Philip Garnett heads up new Dacres office in Elland.
Philip Garnett heads up new Dacres office in Elland.

Independent estate agent Dacre Son & Hartley launches new office in Elland

Dacre, Son & Hartley, the independent estate agency, has expanded its office network after investing £50k to launch a new branch in Elland.

The new fully refurbished office is located on Victoria Road, and is headed up by Philip Garnett, who has worked at Dacres in Bingley, Keighley and Ilkley for the past two years.

Philip, who previously spent 11 years in the public sector, said: “It’s been a long-standing ambition to run a property business, and this opportunity with Dacres, which is such a solid Yorkshire brand, was simply too good to miss.”

Philip is joined in the new office by sales negotiator Sarah Chilvers, who has more than 10 years of experience working for a number of other estate agents in West Yorkshire.

Philip added: “Sarah was the ideal choice to work alongside me as we launch in Elland. Her experience within the local area is excellent and we now have a great platform to successfully market properties across all the towns and villages surrounding Huddersfield and Halifax.

“Halifax and Huddersfield have both benefited from significant investment in public services and transport recently. Ideally placed for commuters to Leeds and Manchester, there are many rural areas like Ripponden, Barkisland, Stainland and Greetland where we also plan to focus our efforts.”

The new branch will initially specialise in residential sales, before expanding into lettings, and clients will also be able to take advantage of Dacre, Son & Hartley’s surveying and financial services offerings.

Patrick McCutcheon, head of residential sales at Dacre, Son & Hartley, commented: “Philip’s venture in Elland will complement our extensive branch network of 20 other offices throughout the region.

“With such a strong presence in so many of the region’s towns and cities, we are also hugely committed to our online offering, having recently invested heavily in our popular website and increased our visibility on all of the top online search portals.

“We offer everything the online agents do and so much more. We are still anchored in the local communities in which we operate and provide lots of support through numerous sponsorship partnerships and charitable initiatives. That relationship with the community, and people like Philip and Sarah who live and work there, is what sets us apart from our competition.”

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