David Warburton

David Warburton

Managing Director

David has been involved in property for over 20 years. He started buying, renovating and selling houses in 2001, but also gained experience as a Landlord and has continued to grow his portfolio of properties. This experience proved vital when he eventually became an Estate Agent in 2009.

Working in a corporate environment for a national chain, David started at the bottom. He climbed the ladder to Area Director level before deciding to set up WeLocate in 2016, and then WeLocate Finance in 2017, which provides mortgages and insurance products. During this time, he has been involved in thousands of sales and lets, so he has experience at all levels. 

David’s passion has always been in property. As he saw the industry and climate change, he wanted to create an agency focused on providing the highest levels of marketing along with exceptional customer service, and he believes that communication is critical.

David says;

“For many people, buying, selling or renting a property can feel overwhelming, and I often found the process getting overcomplicated. Yet it didn’t need to. All circumstances are different, and I have always been keen to learn what people are trying to achieve and develop a plan to help them move on to the next chapter of their lives. 

The problem was, in the corporate agency, my hands were somewhat tied in how far I could go with the marketing of a home or the help we could offer. For example, we couldn’t get involved in home staging or create fantastic marketing videos because it was perceived as out of budget and unnecessary. I disagreed. If this was going to get life-changing results for the customer, then it should be a priority. Also, technology was changing – it still is at a fast pace - and how we communicate now is different. I wanted the best technology to ensure that we and, most importantly, our customers weren’t left behind.

So, I decided to go on my own and create an agency focused on the customer. I believe I have put together the best team in the business and that we deliver world-class service and results for our clients. I have three major rules within the team; keep things simple, always give the best advice and make communication a priority. The reviews suggest we’re doing things right, but we never rest on our laurels and always look for new ways to adapt and improve.”

Favourite Restaurant: This was tough as there are so many good ones in our areas, but I love L’Aquila in Prestwich and Cardamom Cream in Ramsbottom. Sundays are for The Pack Horse at Affetside!

Favourites Things to do: Sundays are my favourite day as it’s a rare time off work and spent with the family. We love days out, perhaps pottering around Ramsbottom, a walk at The Jumbles or Holcombe Moor, and afternoon tea at The Pack Horse (can I mention that twice?)