We believe life is a property journey… our mission is to help you every step of the way with passion, honesty & expertise. 

At Grisdales, we listen first, because we recognise that selling your home is one of the biggest life changes you can make and we want to fully understand what it is you’re aiming to achieve. We adopt a tailored approach because everyone’s needs and circumstances are different and we want to ensure the service we offer not only meets your expectations, but goes above and beyond.

Selling With Grisdales

We've been a trusted local Estate Agent for over 25 years and have a proven track record of achieving a successful, stress-free sale. Here's how we do it:


We want to make sure everyone knows about your property, that’s why we adopt a wealth of marketing techniques to ensure we spread the news far and wide that your home is for sale. At Grisdales, we combine traditional strategies including life-style focussed brochures, sale boards and prominent high-street window displays with innovative techniques such as social media marketing, promotion on the market leading property platform and direct-marketing. We can also employ video tours, virtual events and floorplans to maximise buyer interest.


When you sell with Grisdales, you gain access to our database that’s brimming with potential buyers who are all on the lookout for their perfect new home. We’re well known as the local experts and many buyers trust us to seek out their property on their behalf. As soon as your property comes to market, we immediately notify those buyers who’s requirements fit with your property and we particularly focus on those ‘hot-buyers’ who are ready and eager to purchase.


One of our dedicated Sales Negotiators will take care of you and one of their main priorities is to achieve the best results for your property. At Grisdales, we nurture offers, working them up to ensure we secure the best price possible. Our Offer Qualification Process ensures any offers we receive towards your property are proceedable from the get-go and our service always includes communications with solicitors, clients and buyers including re-negotiations where necessary.

Keeping things moving

A timely and efficient sale is important to everyone, whether that be sellers or buyers. Grisdales’ rigorous Sales Progression System assists the smooth transition of your sale throughout the conveyancing period. Our industry qualified staff are also trained by local solicitors on how to support you and your buyer through the sales process and we continously review the status of your sale with both parties solicitors to ensure things are always kept moving – that’s why our completion rate is 17% above industry average.

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Meet Our Property Experts


Lesley Daly Lead Generation Manager

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Meet Lesley, a valued member of the Grisdales team since 2017. She started as a Weekend Receptionist after taking a short break following the birth of her daughter. Since then, Lesley's dedication and hard work have led her to progress within the company.

Currently, Lesley holds the position of Lead Generation Manager, overseeing the areas of Whitehaven, Workington, and their surroundings. Her role involves identifying potential leads and opportunities to support the growth of our business.

With a background in customer service and sales, Lesley has honed her skills over the years. Prior to joining Grisdales, she spent five years as a Client Services Advisor, eventually transitioning into a Client Accountant role.

Outside of work, Lesley enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in Whitehaven with her husband Andrew and their daughter Ella Amelia-Lilly. On weekends, they are joined by Lesley's stepdaughter, Emma Louise. In her free time, Lesley's passion for cars takes centre stage and she can often be found attending the latest car shows.

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Laura Weir Property Marketing Manager

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Meet Laura, our Property Marketing Manager!

Laura's main role is to help our clients achieve their property goals by ensuring a profitable and smooth sale. She's the go-to person for valuable advice on how to market your home effectively and get the best price. From developing a personalised marketing strategy to arranging stunning photos and brochures, Laura will make sure your property stands out and attracts potential buyers. While our Client Services Team handles viewings and offers, Laura keeps a close eye on your property's marketing progress to ensure things are moving forward. She also provides professional property valuations for probate and inheritance tax purposes.

Before joining us, Laura had a career background in banking and dental nursing. Her Level 3 ILM certification in Management and her natural people skills make her a superstar when it comes to connecting with others. Plus, with around 30 different homes under her belt since she was 20, she knows a thing or two about the property market!

Originally from the South of England, Laura has called Workington home for quite some time. But she's always up for visiting her family and friends down south. When she's not hard at work, you'll find Laura having a blast running around Whinlatter Forest with her two grandsons, embracing her inner child. She's also a social butterfly who loves dining out, cooking, and going on exciting adventures. Whether it's a quick city break or a sun-soaked getaway, Laura has a passion for exploring new places.


Judith Cameron MARLA Property Marketing Manager

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Meet Judith, our longest-serving team member who has been with Grisdales since we opened our doors in 1997.

With decades of experience in sales and lettings, Judith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She takes great pride in delivering first-class customer care, combining professionalism with a personable approach. By engaging in meaningful conversations, Judith strives to understand your unique needs and collaborates closely with you to develop the best strategy for selling or letting your home within your desired timeframe. With integrity, expertise, and efficiency, Judith ensures a seamless experience for her clients.

As a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA), Judith stays up-to-date with industry standards and best practices.

Outside of work, Judith embraces an active outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys paddleboarding on local lakes, exploring the fells with her family, and indulging in her true passion for cold water swimming. In fact, she even holds a gold medal from the Scottish Winter Swimming Championships!


Nicola Jones Property Marketing Manager

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Say hello to Nicola, Property Marketing Manager at Grisdales. Nicola's journey began as a weekend receptionist in 2018, and she quickly progressed to the role of Lettings Negotiator. In 2023, Nicola returned to Grisdales as Property Marketing Manager. With a dynamic background spanning various roles within the company and having lived in West Cumbria all her life, Nicola understands the local property landscape inside and out. Whether you're buying, selling, or investing, Nicola's expertise can guide you towards making informed decisions that align with your property goals.

Chloe Scott Sales Negotiator

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Meet Chloe, our vibrant Sales Negotiator who joined our team in 2022. As the office's dedicated "matchmaker" in Whitehaven, she's passionate about finding the perfect new homes for our buyers. Chloe conducts property viewings and diligently handles all the offers we receive from potential purchasers. Our vendors can also expect regular updates from Chloe, as she ensures that their sale progresses smoothly and meets their expectations.

Originally from Keswick, Chloe now calls Whitehaven her home, where she resides with her husband and two adorable sausage dogs. Prior to joining our team, she pursued a business management degree at Northumbria University and embarked on a successful career in banking. Chloe proudly identifies as a "foodie" and delights in exploring a diverse range of dining experiences, from cosy country pubs to indulgent meals at Michelin-starred restaurants.


Helen Mason Client Services Manager

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Introducing Helen, a valued member of Team Grisdales since 2015. She initially joined as a Sales Negotiator at our Workington Office, marking a significant career change after serving as a Police Officer with Cumbria Constabulary. Helen's dedication and hard work led her to progress into the role of Senior Sales Negotiator and she currently holds the position of Sales Client Services Manager. Her passion for both people and property shines through as she consistently strives to deliver the best possible customer service experience.

When Helen isn't busy helping clients, she enjoys the comforts of home in Seaton. There, she lives with her husband Andy, her son and daughter, her stepson, and their delightful Cocker Spaniel named Molly.

Connect with Helen via Linkedin and say hi!


Destiny Evans Land and New Homes Manager

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Meet Destiny, Manager of the Land and New Homes department.

With a keen focus on West Cumbria, she specialises in identifying and bringing exciting land and new homes opportunities to the region. Destiny collaborates with a diverse range of professionals, including landowners, housebuilders, architects, and planners, to help our partners unlock the full potential of their investments and achieve maximum profitability.

As part of our partnership with the Land and New Homes Network, Destiny benefits from a vast support network that grants her access to the knowledge and expertise of esteemed industry professionals. Her extensive market intelligence allows her to stay ahead of the game, and she always looks forward to connecting with like-minded individuals throughout Cumbria and beyond.

Connect with Destiny Evans on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and opportunities in the dynamic world of land and new homes.


Julie Routledge Accompanied Viewer

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Say hello to Julie, our Accompanied Viewer who joined the Team in 2021. When it comes to property viewings, Julie is your go-to person, accompanying our viewers on tours of our sales and lettings properties in Whitehaven and beyond.

With a remarkable 40-year career in the Civil Service prior to joining our team, Julie brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to her role.

Outside of work, Julie's passion lies in swimming. As a swimming referee, she takes charge of organising and judging swimming competitions, as well as training aspiring judges.

What happens next? Read our Step-by-Step guide to selling HERE.

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