About Us

About Staves

We are a well established independently owned and family run estate agency specialising in the sale and letting of residential property with branches in Woodseats, Gleadless , Dore and Dronfield. We pride ourselves on our expert local knowledge along with our hands on pro-active approach towards selling and letting property which we feel gives us a competitive edge over our competition. All of our staff have a wealth of experience of the property market and all live within the local area. Our passion and determination to sell and let property is matched only by our investment to leave no stone unturned with the extensive marketing and promotion of our properties. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to ensure that we are maximising the exposure of our properties both online and in print to give our clients the best possible opportunity of a sale for the best possible price within an optimum timescale.

It’s official – Staves Estate Agents
are one of the very best Estate Agents in the country!

Staves Estate Agents has been identified as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the Best Estate Agent Guide – an independent reference source for sellers and landlords to help them find the best sales and lettings agencies in their area.
Around 15,000 estate agents are assessed to find the best and Staves were amongst this year’s award winners.

Matthew Staves said

We are delighted to have been included in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2024. Agents cannot enter or pay for this award – the assessment is industry-wide and only those that meet the very highest standards are included. We are thrilled to have been recognised as amongst the best in the country”.

If you’re thinking about selling or letting a property then please get in touch - we will be very pleased to provide you with our advice and you can be confident that you’re dealing with one of the very best estate agents in your area.

We Love Local Businesses

Supporting our local community is hugely important to Staves, and it starts with using local, independent suppliers wherever we can. Our shiny brochures, phone and IT systems, marketing & PR, photographers, floor planners and stationers are just a few of the things we continue to source from small local businesses. By buying, renting or selling your property through Staves, you’ll be helping us to support local businesses and keep our vibrant community alive. Which, in the long run, benefits all of us.

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Our Team


Matthew Staves – Director

Having been in the Estate Agency business since 1996, all of this time operating within the Sheffield and Dronfield area, I have realised that client satisfaction and customer care is paramount. That is why at Staves Estate Agents we are totally committed to keeping you fully informed and guiding you through every step of the house moving process. We also know that there is no substitute for expertise and knowledge of the local area, which is why we feel passionately that our experience gained operating within the area coupled with our values as a family run business, enable us to provide you with the best service and advice possible.


Amy Staves – Director

Amy co-founded the company with Matthew in 2010 and has been an integral part in the company’s growth and success ever since. Amy has a passion for customer care and is also supremely organised. Living locally Amy has excellent local knowledge of the property market which combined with her friendly and professional approach has seen her become very popular with clients past and present. Amy is involved in a number of local community and charity initiatives which has helped her to make strong and lasting relationships with local people and organisations.


James Staves – Dronfield Director

Having expert local knowledge of the Dronfield property market and a genuine care for its people means that we can provide a unique bespoke service to our clients and assist them with the sale or let of the property right the way through to completion. James appreciates that the most important commodity for an estate agent is an unrelenting commitment to ensure that the best possible sale can be agreed with the minimum of stress for the client and that is exactly what we aim to do.


Lucy Staves – Dronfield Director

Having significant experience within the lettings industry having worked within the Nottingham market for several years, Lucy brings a wealth of knowledge to the company. Living in Dronfield with her family including two young children, Lucy shows a genuine care to her clients and an understanding of their requirements and will endeavour to deliver outstanding customer service with a professional approach.


William Staves – Lettings Manager

Will is in charge of our ever growing lettings portfolio and has been with the company since we opened the doors for business. Wills enthusiasm and work ethic is a major contributor to the company enjoying the success and reputation that we enjoy today. Will believes strongly in the ethos of the company which is based on customer care and client satisfaction and takes great pride in ensuring that we provide the best possible levels of service to both landlords and tenants. Will likes nothing more than matching properties to tenants and tenants to properties.


Robert Oakley – Valuer

Robert is branch manager at our busy Woodseats office and has worked within the local property market for the last 15 years, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the team. Robert is an enthusiastic and committed individual who is always prepared to go the extra mile for the good of his clients. Rob has lived within the S8 area all of his life and therefore has a real feel for the area and the community. What Rob doesn’t know about S8 isn’t worth knowing!


Ben Willis – Property Consultant

Ben first started working at Staves as an apprentice and has subsequently proved himself to be a very able and important member of the team. Ben is a very approachable, friendly and hardworking individual who’s natural enthusiasm and commitment is infectious. Ben takes great satisfaction from successfully matching properties to buyers and buyers to properties and has proved himself to be an integral part of the team.


Louis Potter – Property Consultant

Louis started with Staves as an apprentice but has quickly worked his way up through the company and is now a vital member of the sales team. Louis has demonstrated all of the qualities needed in order to be an excellent estate agent, he excels in a sales environment, is very attentive to all of his clients and strives to excel on a daily basis. Louis has a passion for property and fully identifies with the Staves ethos of client satisfaction and customer care.


Kate Boden – Property Consultant

Kate has a number of years’ experience within estate agency and has unrivalled first-hand knowledge of the South West of the city, having lived there for many years. Kate brings bags of enthusiasm and know how to her role at our Dore office and is a fantastic asset to the team.


Leanne Bingley – Property Consultant

Leanne is our lead negotiator in the Dronfield branch. With an extensive knowledge of both the sales and lettings market, Leanne is driven to achieve the best results for our clients and follows this up with an outstanding level of care and professionalism towards both buyers and sellers, steering property sales through to completion with excellent communication throughout the process.


Janine Pallass – Property Consultant

Janine first started working at Staves in 2015 and has played a vital role in the success story of the Dronfield branch. Janine’s expert local knowledge of Dronfield and its surrounding areas proves invaluable when talking to clients about the needs and her enthusiasm to exceed customers’ expectations is regularly praised by both buyers and sellers alike. Janine’s natural approach to customer service means that every request is met with a ‘can do’ attitude and dealt with in a friendly and professional manner.


Gail Green – Property Consultant

Gail works at our Gleadless office and offers excellent first-hand knowledge of the area having lived within the local area all of her life. Gail takes great pleasure from being able to pass on her unrivalled first-hand experience of the area and its people whom she knows so well. Gail’s drive, enthusiasm and understanding of the local property market along with her friendly and approachable manner makes her a real asset to Staves.


Teresa Mulcrone – Property Consultant

Teresa joined Staves busy Dore office in 2022 having previously worked for a local IT company for the last ten years. Teresa brings a wealth of customer service experience after working in the IT sector in both technical and customer support roles and is passionate about customer care and providing outstanding service standards to our clients and is an excellent addition to the team. Teresa has lived within the South West of Sheffield for the last 25 years and has excellent local knowledge of this and surrounding areas. Based at the Dore office Teresa also conducts a number of our viewings and enjoys nothing more than matching buyers to properties.


Claire Hall – Property Consultant

Claire excels in customer service, having worked within the customer service industry for over 20 years. Her calm and friendly approach, allied with her pro-active nature, makes her a real asset to Staves. Claire likes nothing more than the satisfaction of seeing a job through to completion and surpassing expectations along the way.


Liam Cockerham – Lettings Consultant

Liam joined the Staves lettings team in 2021 and has proved himself to be a very capable, productive hard working and enthusiastic member of staff. His cheerful well-mannered approach has been welcomed by our clients, whilst his ‘can do’ attitude has ensured the service received by our tenants and landlords remains outstanding whilst the lettings department continues to grow. In his spare time Liam enjoys many sports and is a regular at his local gym and watches Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.


Steve Simmonite – Viewing Consultant

Steve carries out a large number of our accompanied viewings as well as undertaking our inventories and check outs. Steve is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic person whose positivity instantly rubs off on other people. Steve is also very meticulous in his work and indeed we have received many words and letters of thanks from clients who have really appreciated his time, commitment and patience.


Peter Mycock – Viewing Consultant

Peter is one of our viewing specialists. Peter lives locally and has fantastic knowledge of the local area. Peter is very approachable and friendly and has a knack of putting people at ease. We have received many compliments about Peters calm and friendly manner when conducting viewings.


Alison Howard – Viewing Consultant

Alison is our accompany viewer covering the Dronfield and Chesterfield areas. Conducting property viewings with a friendly and approachable manner, Alison offers sound advice to buyers and tenants and has an excellent breadth of knowledge of the local area having been a resident of Dronfield Woodhouse for many years and is heavily involved in many local grouped and clubs, including being a member of Hallowes Golf Club.


Andy Hall – Mortgage Advisor

Andy has been involved in the mortgage market for a considerable length of time. His personality and friendly manner soon puts people at ease and makes the conversation of mortgages some what more bearable! Andy is an independent broker who will work hard to find the best available deal depending on your circumstances.


Esther Barnes – Mortgage Advisor

Esther has a great deal of knowledge and experience within the mortgage market and will take the time to understand the clients situation and needs to enable her to provide the soundest advice. Esther is an independent broker who will work hard to find the best available deal depending on your circumstances.

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