About us

Left to right: Bill Dawson, Marie Smith,
Karen Maxfield, Andrew Kaznowski

KM Maxfield is a modern independent estate agency with traditional values. Our office is situated in the ‘World Heritage Site’ of Saltaire, a beautiful area that we know like the back of our hands. We take pride in providing a personal and professional service. Our expertise expands across residential sales, lettings & property management and auctions, to working alongside financial advisors and conveyancers.

Our philosophy is simple. We keep the lines of communication open. Our experience tells us that being friendly, approachable and offering sound advice, is the only reliable way of building trust. We have an array of awards and titles under our belts including our Director, Karen Maxfield having been the first ever Lady President of the Bradford & District Auctioneers & Estate Agents Association.

We have everything you would expect from someone in this business – respectful customer service, reinforced by good local knowledge and years of experience. Our collective years of expertise make us grandparents in the business, which means we know what we’re talking about. Call us today, or come and take a seat with us to see how our award winning team can be of help.

Meet our team

Karen Maxfield MNAEA – Director

Karen has been a local estate agent for many years where she established a reputation for professional integrity and excellence. In 2005 she won the coveted NAEA Young Estate Agent of the Year Award in association with TTC training and was the 2010 first ever Lady President of the Bradford & District Auctioneers & Estate Agents Association.

Qualified in Level 2 & 3 Sale of Residential Property and is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. The NAEA was established with the goal of upholding good practice and high professional standards in UK estate agency.

Karen was one of the founding Directors of Maxwells Residential Ltd before deciding to move on and put her own name above the door. She says “We are a modern, forward thinking estate agency which is based on traditional estate agency values. We can make a difference to our clients by providing a professional service that they can trust.”

Andrew Kaznowski – Branch Manager

Andrew has been in the estate agency business for almost 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the area and the industry. He worked for the corporate Whitegates brand before buying the Bingley Whitegates franchise. A keen D.I.Yer, he briefly left the industry to concentrate on building a property portfolio before rejoining the industry with his partner Karen Maxfield where he now works alongside her and the others in the family team. If it’s local information you need or have question on what’s happening in the estate agency world, it’s him you need to turn to.

Marie Smith – Negotiator

Marie Smith, mum to Karen, has worked for us since we opened our doors originally as Maxwells Residential back in 2005 and has worked in the Sales & Customer Service industry all of her working life. She worked for a well known International Company for 18 years before having her children. She ran her own business with her late husband before working for a local employer where she won Employee of the Year for outstanding contribution to their business. Marie has great enthusiasm for her work, where she goes above and beyond to help clients buy, sell or letting a property. She has an NVQ 2 qualification in Residential Sales.

Bill Dawson – Accompanied Viewer

Bill owned his own business within the building industry covering the Halifax and Bradford district for over 30 years, where he then retired. Retirement didn’t suit Bill so he found himself a role that drew on his past experience and has been working with us for the past 10 years as an accompanied viewer.

Bill’s first home was one of the Grade II Listed properties here in Saltaire. He is familiar with the character of the properties and the village.  A keen boat enthusiast, he is regularly found in Bingley on the Leeds Liverpool canal tinkering on his boat.

Always happy to help and offer ideas when a property needs updating.