Smiles all around at The Eastrington Show…

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Sales representative and lucky winner, Chris Stringfellow, helped out at The Eastrington Show.

For many years now the Eastrington Show has been a major attraction in Yorkshire and the North East of England. The show attracts many people from all over the country who come especially to enjoy the days festivities.

This year the show reached out to a number of local businesses in hope of gaining sponsors and exhibitors to contribute towards the annual event. One of the exhibitors that was more than happy to help was local house builder, Peter Ward Homes.

When approached by the Eastrington Show, Peter Ward Homes were one of the sponsors keen to get involved. As an avid supporter of local events, there was no surprise the house builder was quick to jump at the opportunity to help out and be of service on the day.

Every year a number of fun-filled shows and activities are put on to entertain people of all ages and gender. The days schedual included horse, sheep, cattle and terrier shows as well as a number of competitions.

Peter Ward Homes, Sales Representative Chris Stringfellow was present on the day and ran a stall along side a small team. The stall was set up so that throughout the day, visitors could come and speak to the Sales Representatives with any enquiries or help they may need on taking the first steps to find their new home. A number of brochures and leaflets where on hand to give visitors a better look on what a Peter Ward home offers. The stall attracted many people throughout the day who were on the look out for a new family home.

Determined to join in on the fun action of the Eastrington show, Sales Representative Chris, had a memorable moment of her own. As a keen baker, she took up the opportunity to enter the cake competition which resulted in her winning The Kathleen Wraith Memorial Trophy for the ‘fatless sponge’. This is not the first win for Chris as she also won this trophy back in 2009.

Chris shared her thoughts on the day.

“It was great that Peter Ward Homes were able to share the excitement of the day. The Eastrington Show is a great event attracting lots of families who wouldn’t necessarily  expect to see a house builder there. That’s why events like this are great as people can enjoy them selves as well as get information and guidance on matters such as purchasing or finding a new home.”

A day in the life of a Peter Ward Homes Sales Representative…

The lovely Peter Ward Homes Sales Team.

A few of the hardworking Peter Ward Homes Sales Representatives.

At Peter Ward Homes, we are dedicated to giving you the best guidance and support as possible when it comes to finding and purchasing a new home. Our Sales Representatives are available 7 days a week from 11am – 5pm to help deal with any enquiries you may have. Sarah Shepherd is one of our longest working Sales Representatives at Peter Ward Homes and we caught up with her to chat about what life is like working at Peter Ward Homes.

How long have you worked for Peter Ward Homes?

I’ve been here since 1998 so it will be 17 years this May. It doesn’t feel that long though.

What made you want to be a Sales Representative?

I’ve always worked in this industry. I like meeting people. I’ve only actually been a Sales Representative for Peter Ward Homes because I like the quality of his build. Its important when your selling a property, whether it’s a 2 or a 5 bed, that the quality of the build is good. Buyers get that with a Peter Ward home.

What’s the best thing about working at Peter Ward Homes?

Working for Peter Ward Homes. They are a very good company and very good to their staff. They build a product that you can be very proud to sell. It’s what we believe. I wouldn’t have worked for them for all this time if they weren’t.

What is a typical day like for you? 

It varies really. We open up the show house, check our emails, contact people that have interest in the development and want to be updated. We also show people around the development and explain all about Peter Ward Homes and the properties we have.  It’s all about the customer – satisfying their needs and finding the right property for them.

 How has the job changed over the years?

It’s changed massively because the lenders are more stringent with the process and it’s understandably more difficult to get a mortgage now. But government-backed schemes such as Help to Buy have made a huge difference.

What do people look for the most when buying a home? 

The quality and design of the build. If they didn’t like the quality they wouldn’t buy it. I spoke to a surveyor not long ago who said she had visited our Sandholme Park development, which started back in 2000. She said to me ‘that site still looks as good as it did 10 years ago’. So I think that just goes to show how good the quality of the houses are. And also more importantly they are great value for money.

What advice would you give to a new Sales Rep? 

Always be polite and treat your customer the way you would like to be treated yourself.

 

Sarah is currently handling all enquires at The Manor in Gilberdyke which is open 7 days a week from 11am – 5pm. Site Sales Office: 01430 631100  

An Open Weekend Bursting with Offers…

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Open Weekend at Habrough Fields in Immingham and The Manor in Gilberdyke on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April.

Dreaming of a new home in 2015? You’re in luck. To help turn that dream into reality, house builder Peter Ward Homes is holding an Open Weekend on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April at Habrough Fields in Immingham and The Manor in Gilberdyke.

Over the past few years, the housing market has gone from strength to strength with continuous support from Government schemes such as Help to Buy and the reduced stamp duty rates. Peter Ward Homes are set on helping guide buyers through the process of finding and purchasing their new home as best they can, as it is clear there has never been a more appropriate time to buy a new home.

To give buyers a real insight into a Peter Ward Home, both sites each have their own show home available for viewing at the Open Weekend.Four bedroomed detached house, The Sandridge is the current show home at Habrough Fields and is perfect for couples with expanding families or are looking for that extra bit of room. Those visiting The Manor will get an exclusive first look at the new show home, The Hertford, a four bed detached home. This is a perfect choice for those looking for a practical family home in a rural location. Both show homes offer spacious living and come with bi-folding doors, a new feature for Peter Ward Homes, designed to bring the outside inside.

Managing Director, Peter Ward shared his thoughts on the upcoming event: “Our Open Weekends are designed to give buyers as much guidance as possible when purchasing a new home. We want to help people with any worries they may have. Our onsite sales representatives will be around from 10am-5pm as well as an independent financial adviser, to help you with any money queries you may have. This includes full information on the schemes available, such as Help to Buy and the new Help to Buy ISA. It isn’t until you speak to our advisors, that you realise there are many different ways to purchase your perfect home.”

The last time the Open Weekend took place at Habrough Fields, a dozen of buyers reserved homes with most of them following through with a sale. This was an almighty achievement which led to the decision to once again hold an Open Weekend at not one but two sites across North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. The number of people going to this weekend is expected to be doubled at both sites.

Peter Ward Homes are also giving buyers the chance to create their own style of home with a number of packages and vouchers. Selected plots will qualify for items from the Personal Touches scheme including a range of appliances and electronics such as an LG 50” Full HD LED TV, a family iPad package and an LG brushed steel still standing Fridge Freezer. As well as this anybody reserving a plot, or doing so before the 31st August will receive a voucher for free interior lighting worth up to £1600. Buyers can also select Kitchen and Bathroom tiles from an extensive range. And it doesn’t end there; one lucky individual could be the new owner of a 64 GB iPad air in a free prize draw that can be entered on site or on the Peter Ward Homes Facebook page.

Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to move up or down the property ladder or wanting to expand your family, Peter Ward Homes offers a range of house types to fit various lifestyles. With a mixture of two, three, four and five bedroomed homes there really is something for everyone. So don’t miss out on the chance of finding that perfect family home with a variety of extras to make it your very own and make a date in your diary to visit Habrough Fields in Immingham and The Manor in Gilberdyke.

If you want to find out more before you visit us in April, you can view all the house types available at Habrough fields and The Manor as well as the various schemes and incentives available by visiting www.peterwardhomes.co.uk

Welcome to the family…

Rachel Davies is the newest member of the Peter Ward Homes family.

Rachel Davies is the newest member of the Peter Ward Homes family.

We have recently welcomed a new friendly face here at Peter Ward Homes, to help guide and support buyers in the process of finding their new home. Rachel Davies, 26, has been appointed as the newest Sales Representative and will be initially based at the Habrough Fields development in Immingham. This role comes as an almighty change for former blue coat Rachel, who has previously spent the last few years professionally singing at weddings and functions across Europe including a spell in Germany where she toured the army camps.

Cleethorpes local, Rachel, began her roll in late December 2014 and has since been on a number of training days. In addition to her new role at Peter Ward Homes, Rachel is currently studying for a Psychology degree at the Grimsby College of higher education where she hopes to gain knowledge that will help her thrive in her new part time job. She continued, “I chose to do a Psychology degree as I know it plays a big role in Marketing. I would like to progress my career in sales and I think Peter Ward Homes will be a good platform to do so. I already love it here; it doesn’t feel like I’m at work. I still have a couple of training days to complete and I can’t wait.”

In her role of Sales Representative, Rachel will be on hand to help those who are looking to buy a new home at Habrough Fields in Immingham. Finding the perfect home can be a stressful and unnerving process, which is why we continuously look to make it as smooth as possible.

We are all thrilled to have Rachel join us here at Peter Ward Homes and look forward to seeing how she progresses in her new role. Good luck Rachel!