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Now the election is over, we expect buyer confidence to return to the market for 2020. We have had a good year in 2019, and managed to achieve some high value sales of properties from £650,000 asking price, and of course below this price. FTB'S have been buying higher priced stock in some cases, with a view to getting on the property ladder for some years in the same home. 

It is estimated 20% of Buy to let landlords are giving up on letting out to tenants, due to a raft of legislation and taxes, forcing landlords out of the market with all the hassle this can bring with one bad experience. We have some cracking sales commission deals if you are a landlord looking to exit the market in 2020. 

We also have our new digital selling method with a low commission of £895.00 including vat for any value sale property. You control the sale on your own platform via your tablet/phone, being able to interact 24 hours with your buyer. Check out www.love2move.co.uk           

We now also have links with qualified buyers who can provide you with speed and certainty of sale, with no sale fees payable by you! They will consider property in any condition, with or without tenants. You may get a slightly lower price but if speed and certainty are important this may be right for you.   

Due to an excellent last 12 months of trading in 2019 having sold a lot of our newly listed stock. We desperately need semis, terrace properties, detached properties, bungalows in Bradford. If you are thinking of selling in Bradford, and these North Leeds postcodes, LS18, LS19, LS20, LS21, LS28, then get in touch for your FREE valuation. We have buyers ready to view and buy.       

We are a family owned independent estate agency practice, having been established since 1997 in the North Bradford district. We have been around for 22 years and have a solid and good reputation for our work ethic and integrity. We get lots of repeat business and referrals from past clients, of which some are on our testimonial page. We are not going to be the cheapest around as we like to charge a fare rate for our service which brings results. A lot of work is involved in selling a home, and hence with our professional staff and office location, we have built on our reputation for being fare with our fees.        

Our office is located in the village of Thackley, North Bradford. It is considered to be an upmarket area of Bradford, which is conveniently placed with transport links for Leeds. You can view some pictures of the district here on our website.

Our specialist market is residential sales. Lonsdale's Estates are actively seeking properties to sell anywhere in Bradford and North Leeds. Overall, Lonsdale's Estates are able to offer a vendor and purchaser a professional and unbiased service.

We were awarded by the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, runner up for the North of England in 2005 to 2006, for our recognised service levels and standards.

An update from myself for 2018. Due to rafts of changing legislation in the Lettings Sector from Government and busy bodies in the Public Sector, who think they have knowledge of how a letting agent works, particularly with reference to forcing all agents from June 2019, to stop charging fees for tenants as a contingency, should they default with their rent payment, and all the paper work that is required to now comply with letting a home. I took the decision to smell the coffee and roses, and sell on the lettings side of my business that was left, to another agent. I can assure you, I am one of hundreds who are also now taking this route, as it becomes untenable to be a letting agent, unless you are part of a large group who can afford to employ a compliance person, just to check if all the correct paper work has been handed out to all parties. Best of luck all you independents still doing lettings.

This has of course now freed up a lot of my time, to devote all my energies to being fully hands on in my business, helping to secure a sale of your property. I am able to spend more time with you on valuations, and chat through your requirements and chances of securing a sale. My team are highly motivated to assist you in selling your home, and like myself do not have the daily hassle of letting problems.

Our new back office system is able to match up buyers with your home by simple inputs, thus helping once again to target the right buyers. You will find that we are able to offer attractive fee structures to sell your home, and all this is carefully explained to you before you decide to go ahead.

We have moved our business onto the latest digital model, everybody on our database (you can opt out) receives a fortnightly on line magazine with all our latest properties listed. We also have found that our own website www.lonsdales-estates.co.uk  and Zoopla, onthemarket.com plus Primelocation, along with active postings on Facebook and Twitter, are now bringing in lots more leads than Rightmove. It is a fact that agents up and done the country are fed up to the back teeth with the excessive demands of price increases for just listing a property on Rightmove. We predict that 2020 will be the year the straw broke the camels back of RM. Vendors and buyers you do not need RM to search for a property, just use other portals like Zoopla and onthemarket.com, which are slicker and more user friendly. You will find all our properties listed there.          

The overall message I am conveying here, is that I am here to help with your needs and problems should you have one, whilst we are trying to secure a sale. Very much hands on as a working MD, an unusual occurrence these days, which we are all proud of in our office to offer a great personal service. 

I took the view some time ago to not seek gratitude by way of reviews on sites, a good old thank you by way of letters and goodies are much more personal. We get on with our business without blowing our trumpet in the social media world, but we make sure all our properties are displayed on Facebook by means of a video of your home. 

To sum up, good old fashioned service without a fuss, done by people who have had over 46 years of working and life's experiences. If you want to do business with the other local agents who constantly try poach my clients trying to pinch my business and livelihood, which in my opinion is a disgrace to the profession and smacks of desperation, then jog on.  

Due to an excellent last 12 months of trading in 2019 having sold a lot of our newly listed stock. We desperately need semis, terrace properties, detached properties, bungalows in Bradford. If you are thinking of selling in Bradford, and these North Leeds postcodes, LS18, LS19, LS20, LS21, LS28, then get in touch for your FREE valuation. We have buyers ready to view and buy.       

                                 

We'd just like to thank you for being such a great agency for the time we spent letting 22 Tenterfields; by far the best letting agency we have ever used, and we'd be happy to recommend you to others! We are extremely grateful for the support you have provided us over the last 7 months. Kindest Regards, Gary and Natasha
To everyone at Lonsdales, thank you for selling ''mega mansion'', especially to Jason who had to put up with me the most! Love from Philippa and Bernard x
Morning Martin Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you have put into selling the above property. You have been extremely helpful and professional throughout and I can’t thank you enough. I’ll certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues. Thanks again Lindsay
Thank you for being so nice! Martin, Julie & Oriel, thank you for all your help, and the best estate agent in Bradford. Big thank you Martina & Peter and Oscar the cat
Dear Martin, Just to say thank you to you and your colleagues for handling the sale of mum's house, much appreciated. Keep safe, kind regards, Tim W.
To Martin, Oriel and staff. Thank you for being so patient with our sale at Brackendale. Love Karen and Mark J******.
Dear All, Thank you for handling of our house sale, it was nice not to have to worry about anything as you did everything for us. Best wishes Carolyn and Steve Pratt
My only regret is that we didn’t go with you from the outset. You stand head and shoulders above our previous agents. Thanks again, Sally
To all at Lonsdales. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything for the last few months! We cannot thank you enough. From Jen, Tom, Finley + Olly (Armitage)
Dear Martin, I am writing to thank you, Julie and Lynne for the support throughout the sale of my mother's house in Pudsey (* The Fairway). Your regular updates by email and telephone helped considerably to ensure things progressed smoothly. I would be pleased to recommend your organisation to others requiring an Estate Agent. Could I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year. Yours faithfully, M Driver. 16/12/2019.
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