Bags, Brollies and Balloons!

We have recently released a selection of Ryder and Dutton promotional items including bags, key rings and umbrellas and we have been delighted with the response from everyone!

We have been sent some pictures of our Ryder and Dutton bags, umbrellas and balloons in some weird and wonderful places so we decided to invite everyone to share their own pictures with us.

Ryder and Dutton Bags

To send us your pictures just email them to socialmedia@ryder-dutton.co.uk and we will keep sharing them!

Ryder and Dutton shortlisted in The Negotiator Awards

Ryder and Dutton are delighted to have been nominated for two awards at the forthcoming Negotiator Awards.

The Negotiator holds The Negotiator Conference and Awards every year with top industry speakers speaking at the conference, followed by an awards ceremony in the evening celebrating the leading agents throughout the UK.

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at The 2014 Negotiator awards firstly for Best Estate Agent in the North West/North East category but also for Large Estate Agent of the Year in the national category.

The conference and awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at The prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane.

Director of Ryder and Dutton Richard Powell comments, “We are extremely proud to have been nominated for the Best Estate Agent in the North West/North East category, and in particular to be shortlisted for Large Estate Agent of the Year in the national category. To be named as one of the final ten agents in the UK is an incredible achievement.”

60% of young people in Britain need help to raise a House Deposit

Saving a house deposit needs careful planning and 60% of young people in Britain need help from family to raise a house deposit. It does pay though to do your research and have a plan!

 

60% of young people in Britain with aspirations of home ownership admit that they cannot afford a deposit for a first home without financial help from their family.

According to research form HSBC bank young brits are rethinking how they might spend their savings with 47% looking to cut the cost of a wedding in favour of putting it towards a house deposit.

26% of respondents suggested they would ask guests for cash instead of a traditional wedding gift to put towards a house.

Peter Dockar, head of mortgages at HSBC, said: “With the average deposit for first time buyers now £23,500, it appears that couples are choosing to be pragmatic when it comes to tackling the difficult decision of whether to shell out on a big wedding or buy a home.

“Clearly, it appears that being savvy with the pennies and giving more thought to home buying is becoming a priority.”

Saving for a deposit can always seem like you are taking on a mammoth task but it pays to do your research and plan how you will raise your deposit.

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you may ever make so researching your options is vital. Mortgage Advice Bureau works with Ryder & Dutton Estate Agents to provide independent mortgage advice in the Manchester, Oldham, Tameside, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire areas.

Meeting with our advisers you will receive totally independent advice specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances, so you will be able to establish exactly what percentage or mortgage you would be eligible for, how much your monthly repayments are likely to be, what additional costs you can expect and how much deposit you need to save.

With clear goals it can be easier to monitor your progress and start to create a budget that includes your deposit and any additional moving fees.

To arrange your free no obligation meeting with our adviser contact us on 0161 925 3255.

Buying Vs. Renting

According to a recent estate agency survey by Relocation Agent Network, 87.5% of agents said that it was cheaper to buy a property than renting one.

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According to a recent estate agency survey, buying a property is cheaper than renting one. Conducted by Relocation Agent Network, of which Ryder and Dutton is a member, not only is it cheaper to buy, but you could make significant savings of up to £1,500.

Relocation Agent Network, the national network of independent estate agents asked its members whether it was cheaper to buy or rent a property over the course of a calendar year. 87.5% said that it was cheaper to buy.

The national survey also looked at the possible savings you could make when buying a property instead of renting. Based on a three-bedroom house, member respondents were asked what they estimated the annual saving was from buying a property instead of renting one. Over a third (33.85%) of member respondents stated that it was possible to save up to £1,500 a year by purchasing a three-bedroom house instead of renting it.

Richard Powell from Ryder and Dutton, the member of Relocation Agent Network in our local area said, “This survey shows us that buying really is the preferred option when it comes to making cost savings. At Ryder and Dutton we understand that some people are renting because they can’t get onto the property ladder – the so called ‘trapped tenants’ – but we’re here to help and guide you through the buying process.”

 

About Relocation Agent Network. Relocation Agent Network is a national network of specially selected estate agents. All members are handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent Relocation Agent Network in their area. The Network provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, with nearly 165,000 customers moved worldwide every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another.

Contact: For further information, please contact us on 0161 925 3255.

 

Open Viewing at Boardman Fold Road in Alkrington

There is an open viewing taking place at 49 Boardman Fold Road, in the highly desirable ‘Alkrington’ district of Middleton, on Saturday 18th October 2014 between 12.30pm and 2pm.

 The property is a beautiful three bedroomed semi-detached house that has been comprehensively refurbished by its current owners and as such is presented as ‘ready to move into.’

 

Boardman Fold

Internally the accommodation would be ideal for families and comprises entrance hall, two reception rooms, smart modern kitchen and bathroom, plus three bedrooms.

Viewing is highly recommended so why not join us on Saturday 18th October between 12.30pm – 2pm to see for yourself?

You can also check the website here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Another Relocation Agent Network Specialist at Ryder and Dutton

Emma Shepherdson from Ryder & Dutton is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.

 The accreditation was awarded by Relocation Agent Network and is achieved by completing a comprehensive online training programme, The Importance of Service .

Emma Accredited

A national network of independent estate agents (of which Ryder & Dutton is a member), Relocation Agent Network introduced the training programme to ensure each of their members provides the very highest customer service to those relocating around the UK.

To be successfully accredited, participants must complete three phases of learning, which begins with four training sessions on the importance of customer service. This is followed by three online seminars covering the Relocation Agent Network Referral Process and how best to help customers who are relocating around the UK. Finally, participants must convert their theoretical learning into a practical skill set by delivering assistance to three relocating customers.

By working with fellow members across England, Scotland and Wales, Relocation Agent Network members provide an exclusive relocation referral service to customers. For those relocating to North East Manchester & West Yorkshire, Ryder & Dutton guides their customers through the daunting task of moving to an unfamiliar location. This includes local area information on schools and amenities, popular neighbourhoods and (of course) finding the right property for them. The introduction of a Relocation Agent Specialist to the Ryder & Dutton team, ensures that this process is made even smoother.

Ryder & Dutton Director Richard Powell said, “We take staff development very seriously and Emma’s Relocation Agent Network accreditation is a great example of what can be achieved when staff are supported properly to improve their skill set. Of course, having another Relocation Agent Specialist in the team is also great for our relocating customers.”

Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director, Richard Tucker said, “Selected by us as the best independent estate agent to represent the Network in North East Manchester & West Yorkshire, Ryder & Dutton have proved themselves as the area’s Local Expert. So with the addition of another in-house Relocation Agent Specialist, they have gone one step further to provide relocating buyers and sellers with the very best customer service.”

Ryder & Dutton raise £1500 for their supported charities

 

Ryder and Dutton have been involved with charitable causes for some time and over the last year we have been delighted to support a number of hospices, all local to our offices, giving us the opportunity to help organisations close to our communities.

We have recently been nominated for The Negotiator Awards Large Estate Agent of the Year and North West Agent of the Year, as well as being the North West’s current Relocation Agent Network Agent of the Year and so providing excellent customer service is a high priority for us. We have therefore been issuing a Customer Satisfaction Survey to every person who buys, sells, lets or rents through us. As an incentive to complete the survey we advised our clients that we would donate £5 for every completed survey we received to one of our chosen charities, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham, Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne, Overgate Hospice in Elland, Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield and Springhill Hospice in Rochdale.

We are very grateful to the public for participating with the scheme, and in turn enabling us to continue to make our donations to the hospices. We have also been overwhelmed by generosity of our staff who have also taken part in a fundraising event to raise further funds for the hospices by holding a ‘Wear it Yellow Day’ to coincide with the arrival of the Tour De France earlier this year.

Verity Ellidge of our Commercial Department and Vickie Pattinson, a Relocation Agent Network Specialist from our Head Office are pictured with Angela Higham, a Corporate Fundraiser from Dr Kershaw’s.

Mossley office Manager Debbie Smith and Lettings Agent Caroline O’Dea are pictured with John Fellowes, Head of Fundraising and Public Relations at Willow Wood Hospice.

Associate Director of our Halifax office Stuart North and Estate Agent Matthew Barrett are pictured with Jo Sygrove, Head of Corporate fundraising at Overgate Hospice.

Stewart Kay, Manager of our Rochdale office and Sarah Lynn from our Auction Department are pictured with Elaine McConnell a Regular Giving Coordinator from Springhill Hospice.

Finally, Associate Director Lee Whitehead and Senior Negotiator Nichola Wain from our Holmfirth office are pictured presenting a cheque to Katie Leadbeater the Partnership Development Manager at Kirkwood Hospice.

We have been delighted to visit each hospice in turn to meet the staff there and deliver our donations to these wonderful organisations and we look forward to offering them our continuing support. Further details of the charities we support can be found on our website www.ryder-dutton.co.uk/charities. You can also call the team on 0161 925 3255.