About Us

Reeds Rains logo on the wall of an office

Established in 1868, Reeds Rains have the expertise and knowledge to make home buying and selling a smooth and simple process.

This network provides sellers with the marketing potential to reach the widest possible audience, increasing the potential of finding a buyer and ensuring the most efficient sale is achieved.

Our friendly staff are always on hand, and have the necessary local knowledge to make the sale or purchase of your property as easy and straight forward as possible.

Reeds Rains combine the home buying and selling process with a range of complimentary services delivering high quality professional products, resulting in the complete property package.


Reeds Rains Timeline

  • 1868

    Rains founded by
    Samuel Rains as
    a rent collection
    business.

    Portrait of Samuel Rains
  • 1870

    George
    Wrighston
    founded the business that
    later became Reeds.

    Black and white photo 19th Century High Street
  • 1890

    Edward Reeds took over Wrighston’s property company and changed the name to Reeds.

  • 1946

    During the war
    the Rains city centre office was destroyed so re-located to Cheadle.

    War time bombing squadron
  • 1968

    5 Rains offices at the time of their centenary celebrations.

    Samuel Rains & Son logo
  • 1976

    In a merger with Petty & Co, Reeds acquired over 18 offices across Cheshire.

    Petty & Co shop front
  • 1982

    Samuel Rains & Son merged with Reeds Petty to form one of the largest estate agencies in the country with over 50 offices.

  • 1986

    Reeds Rains sold to The Prudential to become Reeds Rains Prudential Ltd.

    Prudential and Reeds Rains hot air balloons
  • 1991

    The Prudential sold the business back to Reeds Rains Northern Division.

    Old Reeds Rains logo
  • 2005

    LSL Property Servies
    acquired Reeds Rains.

    LSL Property Services plc logo
  • 2014

    Reeds Rains currently
    have over 170 branches nationwide.

    Current Reeds Rains logo

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