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Who's behind Butcher Residential

    Ian Butcher

    Principal of firm

    Having working in the property industry since the early 1980s, I’m passionate about running my own company. I first came to Barnsley in 1985 and worked for some of the leading names in the business before launching Butcher Residential. Although I direct every aspect of the business, my favourite part is still meeting and helping our customers. What drives me more than anything is giving people valuable, relevant guidance to enable them to achieve their aims – whether that’s driven by price, timescale or other factors. Good, fair and well implemented advice is the most important aspect...

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    Anne Butcher

    Managing Director

    Like any managing director, I handle the running of the company and Butcher Residential is a hugely rewarding place to work. I love the fact that we have blossomed into such a welcoming estate agency. Our organisation is small enough for us to give each customer personal guidance and advice from beginning to end. Our staff are here to help you and because we’re such a tight-knit team, we can act without endless committee meetings which frees up more time for us to spend on our customers. We deal with hundreds of properties each year but my ideal home would have a large, very posh kitc...

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    Steve Betts

    Residential Director

    As residential director, I manage valuations and corporate relations. I’ve a decade of expertise and have been with Butcher’s since the company began. It’s been fantastic seeing the company grow to become Barnsley’s favourite estate agents and meeting our customers is still a highlight of the job. Being invited into someone’s home is a privilege and no day is the same – I’m constantly surprised by what is behind each front door! I’ve a passion for quirky homes and contemporary radiators. I know it sounds odd, but when you’ve seen as many properties as I have, the small details really ...

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    Jan Chesney

    Office Manager

    Behind the scenes we have a team of people working on the sale of your house and one of my main roles is co-ordinating this joint effort. I arrange viewings and valuations on behalf of customers, deal with builder and corporate clients and also liaise with solicitors so I have a good overview of the whole process. Agreeing a sale and seeing the property complete quickly is always a highlight of the job. I’ve worked in this industry for 25 years and still get a buzz when we help someone find their perfect property.

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    Sarah Jones

    Sales Negotiator

    Selling a property can be a daunting experience but after working in the property industry for 24 years, I have a wealth of experience to guide you through from beginning to end. Whether you’re a first time buyer or a corporate client, I can help. I’ll lead you through the valuations and viewings and advise on negotiating offers. Once you’ve sold, I’ll be on hand to liaise with solicitors, explain mortgage products and progress all the paperwork. For me, the best aspect of a property is its location and having spent five years with Butcher Residential, I know the borough thoroughly.

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    Laura Kyle

    Sales Negotiator

    As you sell your home, I’ll be there every step of the way. For me, seeing a house sell quickly and successful is my favourite part of the job. My main role is looking after vendors so I’ll be one of your first points of contact for a valuation then I’ll be in touch frequently to arrange viewings. I’ll update you on Rightmove reports and feedback from buyers and will chase sales on your property. I'll also be there to guide you through offers, negotiations and mortgage products. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. My favourite room ...

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    Donna Pearce


    Butcher Residential has a fantastic relaxed atmosphere and we want to make the property process as stress-free as we can for our clients. I’ll be one of your initial contacts, dealing with your calls, arranging viewings and giving you updates every step of the way. Whether you need advice on dealing with offers or you’re a new tenant signing-up for a lease, I’ll guide you through the process. I’ve spent 16 years in the property industry and my favourite feature of a house is still the kitchen. If you have a family, it’s the focal point for your home and a place to build many happy ...

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    Maureen Drury


    I have been the secretary at Butcher for the last five years and have worked in the industry over 20. My role involves preparing the brochures and files for both the Barnsley and Penistone offices, producing adverts for the local newspaper, typing up probate and valuation reports, answering the phone and helping with enquires, preparing invoices and banking, ordering EPC’s and floorplans and much more!

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    Shan Payne

    Mortgage Adviser with Mortgage Advice Bureau

    I have been working in financial services for 25 years and have got 15 years’ experience in helping and advising clients on their Mortgage needs. I love meeting new people and helping them on their journey to buy their new home. Whether it be for the 1st or 10th time I'm there every step of the way to ensure the house buying process goes as smoothly as possible for our clients.

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    Joanne Black

    Lettings Manager

    If you’re looking for a property to rent or you’re a landlord wanting to lease, I’m your day to day contact at Butcher Residential. I deal with day to day lettings administration, including processing applications and rent payments. With 15 years’ experience in the industry, my favourite aspect of the job is establishing relationships with both landlords and tenants.

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    Jenny Smyth

    Branch Manager

    I have worked in estate agency and property management in HD8 over the last several years and pride myself on a high level of customer service. I love the energy and enthusiasm that we've created at the Denby Dale office. The part of the job I enjoy most is helping people, especially assisting them to move to their perfect home.

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    Mollie Hall

    Sales & Lettings Adviser

    I have worked in residential sales and lettings, both corporate and independent for over 30 years and I still love selling property! Providing good customer service and ensuring the experience of moving home is as stress free as possible is my priority. Working as part of the team covering Denby Dale and surrounding villages, with properties across the whole spectrum, from first time buyer homes through to some wonderful country period properties, is brilliant.

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    Holly Butcher

    Junior Sales & Lettings Adviser

    While at university, I've enjoyed working part time at our busy sales office in Barnsley. I’m now looking forward to working full time at our new Denby Dale office and helping you wherever possible. I’m finding that our customers and the other businesses we deal with locally are great. My colleagues are really experienced in estate agency work and I'm learning so much!

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