A sales manager from Yorkshire’s largest independent estate agent has reached a major milestone this month. Alison Reilly has worked at the Pateley Bridge office of Dacres, Son & Hartley for 20 years.
During that time, she has sold hundreds of properties throughout Nidderdale and is currently in the process of completing on her most expensive property to date, which has been successfully sold subject to contract for £1.5m.
Alison grew up and lives in Pateley Bridge with her husband and two daughters. She said: “No two days are ever the same and I really enjoy how busy we are and the variety of my role. Every day we have clients calling into the office and it’s a real privilege to help guide them through the buying and selling process.
“Over the years I have helped bring many amazing properties to the market, but the most memorable has to be The Temple at Glasshouses. The tiny circular building with a pointed roof had planning consent to be converted into a one-bedroom holiday let. It was a stable at one point and sits beside the River Nidd, close to the weir on the footpath from Glasshouses to Pateley Bridge and it was unlike anything I had ever brought to the market before.”
As well as being dedicated to her career in estate agency, Alison has also helped raise thousands of pounds for Martin House Hospice after she abseiled down Ripon Cathedral. She also regularly helps support local charitable and community events.
Alison added: “We have such a great community here in Pateley Bridge. Plenty of people have lived here all their lives and plenty more come from every part of the country to either settle here for good or buy a second home. Over the last 20 years I have acted for many clients several times over as they climb the property ladder and eventually downsize. From apartments to grand detached homes and everything in between, we have something for everyone here in Pateley.”
Patrick McCutcheon, head of residential at Dacre, Son & Hartley, which has 20 offices in West and North Yorkshire, said: “At a time when many estate agents are pulling out of their regional networks, we understand the importance of a high street presence and being part of the local community. Alison has her finger on the pulse of Pateley Bridge and is a real professional who is dedicated to our business and our clients. This summer Dacre, Son & Hartley is sponsoring the ‘best junior shepherd and shepherdess’ category at the Nidderdale Show for another year and Alison will be on hand to present the trophy.”
Dacre, Son & Hartley has been based on Pateley Bridge’s High Street for more than 40 years selling cottages, village houses, country homes and farms. The office currently has more than 30 properties for sale ranging from £175,000 to £1.2m