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Richard’s 7 Top Tips for Selling at Auction

Richard’s 7 Top Tips for Selling at Auction

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019

FSS has been running property auctions in Harrogate for 25 years. The first sales were led by auctioneer Charles Smailes and took place at our offices on Raglan Street but buyer numbers soon meant a new larger home had to be found. Today, Charles’s son Richard leads the bidding at Pavilions of Harrogate and Charles still assists from...

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Harrogate’s most expensive streets and desirable places to live

Harrogate’s most expensive streets and desirable places to live

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020

Harrogate has been hitting the headlines recently for having some of the most expensive houses in the North of England so we’ve been taking a closer look at the latest reports and giving our own take on the region’s hot spots. Harrogate has long been regarded as the jewel in the crown of the North of England when it comes to...

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Richard brings the hammer down on £143,000 for Candlelighters

Richard brings the hammer down on £143,000 for Candlelighters

Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2018

This month auctioneer Richard Smailes marked eight years as the man with the gavel at the Harrogate Candlelighters Winter Wonderland ball and brought the hammer down on £33,000 of bids. His grand total for the charity as their official ball auctioneer now stands at over £143,000.  Richard and his father Charles, both...

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Record Demand for Rental Properties in Harrogate

Record Demand for Rental Properties in Harrogate

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Demand for rental property in Harrogate is at its highest for a number of years according to new figures from local property firm FSS.  The company, which manages over 1000 rental properties across the district, says the number of lets agreed in November was 50 per cent higher than for the same month last year.  Michael Lebbon,...

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What are Yorkshire house buyers looking for?

What are Yorkshire house buyers looking for?

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Every house hunter has their own credentials when looking for their dream home but there are some things that crop up on almost every list of must-haves. We have drawn on our experience of the current residential sales market in Yorkshire to come up with our top tips on how sellers can make their property as appealing as possible to achieve the...

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Counting down to final property auction of 2018

Counting down to final property auction of 2018

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018

The countdown has begun to the final property auction of 2018 which will be held at Pavilions of Harrogate on December 6 by Harrogate auctioneers and estate agents FSS. The properties going under the hammer include three houses in Harrogate – all prime opportunities for savvy investors - two Harrogate flats and a pair of terraced...

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