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Welcome to Martin S. Lonsdale Estate Agents, Thackley

Welcome to Lonsdale's, we are your one stop quality estate agent, providing a Premier service to clients throughout the Bradford area. Independently owned by Martin Lonsdale  specialising in residential sales. We are a family owned independent estate agency practice, having been established since 1997 in the North Bradford district. We have been around for 24 years and have a solid and good reputation for our work ethic and integrity. We get lots of repeat business and referrals from past clients, of which some are on our testimonial page. We are not going to be the cheapest around as we like to charge a fare rate for our service which brings results. A lot of work is involved in selling a home, and hence with our MD'S can do attitude and office location, we have built on our reputation for being fare with our fees. 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. 

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, particularly with reference to forcing all agents from June 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 at the end of 2017. I can assure you, I am one of hundreds 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 has of course 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. I am still highly motivated to assist you in selling your home, and do not have the daily hassle of letting problems.

After a year that all of us would not wish to experience ever again in 2020, I have taken stock of life like a lot of people, and changed the way in which my business provides a service. I have been working on my own from May last year ably assisted once we were initially unlocked with family help, providing a hands on service to my clients. This has the benefit for my clients, of dealing with myself from the commencement of marketing to the point of the sale and completion, unlike lots of other estate agents where you are passed onto a member of staff who may not know your case, or even worse they are in a comfort zone and can't be bothered. It is therefore no coincidence that last year, I managed to get over the line some very trying cases, which in the climate of a manic sales market in 2020, proved to be a very busy period. It was rewarded by many thank you's and kind words from satisfied sellers and buyers, plus gifts of gratuities.

I would like to think that I am very approachable and professional, and as a result of my new working routine, all company emails are attended to 7 days of the week from the office and my home environment, thus providing a hands on service. 

Our colllection of distinctive looking properties are thoughtfully and comprehensively described with professional photography results by myself, along with a video tour of your property. I have chosen to work with less clients and stock levels, so I can provide the fully committed vendor, with a full hands on sales experience to achieve a sale. In fact one kind vendor informed me that one of my competitors explained that I was way down on them for instructions by showing them the chart for BD10, which is against Rightmove's rules naming agents. Guess what, I got the business and sold it within a few days. Therefore, think of my company now providing a boutique service to a select range of clients, where we can work together to achieve a satisfactory result. 

Our social media presence is second to none, your property will receive the very best in marketing and the full exposure it deserves with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp, and lots more including other portals to help you sell your property.                                                                                                                                                        

We also have our new digital selling method with a low commission of £895.00 including vat for any value sale property. You control the sale on your own platform via your tablet/phone, being able to interact 24 hours with your buyer. Check out www.love2move.co.uk           

We now also have links with qualified buyers who can provide you with speed and certainty of sale. They will consider property in any condition, with or without tenants. You may get a slightly lower price but if speed and certainty are important this may be right for you.   

Due to an excellent last 12 months of trading in 2020 having sold a lot of our newly listed stock. We desperately need semis, terrace properties, detached properties and bungalows in Bradford's postcodes of BD2, BD10, BD18, and LS28, then get in touch for your FREE valuation. We have buyers ready to view and buy.       

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.

We have moved our business onto the latest digital model, so that everybody on our database (you can opt out) receives a fortnightly on line magazine with all our latest properties listed. We also have found that our own website www.lonsdales-estates.co.uk  Zoopla, Rightmove, Boomin and lots more websites listing properties that we participate in, along with active postings on Facebook and Instagram, are now bringing in lots more leads than Rightmove. It is a fact that agents up and done the country are fed up to the back teeth with the excessive demands of price increases for just listing a property on Rightmove. We predict that 2021 will be the year the straw broke the camels back of RM. Vendors and buyers you do not need RM to search for a property, just use other portals like Zoopla, Boomin and social media which are slicker and more user friendly. You will find all our properties listed there.          

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 I am proud of in my 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. I get on with my business without blowing my trumpet in the social media world, but I 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 a person with 47 years working and life's experiences. If you want to do business with the other local agents who constantly try poach my clients trying to pinch my business and livelihood, which in my opinion is a disgrace to the profession and smacks of desperation, then jog on.  

Due to an excellent last 12 months of trading in 2020 having sold a lot of our newly listed stock. We desperately need semis, terrace properties, detached properties and bungalows in the Bradford postcodes of BD2, BD10, BD18, and LS28, then get in touch for your FREE valuation. We have buyers ready to view and buy.   

                                 

Hi Martin, It is so refreshing to find an estate agents where all the staff are so friendly and so very efficient you should be very proud of your team. If you had not sold your letting business I would certainly have re-rented via you. I hope however it was the right decision for you and that the sales business is good. Lynne G. (An ex landlord that we sold for when she decided she wanted to off load her rental property that we looked after).
Thank you for your team's professionalism and helpfulness with our house sale. Jason was especially knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process. It is refreshing to deal with such a capable company at what can be a stressful time and I would definitely recommend you. Best wishes Christine S.
To Martin, Julie & Lynne, Two down & one to go! Thank you for all your help in selling my houses! You've all been great & such a calming force, I can't tell you - it's been stressful! All the best Amanda x 20th December 2019
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your help and support during the sale of our house. It has been highly appreciated and we couldn't have done this and get here (finally!) without your help. Although stressful, you have made this whole process easier for us. Can't thank you enough honestly. Thank you again James & Laura M. 21st June 2021.
To all at Lonsdales. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything for the last few months! We cannot thank you enough. From Jen, Tom, Finley + Olly (Armitage)
To Julie and Martin, Thank you for all your help and support for the last 7 years. End of an era, helping me rent out my house and finally a sale (very quickly). Love from Shelley S.
To Martin and all the staff. Thank you very much for all your help & advice in selling our house. With best wishes from Ann & Ian W'. 10/12/19
Martin, Thank you for all your help in purchasing Coppice View, we love it. Nicky & Darren. 2020
Hi Martin Sorry for the delay in replying to Jason’s email but we have had broadband problems in our new house. Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to you all ......no one could have gone the extra mile trying to secure a sale for Cyprus Avenue more than you guys. Martin your company is quite unique in the respect that every single one of you actually care about what you do and after thirty years in the industry that is very refreshing. As you are aware the property is now rented, however I would still consider selling it for the right price in a couple of years maybe. I realised I was just giving it away and I don’t want to do that so when the markets right then hopefully that will be a possibility and obviously I would like you to market it and sell it. Excellent service wish you had a branch in Sheffield! Very kind regards Sharren
My only regret is that we didn’t go with you from the outset. You stand head and shoulders above our previous agents. Thanks again, Sally
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