Our Knaresborough office is once again the town’s top performing estate agent, selling more homes locally than any other company in the last 12 months, which is an accolade it has now held for more than a decade.
During 2023 Dacres sold more than double the number of homes than its nearest competitor in the HG5 and YO26 postcodes, with a total of 75 sales, according to figures from Rightmove. The other companies in the top five sold 35, 31, 30 and 20 each.
This also means that we successfully marketed more than a fifth of the 373 homes that sold during the 12-month period across the two postcodes which include Knaresborough town centre and numerous surrounding villages including Scotton, Arkendale, Coneythorpe, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Kirk Hammerton, Green Hammerton, Whixley and Little Ouseburn.
We have had an office in Knaresborough for 45 years and senior associate, Nick Alcock, branch manager at the office, has worked for the business for 28 years.
Nick said: “With 52 different companies selling homes in the HG5 and YO26 postcodes in the last 12 months, it’s clearly very competitive, but our dominance in the local area is undisputed.
“During 2023 we sold homes ranging in price from £99,950 to £875,000 and this also demonstrates how North Yorkshire’s property market is far more resilient than many predicted, as it transitioned back towards normality following the frenzy during the pandemic.
“Both buyers and sellers are taking a more realistic approach now and ultimately a well-presented property that’s accurately priced with a reputable estate agent that knows the local market inside out will sell.
“Lots of potential movers were waiting to see what happened in 2023 and it’s likely that cheaper mortgages, as lenders continue to compete for business, combined with a steadily increasing choice of property for sale will result in an active market, with consistent and positive sales volumes, in 2024.
“Ultimately Knaresborough and the surrounding villages remain highly sought after places to live and we have lots of potential buyers actively looking for homes in the area, so we would encourage anyone thinking of selling to contact us now for a free valuation."