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Dacre,Son & Hartley
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    As one of the longest established independent estate agents and consultant surveyors in the UK Dacre, Son & Hartley have been synonymous with reliability and integrity for over 180 years. In this dynamic market place, we have earned a reputation for honesty, commitment and professionalism, through dedicating ourselves to our customer's needs.
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    Ilkley Sales

    Dacre Son and Hartley estate agents in Ilkley is centrally located in one of the most prominent buildings in the town. The branch handles both the sales and rental of property in Ilkley, from first-time buyer and retirement flats to period mansions located across the Wharfedale town, with farmhouses, cottages and barn conversions in the villages and countryside outside the town including properties in Addingham, Beamsley and Nesfield.

    Dacres estate agents in Ilkley is headed by Wharfedale Area Director Paul Wilson who has lived in Ilkley for over 10 years. Paul originally joined the business in 2002 working from our Bingley branch before being promoted to North Leeds branch manager in 2005.

    The Ilkley office is also home to the firm's head office and the base for many of the company's professional disciplines, including regional land development, residential property management and our Customer Service Centre. It is also the base for Patrick McCutcheon who heads up the sale of property across our 21 Yorkshire estate agents' offices.

    Patrick remains heavily involved in residential sales and deals with a full spectrum of housing as well as new homes and local development sites. With the firm for around 30 years, he established a broad experience in the Yorkshire Dales before moving to Ilkley. Patrick lives in Ilkley with his family and given a prompt will readily extol the virtues of living in this stunning Yorkshire town! Patrick is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents.

    Supporting Patrick and Paul at Ilkley are Virginia King, Laura Paterson and William Crowther. Virginia joined Dacres in April 2016 and has developed excellent local knowledge as well as a strong track record in the industry having previously worked for a large corporate competitor from 2010 to 2016. Both Laura and William started their Dacres journey in our Customer Service Centre before joining our Ilkley office as sales negotiators.

    Ilkley Lettings

    Dacres is also one of the leading agents for rental properties in llkley. The lettings team at Ilkley includes experienced residential lettings agent Jo Speight, and Richard Thomas the Property Manager.

    Whether you are an experienced landlord, an investor in buy-to-let properties or an individual looking to let the family home, we have a service to meet your needs, from our Let Only Service to our full Property Management Service.

    If you are a tenant looking for property to rent in Ilkley, why not call in and let the team help find your next home?

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Selling with Dacres 
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    We understand that selling your property can be a life-changing step, our approach is to offer clear-thinking advice throughout the whole process, taking into account the market and the special features of your property as well as your objectives and time scales. It's a winning approach that achieves the best results for our clients, time after time.
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    Local knowledge, national reach
    • Our network of 20 branches across West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire gives us more coverage than any other independent local estate agents in the region.

    • Highly trained, professional staff within each office really understand their local markets - we know what will strike a chord with different buyers.

    • Local knowledge enables us to provide evidence-based advice on the best price at which to market a property.

    • Our high profile as one of the leading estate agents in Yorkshire makes us the first call for buyers in the region as well as other parts of the UK and abroad.

    • Our in-depth knowledge of the Yorkshire property market means that we are often the preferred adviser for relocation professionals nationally, giving our clients' properties full exposure to this influential network.
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    Targeted promotions that get results
    • Mailouts to our database of over 6,100 active buyers across the UK and overseas.
    • SMS text alerts to our hot buyers.
    • Quality colour brochures and floorplans to sell your home to its best potential.
    • Eye-catching adverts placed in appropriate digital (including social media and print media in Yorkshire and beyond.
    • Distinctive and prominent 'For Sale' boards.
    • Striking window and office displays.
    • Linked information across our network of branches.
    • Accompanied viewings, if required, by well-informed professionals.
    • Motivated teams of negotiators enthusiastically selling by telephone and face-to-face.
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    Keeping clients informed

    We recognise that selling a property can be stressful and, if you're in a chain, there may be many twists and turns. We work hard to take the uncertainty out of the process.

    • Highly skilled professionals keep clients updated at every stage of the process.
    • 24/7 access via our innovative, secure, personalised web portal - My Dacres - provides clients with viewers' feedback and progress on the sale.
    • My Dacres also collates useful data on responses to advertising activity and online traffic, enabling the marketing programme to be adapted as necessary.
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Buying with Dacres 
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    When searching for a property, whether it's a first-time buy, family home, downsize or an investment property, it always helps to be ahead of the crowd. By registering with Dacre, Son & Hartley, we can help to identify properties that meet your criteria and ensure that you hear about them at the earliest opportunity, sometimes before they come to market.

    Few estate agents in West Yorkshire or North Yorkshire can match the range of properties we offer, so contact us first and our experienced personnel will be pleased to assist in the search for your dream home.

    Step-by-step guide to finding your ideal property

    1. Register with us. You can do this by visiting one of our offices in person, by 'phone or online at dacres.co.uk

    2. When you have identified your preferred location and type of property - as broad or as narrow as you wish - our web-linked mailing system will ensure you receive information across all areas that match your requirements.

    3. We will ensure you receive information however you want it, by post, email or SMS text, as soon as it becomes available.

    4. If you are seeking a new property, our New Homes
    Department [link to New Homes/Buying page] can update you on the many developments that we represent, including any special offers available from developers, and then guide you through the process of buying on completion or 'off-plan'.

    5. For investment purchasers, our Investors Club will not only source properties but can also let and manage them on your behalf.

    6. When you receive our property brochures, you will find that they are designed to assist your decision-making, including accurate descriptions of the property and its location, high quality photographs to convey the style of a house and detailed floor plans.

    7. You will see that many of the properties featured on this website also include area maps and Street View to assist you in assessing a property's location.

    8. The Area Guides on this website also provide useful information on local facilities, schools, transport etc, all of which will enable you to determine whether the property is right for you.

    9. Use the Map feature at the top of this page to identify properties for sale in your chosen location.

    10. To assist with any mortgage questions, our online property details include a handy mortgage calculator and we can also provide independent financial advice [link to DSH Financial Services page] tailored to your needs and circumstances.

    11. The Saved Properties feature at the top of this page, enables you to quickly save details of any properties that you are interested in.

    12. If you wish to view a property, our friendly, well-informed viewing staff will ensure that all your questions are answered promptly and accurately.

    13. We will always seek feedback on any property you've viewed as this not only helps the vendor but can also enable us to refine, with you, your property requirements and the matching process.

    Above all, we will seek to find the property that's right for you and will keep you informed throughout the buying process. Perhaps that's why so many of our purchasers become vendors in the future.
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Meet our team
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    Patrick McCutcheon, Director
    Patrick started his career with Dacre, Son & Hartley in 1985 and from the start took a keen interest in the diverse range of services that the firm has to offer.Now head of the company's residential operation, Patrick is based at the head office in Ilkley and provides sales and marketing advice across the whole price spectrum with specialist knowledge within the upper sectors. Married to Charlotte and with two children, Patrick is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents.
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    Paul Wilson, Wharfedale Area Director
    Paul started his career at Dacre, Son & Hartley in 2001, eventually moving on to manage the offices in North Leeds and Bramhope. After working for a local competitor in Leeds City Centre for 4 years Paul returned to Dacres in 2014.Although based at our Ilkley office as branch manager, he is also the Wharfedale area manager and oversees operations at the Bramhope, Otley, Guiseley, Burley and North Leeds offices. Living in Ilkley and with extensive experience of the local property market, he is passionate about delivering the best service to his customers no matter what their budget.
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    Helen Carter, Sales Manager
    Helen joined Dacres in October 2018 looking after the day to day running of our successful Ilkley office. She has a background in property, winning Best Newcomer in her previous role, and is passionate about helping customers find their next property. She also has excellent knowledge of the local area. In Helen's spare time she enjoys walking her Labrador and watching the England Rugby Union team.
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    Jo Speight, Area Lettings Manager
    Jo started to work at Dacre, Son & Hartley in 2012 and has over 14 years' residential lettings experience.Jo manages the whole process from advising landlords regarding marketing of the property and maximising achievable rents, conducting viewings, referencing and overseeing the smooth letting process from commencement through to the end of a tenancy.
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    Vicky McNamara, Senior Sales Negotiator
    Vicky has extensive local knowledge and experience of matching applicants to properties and conducting viewings, as well as negotiating offers and progressing sales through to completion. Vicky has completed the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification and is currently training to become a property valuer.
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    William Crowther, Sales Negotiator
    William joined our Customer Service Centre in 2017 and has since progressed to Sales Negotiator in our Ilkley branch. He has a strong background of local knowledge having lived in Yorkshire for the whole of his life.William enjoys photography and also takes to climbing in and around the Yorkshire area.
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      What our customers say about us....
      Let our customers who have experienced our service first hand tell you about the service they received.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      very accessible & pleasant to deal with
      " Very professional handling of sale by Paul and Virginia. They were very accessible and pleasant to deal with and kept me well informed of the progress of the transaction. I would recommend them to anyone." C. Pomfret (23rd Nov 2017)

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      all the staff are great
      "Really happy with the service and would use again. All the staff are great, but special mention to Paul who supported us throughout." Mrs. J (23rd July 2018)
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      professional, helpful and efficient
      "Dacre were professional, helpful and efficient right from the start. We were buying a house from oversees but they accommodated our limited times for viewings and made the process much easier than we had expected. Thank you Dacre." anon (8th March 2018)
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