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Adam Powell

Adam Powell

Associate

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Adam Powell

Associate

I'm Adam and I oversee the residential management team who are responsible for ensuring the successful letting, compliance and daily management of in excess of 750 properties across the West Yorkshire region. I started as a trainee and have worked in a number of roles within the business. I now have 18 years under my belt and feel there aren't many scenarios I haven’t come across during my time in the industry.

In my role I provide daily advice to landlords on the constant changing legislation within the sector, guiding on investment strategies, and giving clients updates on their portfolio’s performance. I am always readily available to take a call, for clients new and old.

Outside of the office you will often find me exploring the countryside (with a particular love for the Lake District) with my wife, and family Cocker Spaniel – Sophie. I also consider myself a “dedicated” hobby cyclist and you'll often find me grimacing up one of Calderdale's local cols, or cheering on the Tour de France on an Alpine mountain.

Ben Waites

Ben Waites

Director

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Ben Waites

Director

I'm Ben, the Director at WS Residential and have worked in the property industry since leaving full-time education. I now have over 25 years of experience within the local property market which I use to help our clients find the perfect home and realise the maximum value from their house sale. I became director of WS Residential in 2015 and since then I have focused on continuing to promote the expertise we have across the business in the sale of family homes.

Excellent customer service has always been of huge importance to me, and this has guided me in creating a residential team with a wealth of knowledge, rarely seen within the estate agency industry.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing the occasional round of golf, gardening, and family days out with my wife, two girls and Belle our cockapoo.

Claudia Turner

Claudia Turner

Property Manager

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Claudia Turner

Property Manager

Hi, I'm Claudia and I am part of the residential lettings team. I joined WS Residential in 2021 with no sense of what career path I wanted to take, but found a passion for the property market and I haven’t looked back since. My job role as a property manager involves putting a property on the market and following it all the way through to supporting a tenant once they’ve moved in. What I like about my job is no two days are the same, we could be doing anything from marketing, viewings, inspections or just catching up on emails.

I have a very busy life but when I'm not at work. I like to spend time with family and friends, travel as much as I can, and walk my two furry friends Brian and Maggie.

Gillian Bateson

Gill Bateson

Residential Sales Progressor

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Gill Bateson

Residential Sales Progressor

Hi I'm Gill, residential sales progressor. I have over two decades of experience in helping to ensure a smooth sale from beginning to end. I take the stress away from our clients and I have negotiated thousands of sales and helped countless people to realise their dreams over the years. My role is to support both sellers and buyers by keeping everyone fully updated throughout the sales process. My strengths are my tenacity and patience and I am very passionate about my role. I am proud to have many satisfied customers and I have received customer service awards for my work.

In my spare time, my husband Mick and I enjoy walking our Cockapoo Stella and spending time with our daughter Charlotte.

Jacqui Goodall

Jacqui Goodall

Residential Land and New Homes

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Jacqui Goodall

Residential Land and New Homes

I'm Jacqui, my role is to assist you in the sale of land and new homes. I have been an estate agent for over 40 years and sold my first new homes site when I was just 25 years old. I still feel the same excitement today as I did then. I find it incredibly rewarding to see the site come to life and help buyers achieve their dream purchase, there is just something about a brand new home that evokes hope and fresh starts.

When I'm not working, I enjoy walking and keeping fit. I sometimes sing in a rock choir and love spending time with my family and grandchildren.

Residential Sales Manager

Lisa Frost

Residential Sales Manager

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Lisa Frost

Residential Sales Manager

I am the residential team office manager based at our Halifax office. I joined WS Residential in 2014 and have over 25 years of experience in the estate agency industry together with masses of enthusiasm and sales knowledge. My role is overseeing the residential team. I help them build a strong relationship with sellers and buyers. Organisational skills and providing excellent customer service are my main strengths. I really enjoy supporting my team so they can provide our clients with the peace of mind that they have chosen the right estate agent.

In my spare time, I love reading, catching up on a good movie, spending time with my family and friends and going for long walks with my two dogs Alfie and Annie.

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Rachel Benn

Residential Trainee

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Rachel Benn

Residential Trainee

Hi, I'm Rachel and as a residential trainee I'm excited to be developing my career in estate agency with the team at WS Residential.

In my role I provide general support around the office and I am always delighted to help both sellers and buyers with any questions or enquiries that they have. My strengths are maintaining a positive mindset and a consistent work ethic as I strive to create a positive experience for our clients.

In my spare time I love spending time with loved ones, travelling the world, country walks with my Scottie, Millie, and I ultimately live to eat.

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Samantha Weatherill

Senior Property Manager

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Samantha Weatherill

Senior Property Manager

I'm Sam and I'm the senior property manager within our lettings team based at our Halifax office. I joined the team in 2019 after working in the financial industry for over 13 years. I have a background in communications and account management which has helped me in my current role which involves managing a portfolio of properties, overseeing compliance as well as being on hand to support junior members of the team. My strengths are my organisation skills, a strong work ethic and great customer service ensuring that both client and customers’ needs are being met.

In my spare time, I enjoy eating out with friends and family and travelling far and wide.

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Shona Hardacre

Residential Sales Valuer/Negotiator

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Shona Hardacre

Residential Sales Valuer/Negotiator

Hi, I'm Shona, residential sales negotiator and have spent the past 20 years of my career in property. Initially I focused on commercial property, then in 2014 I decided my heart lay in residential property. I joined the team, initially working for Charnock Bates, then more recently I moved to the WS Residential team where I now work. I am a Member of The Guild of Property Professionals and I’m also currently working towards my level 4 Award in Sale of Residential Property.

I have 2 boys which keep me busy. We love days out visiting castles, local parks and visitor attractions. I'm a real comic book geek and love all things Marvel. I am also an avid reader, Terry Pratchett is my favourite author.

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Michael Hirst

Residential Valuer

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Michael Hirst

Residential Valuer

Hi, I'm Michael and I have been an estate agent for approximately 40 years working in the Brighouse and Halifax areas. I have worked in both sales and lettings and have experience with all types of properties. Having previously run Daniel and Hirst for almost 30 years I am excited to now be a part of WS Residential working out the new Brighouse office.

Outside of work I love a round of golf or heading for the Yorkshire Dales on my beloved Ducati.

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Daniel Field

Residential Valuer

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Daniel Field

Residential Valuer

Hi, I'm Dan and I am part of the residential sales team. I joined WS Residential in 2023 coming from a previous valuing role where I found my love for all things property. I have a real passion and enthusiasm for finding people their dream home and love nothing more than the excitement on people's faces as I'm handing over the keys to their new home on completion. I am very family orientated, in my spare time you’ll find me spending time with my partner and son Koby as well as extended family.

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Geraldine Roby

Property Administrator

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Geraldine Roby

Property Administrator

I'm Geraldine and I'm a property administrator. I started my estate agency career 16 years ago and have lots of industry knowledge and experience.

My role is overseeing and helping with sales and lettings enquiries, arranging viewings for potential clients, overseeing day to day general duties and assisting the valuer with reports and brochures. I love working as part of a team and look forward to new challenges.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Robert Brown

Residential Property Manager

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Robert Brown

Residential Property Manager

Hi, I'm Robert. I joined WS Residential in 2020 after a number of years in retail. At the time I was ready for a new challenge and looking for an environment in which to develop my skills. I love the variety that comes with working in this industry and am always kept busy helping clients find their dream property.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching and playing football and spending time with my two young children.

Our customers...

"Excellent and professional service. Our house sale was a lengthy process, but Michael and the team were helpful and communicative throughout. Our instinct was to go with a high street agent over an online one and this proved to be a good decision. Very satisfied with the service received."

Matthew - Vendor

"I was a purchaser and was very pleased with the service. Gill had been helpful and approachable during the whole process, and her responses were always swift and informative."

Penny Hui - Buyer

"Michael was extremely professional and always responsive. We were selling, and the whole process took just over 3 months, even with a delay. We had 7 viewings booked within a couple of hours of going to market and multiple offers, one of which on the same day."

Stuart Lancaster - Vendor

"Purchase of a new house dealt with in a transparent, timely and professional manner at all times. Thank you."

Danny Gubbini - Buyer

"Mr Hirst was very professional, courteous, and knew when to advance a sale or be patient and hold out. Would highly recommend all the team and will not hesitate to use them in future."

Jane Naylor - Vendor

"Lisa and the team were brilliant when buying our house. We were first-time buyers and had little idea of the process. She went above and beyond to explain the steps involved and was always happy to speak to us. Would recommend."

Eden Young - Buyer

"A very impressive level of service throughout. There was a calmness, assurance and professionalism to the service we received. What we thought would be a simple and speedy transaction (are property purchase ever so?) became rather more complicated than we expected, but Michael's expertise and experience proved invaluable in helping all parties to achieve what we wanted. My recommendation is without hesitation and there is no doubt that this will be my company of choice in the area in any future transactions. In short, just excellent. Thank you."

Gary Crowther - Vendor

"We have recently completed on our house purchase. Everything has been spot on. We have dealt with other agents in our search for a house and been disappointed. Our experience has been very positive. Katie was great – friendly, helpful and honest. Gill was a superstar and we felt in safe hands! Excellent communication, nothing was too much trouble and we are thrilled to be in our first home. Thank you everybody!"

Michelle Matthewman - Buyer

"Lisa Frost was nothing short of remarkable – the sale was long and complicated, but Lisa always maintained a calm and reassuring attitude throughout, and I have nothing but praise for her... The other members of the team were equally polite, efficient and professional and always willing to go the extra mile. First class service from a first class agency!"

Gill Watson - Vendor

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