From humble beginnings as a team of one — with managing director Amy Wray keen to shake up the local market as an estate agent that goes above and beyond clients’ expectations — Applegate Properties has made significant strides over the years to become one of Holmfirth’s most trusted property partners.
As we mark our 13th birthday, a number that’s renowned for being ‘unlucky for some’, we’re reminded of the monumental successes our thriving organisation has achieved in the last 12 months alone. From cultivating a sense of community and garnering prestigious industry awards, to expanding our team and continuing to provide exceptional customer service, we have achieved some truly remarkable milestones.
Join us as we take a walk down memory lane, and celebrate just a few…
Strengthening the team
In the past year, we have welcomed four outstanding individuals to the fold, increasing our headcount by 43% to 10. Their contributions have been instrumental in our success, and we’re privileged to have them on board.
Alison Balmforth, our business support advisor, and assistant to the senior management team, brings invaluable expertise. Sales advisors Hannah Mannering and Claire Hepenstall have enhanced our customer-centric approach. Seren Kelly, our weekend receptionist, ensures a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all that step foot in our quaint HQ in the centre of Holmfirth — and she’ll be joining us full time from 1st July as an apprentice too.
Applegate Properties has proudly taken home numerous accolades this year. We received four out of five nominations at The Negotiator Awards, highlighting our commitment to excellence and commending our expertise. Moreover, we were honoured with the gold award for the best estate agent in Holmfirth by the British Property Awards — with a ‘secret shopper’ style judging process representing the true authenticity of this result.
These achievements speak volumes about our dedication to delivering outstanding service and support for our customers — whether it’s a landlord letting a portfolio of properties, or a homeowner looking for something new.
Delivering exceptional customer service
Amid heightening competition, Applegate Properties has emerged as the fastest-growing agent in Huddersfield and Holmfirth. This accomplishment is a testament to our unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service, strengthened by the aforementioned portfolio of awards we’ve garnered in recent months.
Our sales department's attention to detail, expertise, and timely communication have earned us exceptional reviews, including 5 stars on AllAgents, 4.7 stars on Google, and 4.8 stars on Facebook. We are immensely grateful for the trust our clients place in us.
Fostering community spirit
At Applegate Properties, we firmly believe in giving back to our community. Our annual pumpkin carving competition has become a cherished tradition, bringing joy to families and showcasing the creative talents of local residents and businesses. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the vibrant spirit of Holmfirth, and look forward to seeing the entries that fly in each year. What an inspiring area we operate in!
Collaborating with local businesses
Supporting local organisations has always been key to our remit too — helping to create a thriving local ecosystem in Holmfirth and surrounding areas, and strengthen connections with likeminded professionals.
As well as housing products from local suppliers to help raise their profile and celebrate excellence, we’ve been showcasing surrounding enterprises like The Man Who Makes, Maddie Paints, Faye Robinson Interiors and Robinson King Joinery, and Dotty Bridal. If you’d like to see your name on our journal page or office entrance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Keeping our finger on the pulse
Our blog has continued to serve as a valuable resource, providing property advice and key industry insights. We strive to keep our clients informed and empowered to make confident decisions, and by consistently delivering timely and relevant content, we aim to be the go-to source for all real estate queries in Huddersfield and Holmfirth.
We’re extremely proud to build on our insights on our blog archive at least once every week, as well as share key updates in our monthly newsletter too. Scroll to the bottom of this page if you’d like to sign up!
As we celebrate 13 years of success, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated colleagues, supportive partners, and loyal clients. Without your unwavering support and trust, none of these momentous achievements would have been possible. Happy birthday, Applegate Properties! Cheers to many more.