Local Property Experts. World Class Service. We’re James Black Homes


The team at James Black Homes consists of only experienced property professionals

Our ethos is simple, to provide an unrivalled service in an industry that continually holds a reputation of being reactive and not proactive. James Black Homes is a modern estate agent offering a personal and bespoke approach to selling your home unlike any other agency. All of our team have the knowledge of homes in your area and with an attention to detail and a work ethic that surpasses the standard level of estate agency services. We all have over 10 years’ experience or more in our chosen field.

Your James Black Homes Property Professionals

James Black
James BlackFounder
James Black founder of James Black Homes– James Blacks world consists of working on the house, walking the dogs, spoiling his son and spending as much time as possible with friends and family.

An ex professional rugby union player lucky enough to have represented North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Leicester Tigers and Wetherby!! Anyone that knows James understands that rugby and property are his passions.

Having worked in the Yorkshire property industry since 2005 and have developed long lasting customer relationships through trust, honesty and an unrivalled service he hopes to ‘change the game’ with James Black Homes.

Andrew Milnes
Andrew MilnesMortgage Q
Mortgage Advice Bureau Bingley (formerly Mortgage Q) was born in April 2001 and was the brainchild of Andrew Milnes, spotting a gap in the market for high quality advice specific to house purchases Andrew used the experience he had gained working with a major lender and numerous Estate Agents to tailor a service that to this day he believes in unrivalled.

Mortgage Advice Bureau Bingley now has a team of 9 advisors and 5 administrators and covers the whole of the UK from its base in Bingley and during 2016 helped arrange over £100 million of lending.

Understanding the needs of the buyer and vendor has always been key to the service Andrew and his team offer and they work closely with a large number of the regions Estate Agents and developers.

Andrew Kempston-Parkes
Andrew Kempston-ParkesKempston-Parkes
Ensuring your house survey is credible and accurate is fundamental, and often the deciding factor that makes or breaks a house purchase.

So using the services of a reputable Chartered Surveyor is paramount. At Kempston-Parkes Chartered Surveyors, we offer our clients a unique, more measured approach that is built on experience, integrity, personal service and strong client relationships.

Andrew Kempston-Parkes, is a well respected local Chartered Surveyor, but outside of work, life is filled with his 9 and 11 year old boys, his Civil Partner, also called Andrew and their new puppy, Lilly (a Black Labrador).

Andrew is a member of St Peters Church in Harrogate, is involved in Local Politics and has a certificate in Irish Whisky Drinking.

Nick Thackray
Nick ThackrayBevan Brittan LLP
Nick has over 15 years’ experience of residential property experience dealing with sales, purchases, residential development and investment portfolio finance work.

A large percentage of Nick’s work comes from referrals and word of mouth which speaks for the quality of the service offered.

In his spare time Nick loves spending time with his two young children (and his wife!), playing cricket and watching sport.

Rob Crawshaw
Rob CrawshawPhotographer
I’m a non-identical twin, a self-confessed geek, gamer and music-lover… and I have genuine belly fire for photographing the built and natural environment. When it comes to perfecting my work, I’m almost obsessive in my craft, composing each of my shots with exceptional care.

I love nothing more than capturing amazing spaces and structures on camera – especially when they’ve been designed to biophilic principles, with sustainability at their core. In showcasing these innovative buildings, both old and new, in pictures, I hope to inspire many more.


Experience counts. Between us during 2016 we have…

Properties Listed
Billion £ in Mortgages Handled
Properties Surveyed
Photos taken


It’s not really about us. It’s all about you. We believe in making selling or buying a home as simple as possible. We’ll help you get where you need to be, on your terms.


To offer full transparency and provide an unrivalled service through local knowledge.

Our 6 core values:

  • Transparency
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Passion