Why choose an independent estate agent


Why choosing an independent estate agent could save you both time and money.

We often are asked what the main benefits are to working with an independent estate agency like ourselves over a larger group or corporate estate agent, especially in an area of London as exclusive, culturally rich and architecturally diverse as Knightsbridge.

A Knightsbridge Estate Agency with over thirty years experience

As a Knightsbridge estate agency with over thirty years of personal experience in working exclusively in this area, the answer is simple – it’s all down to the personalised and hands-on service that we offer to our Clients at any time of the day, and around the world to suit their location. We offer a truly personalised, concierge service to buying or selling a home because we understand our Clients are busy people and aren’t always available between 9-5, Monday to Friday and so we make ourselves available at any time to suit you.

The home buying process and the steps it takes to buy or sell a home

Time is of the essence when buying or selling a property and we have been known to agree deals at some very inhospitable times of the day over the years, but it has meant our Clients have sold or bought exactly their property at exactly the right price because of our flexible approach. As an estate agent in Knightsbridge we work hand-in hand with some of the most prestigious partners in the business of home ownership from lawyers, solicitors, architects, interior designs and planners to ensure your property is exactly the right property for you. We ensure you know in detail the location you are considering, the history of the home or apartment, its changing value over the past thirty years so you are in the best position to purchase or sell a home.

Getting the best deal for your property

With years of expert knowledge and advice we always strive for the deal that makes all parties happy, from the buyer who wants the best price to the seller who wants the best value for theirs. It’s a delicate balance and trust is a huge part of why our Clients choose us to represent them in all aspects of buying or selling their home in Knightsbridge. If you are about to choose an estate agent to buy or sell your property in Knightsbridge, then read here on the questions you need to ask before signing on the dotted line…

Do they offer free property appraisals within 24 hours?

Have they experience in both apartments to magnificent mansions and how long have they worked exclusively in Knightsbridge?

Do they offer a confidential home acquisition buying service and are they able to offer this service in a number of international languages?

As an independent, do they work with other independents on lettings and property management like our sister business York Estates Marylebone?

Do they provide regular updates over email, what’s app or text so you are always in the loop during the buying or selling of your property at all times?

When they say a personalised service, do they mean ‘real time’ or their time?

Whether buying or selling a home in Knightsbridge, we are an independent agency who offers a competitive and personal service and our 5 star Google reviews speak for themselves.

We are delighted to say that we can say yes to all of the above questions so why not give us a call today on 0203 827 8600 or email Richard@yorkestates.co.uk and see how we can help you buy, sell or invest in the perfect property here in central Knightsbridge.



Google reviews

So many of us now rely on Google reviews because they provide an in-depth analysis of a business from the client or customer perspective, which frankly these days is invaluable.

Many of us read Google or online reviews because we believe they provide a truthful insight into a business. Here at York Estates Knightsbridge we are like any other business in that we rely on our clients feedback and reviews to help us understand where we excel and what makes us different from the many property agents here in central London. We are therefore delighted to report that our five star reviews reinforce our commitment in taking the time to understand our buyers and sellers needs, and with our ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’ of the residential area of Knightsbridge we connect buyers to sellers and sellers to buyers with ease.

But don’t just take our word for it, please read below some comments from two of our incredible clients who we have worked with professionally for many years. They kindly took the time to review York Estates Knightsbridge and the valuable services we offer to everyone.

David Lever – “I have known Richard Isadore for more than 10 years, since I bought my first house in Montpelier Place. The central London market differs considerably from the rest of the country, and it became obvious that professional understanding was necessary to find the right property at the right price. I can only say that Richards’s knowledge, contacts and guidance in this complex market place proved to be first class. Our first house was bought at a great price and after a number of years when it came time to sell, Richard found a buyer and the house was sold in a matter of weeks.
We subsequently bought a flat in Rutland Gate which Richard recommended to be a really great investment opportunity. Well he was absolutely right. We rented it out for 4 years and contacted Richard with a view to selling it. Within 48 hours of our conversation through his contacts he called me to say the property was sold with a very tidy profit.
If you are looking for professional agent whether you are buying or selling I can wholeheartedly recommend Richard from York Estates”.

Toni Shasha – “I have known Richard for over 30 years. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the residential market in Knightsbridge and surrounding areas. We have bought and sold several properties through Richard over the years and he has always provided a highly professional and efficient service. Most importantly he delivers the required results. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending him for both sourcing and selling a property”.

We thrive on delivering an exceptional service, being personal, trustworthy and highly confidential. The London luxury property market is a unique and York Estates sets itself apart from other High Street brands by our extensive local knowledge and global reach of clients who would like to invest or live in Knightsbridge.

Why not give us a call on 0203 827 8600 or email Richard@yorkestates.co.uk and see how we can help you buy, sell or invest in the perfect property here in beautiful Knightsbridge.


Free Property Appraisal within 24 hours.
Property sales and purchases from apartments through to magnificent mansions.
Exclusive confidential home acquisition buying service (we are able to offer this service in a number of international languages).
Lettings and property management through York Estates Marylebone.
Regular local update newsletter to our database.
Personal “real-time” service to all clients.

In Central London, do you prefer living vertically or horizontally?

This may seem a strange question to ask but it really is something to think about when you are considering buying an apartment or a house in this exclusive area of London. The good news is that we have both options on sale at York Estates Knightsbridge and have chosen to showcase two of these very different properties. They both offer a fantastic lifestyle via their well thought out layouts and accessible central locations, so let’s give you a tour and let you decide!

There are many advantages to living horizontally in an apartment and Broadwalk House is an exceptionally light-filled four bedroomed property. It has spectacular views across Hyde Park from the front and stunning views from the back overlooking Hyde Park Gate and benefits from two beautiful balconies to enjoy both winter and summer sun with a fully accessible underground parking space. The location of this home is superb, one that is situated between Queens Gate and Palace Gate facing onto the glorious greenery of the park, with very close access to the boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Kensington High Street. It is also a short distance to the underground stations of South Kensington and Knightsbridge whilst world-famous museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, exclusive art galleries and the Royal Albert Hall are literally on your doorstep.

The apartment offers a great living space, surrounded by an abundance of greenery, culture and amenities. Accommodation includes a large master bedroom with an elegant en-suite bathroom and dressing room, a magnificent reception room, kitchen, and three further bedrooms with en-suite shower room, further shower room, together with secure 24 hour portered access, overall offering 1578 sq. feet this really could be that perfect apartment.

If on the other hand, you are looking for a family home, preferring to live vertically, then our magnificent Georgian townhouse on Trevor Street really does have it all. This classic period home has been lovingly refurbished in a contemporary style providing a wonderful, light-filled spacious family home with five double bedrooms, three large reception areas on the ground floor, a super smart kitchen/dining room, quiet study, cleverly designed utility room, and a large and comfortable family/media room. With home offices and spaces for children to learn being in high demand right now this home offers it all.

The property benefits from air conditioning throughout (except on the ground floor) and unusually for this part of Knightsbridge has a 36ft west facing garden, perfect for those private lazy summer days to compliment the not so private 350 acres of Hyde Park only 300 metres from this homes front door!

Trevor Street is situated between Harrods & Hyde Park and therefore has easy access to the royal parks, undergrounds and all of Knightsbridge’s boutique and world-class stores, cafes and restaurants. For a family looking for a private exclusive home with the comfort of modern living, this is a must-see home of 3.051 sq. ft

For more details or to arrange an inspection on these properties contact Richard or Pearl on 0203 827 8600 or email our team at richard@yorkestates.co.uk

At York Estates Knightsbridge, we take the time to understand what our clients are looking for and to understand your priorities when buying a new home or apartment and we will only show you relevant properties that match your needs. Let us warmly #welcomeyoutotheneighbourhood

New year, new business – how we are moving ahead in Lockdown

I think I can speak for the vast majority of our property clients when I say that it feels great to finally be in 2021. We learnt a huge amount in 2020 from the conversations and Zoom conferences in many international languages with our clients who were both buying and selling properties across the whole of the Knightsbridge area and we can’t wait to showcase more stunning luxury properties this year.

Starting our newest branch of the internationally acclaimed York Estates network of property and real estate, our Knightsbridge business has proven that there is a need for expert guidance in these unprecedented times in one of the most prestigious parts of London. This special area includes the elegant, tree-lined avenues of stuccoed Georgian mansions of Mayfair to the leafy garden squares of Belgravia and St James’s and launching our tailored services now has enabled us to really listen to what our clients need.

This is no ordinary area of London, it houses some of the finest global postcodes, museums, galleries, restaurants, world–renowned department stores and magnificent Royal Parks and so quite rightly our focus is around the most important advice on where to buy and when to sell. Having personally worked in property and specifically within the Knightsbridge area of London for over thirty years I have a wealth of experience in guiding my clients and international residents into making the right decisions for them when it comes to a real estate investment across Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Pimlico, Chelsea, South Kensington and Belgravia.

Here at York Estates Knightsbridge, our personalised, tailored service is offered to all our clients to ensure we don’t waste your time in showing you properties that really don’t match your needs, nor do we engage with people or businesses who aren’t serious about buying or selling. As a small firm of property consultants versus a team of estate agents, the very description of consultant means just that, we consult and we represent our client’s money and investments as if they were our own, using total privacy and discretion when required. We take the time to ensure we understand your requirements and help our clients make timely decisions on all their buying and selling needs.

We’d love to welcome you to the neighbourhood – if you have a central London property to sell and would be interested in a free appraisal on your home, or would like more information on our existing luxury properties for sale with York Estates Knightsbridge properties please call 020 3827 8600.