Just two months after opening a new office in Horsforth town centre, Leeds based estate agent, HOP, has expanded its team with six new appointments who will all be based at the branch on New Road Side.

Seasoned property professional, Rich Hare joins as sales manager to lead the sales team in Horsforth. Rich brings more than 10 years’ local experience to the role after managing the Horsforth office of a national estate agency firm and more recently heading up the Guiseley branch of another well-known estate agent.

Lucy Beddard has been appointed as a senior sales negotiator after spending the last four years working at two other Leeds based estate agents.

In addition, Luke Parkin and Charlotte Sinclair have both joined the award-winning lettings division as property managers and will be responsible for overseeing their own lettings portfolios. They both have a wealth of industry experience liaising with landlords, tenants and contractors.

Jon Vickers has also joined the lettings team to carry out rental viewings with potential tenants. He previously worked at John Lewis in Leeds city centre, but a keen interest in property drove him to pursue a career change.

Finally, marketing executive Abi Morgan has been appointed into the marketing team and is responsible for planning and executing marketing initiatives including community engagement, sponsorship and digital marketing. She is also launching a new marketing campaign which will see HOP selling and letting homes with 0% commission across LS18 throughout July, August and September.

Luke Gidney, managing director and Horsforth resident, said: “Our expansion into the hugely popular Leeds suburb of Horsforth, combined with our fresh approach to property marketing, has been very well received by the local community.

“Welcoming Abi, Jon, Charlotte, Luke, Lucy and Rich to our team enables us to provide sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with the high standard of service and local expertise that we are renowned for. The fact that we’ve attracted people of their calibre, with vast amounts of property and customer service expertise, speaks volumes about our ambitions in Horsforth as well as our proactive approach to selling, buying and renting homes.

“We are now embarking on a major marketing drive, which will also repay the warm welcome that Horsforth has shown us, by selling and letting LS18’s homes commission free until the end of September.”

HOP expanded into Horsforth in early May and the new office spans two floors offering residential property sales and lettings, as well as being home to HOP’s property management team and the company’s training centre.

Pictured (left to right) Lucy Beddard, Rich Hare, Abi Morgan and Jon Vickers sitting down.