16 October 2014

"Since we opened our doors last September, we have witnessed a month-on-month increase in both sales and lettings." said Chris Holroyd, the branch's valuation manager. We expect this trend to gather pace between now and the end of the year.

The branch proved the launchpad for Linley & Simpson's residential sales service which has now been extended across all nine other branches after a successful pilot in Saltaire. Covering an area that also includes Shipley, Bingley and Baildon, the branch fills an important geographical gap in the company's unrivalled Yorkshire coverage.

"We may have been a new name to the local community, but we are an independent company with a long history - building a network of inter-linked offices across West and North Yorkshire since launching 17 years ago." added Chris.

"And it is this expertise and insight into the property market which have been the hallmarks of our success to date. They have equipped us with the ability to understand - and then meet - our clients' needs.

"Around 2 in every 5 property sales we achieve are through our recommendation. Buyers may come to us with one particular property in mind, yet we strive to extend the choice of homes that may be an option for them and open their eyes to the opportunities these may present."

The branch's letting specialism - built on the company's 17 years of expertise in the sector, during which time it has successfully rented out over 40,000 properties - is also thriving on the back of the area's magnet-like appeal as a place to live. The agency is recognised as one of the leading letting agents in Saltaire, Shipley, Baildon and Bingley.

"The rental attraction of Saltaire and the surrounding area we serve is quite unlike any other as it does not tend to be favoured by a particular type of tenant - the area's varied housing stock holds appeal to people and families of all ages and circumstances. We could just do with more landlords to enable us to meet the ever-present demand!"

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