Why Choose Us?

Thank your for inviting us out to your recent property valuation, if you have any queries or would like to chat about your property’s valuation please feel free to call us on 01524 761806.

About Us


2022 was an amazing year for us, winning North West Family Business of the Year and celebrating the 40th year of helping our wonderful local communities buy, sell, let and rent their homes. Now to be crowned UK Estate Agent of the Year 2023 (6-20 Branches) is a fantastic achievement the whole team are rightly proud of, and a true reflection for all the hard work everyone puts in!

– Simon Leigh

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Over the last 5 consecutive years, we are extremely proud to have been awarded Gold Awards for both our Sales and Lettings service, putting us in the in the top 5% of the UK’s 21,000 Estate Agents.

This year however, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the coveted overall title of Best Estate Agency in the UK for 6-20 branches!

Over 21,000 estate agents, from over 15,000 different brands, were independently assessed by specialist firms commissioned by EA Masters, to analyse over 2.2 million bits of sales data and 1.7m bits of lettings data, before carrying out a comprehensive marketing assessment and mystery shop of the top performing agents.

We don’t just rely on technology to get your property seen. We have offices in nine key locations across the Lakes, North Lancashire and North Yorkshire with superb town centre locations that are easy to find and unmissable with their eye-catching light up display windows.

Our offices are open 6 days a week, managed by professional and helpful staff providing flexibility for everyone whether you are looking to buy, sell, let or rent.

We offer accompanied viewings 7 days a week, including evenings, so you need never miss a viewing opportunity.

We have better coverage of the region than anyone else so sensible advice and expertise is always on hand, whenever and wherever you need it!

Our offices are run and supported by over 60 team members, which include;

  • Valuers
  • Sales & Lettings Negotiators
  • Viewing Representatives
  • Inventory Clerks
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Maintenance Team
  • Professional Photographers
  • Support & Marketing Department
  • Mortgage & Conveyancing Partners

We know there’s more to selling and renting your property than simply putting up a ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ board. As local leaders in the market, with nearly 40 years in the region, we offer the highest standards of service and quality. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, landlord or tenant, we will be able to support you through the process. Our experienced, friendly and highly qualified team of Valuers and Negotiators are well-equipped to serve you to the highest standard.

Our Services Include:

  • Property Valuations
  • Surveys
  • Property Development
  • Auctions & Tenders
  • Mortgages
  • Conveyancing
  • Energy Performance

To find out more about our Services please click here.

Showing would-be buyers around your home can sometimes get a little awkward. Should you give them a guided tour, let them wander on their own or point out all the best bits?

That’s why we have two dedicated team members in each office, with the sole purpose being there to accompany the viewers around your property, all with the professionalism and knowledge you can expect from the regions leading and Award Winning Estate Agent.

We also appreciate that more and more people are buying homes in our area from all corners of the country and are often only available to view at weekends when they’re not working. Recent analysis of our viewing times shows that almost 40% of viewings now take place either at the weekend or after 5.00pm. To make sure we don’t miss the chance of selling your home, we offer our viewing service seven days a week including evenings.

When other agents are closed we’re still working to sell your home.

Marketing & Media

We believe our multi-channel property marketing is the very best available in the region. Worldwide coverage through our own easy to use website and via OnTheMarket.com, Rightmove.co.uk, LakeDistrictProperty.co.uk and other leading property portals ensures your property is easily found by anyone seeking to buy, sell or rent in the South Lakeland and North Lancashire region.

Walkthrough Property Videos, Aerial photography, Site Plans, Floorplans and first class Professional Photography ensure the very best presentation to the local, national and international market.

98% of buyers now start their search online, which means their first impression of your home is the photographs taken by your Estate Agent. We understand the difference great quality photographs can make in attracting the maximum number of viewings and ultimately the best price for your home. This is why we commission professional photographers as standard.

Using the latest techniques, software packages and editing tools, enables us to present your property in a way which will ensure the best features of your home are highlighted, ensuring your property is shown off in the best light.

A bird’s eye view of your property, illustrating its stunning countryside setting or proximity to one of our beautiful lakes, is often the photograph which grabs the attention of that buyer looking for the perfect home, in the perfect location.

We can also cater for those times when we’re not allowed to get out the drone, through the use of our elevated pole technology, meaning we’ve got all situations covered.

There is a reason why people say buying a house is all about Location, Location, Location, that’s because you can’t pick it up and move it. If your home has that special wow factor, it’s important our marketing makes the most of it.

That’s why we don’t just stop at Aerial Photography. We have our own in-house, qualified Drone Pilot who will video your home using the latest fly-by technology and capture aerial footage of your home’s idyllic location designed to inspire the most demanding of buyers.

As part of our service, we provide both a 360-degree virtual viewing tool and a professionally edited video walkthrough. This allows buyers to understand the layout and flow of your home in order to help them decide if it’s the one!

The video will show how the property is approached from the outside, on entering the property we will walk the buyer through the ground floor, moving to the upstairs accommodation and finally out towards the garden.

Any special features such as attractive views from specific windows or newly fitted kitchens etc. will also become a highlight of the video.

As well as having the video available on the very busy Hackney & Leigh website, we also upload it to Rightmove, On The Market, Facebook and YouTube, once again maximizing your exposure on all media channels.

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Richard Harkness M.R.I.C.S
Richard Harkness M.R.I.C.S
Sales Manager & Property Valuer
Laura Hizzard
Laura Hizzard
Sales Manager & Property Valuer
Leigh Bedwell
Leigh Bedwell
Sales Team
Keira Brown
Keira Brown
Sales Team