We opened David Phillip Estate Agents towards the end of 2018 – my previous background has always been in sales and marketing, and Estate Agency is a totally new experience for me, so… what have I learnt in a my first year.
In today’s busy working world, the distance from home to work can often be a long and difficult commute. The impact of driving to work can also eat into your working day, whilst also impacting on the environment – home working can reduce your carbon footprint with car emissions as well as saving travelling expenses. Today you do not necessarily need to physically go to work, you just work regardless of the location, and as long as you have the right environment in which to work, supported by the best technology and it works well for you as well as for the company you are employed by then this can be a viable alternative If you are a small business then, working from home can also provide the advantage of not paying hefty business charges too. So how do you make this transition from travelling to work to arriving straight to your ‘desk’ which can be a bit jarring first thing on a morning! - go straight to your ‘ to-do’ list and by starting first thing, this can be much more effective than starting with breakfast and allowing the morning sluggishness to set in – have your breakfast mid-morning when you are ready for a break
At a time when there has been so much profoundly moving coverage of the D Day landings, there is a very special exhibition taking currently place at Leeds town Hall. The War on Waste Exhibition uses Second World War publicity techniques to draw attention to the environmental challenges facing us today.

Walk this May

16th May 2019
May is national walking month, and with the lovely weather we are experiencing here in Yorkshire, what better way to join the annual celebration organised by Living Streets to celebrate. Living Streets, (sponsored by the Pheonix Group) who are marking their 90tth anniversary, advise people to join their walking campaign to make streets fitter for walking for everyone whether they are aged nine or 90. Everyone can get involved either by adding more walking to your daily routine, be it at work, to school or around your neighbourhood. Here are Living Streets trusty tips to add 20 minutes walking to your day
If all the trappings and stresses of modern living are not for you, then looking to live that off-grid dream may be the perfect solution and the vision of an ideal lifestyle. So if you are looking for a simpler sustainable life, where do you start and what does off-grid living actually mean? To some people it may mean living off the main national grid, but to other people, this may extend to a life of total self- sufficiency, without relying on public utilities or water supply.

#Find this door

7th May 2019
At David Phillip Estate Agents, one of our favourite Instagram accounts is ‘Find this door’ it has 182k followers and is a ‘community of Door Lovers’ – we love the vibrant and unusual pictures it posts of doors all over the world that are interesting, beautiful and historical and in nearly all cases they really stir the imagination. As I look at these pictures when they are posted on Instagram, it makes me wonder what lies behind each wonderful door and also the importance of the front door of any property.
First impressions count, and particularly if you are selling your home. How the outside of your home looks can make a massive impact on what a potential buyer may think – if you give them the wow factor from the outside then they will be excited and hopeful for the viewing inside, but if you disappoint right from the offset then it will take twice as long to win the potential buyers over.
The Latest index focussing on cities from Zoopla reveals that 13 cities outside London and the South East are experiencing the strongest price growth. As some uncertainty spreads over Brexit and Theresa May is hammering out a deal, house price research shows that may cities outside London have shrugged off the Brexit blues.
Whether you voted to leave or stay, Brexit is beginning to take it's toll on the UK housing market. Which ever way you look at it, we're facing uncertain times; not helped by the fallout from the latest historic events at Westminster. So, should you be concerned? And could Brexit affect your property investment plans? Let's look at the statistics…
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