Whitby estate agency, Hendersons, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month.
The flourishing agency, one of the most successful in North Yorkshire, was founded in March 2015 by Nick Henderson.
The firm has since won a stack of awards and is now established as the premier residential selling and letting agency in Whitby and the surrounding area.
Nick Henderson said: “I was mentored by a former employer Edward Astin who was highly respected in the world of estate agency and who sadly passed away.
“After his death, I thought it was the right time to strike out on my own. My colleagues at the time, Carolyn Rhea and Charlotte Whitehead, followed me. Together we had racked up an impressive 30 years’ experience between us at the same firm and this experience has stood us in tremendous stead.
“I am delighted to say that we have made a significant impact on the local estate agency sector in Whitby and the surrounding area. We have been the number one selling agent for YO21 and YO22 postcodes since we launched and we are determined to maintain this position.
“Since we opened our doors back in Flowergate in 2015, our team has more than doubled, thanks to the success of all areas of our business. We all gel well as a team and I really feel that is key in the modern, fast-moving world of estate agency.
“I am also a great believer in cutting edge software and bespoke marketing strategies. We were the first agent in the area to have a touch screen outside our offices, so that potential clients could see what properties were on offer when we were closed.
“But we try to be open as much as possible, seven days a week, with seven days a week accompanied viewing service.”
The growing popularity of Whitby has also been a key factor in the success of Hendersons.
“Our wonderful, historic town is becoming increasingly popular across the country. Its reputation as one of the hottest holiday destinations in the UK has never been higher, fuelled not only by the unique beauty of the town and the surrounding countryside, but also by the quality of its retail and leisure offering with outstanding shops and restaurants.
“Taking this into account, the demand for properties in the Whitby area has never been higher. Our South and West Yorkshire-based clients, for example, are always on the lookout for high-quality homes and apartments to either use as a commercial holiday let or simply a luxury second home,” Nick added