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Residential News | Thu 25 Jan 2018
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We have expanded our office network creating new jobs and investing £50,000 in a new branch in Elland.

The new fully refurbished office is in a prominent position on Victoria Road, and is headed up by Philip Garnett, who has worked at Dacres in Bingley, Keighley and Ilkley for the past two years. Philip previously spent 11 years in the public sector.

Born and bred in Elland, Philip, whose family owned and ran a textile mill for six generations, has always had a keen interest in property. He says: “It’s been a long-standing ambition to run a property business, and this opportunity with Dacres, which is such a solid Yorkshire brand, was simply too good to miss.”

Philip is joined in the state-of-the-art office by local sales negotiator Sarah Chilvers, who has more than 10 years of experience working for a number of other estate agents in West Yorkshire.

Philip adds: “Sarah was the ideal choice to work alongside me as we launch in Elland. Her experience within the local area is excellent and we now have a great platform to successfully market properties across all the towns and villages surrounding Huddersfield and Halifax. Sarah has been selling homes in the area for more than 10 years and is well-known and respected in the market, so we will be able to hit the ground running.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for both Sarah and I, and we are really delighted to be bringing Dacre, Son & Hartley’s unique brand of quality and outstanding service to this area, where the market is enjoying a buoyant period.

“Halifax and Huddersfield have both benefited from significant investment in public services and transport recently. Ideally placed for commuters to Leeds and Manchester, there are many rural areas like Ripponden, Barkisland, Stainland and Greetland where we also plan to focus our efforts.”

The new branch will initially specialise in residential sales, before expanding into lettings, and clients will also be able to take advantage of our surveying and financial services offerings.   

Patrick McCutcheon, Head of Residential Sales says: “Philip’s venture in Elland will complement our extensive branch network of 21 offices throughout the region.  With such a strong presence in so many of the region’s towns and cities, we are also hugely committed to our online offering, having recently invested heavily in our popular website and increased our visibility on all of the top online search portals.

“We offer everything the online agents do and so much more. We are still anchored in the local communities in which we operate and provide lots of support through numerous sponsorship partnerships and charitable initiatives. That relationship with the community, and people like Philip and Sarah who live and work there, is what sets us apart from our competition.” 

For more information about our new office or to arrange a free market appraisal, call 01422 414 888, email Philip at

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