About us

We are here to serve your needs, 7 days a week

Colin Ellis Property Services was established back in 1991, and we have evolved and positioned ourselves as the premier Estate Agent on the East Coast of Yorkshire. With over 100 years combined experience from the partners and staff, and having traded through most market conditions, we are experts in the property market and can provide buyers and sellers with sound independent advice and support.

We are committed to offering the most comprehensive service and boast a number of departments to complement our Residential Sales, including a Commercial Department and Land & New Homes. We are also General Practice Chartered Surveyors and are retained by a number of major banks, institutions, private individuals and companies who rely on our qualified expertise in property related matters ranging from Market Valuation Reports, HomeBuyer Surveys, Rent Reviews and Schedule of Conditions.

Having built the business up based on honesty and trust we are seen by many as the only choice, delivering consistent results through our high standards of customer service, hard work and commitment. Sometimes the proof is in the pudding as they say, Rightmove Intel confirmed that we sold more properties in the Scarborough area than any other agent in the year ending 2014.

The best endorsement of our abilities comes from the many personal referrals and recommendations we get from our satisfied clients.

Don’t just take our word for it - we are part of the Relocation Agent Network of Estate Agents where each Network member has been handpicked by Cartus, the leading provider of global relocation. 140,000+ customers are moved worldwide every year by Cartus, to over 160 countries. With over 30 years' experience of the UK property market, Cartus knows what makes a good estate agent.

This Network is highly selective with membership being on an invitation only basis subject to certain criteria being met such as quality of service, local knowledge and professionalism.

Meet the team

  • Keith Creasey

    Partner

    Keith Creasey, Partner is one of the Chartered Surveyors and joined the business in 1992 after spending the previous 11 years working in Bridlington, Hull and Scarborough. Keith established the Professional Services department and is entrusted by a number of lending institutions, private individuals and solicitors to provide property related valuations and surveys throughout the North East Yorkshire regions.

  • Nick Fenwick

    Partner

    Partner who is responsible for our Residential Sales Team and has been successfully selling property in Scarborough for over twenty five years bringing to owners and purchasers our vast experience seven days a week.

    ‘ We like to think we are not just your average high street estate agency. As a business we have evolved to specialise in all areas of property including professional services, Commercial, Land and New Homes, and we have close ties with independent financial advisors. With two fully qualified Chartered Surveyors we can make sure clients are fully informed and receive accurate information. Having individuals specialising in their own areas means we are a one stop shop and this has enabled us to make strong long term relationships with customers and other local companies.  We are on the panel for a number of high street lenders who trust in our valuation service and we also feel strongly about supporting local businesses so we refer our clients to other local service providers we have worked with and trust. 

    We will always strive to be open and honest and get our vendors the best price possible in the current climate’.

  • Wai Kong Yau

    Partner

    Kong Yau, the youngest member of the partnership, Heads up the Commercial Department and is also a Chartered Surveyor. He joined the firm as a trainee surveyor back in 2002 and qualified in 2005 under the careful guidance of Keith. During that time he worked along side Colin in the commercial department and has now built up his own client base to offer the most comprehensive commercial department in Scarborough.

  • Karen Gosling

    Land and New Homes Manager and Negotiator

    Karen Gosling joined us in 2004 and has a wealth of experience having worked for a number of national and regional residential companies including Barratt Developments and Manning Stainton estate agents. Her professional and friendly approach, combined with a personal interest and attention to detail, inspire confidence and mean that she is appreciated by both buyers and sellers alike.

  • Tracey Wardell

    Sales Negotiator

    Tracey Wardell was a member of staff we inherited from acquiring the business of C E Rawlings and has experience in abundance. She is a local Malton girl and commercially aware with the confidence and ability to deal with any property matters, either residential or commercial.

  • Jackie Farrant

    Sales Negotiator / Advisor

    Jackie Farrant, has over 25 years experience in the residential market having worked for J Lucas Goodall & Son, Barratt and Persimmon Homes. She is generally the first port of call in Reception and on the telephone, clients can always be sure of a warm welcome. Having the benefit of seeing the majority of properties we have for sale she is generally in the best position to discuss your property needs.

  • Gordon Jackson

    Viewing Assistant

    Gordon has been with us for over 15 years and is employed to accompany viewings. In his previous life he worked for the NHS and was also a Magistrate. He will always bend over backwards to try and assist and help people but you may have to put up with his, sometimes cruel sense of humour! A young at heart who is still heavily involved in the local Trials bike scene.

  • Anne Furness

    Viewing Assistant / Office

    Anne has also been with us for over 15 years and is employed to accompany viewings and work weekends in the office making sure we can offer a 7 day a week service. Previously a primary school teacher for a number of years she is always our first port of call if we need help in the office.

  • Maureen Stockhill

    Part time secretary

    Maureen Stockhill is one of the newest members of the team and puts her wealth of secretarial experience to use having previously worked for Skipton Building Society / Scarborough Building Society for over 30 years before being made redundant. Her role involves preparing survey reports and producing marketing particulars.

  • Joanne Grant

    Office Administrator

    Joanne is the youngest and latest addition to the team. Although young she has previously worked for Yorkshire Coast Homes in administration. Jo helps Maureen put the marketing brochures together and deals with our newspaper marketing and sometimes even has to type up survey reports for Keith and Kong. Still learning!