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Overview

We take the stress out of selling and letting your property.

Whether you want to move to your dream home, are relocating, or just need a new tenant, our friendly and experienced team are here to help.

We don’t just work in Carlisle, but help find buyers and tenants in the surrounding areas of Brampton and Wigton too.

So get in touch today to find out how we can help.

Our services

  • Free online or in-person property valuation
  • Exceptional marketing to help your property stand out. Choose from bespoke packages, including professional photography, detailed floor plans, videography, and QR codes on lettings and sales boards.
  • 24/7 access to your own My Hunters property portal where you can track upcoming viewings and review feedback
  • A range of flexible lettings packages designed to suit landlords. Options include securing tenants through to completely managing your property, choose which suits you best.
  • You only pay our commission when we’ve successfully found you a buyer or tenant

Why choose Hunters

Regular updates so you’re never out the loop

You’ll have access to your own My Hunters portal where you can track the progress of your sale or let. So at every step of the way, you know exactly what’s happening and what we need to do next.

You can see upcoming viewings, review feedback, change property details, and check offers, 24/7.

You can also get in touch with the team who are on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Reach people actively looking for a property just like yours

The more people who see your property, the sooner it will come off the market. So we advertise your property in all the places buyers and tenants are looking.

As standard, this includes Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and our website too.

Lettings packages designed for the best experience

Our flexible lettings packages are designed to provide the best experience for landlords and tenants. Because if your tenant is happy with our service, they’re more likely to stay in your property.

Packages range from only sourcing tenants right the way through to completely managing your property, with options in between.

Unsure which is right for you? Talk to our lettings team.

Marketing and advertising to stop people in their tracks

Your property needs to stand out and catch house-hunters’ attention. We offer bespoke marketing packages to help you build a property ad that attracts the right people.

Options include professional photography and videography, detailed floor plans, and even QR codes in your signage which passers-by can scan to see your property ad.

Competitive fees and no commission until we’re successful

So we provide the best service possible, and you get what you pay for, we don’t charge commission until we’re successful.

This keeps us motivated and ensures you’re not out of pocket.

Free property valuation

Find out how much your property is worth.

Choose from an online valuation to get a rough overview, or we can visit your property to give you an accurate assessment.

Book a valuation today

Book a free property valuation with Hunters

Why live in Carlisle?

Carlisle is a historic town and the gateway to Scotland. The city’s vibrant social scene and proximity to some of the most beautiful nature the UK has to offer makes it an attractive place to live.

As a town, Carlisle is relatively isolated, but its fantastic transport connections mean you won’t feel that. The M6 runs into Scotland and south down to Preston, the A69 takes you east to Newcastle, and the A595 puts the Lake District within easy reach. Carlisle is a main station on the West Coast Main Line with several different train operators running through the station. By train, London is just shy of 3 hours 40 minutes and Edinburgh is just over an hour away.

Nestled between two areas of natural beauty and the Lake District National Park, Carlisle is the perfect base for people who love to spend time in nature. The Lake District is less than an hours drive and has all the walks and cycle paths you could wish for.

Carlisle isn’t short on culture either. Home to several museums, a castle, galleries and a cathedral, you can soak up the city’s ancient Roman history or enjoy modern-day art and music.

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Meet the team

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    Jill Dobie

    Sales Manager

    Jill Dobie is our Sales Manager and leads our large team of negotiators based in the Central Hub covering Carlisle and the rest of the franchised Hunters Cumbria, Lancaster, and South West Scotland operational areas. She came to us with several years of agency experience gained in sales, valuations, and lettings. Jill is from the west coast and lives with her family on the outskirts of Carlisle. Jill keeps a cool head in what can occasionally be a highly pressurised environment; she is always on hand to offer extra assurance and guidance to customers when chains get tough and when deals need to be made. To unwind outside of the fast-paced work environment, Jill enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends.

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    Marie Callow

    Lettings Manager

    Marie Callow is our Lettings Manager within the Carlisle branch and is also the Lettings team leaser for our entire Cumbria, South West Scotland, and Lancaster area. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and taking care of landlords’ properties, investments, and tenants. She successfully instils this ethos within her team and ensures our landlord clients are kept up to date with ever changing legislation to ensure they remain compliant and within the law. Marie proudly holds MARLA and MAPIP qualified status and is qualified in lettings and property management in England and Scotland, Marie also holds the Propertymark qualification for inventory preparation. In her spare time, Marie enjoys entertaining at home and spending time with her family, particularly her young grandchildren.

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    Emma Bell

    Property Marketing Advisor

    Emma is a member of our Local Valuer team with 20 years of estate agency experience and is an accomplished property valuer and sales negotiator. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the local Carlisle and South West Scotland areas where she lives and has spent her working career. She has a really personal touch with customers and holds the CeMAP qualification in mortgage advice.

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    Kim Atkinson

    Valuer

    Kim is a Local Valuer but started out as a sales negotiator in 2005 in the busy Carlisle office. After learning the ropes by arranging viewings, negotiating offers, and all the related processes, Kim moved on to be a valuer in her local area and then managed our Penrith location. Having lived in Cumbria all her life, Kim knows the area like the back of her hand and loves helping people in all situations to do what is best for them. Kim loves nothing more than seeing a property she has listed being ‘sale’ or ‘let’ agreed knowing she has helped that customer move on, whichever way their lives are going. In her spare time Kim loves spending time with her friends and family and enjoys working out in the local gym.

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    Hazel Whitfield

    Valuer

    Hazel is a Local Valuer and started working in the estate agency back in the mid-1990s. Hazel has an unrivalled knowledge of the City’s property gained from more than 20 years of experience. She has covered all the roles in agency including sales negotiation and management, but it is as a Valuer that she gets her greatest enjoyment. She prides herself on providing good pricing advice and ensuring the customer gets the best return for their property.

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    Nicola Thompson

    Property Manager

    Nicola recently joined our lettings department as a Property Manager after many years out in the field valuing residential properties. She began her estate agency career with the company back in 2007. Initially working as a sales negotiator, she has pretty much covered all the roles in the business and now she has become an integral part of our lettings team. Nicola says the reason she loves her job is the reward she gets from assisting Landlords and tenants whatever the circumstances. In her spare time, Nicola loves spending time with her young family and has a passion for fitness and the outdoors.

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    Amy Swailes

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Amy is a Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator that joined the business in 2017 and quickly established herself as one of our most successful negotiators. Amy came from a customer facing background in the travel industry and her transferable skills shone through. She lives with her young family in Carlisle and this helps her connect with buyers and lead to them to most suitable properties. Amy prides herself on delivering a friendly and professional customer experience.

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    Amy Ostridge

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Amy Ostridge is a Sales and Lettings Negotiator that joined Carlisle the team in 2016. Amy has built up lots of experience in the last few years working as a negotiator in the local area. She has a hugely personable nature and quickly builds rapport and trust with customers. Amy is highly organised and efficient which has led her to take charge of our complicated staffing rotas which is no small feat! Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends and eating out.

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    Paula Elliot

    Property Manager

    Paula joined our lettings team as a Property Manager in 2017. She has a demanding role where she is responsible for all aspects of lettings and property management including dealing with applications, referencing, arranging tenancies, arrears management, renewals, and property maintenance. Paula works hard for our landlords by remaining diligent and taking care to deliver the highest standard of protection for their properties while also looking out for the welfare of our tenants. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends.

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    Danielle Atkins

    Property Manager

    Danielle is a Property Manager in our lettings operation based at our Central Hub where she plays an important role within our lettings and property management team; Danielle deals with tenancy applications, client referencing, arranging tenancies and renewals, arrears management, and maintenance and repairs for our rental properties and always provides a friendly, first class service to landlords and tenants. When not in work, Danielle loves spending time with her young daughter and enjoys singing and entertaining at local pubs and restaurants.

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    Alan Bell

    Negotiator

    Alan Bell is our Senior Negotiator who joined the team in 2016 as a career change from a hospitality background. His eye for detail and innate ability to ensure smooth communication between all parties has seen him quickly rise to this senior role. Alan grew up in South West Scotland so has a comprehensive knowledge of the places and people that make Dumfries and the surrounding area so unique. In his spare time, Alan loves to travel, he intends to travel the world one holiday at a time.

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    Rhys Benson

    Negotiator

    Rhys Benson is the Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator. Rhys joined the business in 2016 and very quickly stood out as one of our top sales negotiators. He became a senior negotiator in 2018 and has specialised in the Workington and West Coast area for all this time. He has a great knowledge of the area and prides himself on his customer service. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young family and watching his football team, Carlisle United.

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    Nicola Nunn

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Nicola Nunn is our Sales and Lettings Negotiator specialising in Whitehaven and is based at our Central Hub. As a member of the Hunters West Coast team she joined us in 2018 from the retail sector and has brought passion to deliver a positive and professional customer experience. During her free time Nicola enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

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    Philo Acton

    Negotiator

    Philo joined us in 2015 as a Negotiator and her Fijian charm has made her a popular team member with colleagues and customers alike. Philo has a distinct and varied background in sales, not only here in Cumbria but also in her home country of Fiji. Her enthusiasm for her job never fails to impress and she goes above and beyond to achieve the best results for her customers. Philo enjoys spending time with her extended family all over the UK and will often be in a different city every weekend with her 3 children.

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    Stephen Goodwin

    Accompanied Viewer

    Stephen is an experienced, trustworthy, and effective Accompanied Viewer. Stephen has enjoyed showing buyers around our customers’ houses since 2014 and is undoubtedly our busiest viewer working at our busy Carlisle office. Stephen covers the entire city and the surrounding areas from Wigton to Brampton. Stephen has lived and worked locally all his life so has become very familiar with the property market, trends, and the local geography.

Local area guide

The Town

Carlisle is the Cumbria’s largest county town and the primary administrative, cultural, and commercial centre for the north Cumbria area. The City of Carlisle extends to a geographical area that includes the town of Carlisle and surrounding hinterlands to cover a total area of around 402 square miles, this classifies Carlisle as the largest city in England. 

Originally a Roman town, Carlisle boasts a rich history with striking landmarks that make the area such a desirable place to live; of special note are Carlisle Castle and Cathedral that have both looked down on the border town for over 900 years. Hadrian’s Wall is a big draw to the area for those that are interested in the history of the roman occupation and Scottish and English disputes throughout the ages.

Attractions

More modern attractions include the Racecourse where in addition to the usual horse racing facilities, the location also hosts a stadium, arena, and sports venue where many open-air concerts, performances, and events take place throughout the year; it is also home to the local football team, Carlisle United.

Transport

Carlisle is conveniently positioned near to the M6 to provide ease of access to the UKs motorway infrastructure and is on the mainline London to Glasgow rail network. In 2019 Carlisle got its own regional airport making Carlisle more accessible for commuters, businesses, and pleasure seekers.

Local Area

Major employers in the region are McVities and Carrs (of tasty biscuit and cracker fame), Nestle, the global food and drink manufacturers, Pirelli tyres, and Innovia, (the company that prints the UKs bank notes) is located in Wigton.

The local area boasts some high performing educational establishments, among them are; James Rennie School, Richard Rose Central & Morton Academies, Trinity School, and The Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton.  There is also a popular University and College of Art in the vibrant town of Carlisle.

Surrounding Areas

Locations such as Wetheral, Dalston, and towns and villages north of the river remain ever popular for home buyers, as do Brampton, Hayton, Lanercost with its beautiful priory ruins, and Wigton just 10 mins away from the National Park is a very popular location for locals and visitors to the area.

Property

Carlisle properties are popular with people moving from the surrounding areas of Cumbria and south west Scotland for employment with the larger local employers or for a more cosmopolitan lifestyle than more rural areas can offer. The range of housing types also provides wide choice for local buyers; there are homes suitable for first time buyers, students and young people looking to find economical rented accommodation, families wishing to downsize or upscale their current home in response to changing needs,  and those looking for the perfect forever home.

The Hunters Carlisle area enjoys a varied property market offering a wide choice of housing solutions to suit all tastes and budgets. We are always able to offer properties ranging from rental properties at entry level prices, to luxury homes priced within the more exclusive upper price range, and of course, everything in between.

Market Insights

Graeme MacLeod - Franchise Partner

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