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


Laura Weir Property Marketing Manager

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Laura is responsible for visiting new properties to give vendors advice on marketing their homes. She also places new homes on the market; including taking photographs and measurements and drafting brochures.  She is responsible for reviewing property marketing progress and securing price reductions where appropriate. What’s more; she draws up probate and landlord valuation reports, is occasional cover for the front office negotiating team and she also attends the sales steering committee meetings. Laura has been with Grisdales for several years in many roles and has enjoyed all she has done. She started her career in banking, but was also a dental receptionist for ten years – so her career history is varied! She has a Level 3 ILM (Institute of Learning and Management) in Management and is a people person – dealing with people is what she does best! Laura has lived in Workington for almost five years, she has two grown up children and two grandsons, all whom she enjoys spending time with! For Laura, nothing beats running around Whinlatter Forest with small children (releasing your inner child!). She also loves socialising, restaurants, cooking, city breaks at the weekend and she loves holidays (the hotter and sunnier the better!) Laura also loves visiting the South of England where the rest of her family live. Since she was 20, she has had approximately 30 different homes, so we think she is well qualified for her job!

Lynne Atkinson MNAEA Head of New Business

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Lynne has built a wealth of property sales knowledge and experience over the last 13 years, having great enthusiasm for character property as well as searching out opportunities within the Land and New Homes sector.  She believes passionately in building lasting relationships with our clients which means repeat business and recommendations are the norm.

Prior to working in the property industry, Lynne has experienced a wide range of sectors such as banking, education, forestry and finance.

Lynne is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA), having completed a technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property amongst other industry training.


Lesley Daly Property Marketing Manager

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Lesley joined Grisdales in 2017 as their Weekend Receptionist after she had taken a short break from work following the birth of her little girl Ella. Lesley progressed on to Letting Negotiator taking a full-time position and is now the Property Marketing Manager covering Whitehaven, Workington and surrounding areas. Lesley has always worked in customer service and sales roles, spending her previous 5 years as a Client Services Advisor progressing to a Client Accountant. She lives in Whitehaven with her partner Andrew, her daughter Ella Amelia-Lilly and at weekends her stepdaughter Emma Louise.



Judith Cameron MARLA Property Marketing Manager

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Judith joined Grisdales in 1997 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in sales and lettings.  She prides herself in giving first class customer care in a very professional yet personable manner.  She’ll talk with you to understand your needs and will work closely with you to agree the best possible strategy for selling or letting your home within the timescale to suit you.  Judith approaches all she does with integrity, expertise and efficiency.

Judith is a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agent (MARLA).

When Judith isn’t at work you’ll find her enjoying life outdoors – she loves paddle-boarding on the local lakes, walking the fells with her family but her real passion is cold water swimming being a gold medal winner at the Scottish Winter Swimming Championships!


Helen Mason Senior Sales Negotiator

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As Senior Sales Negotiator, Helen’s role in the business includes arranging and carrying out viewings, negotiating and agreeing sales, sales progression and lots of communicating between Vendors and Purchasers. Prior to joining Grisdales 5 years ago as a Sales Negotiator, Helen, who had previously been a Police Officer with Cumbria Constabulary, opted for a complete change of career and has never looked back. Helen is passionate about people and strives to provide the best possible customer service experience.



Jessica Douglas Sales Receptionist

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As the Sales Receptionist, Jessica is often the first person you will come in to contact with at the Cockermouth office. She'll assist with your initial enquiry and book all your sales-related appointments. You can also find her conducting property viewings, collecting viewing feedback and helping the sales team with administration tasks. Jessica joined Grisdales in 2021 having previously worked in a customer-facing role at Citizens Advice Bureau and most recently, in recruitment at Low Level Waste Repository Ltd. Outside of work, you'll find Jessica at some kind of concert, anywhere from the smallest gig right up to the big concerts - music is her passion and she's pleased to be able to go back out and enjoy live music with friends and family! Jessica also loves to travel to the likes of Spain, Sicily and Poland with Rome and New York being on the top of her bucket list. Her friends and family are very important to her and she particularly loves spending time with her parents, six-year-old sister, Violet, and adorable Staffie, Clyde.

Julie Routledge Accompanied Viewer

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Julie joined the Whitehaven Team in 2021 as Accompanied Viewer. You'll meet her when she's out and about showing our viewers around our sales and lettings properties in Whitehaven and beyond. Before joining the Team, Julie spent 40 years in the Civil Service. Outside of the office, her passion is swimming. As a swimming referee, she organises and judges swimming competitions and trains those looking to become judges themselves.

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

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