Wright Marshall appoints new Sales Manager for Crewe office

Wright Marshall has recruited Paul Rowley as Sales Manager for their branch in Crewe.

Paul is a professionally qualified valuer and auctioneer and brings over 40 years’ estate agency experience to his role. He has worked in the local property all his working life and most recently headed up the sales and investment team at Whitegates Estate Agency in Crewe. He is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and brings a wealth of professional expertise to the South Cheshire property market.

Paul will personally be responsible for the initial appraisal, valuation and property marketing and with the help of a professional support team will ensure every sale progresses smoothly to a satisfactory completion.

Explaining why he joined Wright Marshall, Paul said: “Wright Marshall has a highly regarded estate agency brand with a great reputation across Cheshire. I have previously used their services to sell property I am excited and delighted to being part of a highly professional team and contributing towards building and growing our client base in Crewe and the wider Cheshire area.”

What makes a great location to live?

Robert Reed from Wright Marshall appeared on BBC Breakfast on Saturday 26th January 2019 where he discusses what factors people consider when they are looking to move to a particular area. Watch the video here >>


If you are looking to move house to the Cheshire area, please contact Robert Reed by email: [email protected] or call  01829 731300 to discuss the options available to you based on your budget and desired location.

Why property buyers can’t get enough of Chester

The prosperous walled city on the River Dee that surrounds a hub of classy cocktail bars, independent restaurants and an abundance of retailers that sit below all those Victorian black-and-white, half-timbered buildings is a popular choice for both first-time buyers and those looking to move to a chic city.

It’s no surprise therefore that Chester has been dubbed the ‘regional treasure’, and according to The Sunday Times, is the second best place to live in the North West. Here’s just some of the reasons why:

  1. The city provides great transport connections, with motorways that give easy access to Liverpool and Manchester, and London is now only two hours away by an improved and regular train service.
  2. The booming economy of Manchester, in many respects the regional hub, is having a positive knock-on effect across neighbouring Cheshire.
  3. A series of developments which are firmly underway, include: Phase 1 of the city centre Northgate Development (a £60 million new market, cinema, open performance square, and a brand new car park) with Phase 2 to follow (based around new and exciting residential developments) – and a new £100 million Central Business Quarter, will all contribute significantly to employment and new infrastructure in the city.
  4. The Storyhouse which was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and Meghan Markle in June last year, comprises a library, an 800-seat theatre, a 150-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars plus a 100-seat boutique and independent cinema.
  5. Chester’s leading independent schools, including Queens, King’s School and Abbey Gate college have increased demand for family homes in traditionally well-heeled villages nearby, such as Tarporley and Tattenhall.

Chester property market

For those looking to buy property in Chester, the market can be summarised as follows:

  1. The average property price in Chester currently stands at £268,044 according to Zoopla – a rise of 2.09% from 12 months ago.
  2. There is a strong demand for property in Chester’s key areas: Christleton, Rowton, Waverton and Great Boughton.
  3. Hoole remains one of the top suburbs to live in due to its close proximity to the city and its niche restaurants and coffee bars.
  4. Cavendish Road and Westminster Ave, and Lache Lane are amongst some of the most desirable areas to live in Chester, as well as the riverside suburbs of Curzon Park and Queens Park.
  5. We currently have 32 properties located within a 5-mile radius of the city, ranging from a 7-bed Grade II listed house at £1.6 million through to a 1-bed apartment at £58,000.


Robert Ikin of Wright Marshall in Chester comments: “We have seen a positive start to the year in Chester, with good demand from first time buyers, due to the low interest rates and 0% rated stamp duty land tax threshold up to £250,000. House prices in some of the villages surrounding Chester are comparable with those in desirable parts of the city and there is a good demand from families seeking high quality homes in Chester’s suburbs.”

If you are thinking of selling your property in Chester and need a free-no obligation valuation, contact Wright Marshall in Chester.


Landlords have even more reasons to invest in property in Crewe

Crewe is the largest town in Cheshire East and major growth is expected over the next few years, putting it firmly on the map as a buy to let property hotspot.  It is home to 5,000 businesses, including the Bentley factory which has a steady flow of young professionals – many of whom are looking for rentable property.

The town certainly has far more long-term potential for investors than its wealthier neighbours – Sandbach and Nantwich, where prices are already at a premium. Here are just some of the reasons why we believe landlords have even more reasons to invest in property in Crewe.


Crewe has some of the most affordable properties in the area. According to Zoopla, the average price for property in Crewe is £202,737, making it incredibly attractive to residents and investors alike. Check out these properties on the market with us that are ideal for investors:

Two bedroom terrace house, West Street, Crewe – £73,000

Three bedroom town house, Salisbury Close, Crewe – £150,000

Two bedroom apartment, Foxhulme Court, Sydney – £109,950





Unbeatable rail links

Crewe is considered the centre of the train universe, serving as a gateway to much of the North West and offering fast trains to London in just 1 hour 30 minutes, making the town highly sought after by young professionals.


HS2 plans

With HS2 coming to Crewe in 2027 and the recent government backing for up to seven HS2 trains per hour from Crewe, commuters will be able to get to London in just 55 minutes – and with faster links to Manchester too.  Whilst 2027 may seem a long way, now is the time to invest in property whilst it remains affordable.

Regeneration for Crewe town centre

The regeneration of Crewe’s Royal Arcade is expected to start this summer and complete by 2020.  Residents can look forward to an 800-seat cinema complex, a 16-lane bowling alley, gym, restaurants and shops. This redevelopment is likely to trigger wider regeneration and attract more tenants to the area.


If you are looking for buy-to-let property in Crewe, contact our Crewe office for further information.