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Led by founding Director Neil Samms, we have successfully set ourselves apart through detailed understanding of the local market, passion for house selling and for providing a very high standard of personal service.

We know exactly why different properties in different parts of town hold a special appeal – and we know the buyers that they appeal to. That’s why we’re able to find our clients the right buyers, fast.

We are all career property professionals, committed to the sustainable long-term growth of York and Wetherby’s property market, and of our business.

The quality and reach of our marketing matches any national agent. The printed and digital details we produce are beautifully written, designed and produced, and every property we sell is visible locally, nationally and globally on all the important property portals.

Neil Samms MNAEA BA (Hons)

Managing Director

Having spent the last 17 years in the industry, Neil’s experience as a Valuer and Estate Agent is invaluable. Having grown up in York Neil has a thorough knowledge of the city and rural areas and can confidently advise on all types of residential property. Neil lives between York and Wetherby and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

James Nicholson MNAEA


James is an experienced Estate Agent and Valuer. Growing up in York he has a thorough knowledge of the area. James is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents. He has two young daughters and spends his time off with his family.

Elkie Buckland MNAEA


With 17 years of working in property, Elkie is a passionate and experienced Sales Consultant who has helped hundreds of buyers find their dream home. Married with two sons, Elkie has herself, bought and sold on many occasions and is personally and professionally accomplished.

Clare Hudson

Sales Consultant

Clare has excellent knowledge of living in a variety of properties, ranging from a London apartment to a Dales cottage and is now happily back in her home town of York living within the city walls. Experienced in Customer Service, Office Administration and Property Management Clare enjoys playing tennis and dancing in her spare time.

Emma Potrykus BA (Hons)

New Homes Specialist

Emma has over 12 years of experience working in the property industry, along with a Degree in Estate Management from Reading University. Having lived in York for the last seven years Emma has a thorough knowledge of the area. Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.

Michelle Samms BSc (Hons)

Marketing & Support

Miche joined the team in 2020 to provide administrative support and handle the preparation of particulars, marketing and social media.  Miche appreciates the level of detail required and strives to give our marketing the edge.  When not in the office Miche is busy looking after her two young children and enjoys running in her spare time.

Joe Cross


Joe has many years experience working in the residential property industry, two years of which were spent in London at a major corporate company. However being born in York and having family living in Wetherby means he knows the area well. When he’s not working Joe can usually be found on the golf course.


Our Home

Our prominent York office is located just yards from the Minster, at the heart of the City.

We moved into 27 High Petergate back in 2014, and it accommodates our team perfectly.

The space provided enables us to connect with you, our customers, by offering a central base to discuss your requirements in privacy, and at a time convenient to you.

We also have a new office on the High Street at Boston Spa open daily (appointments recommended).