About us

We’re a highly experienced family estate agency who have been operating in Bradford, Kirklees & Calderdale areas for over 40 years. Covering both property sales and lettings across six branches, we’ve helped thousands of sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants during that time through a combination of unrivalled expertise, professionalism and experience. We’re firmly established as one of the area’s leading independent estate and lettings agents. Robert Watts, The Family Estate Agent.

How it started

After operating a successful estate agent partnership throughout the 1970’s, Bob Watts decided to launch his own business and so Robert Watts was born in 1979.

Bradford’s Eccleshill was the location of the first branch and after fast-becoming one of the area’s most highly respected agents, an expansion drive led to the opening of offices in Cleckheaton, Birkenshaw, Highfield, Wibsey and Shelf, all of which we still operate today.

After years of admirable service, Bob retired in 2007 and passed the business on to his three children. John, James and Kate all take up different roles within the company and are joined by an experienced team of property experts, some of which have been with us since the very early days.

Giving back to the local community

We’ve always valued the importance of giving back to our local communities. We’re strong advocates of grassroot sports and have sponsored the likes of professional clubs Bradford City, Bradford Bulls as well as a number of local and junior sporting teams, including Gomersal Cricket Club, whilst we’re also involved in a number of community initiatives including Eliza’s Picnic, an annual charity event in Cleckheaton for juvenile arthritis.

Meet your local team

James Watts

James Watts MRICS/MNAEA

Managing Director (Sales/New Homes/Surveys)

Cleckheaton

John Watts

John Watts MNAEA

Managing Director (Sales)

Birkenshaw

Kate Watts

Kate Watts MARLA

Managing Director (Lettings)

Lettings & Property Management

James Hart

James Hart MNAEA

Director

Five Lane Ends

Julie Maran

Julie Maran

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator

Wibsey

Lucy Golton

Lucy Golton MNAEA

Senior Valuation Manager

Wibsey

Tabby Hickling

Tabby Hickling

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator

Birkenshaw

Nicola Astley

Nicola Astley MNAEA

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator

Five Lane Ends