About us

We’re a highly experienced family estate agency who have been operating in Bradford, Kirklees & Calderdale areas for 45 years. Covering both property sales and lettings across five branches, we’ve helped thousands of sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants during that time.  We’re proud to be one of the area’s leading independent estate agents and the fact that our loyal customers keep coming back to us is testament to this.

Our key values reflect who we are and influence everything we do going forward;

PRIDE, of who we are and what we do

SUBSTANCE, with 45 years experience and the quality of our team

INNOVATION, we embrace new technology and ideas

DOWN TO EARTH, we’re approachable and we don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take our customers sale and let very seriously

Robert Watts, Getting West Yorkshire Moving

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 Estate Agents 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, Five Lane Ends and Wibsey, 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. James, John and Kate all all based in-house and take up different roles within the company, joined by our experienced team of valued staff, 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 sponsor a number of local and junior sporting teams, including Gomersal Cricket Club and Spenborough & District Athletic Club Athletic, 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


Managing Director (Sales/New Homes/Surveys)


John Watts

John Watts MNAEA

Managing Director (Sales)


Kate Watts

Kate Watts MARLA

Managing Director (Lettings)

Lettings & Property Management

James Hart

James Hart MNAEA


Five Lane Ends

Julie Maran

Julie Maran

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator


Lucy Golton

Lucy Golton MNAEA

Senior Valuation Manager


Tabby Hickling

Tabby Hickling

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator


Nicola Astley

Nicola Astley MNAEA

Office Manager/Sales Negotiator

Five Lane Ends