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Tips on how to prepare your home for sale this Autumn

Tips on how to prepare your home for sale this Autumn

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020

Autumn is a great time of year to get your house back in tip top shape and property sales can really ramp up after the summer holidays as buyers are keen to move before the festive period.   If you’re thinking of selling your home we have some helpful hints on how to make it shine! The basic rules still apply:...

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A Letting Agent We Can Trust

A Letting Agent We Can Trust

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019

The Tidmuses moved to the US from Harrogate a decade ago and returned to Yorkshire on holiday a couple of years later. During their visit, they decided to buy a property here to keep a foothold in their beloved Harrogate. The property has been let and managed by FSS ever since. Jude says: “We fell in love with our flat the moment we...

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Property Refurbishments by our Maintenance Team

Property Refurbishments by our Maintenance Team

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Our maintenance team has recently been involved in two major refurbishment projects on behalf of our landlords.   Refurbishment of a flat on Station Parade   The FSS maintenance team project managed and completed an extensive refurbishment of a flat on Station Parade, which included fitting a brand new kitchen and...

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Harrogate Semi Exceeds Auction Guide Price by £57K

Harrogate Semi Exceeds Auction Guide Price by £57K

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

A three bedroom semi in Bilton, Harrogate, has sold at auction for £57K above the guide price. The property on King Edwards Drive went under the hammer at FSS’s July Auction with a suggested guide price of £185,000. With three double bedrooms and plenty of original features, this attractive stone built property attracted...

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“We all got along so well… and still do!” Memories from our first auction co-ordinator

“We all got along so well… and still do!” Memories from our first auction co-ordinator

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Margaret Hammond (pictured far left) was one of the first employees of Feather Smailes Scales back in 1994 but her working relationship with Charles Smailes dates right back to 1974. To celebrate our 25th anniversary we caught up with Margaret and asked her to share her memories with us.  “Charles and I worked together at W H...

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Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

According to TV property guru Phil Spencer, gazumping has returned to the UK housing market, with up to a third of buyers in some towns and cities losing out to a higher bidder after their offer has been accepted. Phil believes a lack of homes for sale in the most desirable parts of the country is creating a highly competitive environment...

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