Welcome to Martin S. Lonsdale Estate Agents, Thackley
We are a family owned independent estate agency practice, having been established since 1997 in the North Bradford district.
Our office is located in the village of Thackley, North Bradford. It is considered to be an upmarket area of Bradford, which is conveniently placed with transport links for Leeds. You can view some pictures of the district here on our website.
Our specialist market is residential sales. Lonsdale Estates are actively seeking properties to sell anywhere in Bradford and beyond. Overall, Lonsdale Estates are able to offer a vendor and purchaser a professional and unbiased service.
We were awarded by the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, runner up for the North of England in 2005 to 2006, for our recognised service levels and standards.
An update from myself for 2018. Due to rafts of changing legislation in the Lettings Sector from Government and busy bodies in the Public Sector who think they have knowledge of how a letting agent works, particular with reference to forcing all agents from April 2019, to stop charging fees for tenants as a contingency, should they default with their rent payment, and all the paper work that is required to now comply with letting a home. I took the decision to smell the coffee and roses, and sell on the lettings side of my business that was left, to another agent. I can assure you, I am one of thousands who are also now taking this route, as it becomes untenable to be a letting agent, unless you are part of a large group who can afford to employ a compliance person, just to check if all the correct paper work has been handed out to all parties. Best of luck all you independents still doing lettings.
This is of course has now freed up a lot of my time, to devote all my energies to being fully hands on in my business, helping to secure a sale of your property. I am able to spend more time with you on valuations, and chat through your requirements and chances of securing a sale. My team are highly motivated to assist you in selling your home, and like myself do not have the daily hassle of letting problems.
Our new back office system is able to match up buyers with your home by simple inputs, thus helping once again to target the right buyers. You will find that we are able to offer attractive fee structures to sell your home, and all this is carefully explained to you before you decide to go ahead.
The overall message I am conveying here, is that I am here to help with your needs and problems should you have one, whilst we are trying to secure a sale. Very much hands on as a working MD, an unusual occurrence these days, which we are all proud of in our office to offer a great personal service.
I took the view some time ago to not seek gratitude by way of reviews on sites, a good old thank you by way of letters and goodies are much more personal. We get on with our business without blowing our trumpet in the social media world, but we make sure all our properties are displayed on Facebook by means of a video of your home.
To sum up, good old fashioned service without a fuss, done by people who have had over 45 years of working and life's experiences. If you want the OMG generation of Estate Agents, or wish to do business with the 3 Magpie Agents close by, who having lost out on the original business won by myself, then take it on themselves to try and steal the business off me by touting my vendor constantly with come with us, offering far less internet advertising than we do, then don't bother myself. As we say in Yorkshire '' Thas nowt as queer as folk''.