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JI is an owner run Sales Only Independent Estate Agency of which has been located on Gordons Terrace, Bingley Road Saltaire, since the early 1990’s.  We offer a hands on, ethical and professional approach to the marketing and sale of property, this being backed up by governing bodies such as The Property Ombudsman and National Association of Estate Agents of which we are Licensed members. We are also governing members of the Bradfor District Association of Estate Agents and Auctioneers.

We are actively involved in all aspects of the sale and purchase of residential properties and also have a large professional client base including various, solicitors, Trusts, Housing Associations, Asset Managers and Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Accountants.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your property related requirements so please feel free to contact or call into our office.


JI Estates (formerly known as JI & Co) was established in the early 1990's by James Ickringill & partners and in that time has led itself to be one of the most respected and leading estate agencies in the Saltaire and Shipley Area.

In May 2011 the agency was aquired by Steven Gardner and the day to day running was taken over by himself. A former employee of the firm, who brings over 16 years experience of the Bradford property market to the business.

Steven...inspired by his late Grandfather – E. J Gardner FNAEA, who established an Estate Ageny & Valuers in Brighton & Hove during 1948, Steven has followed in his footsteps in becoming a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Priding himself on being an ethical, highly focused property professional with a hands-on approach and style to the marketing of property showing a commitment and dedication to the business now rarely seen.

JI firmly believes that there is no substitute for experience and whilst being professionally qualified is highly relevant and important, these are not necessarily a reasons for success. Steven’s successful track record and personal achievements in the estate agency industry over the last 15 years is a strong indictment for why JI will deliver where others may fail.

The closely knit team behind JI provides a highly personalised service for clients that is second to none. The work ethic is based upon team effort and a will to exceed the expectations of every client, irrespective of size, type or value of the property. JI believes that by providing open  honest and ethical advice about selling your home all of the marketing needs are fulfilled.

Meet The Team

Steven M Gardner

Steven M Gardner MNAEA
Manging Director

Steve has over 23 years experience of the Bradford property market having started his career with Halifax Estate Agents from leaving school in 2000. He first joined JI & Co in 2003, leaving in 2005 to progress his career and manage an estate agency in Bingley. He returned to JI in May 2011 following his acquisition of the agency from James Ickringill. Steven has been a member of the National Association of Estate Agents for 19 years. With extensive market knowledge Steven intimately knows the Bradford property market in particular the Saltaire, Shipley area.

A keen cricketer and footballer, Steve follows Tottenham Hotspur & Bradford City and loves family time with his daughter Darcy and son Albie.
Toby Hartley

Toby Hartley DipSurv MNAEA
Sales Manager

Toby is our Sales Manager and has worked within the industry since 2005. He has an excellent grasp of the local market and over the last 17 years has gained a proven track record of sales success within the Aire Valley. He has gained various qualifications including the highly regarded Diploma In Surveying Practice via The University of Reading College of Estate Management and also the National Association Of Estate Agents Technical Award in The Sale Of Residential Property. Toby combines his wealth of estate agency knowledge together with a proactive approach to ensure his client's requirements are met. Toby prides himself in delivering a high level of customer service which is evident in the repeat business he wins and the long term relationships he builds.
Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith MNAEA
Sales negotiator

Tom joined JI in September 2021 as an apprentice, working towards a Level 2 qualification in Estate Agency. In October 2022 Tom was awarded this qualification
having passed the course with full distinction.

Furthering his studies, he gained his ‘Propertymark’ level 3 qualification in The Sale of Residential Property. On the 11 th January 2024. Earning membership with the National Association of Estate Agents.

As a young person he is always looking to bring in new ideas to work alongside his experienced colleagues to achieve the best outcome.

Having recently ventured into sales progression, Tom is keen to make sure everything goes smoothly for our sellers and buyers.

Tom shows a real enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and has proved an excellent addition to the team here at JI Estates.

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