7 King Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4HP

About Us


Marcus Alderson Estate Agents

At Marcus Alderson Estate Agents we share a genuine passion for both Property and our clients. With well over 50 years’ combined experience & extensive local knowledge, our highly motivated team is committed to providing an honest, dependable & professional service, always taking a friendly & personal approach.

Whether you are looking for that perfect family home, a new lifestyle, a holiday retreat, or are ready to downsize or upsize, our team are here to help you. We fully understand how stressful moving home can be, so we offer professional support & advice at every stage of the process.

Marcus Alderson

As seen on our TV series ‘Dales for Sale’

Our ‘Dales for Sale’ TV show appearance continues to attract buyers to North Yorkshire … watch this clip for a flavour of the series.


Meet our team

Our lives have changed, and we have changed and we have adapted the way we work by finding new ways of making it easier for you to find your perfect home. We understand how stressful moving home can be and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Marcus Alderson


Marcus Alderson was born locally & is a Dales man at heart, with family roots in the Swaledale village of Muker, date back to the seventeenth century. The Yorkshire Dales were Marcus’ inspiration for setting up his very successful independent estate agency in 2006. He has worked in the industry for over 30 years & takes genuine pleasure in helping people buy & sell property in Richmondshire & the outlying areas.

Richard Thompson


Richard began his estate agency career in Cambridge back in 1985, followed by 12 successful years running the Northallerton & Richmond branches of a national estate agent. Over the years, he has gained invaluable experience in all aspects of the business. Richard is very much a people person, firmly believing in a friendly, fair & professional approach.

Carla Sweete

Rentals Manager

Carla has seen the business grow to become the success it is today. Taking pride in traditional values and offering clients a first class service is core to Carla’s belief and communication being key in achieving this. She feels that it is important to retain that personal connection with clients at such a stressful and emotional time and make it as enjoyable an experience as possible.

Rosie Dent

Senior Negotiator

Quality of service sets you apart and Rosie provides the type of service that she would wish to receive herself. She’s always trying to find the buyer to fit the home. Rosie believes that our home spaces have become more important than ever, so it goes without saying that she feels privileged working in areas of such outstanding countryside and The National Parks.

Claire Davies

Valuer & Negotiator 

Claire began her estate agency career alongside Marcus with a corporate company at 17 yrs old as an Office Junior, latterly being promoted to Branch Manager and Head Valuer (Marcus was actually working for Claire in those early years !)   After 12 years Claire left to have her family, she joined our Team in late 2021and is now one of our valuers.

Susie Allison

Sales Negotiator

Sue has been in a Sales and Marketing Role most of her life running her own business in the construction industry for over 30 years, more recently Sue has found a love of Property after carrying out a couple of renovations herself. Sue started out helping Marcus in a Marketing role around 8 years ago helping with social media and a new website, but she also helps with Sales Progressions on a weekly basis.

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Answering your questions

Yes there is no fee and no obligation, unless you require a Probate Valuation with no intention of selling, then we may make a small charge.

  • Request a property valuation
  • Accept valuation and check your compliance certificates – electric/gas/EPC/Septic Tank is it compliant?
  • Property goes on the market
  • We find you a suitable buyer
  • Instruct your solicitor
  • Await survey/local searches/enquiries
  • Exchange and Complete (organise removals)
  • Hand over the keys

You can find more detail of our services here

We can move as quickly as you need us to, within days if we have all the information we need.

Make sure all your compliance certs are up to date – Electric/Gas/EPC report and if the property needs it decorate inside and out using neutral colours, tidy the garden (leave it as you would like it to be kept by the tenant)

Our finder’s fee is £499 and an option of a full management service is provided at 10% this includes collection of rent and regular property inspections.

More details can be found here in our Information for Prospective Landlords PDF.

Marcus Alderson cover the whole of Richmondshire including the North Yorkshire Dales, but we do not restrict ourselves to certain areas, so if you are interested in working with us, please give us a call!

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