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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


Im thinking of listing my flat for sale with a local estate agent. Can any one recommend a good, reliable and pro-active estate agent?

many thanks


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Steve at Castles on Turnpike Lane. ( member on HOL )

Thanks John, have you used him yourself, to sell a property?

No but for a valuation. and he was really helpful.

Castles on Turnpike Lane were excellent for us when we sold our place. Steve had some very useful advice when it came to deciding what work we should/shouldn’t undertake before putting our home on the market, and did a great job with the pictures. The real star, though, was Russell, who managed all the viewings, gave us prompt, detailed feedback after every viewing and was always on hand to answer questions.

Once we’d accepted an offer, Russell kept on top of things and probably did more than either set of solicitors, to make sure everything progressed to a point that we were able to complete on our target day. A proper star. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them - they kept the stress to a minimum and I always felt they genuinely were interested in providing a top service rather than just getting their commission.

Great! thanks so much, i will get in touch :-)

I've used Paul Simon to buy and sell and always been really impressed with them.

I tried Paul Simon Some years ago when I was buying and they were not very good. I specified a top-floor flat not over £70,000 ( it WAS a long time ago :-) ) and they just kept sending me bundles of information about houses and ground-floor flats over £90,000. They took no notice of what I wanted.

wow that must have been a very long time ago :-)

If you want to rent locally, use an estate agent in Crouch End. The fact that you have to divulge your income to the agent and the landlord is a glaring error in the world of capitalism.

This is just so silly. The biggest expense in London is your rent or (usually) mortgage. The fact that should clue the other party into your ability to pay that is farcical but heavily enforced. If you so much as try not to do it you lose the opportunity to rent because you "make the landlord feel uncomfortable" or something like that.

When I was working for an American trading firm over here a few years ago with lots of ex-pat traders they were shocked at how rental deals went down. Essentially the landlord/agent was trying to find out what their maximum possible budget was and then they would set the rent at that. They would also kick them out after 12 months at a month's notice which saw some of them with partners and young families in hotels for a month... unless they offered to increase the rent they were paying.

To be fair John, it was probably under different ownership at that point. (I do wonder why the new owners kept the name - perhaps it was an immutable part of an otherwise good deal).

Dimitri at Winkworth’s.

Bought or sold 3 properties with him. Always straight talking and reliable.



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