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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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    Knaresborough Sales

    Dacres Knaresborough is set within an impressive property with excellent window frontage onto the High Street close to the town centre and market square. The branch offers properties across all price sectors within the historic market town and it's highly sought after surrounding villages.

    Heading up Dacres estate agents in Knaresborough is Nick Alcock. Nick has worked for Dacre, Son & Hartley since the mid-1990s and took over the management of the Knaresborough office in 2001. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation and Management.

    Senior Sales Negotiator Gail Shepherd, who is also a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has been with Dacres since 1994. Joe Blakey who has worked at the busy Knaresborough office since 2014 makes the final link in Nick's enthusiastic team.

    Knaresborough Lettings

    Dacres is also one of the leading letting agents in Knaresborough. Managed by experienced residential lettings and property management expert Sophie Tillisch with the support of highly skilled Property Manager Bev Dooler, who together can assist both first-time landlords and experienced property investors to let their homes and manage their portfolios. And if you're a tenant looking to rent property in Knaresborough they can help you find your perfect 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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    Nick Alcock, Office Manager
    Nick has worked for Dacre, Son & Hartley since the mid 1990's and has been the branch manager at Knaresborough for the past 16 years. He has an in depth knowledge across a wide range of property types within the town and surrounding area.He is a fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and a former President of the Harrogate & District Estate Agents Association. Nick also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation and Management.Nick was born and raised in Harrogate, was married at Allerton Castle and also lived in Knaresborough for 10 years. He has true local knowledge to enable him to give the best possible advice to clients. He has two young daughters at the local secondary school and when time allows enjoys a round of golf.
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    Gail Shepherd, Senior Sales Negotiator
    Gail Shepherd joined Dacre Son & Hartley in 1991 initially working in our busy Harrogate office and has accumulated a wealth of experience.A resident of Knaresborough, Gail was delighted to join the Knaresborough office and bring her vast knowledge of the property industry to support the current team as Senior Sales Negotiator. Gail studied to become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and having attained this certification, uses this knowledge and skill in dealing with client requirements. When not at work Gail adorns her walking boots and makes the most of her free time in the great outdoors exploring the moors and Dales.
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    Joe Blakey, Sales Negotiator
    With six years' experience in customer service roles at leading Yorkshire companies and the last three at Dacre, Son and Hartley's busy Knaresborough office, Joe has now successfully completed the prestigious NFFOPP and NVQ qualification and is now a member of the National association of Estate Agents.Born in the local area, Joe has grown up with a keen interest in the property market and excels in forward thinking, dynamic solutions to make buying or selling any property a breeze.
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    Sophie Tillisch, Area Lettings Manager
    Sophie joined the Dacre, Son & Hartley residential lettings team in November 2015. She has a depth of experience in both the residential lettings and property management industry.Having started her career in residential sales before moving into residential lettings in 2011, her specialist knowledge of the market enables her to offer a quality service focused on meeting the needs of her clients, whether they are clients with a portfolio of properties or landlords with a single property or tenants.
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    Paul Baxter, Area Director
    During a 30 year career in residential property Paul has been instrumental in thousands of successful house sales throughout Yorkshire. In his role as Area Director, Paul is able to draw upon this huge experience to provide innovative sales and marketing solutions for his clients - whatever their property needs. A passionate Yorkshireman, outside of the property world his involvement in junior athletics, both team management and coaching, enables Paul to give something back to the current crop of talented youngsters following his own highly successful career in athletics.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      extremely professional, efficient and competent
      " We have been delighted with level of service provided by Joe, Nick and Gail. They were all extremely professional, efficient and very competent. Nick's level of knowledge and expertise in advertising our house was fantastic and we were delighted with the quality of the house sale brochure he produced. We felt his use of a professional photographer was very beneficial in the property's quick sale. Joe predominantly handled the sale negotiations and we really valued his sound advice throughout. We found him to be exceptional in his role, nothing was too much trouble and he was always so prompt in his response and so lovely in his manner. We really felt they took a lot of the stress out of the house sale so thank you very much to Joe, Nick and Gail." Luisa (7th August 2018)
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      professional and easy to deal with
      "I have used Dacres on a number of occasions and have always found them very professional and easy to deal with. All members of the team in Knaresborough are efficient and prompt to deal with any issues. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nick and his team to anyone." A. Paul (18th July 2018)

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      efficiency and general helpfulness
      "We relocated from Hampshire to North Yorkshire, and Gail was the agent for our purchase. Gail's professionalism, efficiency and general helpfulness was excellent in every way. Gail's experience was just what was needed to manage the move from a distance. Thank you Gail!" G Justice (23rd April 2018)
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