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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 and 2021, 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 2020/21 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 hands on 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 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 2 years of trading in 2020 and 2021 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. 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.   

                                 

To everyone at Lonsdales, thank you for selling ''mega mansion'', especially to Jason who had to put up with me the most! Love from Philippa and Bernard x
To Oriel and rest of Martin Lonsdale Team "Thank You" from Mr & Mrs Kayani, 13 Derwent Road, Bradford.
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)
Property: Derby Road, BD3 - All round first class service, overall experience excellent. Would you recommend our auction service to others? Definately. Well done and keep up the good work. Mrs A Metcalfe
Your stars. If only our Scottish shower could compare. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help we received from you and all your staff. It was very much appreciated. Many thanks Judith and Allan.
To Martin Thank you for our new house. Josiah. Thank you for every thing love Eden.
We'd just like to thank you for being such a great agency for the time we spent letting 22 Tenterfields; by far the best letting agency we have ever used, and we'd be happy to recommend you to others! We are extremely grateful for the support you have provided us over the last 7 months. Kindest Regards, Gary and Natasha
At Last! Denisa has told me the good news! Thank you for getting the meters read. Please can you send me the readings as I need them in order to submit my forms? I really appreciate all the help you have given me, and your patience too! I hope most of your sales are less fraught.... Best wishes Lis
Dear Everyone at Martin Lonsdales. Huge thanks for everything you have done it wouldn't have happened without your amazing help! Lots of love Rachel, Sam, Lily & Isac B****.
To all the team at Lonsdales, Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the sale of Farm Cottage. With love from Rebecca & Tom J.
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