A residential property expert has taken on a senior position at Linley & Simpson’s new flagship Harrogate branch.
As Valuations Manager, Carrie d’Arcy will lead a team whose area takes in the spa town and surrounding areas including Knaresborough, Killinghall, Spofforth and Ripley.
The move to the three-storey building – located on the corner of Princes Street and Albert Street – has also seen the company’s award-winning Land and New Homes department making Harrogate their headquarters.
The three-figure sum invested on its transformation has ensured it has the most pivotal location in the town.
Carrie, who has previously worked for Morgan City Living – whom Linley & Simpson acquired in 2019 – and Countrywide, said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Linley & Simpson, and in particular to be working within its new Harrogate office.
“Whilst an industry leader and one that is growing significantly, Linley & Simpson is still a business that retains its independent heritage and is very people focused. The team here is fantastic, and I’m confident that we can build upon our already strong reputation.
“The residential sales market is particularly strong in Harrogate. It has great schools, fantastic shops and restaurants and we are blessed by having The Stray and Valley Gardens here in the town centre.
“Coronavirus has also put a new emphasis on where people want to live. As a result, we are seeing an increasing number of enquiries from people looking to relocate here from the south, keen to live in a town that has countryside on its doorstep. Properties with gardens and home offices are proving incredibly popular also.”
Anthony Metcalfe, Linley & Simpson Harrogate Senior Branch Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Carrie to the team. She brings with her solid experience in both lettings and residential sales, and is already proving to be an asset to the business.
“We moved to our new Harrogate base office just as the third COVID-19 lockdown struck. It’s in a great location and gives us a much more visible presence in Harrogate town centre. In addition to our sales and lettings teams it also means we have been able to accommodate our Land and New Homes department, the market leaders in the region.”