EXPERIENCED estate agent Jonathan Raynor has been appointed to head up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s thriving Baildon office.

Jonathan grew up locally before building and running his own successful estate agency business, specialising in both sales and lettings, in Manchester city centre. He then sold the business, after a decade of trading, and has now returned to Yorkshire.

In his new role, Jonathan will head up the Baildon office’s team of five, who specialise in both property sales and lettings. He replaces previous Baildon manager Mark Kane, who has been promoted to head up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s flagship Skipton office.

Jonathan said: “After previously working in Manchester city centre, mainly selling and letting apartments, it’s great to return home and have the opportunity to work in a different side of the property market. Baildon has always been a highly sought-after area, with stunning moorland and countryside on the doorstep, good rail links, a bustling high street and a vast range of property, from first time buyer homes through to large country houses.

“When this is combined with Dacre, Son & Hartley’s prestige and heritage, it makes this a fantastic career move at an exciting time for the property market, which no longer faces the distractions of the election and Brexit uncertainty. This is encouraging people, who had held off moving, to put their homes on the market and we’re currently receiving lots of enquiries from potential sellers, which is good for the market because there are plenty of buyers waiting for the right properties to come available.”