22 October 2019
LINLEY & SIMPSON has been awarded the highest accolade in the prestigious annual Yorkshire Residential Property Awards. The Best Large Estate Agency category recognises the individual agency that has demonstrated an outstanding sales, buying or lettings record, supported by unrivalled service and market reach.
Hosted in the remarkable Bowcliffe Hall in Bramham, the awards are a celebration of Yorkshire's residential property industry, whilst also doubling as a fundraiser for children's charity, Variety, and this year it raised a staggering £114,270.
Chief Executive of Linley & Simpson, Will Linley says, "In front of an audience of over 700 attendees, including the good and the great of the Yorkshire property scene, we were delighted to have been crowned the best of the best in the region. The past 12 months has witnessed another record-breaking year of growth and we're confident that our position as a leading agent in the region will continue to grow.
In the past 12 months, we have increased our Yorkshire branch network from 12 to 17, with our lettings portfolio surging to 8,000 Yorkshire managed properties, through a planned growth strategy, including the acquisition of two of Yorkshire's best known independent agencies - Morgans City Living and Dale Eddison.
Will adds: "The past 12 months have witnessed the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity for the Yorkshire estate agency sector. The challenge of the Government's ban on tenant fees, wedded to the opportunities generated by the housing-led regeneration of Yorkshire, spurred us to accelerate our acquisition strategy and take advantage of a consolidation of the market. We pride ourselves on our approach, customer service and work ethic, and as we continue to grow, it's important to recognise that each member of our team has a part to play in making Linley & Simpson the agent of choice in Yorkshire".
The judges were specifically looking for proven market knowledge, innovation and customer service, with specific successes highlighted. Will adds, "This year we invested in creating more online interaction with our clients and enhancing our customer service. We've invested in new technology and have more recently launched a set of core values that our team lives and breathes. We're heavily involved in supporting Martin House and this year we saw a record year of fundraising - having recently handed over £20,000 to the charity, bringing our total amount raised to £70,000".
As well as our original lettings specialism, we have expanded into residential sales and we now also have a dedicated land and new homes department to meet the needs of the ever-growing number of developers returning to the Yorkshire new build marketplace.