UK Estate Agent of the Year 2023!

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 UKs 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!

BEAG 2023 Sales and Lettings Official

We were invited to collect our award last week at the EA Masters in London,  where the winners of the Best Estate Agent Guide Awards were announced in front of over 1,000 leading agents and suppliers.

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.

There is no other assessment that is as comprehensive and rigorous, hence the winners are truly the Best Estate Agents in the country

Sarah Kemp, EA Masters

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Winners for the 4th year in a row! (2022)

Our Award Winning team have again been rated in the top 5% in the country for Marketing, Service and Results.

The Best Estate Agent Guide have awarded prizes to both our Sales and Lettings Departments based on the “outstanding level of service and care they have shown towards their clients”.

Competition for the awards was fierce, with over 25,000 Estate Agents across the country being assessed.

We are so proud of our team, who are the people who really deserve the credit for this award. Having won the award for the last three years, we had high hopes for this year, but to be confirmed as winners for the fourth year in a row is incredible, and a true testament to all the hard work and effort everyone dedicates to helping our clients.

Derrick Hackney

“Best Estate Agency Guide (2021)” Winners!

Each year The Property Academy work alongside Rightmove to create a definitive guide to the best estate agents.

Every agency in the country is rated on their property marketing, customer service and results, through a combination of performance analysis and mystery shopping.

For the 3rd year in a row, we have been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country!

“Best Estate Agency Guide (2020)” Winners!

Hackney and Leigh are proud to have won Gold for both sales and lettings in The Best Agency Guide 2020.

Out of 25,000 branches, only the top 3% of the country win this prestigious award!

“Best Estate Agency Guide (2019)” Winners!

Company Awards

  • Hackney & Leigh Sales – Gold Award
  • Hackney & Leigh Lettings – Silver Award

Along with company awards the “Best Agency Guide” also rate each branch individually. We are proud to say every single one of our offices have made it into the guide!

Grange-Over-SandsHighly Rated
Kirkby LonsdaleHighly Rated
WindermereHighly Rated


Lettings                                         Exceptional

Why Choose Us? Hackney & LeighThe ethos of the firm and its experienced and knowledgeable staff has always been to provide a professional, honest and helpful service to those seeking to buy, sell, let or rent residential property in this most beautiful corner of England.

The firm is regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and there are three staff members who are chartered surveyors, two of whom are also RICS Regulated Valuers, one member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and over 50 well trained, experienced and helpful people seeking to make your property transaction as easy as possible.

Sales by Private Treaty, Public Auction, Formal Tender or Informal Tender are well within our expertise. Assured Shorthold Tenancies with the all important Tenant Deposits, are handled by all our offices and we are able to deal with property conveyancing for both buyers and seller through our working relationship with CGM Property Lawyers based in our Windermere office.

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,, 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.

Caring about you and your property!

Using a stabilised camera and the latest editing software, we capture your entire home in an eye catching way which can then be viewed on our website via pc’s, tablets or mobile phones!

Filmed by our professional photographer, this exclusive service enables viewers to take a look around your home from the comfort of their armchair or when on the go allowing them to carry out a virtual viewing!

Click below to view our latest property videos.

Our Professional Photographer takes care to capture the most striking photos that will present your home in the best possible way.

Using the latest techniques and software packages enables us to get the very best out of the photographs.

The results truly reflect what the property has to offer and leaves a lasting impression!

Aerial Photography is the ultimate marketing tool when used to demonstrate the key elements of a property. Designed to reveal accurate proportions of your home from an elevated viewpoint, this service will not leave you disappointed.

We have two qualified drone pilots and regularly make use of a local helicopter pilot to allow us to obtain stunning aerial photographs. If your property would benefit from this service we will be more than happy to discuss it with you!

Caring about you and your property!

Accompanied viewings 7 days a week

We offer a seven day, seven evening a week viewing service for our clients.

Some are happy to meet and show prospective buyers and tenants around their home themselves, whilst others prefer us to do it for them.

Some agents charge for doing this(!), and some agents aren’t able to conduct viewings outside of office opening hours(!), but we believe it is just part of the service!

All of our viewing staff live locally, are knowledgable and very much part of the team, meaning in addition to providing useful feedback after viewings, we can help take the strain of selling your home.

Caring about you and your property!

The Complete Marketing Package

At Hackney & Leigh we are very proud of having been at the forefront of new innovations when it comes to marketing your property.

We were the first in the area to have a website and to introduce colour floor plans on all of our properties.

We are still leading the way with ordnance survey plans, and the very latest light up window displays in all of our eight offices.

Our latest exploration into property videos and drone technology is seeing us maintain a high level of service for our clients as we progress in the future.

All of this allows us to ensure that your property is effectively marketed to achieve maximum exposure.

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Online Presence

Your property will appear on our website with a full range of information. Brochures, floor plans and professional photographs will all be available for prospective purchasers and tenants to view.

Our website features the very latest innovations such as property videos and a fantastic “Draw a Search” facility which allows buyers to be very precise with the localities which interest them.

Being fully responsive, means our website is accessible from pc, tablet or mobile so purchasers can search on the go !

Property Portals

In addition to your property marketed on our website, potential purchasers will be able to browse properties worldwide via property portals such as, and

If required our clients can also purchase ‘premium listings’ for Rightmove at a discounted rate. We have seen a 4 fold increase on the click through rates on some of our premium listings, and by using a selection of high quality images to ensure your property stands out, it will allow also potential purchasers to see some of the other features of your property. Please ask your branch for further details. (Usual cost £125.00 plus VAT).

Email & Text Marketing

Use of the latest technology allows us to send email and text alerts to potential purchasers or tenants matching properties specific to their requirements – sometimes before they even come to the market, encouraging more people to view your home.

For Sale & To Let Boards

We use distinctive and eye catching ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards to help attract passing purchasers and tenants. Our boards will be erected with your approval and in accordance with local and national regulations.

Local Radio

We compliment our traditional marketing channels with local radio adverts, ensuring we reach as many people as possible in our efforts to market your property!

Bespoke Brochures

Each and every one of the properties marketed with Hackney & Leigh will enjoy the benefit of being superbly presented in one of our award winning bespoke brochures.

We are not one of the many agents who seem to skimp on this all important aspect of marketing. Printed in full colour and full of information our brochures not only include an appealing and informative description, details of your homes’ location and directions on how to find it, but also a choice selection of high quality photographs, colour co-ordinated floor plans, and, where appropriate, an ordnance survey location plan- vital if the garden or your immediate surroundings are all part of your homes individual charm.

Special Brochures

The brochures are available as a hard or via download from our website or from other leading property portals such as and

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!