Our History at a glance.........



We've been Selling Property Since 1991

To see how we have grown click on a date below to see what happened that year!

In 1991 Andrew Snape first opened the doors of the then named “Andrew Snape Qualified Estate Agents” which is now known as Snapes Estate & Letting Agents after its rebranding in 2012. Andrew saw an opening in Bramhall for a privately owned independent firm, dedicating itself and specialising in the local area in the face of the large corporate agencies, banks and building societies who were playing an ever increasing part and was quickly able to make his mark.
In 1994 a key stage in the company’s development was being voted as the panel estate agent and representative in the area for Cartus the Worlds largest relocation company, with clients very relevant to the UK such as the BBC, Marks and Spencer and many of the National Banks.
In 1999 the Cheadle Hulme office was opened on Station Road to add to the coverage offered by the company and this office is the base for Andrew himself who is still a key member of the company working 6 days a week, offering vital experience to all of the team members. Our Cheadle Hulme Office is managed by James Calthorpe MNAEA, dipDEA.
In 2000 Daniel Moore MNAEA, ARLA joined the company as a director and also to take over the running of the Bramhall office. Daniel also works 6 days a week, ensuring the theme of a hands on owner run firm is maintained.
In 2007 to assist the growth of the lettings department, we opened a new Bramhall Lettings Office and we are delighted to have our full Lettings team over in Bramhall complementing our established Sales service. Our lettings services are also available at Cheadle Hulme and our new Hazel Grove office, ensuring we have complete coverage of the SK1, SK2, SK3, SK6, SK7, SK8, SK10 & SK12 post code sectors.
In 2009 Richard Pickford MNAEA, dipDEA became a company director after serving as a manager at the Snapes Cheadle Hulme office from 2001 to 2010.
In 2010 we opened our Hazel Grove and this formed a powerful triangle of coverage for Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and its surrounding areas, the Hazel Grove office is now managed by Lee Snape MNAEA, dipDEA.
In 2012 One of the biggest changes in appearance for our company was launched with “Snapes” becoming our name and the big yellow “S” becoming our new image and logo. Whilst this has catapulted the company even further into being one of the most recognisable in our industry, nothing has changed in terms of management, with Andrew, Daniel and Richard, each working 6 days a week in support of the Branch Managers and excellent sales staff to ensure the company pushes forward and becomes even better at what we do.
In 2013 Our company expanded even further; Our Bramhall sales department have a beautiful BRAND NEW CORNER PLOT OFFICE in the centre of Bramhall with eye catching presence offering an abundance of advertising space! Lettings have benefitted from this and now OCCUPY THEIR OWN DETACHED OFFICE at Maple House. Also in 2013 We opened our Poynton office was to provide yet more coverage for our clients. Located on Park Lane in Poynton this latest addition to the Snape offices has already proved a popular move for those serious about selling. Snape Estate Agents’ absolute main focus is the SELLING and LETTING of property in each of the locations and the surrounding areas where we have offices.
In 2015 company owners, Andrew Snape, Daniel Moore & Richard Pickford made the difficult decision to accept an offer from a company to purchase our separately run Lettings Business. With the legislation changes surrounding lettings and the offer which was on face value “too good to turn down” we decided it would make sense to accept the offer and for 3 years agreed not to deal in lettings as a result. NOTHING has changed in terms of the ownership of the company and the simple fact is, we do not deal with lettings until 2018 and then will be able to re-enter that sector of the industry if we decide to having allowed time for the new legislations to settle and offer an even more streamlined service which will ensure both landlords and tenants get the exceptional service they deserve.
You’ve heard that saying – “If you don’t try something different you’ll never know” well that really applied to us in 2013 but for many therefore 2016 was one of our best years in terms of a decision we made. After 3 years, away from Maple House we moved back to Maple House from Woodford Road. As our lettings department no longer occupied that building post us selling that part of the business we asked for feedback about should we stay put or move back home as most people called it! and the feedback was overwhelming that the large glitzy office on Woodford Road, was not something people really wanted and felt the smaller friendlier atmosphere of Maple House was much preferred. Clients now enjoy car parking as they used to and an office which worked brilliantly for sales for 23 years, with great display windows and a position close to the busy public car parks for the village.
Still privately owned and ran by Andrew Snape, Richard Pickford and Lee Snape we are proud to be the longest established independent agent who has offices based in SK7, SK8 and SK12. We are an owner run company with more than two offices yet with a network affiliation to over 750 other agencies nationwide (See our Relocation tab or click here). For more information contact Richard on 0161 440 8700.

We have embraced technology to bring all the benefits of modern estate agency to our customers and continue to strive to never lose touch with our customers. We endeavour to use technology in all areas to get maximum results whilst always continuing to offer excellent customer service. You might say we are both high tech and high touch. Our reputation and the focus remains in four key areas:

  • Integrity and Trust: You can rely on us
  • Communication: Effective marketing of our properties and flow of information
  • Customer Care: We value the relationships with our clients and customers alike
  • Results: We will always try to achieve the best results in every situation
34 testimonials found.

I wanted to let you know how great the staff at the Hazel Grove branch have been. From viewings to the final days of our sale they have been amazing. Hilary in particular has been extremely helpful chasing solicitors, lenders etc. Her communication was fab, always keeping us updated with where our buyers were at.

Laura Hulse

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017


My fiancee and I recently purchased our first home together and just wanted to say how much of a help Hilary Clode was with the whole process.

She was always on hand to answer our questions, despite how tedious they may have appeared. Hilary managed to help us keep very calm about the whole process and was very helpful when it came to agreeing dates.

Just wanted to pass on our regards for a great service and want to thank Hilary for a superb service.

We`re not planning on moving again any time soon, but I would highly recommend you to anyone that is.

Thanks again

Jonny Brown

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017


I would like to thank Jane & the team for all their help. From start to finish, I was very impressed with Snapes` handling of my house marketing, on-going communication throughout the process & the ultimate sale of the property last week. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were extremely professional, friendly & helpful. Selling a property is highly stressful, but the Snapes staff helped to alleviate this as much as humanly possible. THANK YOU

Anne Masters

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2017


As the purchaser of a property from Snapes I would like to say what an absolute delight it has been from start to finish. Very professional and personable. I have had many dealings with estate agents and have to say Snapes have impressed me with there holistic approach to what can often be a very stressful time. I would like to say a special thank you to Nikki for her professionalism and excellent communication and negotiating skills, I will be using Snapes again in the very near future as a result of this experience.. Merry Christmas to you all

Susie S

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016


Dear Richard, My wife and I have just completed our first house purchase through your Hazel Grove Office, dealing primarily with Hilary Clode. We have both been extremely pleased with the service we`ve had from Snapes. Everyone we have spoken to has been polite, professional, and friendly. Hilary has gone above and beyond to make everything run smoothly with the purchase, and has made the whole process far less stressful than I`m sure it could have been. We`d be very happy to use Snapes in the future, and would have no reservations in recommending you to others. Thank you, and have a great Christmas and New Year!

Mr & Mrs B

Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2016


Richard Just a brief note of thanks to Snapes, and especially to Nicky, for the helpful support and advice given during the sale of my uncle`s house. Because of our remote location it was most reassuring to have a caring, reliable, local presence. Many thanks, John

Mr H

Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2016


To James & all the team, Thankyou for all your efforts and help through the stressful sale of my house, Well done Khalda

Khalda

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016


To Amanda, Liz, Gaby, James & Pete Thanks for all your hard work and for sticking with us during this process, All the very best, James J

Mr J

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016


I really wanted to just send you an email regarding Nicky. She has been absolutely outstanding in the sale and completion of 26 Copperfield Road and she has gone up and above the call of duty with all her time patience and care of everyone in the chain. She was also so kind and nothing was too much trouble. I will certainly be recommending all friends and work colleagues to sell with Andrew Snapes. Many thanks Paula Halliwell and Caroline Cross.

Mrs H and Mrs C

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016


To Jane, Thank you for chasing around after us and our buyers and making it all happen. All the very best and with fond regards Ivor and Melanie

Mr and Mrs F

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016


Hi Angela, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team at Snapes for all your help with the sale of my mother`s house. Being so far away, I really appreciated the regular email updates and all your help in dealing with queries and keeping things moving along. I would happily recommend Snapes to anyone considering selling. With thanks and best wishes, Ann

Mrs W

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016


Richard Just a short note to say that I got great service from Nicky in your Bramhall office. Although I was buying (not selling through Snapes) she was extremely helpful when the vendors hit issues disrupting my move in. All in all a great service. Tks Mark W.

Mark W

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016