10th February 2020
As storm Ciara raged across the UK, Yorkshire too took a battering with the wind and rain causing damage and flooding. Friends who live locally posted on Facebook, and I was surprised at how much damage and flooding there was around the Otley area. If winds are blowing above 50 mph, then this is when you can unfortunately start seeing damage to your home, with trees toppling, power lines coming down and debris being blown around. All this relentless weather can leave you with a damaged roof and even cause leaks that can impact your home interior too. Once the storm has passed, it is important to check that your roof is not damaged, document any problems and work with your insurance company. By following these steps, you can ensure that any damage is noticed quickly-
24th January 2020
Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing our ageing society. Two thirds of people living with dementia live in their own home with their families currently providing the majority of care and support, this can be tiring and stressful - physically, emotionally and financially. A large number of people with dementia also live alone and can be at particular risk of isolation.
2nd January 2020
The start of the New Year is a time when people think about the next stages of their careers and perhaps start thinking about looking for a new job. Most people ‘go to work’, but what if you look at it a different way and just ‘work’. Work traditionally may have meant traveling to an office and working from 9am to 5.30 pm, but in a society more focussed around 24/7 and with the benefits of modern technology and techniques, some forward thinking companies may offer working alternatives that not only ensure an improved Customer Experience but also provide employees with a more flexible, productive way of working too.
21st December 2019
Recently I have been delivering leaflets promoting David Phillip Estate Agents to the residents of Bramhope, and as I walked around this lovely area in North Leeds I was impressed with the number of beautiful Christmas wreaths adorning many of the properties. We also attended the switching on of the Bramhope Christmas lights this year, which is a great yearly tradition for the residents of Bramhope too. This got me thinking about the Christmas traditions that we have not only in the UK but also around the world – here are a few.
19th November 2019
I read with interest Sharon Dale@ Property words report on price predictions that appeared in the Yorkshire Post Property News on Saturday, November 16th, which read ‘‘Yorkshire is forecast to see the UK’s second highest rise in property values over the next 5 years and the North will surge ahead of the south in predicted price growth” according to Savills.
18th November 2019
I read with interest that the Government has announced an initiative to use Proptech (Property technology) to ‘digitally transform house buying’ – this will help to speed up how we buy and sell homes. Having previously worked in the agile world of advertising and marketing in my opinion this is not before time.
13th November 2019
Think Christmas is a quiet time for people looking to move? - think again. Every year Rightmove's traffic at least doubles between Christmas Day and Early January.
At David Phillip Estate Agents we believe our clients need choice when selling their home, some homes will benefit from our 3dvirtual tours and area videos, whereas other properties may require a different but still unique approach – what we do know is that David Phillip has over 30 years’ experience selling properties in North and West Yorkshire so he really understands what will work best for each property we market. Because we are keen to provide the best proposition for all our customers and the best customer experience too, we are working in Partnership with Mybid4it – a modern auction site that specialises in handling buying and selling homes across the Uk. So, what are the benefits to the Buyers? ….
5th November 2019
With bonfire night here, it is likely that you may be out visiting an organised bonfire. In Bramhope, we are lucky to have an organised display this evening where you can enjoy a night of family fun, food, fire and a professional firework Display. Entry from 6pm. However, there are a few simple precautions that you can take that should help keep burglars at bay whilst you are enjoying the fireworks
23rd October 2019
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.