Secure the best possible price for your house with Preston Baker
Huge demand for homes in Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton – get yours valued now with Preston Baker Estate Agents
Massive surge in demand for homes in North Leeds
“Preston Baker is securing the best possible prices for homes in Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton through unique, strategic marketing” – Matt Hendry, Property Marketing Director.
Matt Hendry is the Property Marketing Director with industry-leading Yorkshire estate agents Preston Baker. Matt is the primary valuer covering Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton (LS7 and LS8 postcodes).
Matt is seeing a huge surge in demand for homes in this area of North Leeds and is helping homeowners secure the best possible results, getting on average 3.7%/£8,000 more for their property than other agents, 47 days quicker and with no hassles as the Preston Baker team takes care of everything.
Book your valuation now with Matt and see what your property is worth!
Keen golfer Matt started with Preston Baker in 2016 and is now being funded by the company through a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors diploma to become a qualified surveyor and RICS registered valuer.
“High level of demand for properties”
Matt says there has been a huge surge for demand for properties in the Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton areas.
“The Covid pandemic, off the back of Brexit has caused people to re-evaluate their lives and lifestyles and many people are choosing to move out of city centres and into the quieter, greener suburbs of North Leeds, which has increased the level of demand in the area and with that the prices achievable on properties.”
“With the uncertainty of Brexit behind us we are seeing an increase in higher value properties coming to the market which causes a chain reaction making properties at every price point available as people look to upscale or downsize. As a company we are listing more properties than previous years and also doing more and more off market sales but its still not enough for the number of buyers. This level of demand makes it a fantastic sellers’ market. It is a great time to get your home on the market and capitalise on this demand.”
“Preston Baker strategy ensures best possible price”
Matt says that while some estate agents may offer a cheaper fee, they offer very little both strategically and service wise. Preston Bakers’ methods will always ensure the best result possible is achieved and client satisfaction is high.
“With properties Preston Baker markets in Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton, we have secured many results between £30,000 up to £145,000 above the asking price. These are huge sums that can make a massive difference to homeowners’ lives moving forward.”
Matt explains that Preston Baker uses a unique selling system, with every aspect of a sale having a carefully thought-out, tried and tested strategy.
“We use unique selling tools to put your property in front of more buyers to get the best price possible.”
Matt explains that Preston Baker uses its bespoke Property Launch® to place your property at the centre of a huge marketing campaign. With 8 branches, Preston Baker secures on average 3.7%/£8,000 more than other agents, 47 days quicker and with no hassles as Preston Baker takes care of everything.
These results can be dramatically higher in North Leeds region. Matt explains that Property Launch® and our marketing strategy and technology generates thousands of visits to your property online. The more interest generated, the more people want to see your property and having those people view your property at the same Property Launch® event creates excitement and competition, leading to higher offers. It sells your property quicker, saves having to do multiple viewings on multiple days (meaning less hassle and less cleaning) and is safer in these Covid-times.
Matt says that Preston Baker sells 78% of homes in the first 30 days.
Exceptional local knowledge
Matt says when it comes to selling a house it is important that a homeowner choose an estate agents with strong local knowledge, and Preston Baker offers this.
“We are a local estate agents with exceptional local and industry knowledge, combined with the very best in marketing strategy.”
Book your valuation now with Matt and see what your property is worth!
Homes are no sooner valued by Matt and on the market with Preston Baker in Roundhay, Oakwood and Chapel Allerton than sold for well over asking price.
Here are some recent success stories:
North Leeds Area Testimonials
“I really liked the Preston Baker Property Launch® event – it was ultimately why I got such a good price for my flat” – Nicola Widdison
A Preston Baker Property Launch® event for Nicola Widdison’s flat in Park Avenue, Leeds, attracted seven viewings, three offers and an agreed sale price of £330,500; £30,500 over the asking price of £300,000, within just a couple of weeks of it going on the market.
“I have been really impressed with Preston Baker; I could not have asked for more,” said Nicola.
“Preston Baker has exceeded all my expectations of estate agents. The team has kept in regular contact with weekly updates. I have been really impressed with Rachel and Naomi at the Moortown branch and the company’s recommended solicitors which I have used.”
Nicola decided to sell her flat in Park Avenue after Covid hit and she found herself working from home. She wanted to move to a house with a garden and more space.
Initially, Nicola put her flat on the market with another well-known estate agent and sold it for £300,000. However, after the sale fell through she asked Preston Baker to sell it and with the help of the Property Launch® event got £330,500 for it.
“I would definitely recommend Preston Baker,” said Nicola.
“The Preston Baker Property Launch® day means you only have to prepare your house once and then you leave it for the day and everything is done for you; I really like that” – Melanie Kennaugh, Leeds
When Leeds couple Melanie and John Kennaugh viewed a flat in Roundhay that was on the market with Preston Baker Estate Agents they were so impressed with the experience that they chose Preston Baker to sell their house in Montagu Drive.
“The gentleman from Preston Baker who showed us round the flat was just so professional and friendly,” said Melanie.
Melanie added: “There was a problem with the timings of viewings, which was not his fault, and we were late getting into the flat for our viewing. He dealt with the situation so well that we chose Preston Baker to sell our house.
“We also liked the Property Launch® as it meant we heard conversations and comments from other viewers as we waited and could hear how keen people were. I got annoyed when I heard how much others liked it and we bought the flat after it went to best and final offers.”
When it came to the sale of Melanie and John’s house in Montagu Drive, Melanie said it was a really good experience.
“Matt came round and valued the house and was really professional and helpful and everyone we have dealt with has been the same. I would definitely recommend Preston Baker.”
Melanie and John decided to move as they wanted to downsize. She said they still could not believe that they got £310,000 for their house; £30,000 over the asking price of £280,000.
“We thought it was too good to be true, but we are really, really pleased with it.”
Melanie said they liked the fact you did not need to be in the house for the Property Launch® day viewings.
“I really feels it is better not having to meet anyone as it helps with deciding on the offers, and that you only have to get the house ready the once. Preston Baker looks after everything else.”
“Our house has been on the market with three estate agents and Preston Baker has given a much better service out of the three, got us more traction and sold the house quickly.” – Sarah Ross, Leeds
When Tom and Sarah Ross decided to sell their house in Gledhow Valley Road, Leeds, they tried a couple of estate agents, before going with Preston Baker.
Sarah said: “I chose Preston Baker because I was dealing with Elle from Preston Baker re a house I was trying to buy. I was impressed with Elle and then Matt came out to see us and I was impressed with him. Elle and Matt have been great.”
Tom and Sarah are moving due to divorce and both have found houses being sold by Preston Baker in the Leeds area.
“Elle has been really, really helpful throughout the whole process and I would definitely recommend Preston Baker to others.”
The house in Gledhow Valley Road sold for £580,000; £5,000 over the asking price of £575,000.
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