to you individually in due course but again thank you very much. Mr L - York
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      Thank you for all your help and patience
      Sarah, Ollie & all the wonderful gang :-) Thank you for all your help and patience with the sale of 171 Bishopthorpe Road, Love Caroline and Andrew . Mr & Mrs C. - York
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      Your service is right up there with the best
      Dear Sarah, We wanted to wait a while after the completion of this sale to be sure any final issues were resolved, and it seems there are none. So now we want to thank you and your colleagues who helped us sell our property in York. We were very pleased with your professionalism, support and friendliness throughout the process. We have bought and sold a number of properties throughout the UK over the past 40 years, and your service is right up there with the best we have experienced. So many thanks, and please feel free to let future prospective clients read this testimonial. Best regards to all at Stephensons for your future business. Mr & Mrs B - York
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      A fantastic Estate Agent
      A fantastic Estate Agent from start to finish. From the initial meeting, high quality photos of the property, excellent negotiating skills and keepingme informed all the way through the sale. I would highly recommend the York Office to anyone looking to sell a property. Ms C - Strensall
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      Unrivalled service.
      From customer service to marketing, Stephensons are absolutely faultless! They provided us with specialist advice on our character property, and offered a valuation within hours. Upon instruction, Stephensons sent an excellent photographer to our property who captured it at its finest; and within hours our property was marketed and viewings arranged promptly. Soon after we received multiple offers, all of which we were happy with. Overall, a seamless experience from start to finish from a very professional firm. Special thanks to Oliver Newby and the rest of the team at Stephensons York for their unrivalled service. Miss C - Stockton-0n-the-Forest
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      I just want to say a big thank you
      Hi Sarah Kate and I just want to say a big thank you for selling our house. We really appreciate the professional service you gave us throughout the process and supporting the process through to completion. Thanks again Mr & Mrs S - Acomb Park
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      You have been absolutely fantastic
      Hi Sarah, Just sat waiting for the removal men to arrive and wanted to take the chance to say thank you so much for all of your hard work during our house sale from start to finish. I know it hasn't been an easy road, certainly when faced with a pandemic but you have been absolutely fantastic and reassured us along the way. I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you once again for all that you've done. Best wishes, Miss E - Elvington
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      You do really have the best team
      Hi Iain, Sarah and Laura, I just wanted to take some time out this weekend to write you this email of thanks. A couple of weeks have elapsed since Completion - and for us, we seriously needed some time to pause, and reflect - as it was a very busy and emotionally exhausting time. I know that we paid you a fee for your professional estate agency services in the sale and acquisition of Poppleton Hall Cottage, but with the time elapsed - and the difficulties as the chain meandered along, I think it became more than that. I think we all invested a lot of emotional energy in this chain of craziness! We just wanted to say a big thank you for your assistance and tenacity in getting the deal over the line. It was a stressful time for us a family, so apologise for the volume of emails and difficult conversations at times. But, the great news was that in the end it all was resolved.
      Oliver - I am sure you know this already - but you do really have the best team of staff working for you in the York office. I will continue to recommend Stephenson's to anyone who's asking, and many thanks again for helping us sell our home, so we could acquire and build a future home (for life!!). Lots to do, but I look forward to inviting you all (summer 2021?) to our house warming (if Covid allows - ha ha). Thanks again, and we are very grateful for all of the hard work you as the team put in, Regards. Mr & Mrs P - Poppleton
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      Seamless professionalism
      Dear Oliver, I am just writing to say how happy we were with the fantastic service provided to us by Sarah and, during Sarah's holiday, by Ian during our recent sale of Ascot Court. It was a strange, confusing process at times; covid was an unexpected factor and our buyer's conveyancing company, combined with our managing company, made it a difficult few months. Sarah was - at all times - a model of efficiency and compassion; we were never in any doubt that she was working extremely hard on our behalf to get our sale pushed through. She was extremely kind and considerate throughout the whole process; our wedding and honeymoon plans had been devastated by covid and she took considerable care in trying to ensure that the house move did not have a negative affect on our plans. We felt that Sarah really cared about us, which is a credit to her, considering how tough this year has been on everybody. She has been utterly superb and we are incredibly grateful to her for her hard work. Likewise, both Iain and Laura were extremely pleasant and helpful. Ian took over our sale when Sarah went on holiday and did so with seamless professionalism. We are both delighted with the service we received from Stephensons and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. I cannot imagine ever putting ourselves through moving again (at least not in the near future!) but we would definitely want to sell through Stephensons again. Kind regards, Miss W - Acomb

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Professional and friendly help
      Thank you very much for your professional and friendly help during our purchase of Ashcroft. It made all the difference, knowing we could reply upon you during the final completition stages. WE LOVE THE PROPERTY Mr & Mrs T - Flaxton
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      Thank you for your services and help
      Thank you for your services and help in the sale and purchase of our homes which has brought a new era into our lives. Mr & Mrs R - Stockton on Forest
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      Your communication was important to us
      Dear Sarah, Just a quick note of thanks for your role in enabling us to purchase our own home. Your communication was important to us, and made the prcess less daunting Best Wishes, Iain, Kate, Beatrice & Miles
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      You have been a great support to us all
      Dear Sarah, I just wanted to ensure you know how much we have valued your help Its been a really difficult journey, certainly for us and Erica and Rob. You have been a great support to us all and I wanted to ensure you had that feedback . Mr & Mrs M - Wheldrake
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      Cant tell you how grateful we are for everything
      Hi Sarah, Stefan and I would like to say a huge thank-you for all your patience and support over the last 7 months. There were times when we never thought we'd reach the point of exchange, but you remained calm and positive throughout despite the numerous issues along the way. It was fantastic to be able to finally tell our son that we are moving (we hadn't wanted to disrupt him by telling him earlier in case it didn't happen), and to have a weekend where we can finally relax a little. This move is so important to us, so we cannot tell you how grateful we are for everything. Mr & Mrs S - York
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      Stephensons have been wonderful
      Thank you again Sarah, and thank you for the outstanding service. Even though I'm not your client, from the start you and Stephensons have been wonderful at keeping in touch, very professional telephone manner and email responses by return. Not all estate agents do that, I can assure you! Mrs H - Rufforth
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