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Why choose Butcher Residential?


Butcher Residential has over 60 years’ combined experience within the team, which allows us to provide clients with valuable, independent guidance on finding the property that best suits their needs and aspirations.

Our highly motivated and professional team have an excellent understanding of the property market in and around Barnsley. It is this local knowledge which really sets us apart and allows us to provide you with impartial advice on all residential property matters.

Traditional values 

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, which is why Butcher Residential provides a professional, personal service every step of the way. 

We pride ourselves on integrity, based on traditional values, which means we can offer you, the customer, an open and honest approach to valuation and purchase.  Our aim is that you will enjoy the experience of buying or selling a property through Butcher Residential, finding it a hassle-free experience, which is just how it should be!


We know that our customers’ homes represent the biggest single investment that they will make and that’s why it is so important to market your property to its full potential.

That means making sure your home is advertised in all the right media channels – both printed and online - to give you the best chance of a sale at the right price. We take care of all this on your behalf and also make sure that our agents are fully briefed on all aspects of the property when talking to potential buyers, which provides a better chance of securing that all important sale.

When it comes to your home, you need a residential estate agent that takes it personally – and we do!

Principal – Mr Ian Butcher

The firm is headed up by Ian Butcher, one of the most experienced residential estate agents and valuers in the South Yorkshire area.  Ian has over 25 years’ experience in Barnsley and surrounding areas, having worked at four high street estate agency firms, latterly as partner at Merryweathers.  He was responsible for establishing the successful Barnsley branch of the estate agency in 1999.

Ian’s expertise covers every aspect of residential property – dealing in all price ranges, from the smallest one bedroom flat through to some of the most prestigious and highly prized properties in the region.  He recently sold properties in the Barnsley area worth in excess of £1.5m.  He is renowned for his integrity and, as such, regularly acts as an expert witness in legal property cases, providing law firms with a credible independent valuation leading to settlement of what could be complex property disputes.