Eddie Ellis has been at the helm of JP & Brimelow in Chorlton for over ten years. He tells us why he’s proud to be ‘so Chorlton’.
“Yes, I know I’m an estate agent and people would expect me to say this,” laughs Eddie, “but I really love the Chorlton area!”
It’s the great outdoors…
Whenever I go into town for meetings, I’m always so glad to come back to Chorlton and M16 and love being out and about here. It’s important to have green spaces on our doorsteps and we have them in spades: not just small urban parks, but grand landscaped Victorian parks like Alexandra and Longford, plus woodland, meadows, water parks and the Mersey Valley! Not everyone can have a garden, but here you can enjoy everything from a short stroll to a full-on hike.
… and indoors
We’re successful because people really want to either stay in this area, or move here. My team and I know the whole area very well and can help both home-swappers and incomers to find just the right place for them. There’s a real variety of quality housing stock in our part of town, from Whalley Range’s huge Victorian villas to elegant Edwardian semis, tons of stylish terraces and a growing number of ultra-modern apartments. Something for everyone, as the saying goes!
There’s always something going on…
The village feel is fantastic around here: you only have to read Open Up Chorlton to see how much is being organised by local people: sports, events, festivals – even the flowers on our streets. We like to do our bit too and sponsor Whalley Range Lawn Tennis Club, SW Manchester Cricket Club and the fantastic Longford Girls FC. We’re also proud to support Chorlton Arts Festival and Chorlton Book Festival – they all bring something special to the area.
…and something good to eat
We have such an amazing array of food within a short stroll, sold by people who really know and care about their product. I’m not sure there’s anywhere else in Manchester that has Chorlton’s retail offer for foodies: Barbakan, Unicorn, Out of the Blue, Cocoa Tree, Frosts, Elliotts… it’s a very long list! And to cap it all, you’ll find the best tapas in town on Beech Road.
And the future?
The market just keeps growing in M21 – and especially in M16, where we’re seeing an influx of interesting buyers, along with a lot of redevelopment and new builds.
We’re able to use a broad range of technology to remotely showcase new homes now, from virtual walk-throughs to social media, but whether you’re buying or selling, it’s the people that matter. When you live in an area in that’s in high demand, you need to choose an agent who understands that. A super-quick sale is all very well, but you need to be sure that you’ve got the best possible deal.
You made a smart move buying in M16 and M21 – so make a smart move when you’re selling too.