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PROPERTIES WANTED TO SELL, LET OR AUCTION
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    OVER 30 YEARS OF SALES & LETTINGS SUCCESS
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    Dowen Auctions Sales & Lettings was established in 1982 by Managing Director, Denis Dowen, who is still involved in the day to day running of the business.

    Over the years the firm has continued to evolve and now has 9 estate agency branches and 3 bespoke auction stores offering coverage over mid North East England from the coast to the A1 corridor.

    Dowen was a founding member of The Great North Property Auction which has sold hundreds of properties since its inception in 2011.

    The Dowen Lettings Department is very successful with hundreds of homes under management.

    The firm operates a busy Surveying Services division, which provides professional services to both corporate and private clients.

    Conveyancing at competitive rates is offered via a panel of local solicitors.

    Dowen is a service focussed organisation where all personnel commit to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and customer service.

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations.

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    YOUR NEXT MOVE IS TO CONTACT DOWEN BISHOP AUCKLAND
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    Our Bishop Auckland branch is very nicely presented and has plenty of window space to display property.

    Wander inside and you'll find a team of friendly, motivated property professionals who will be more than delighted to help you buy or rent your next home or likewise sell or let your current property.

    The branch also represents The Great North Property Auction. If you would like to try for a quick sale at auction..... contact us the region's best selling agent at The Great North Property Auction.

    If you are ready to sell, auction or let your property..... or stuck with another agent going nowhere.....your next move should be to ask for a FREE VALUATION from Dowen Bishop Auckland.

    Simply call in or phone us on 01388-607889.... we will be delighted to be of service to you

    WE'RE SELLING & LETTING HOUSES... Let's Make Yours The Next

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    THE GREAT NORTH PROPERTY AUCTION : BISHOP AUCKLAND
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    Dowen was one of the 3 estate agents which founded the Great North Property Auction in tandem with auctioneers IAM-SOLD at the end of 2012. From the day of launch, it has been a runaway success with over 1500 properties now sold.

    We now have 3 bespoke Great North Property Auction stores in Sunderland, Peterlee and Hartlepool, whilst all our other branches are set up and equipped to offer properties via auction.

    If you are looking for a alternative way to sell your property in the Bishop Auckland area with no estate agency fees to pay, contact us on 01388-607889 for a free auction valuation and advice on how best to offer your property for sale at The Great North Property Auction.

    We Successfully Auction Properties..... let's make yours the next

    Picture shows our Sunderland - Great North Property Store

    WE SUCCESSFULLY AUCTION HOUSES... Let's Make Yours The Next

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IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON SELLING
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    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DOWEN
    We offer a second to none service which includes all of the following
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    INTENSIVE MARKETING

    We advertise in numerous publications across our region. All properties are advertised 24/7 on DOWEN.CO.UK Our top quality presentation includes a photographic slideshow, aerial photo, location map, route guide and local schools information. Every property is advertised 24/7 on RIGHTMOVE.CO.UK the biggest property website in the UK.

    As soon as a property is listed it is matched against these buyers and then text messages and e-mails are sent to those who may be interested. Using sophisticated in-branch computer software we continually match walk-in buyers to our property register and get those who are interested round and viewing. Our sales agents are motivated and enthusiastic about selling. Each is a well-trained professional with good local knowledge and a commitment to everyday exceptional customer service

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    WE'RE COMMITTED TO KEEPING IN TOUCH
    Sellers receive a regular courtesy call to discuss the progress of the sale. We endeavour to phone or text with feedback after every viewing. Every offer is confirmed in writing. Once a property is under offer, we keep in regular touch with the seller, the buyer, solicitors, mortgage advisors and other connected parties right up to moving day.
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    S ERVICE STANDARDS
    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations.
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    FREE VALUATION
    If you are ready to sell please contact your nearest Dowen branch and ask for a free valuation. Our valuer will be delighted to tell you about our selling service, your expected moving expenses and what we, as your estate agent, can do for you.
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Buyer Advice
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    Unless buying a brand new home most people buy houses through estate agents. However before rushing into a purchase you need to know how much you can afford and, at the same time, consider what you REALLY want from your first/next home. The following section should help give you a clearer idea.
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    FIRST THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU NEED TO LIVE
    • Do you need to be near work?
      • Consider - The further you live away from work, the more it will cost you in time AND money to get there.
    • Do you need to be near relatives?
      • Consider - Even if you don't have kids now, you may well do in the future, so think about where you would prefer them to be educated before you buy. A good school is surely worthwhile.
    • Would you prefer to be near friends?
    • Would you prefer to be near shops and other facilities?
    • Do you need to be near to a bus stop, sports club, gym, nursery, etc?
    • Would you prefer to live in a town or village?
    • Do you like the idea of living on an estate?
    THEN THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF HOUSE?
    • What type of house would you like?
      • Terraced, Bungalow, Flat, Detached, Semi
    • Would you like a brand new or pre-owned home?
    • What floor plan do you prefer?
      • Traditional or Modern style
    • Are you into DIY?
      • Consider a home which needs improving could ultimately make you a useful profit. However you will need the resources to finance a DIY project. Have you got the resources?
    AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IN YOUR HOUSE?
    • Double Glazing?
      • UPVC, Hardwood, Aluminium?
    • Central Heating?
      • Gas, Electric, Solid Fuel, Oil?
    • A nice Kitchen
      • What do you like?
    • Fireplace
      • What do you like?
    • Bathroom
      • Is a shower a necessity?
    • Ensuite bathroom?
    • Decor - Modern or Traditional? Hallway?
      • Consider - Is it worth buying a bigger home in which you can also live happily with a growing family?
    • How many bedrooms do you need now and in the future?
    • Where can you park your car(s)?
      • Is a garage essential?
    • Would you like a garden?
    • or would gardening be a chore?
    • Do you need plenty of storage?
    • Do you need a hobby room or extra space?
    • Do you need a study?
    • Do you work from home and need an extra room or space to do so?
    • Do you regularly have people to stay?
      • and need an extra bedroom?
    • Do you need a dining room?
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    CREATE A PLAN

    Why not prepare a list with two columns one containing what I/we

     WANT IN A HOUSE - DON'T WANT IN A HOUSE

    This will help you build a picture of exactly what you want from your first/next home and allow you to quickly eliminate those homes which don't meet up to your requirements. Without proper planning many people will move into a home and then find it does not meet with their needs. Avoid this by planning now. Once you have a clear picture of what you want, use the HOMES TO BUY button to search for a home on this website, call into any of our branches to browse through sales particulars or read our ads in the local press. Once you see something you like, contact the Dowen branch involved to arrange a viewing. Many people prefer to view a selection of homes to get a good idea of what is available. Finally you will find the home of your dreams. The way forward is then to make an offer to the estate agent.

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    Lettings
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    PROPERTY TO LET ?

    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DOWEN

    Letting is a good way to obtain a regular income from a vacant property. People choose to let for a variety of reasons, for example they may be unable to sell the property and therefore decide to let instead; they may be working away for a period of time and intend to return to the property in the future or simply may have decided to invest in a property in the hope of receiving a better overall return on their capital.

    All our branches offer an individual letting service with experienced personnel whose aim is to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

    We offer a choice of service:

    Management : We find the tenant, complete all documentation then manage the property on a day to day basis for a monthly management fee (usually taken as a percentage of the rent collected). We deal with the day to day needs of the tenant, attend to repairs and other related matters. Your bank account will be credited monthly with any rent collected.

    Tenant Finder : We find the tenant, complete the initial paperwork and prepare the lease then you manage the property thereafter. For this service we charge a single one off fee.

    OUR INTENSIVE MARKETING INCLUDES

    Regular local newspaper advertising.24/7 advertising on DOWEN.CO.UK Our top quality presentation generally includes a photographic slideshow, aerial photo, location map, route guide and local schools information.24/7 advertising on RIGHTMOVE.CO.UK the most popular property portal in the UK, Property presentation via in-branch brochures and static displays. Motivated and enthusiastic lettings agents. Each is a well-trained professional with good local knowledge and a commitment to everyday exceptional customer service.

    FREE VALUATION

    If you are ready to let please contact your nearest Dowen branch and ask for a free valuation. Our valuer will be delighted to tell you about our lettings service, your expected expenses and what we, as your letting agent, can do for you.

    SERVICE STANDARDS

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations.

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    Auctions
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    100's OF SALES SINCE LAUNCH MEANS OUR AUCTION WORKS

    The Great North Property Auction was founded in November 2011 by Dowen, two other estate agents and auctioneers IAM-SOLD Ltd. Hundreds of properties have been sold. 

    To Enter Your Property Into The Great North Property Auction is simple

    We Firstly Agree With You A Reserve Price: below which we will not sell the property without your permission

    Thereafter We Immediately Take Your Property TO AUCTION ON THE INTERNET FOR 40 DAYS via The Great North Property Auction website (www.gnpa.co.uk) which works just like eBay.

    Over this time we will heavily promote your property in our newspaper adverts, bespoke auction advertising, through our branches and via the internet

    BUYERS CAN MAKE BIDS ON-LINE, IN OUR BRANCHES OR DIRECT TO OUR AUCTION OFFICE. We will keep in touch with you throughout the process and advise you of all bids

    IF AN ACCEPTABLE INTERNET BID IS RECEIVED YOU THE OWNER CAN STOP THE INTERNET AUCTION AT ANY TIME AND TAKE THAT BID.

    AROUND 80% OF THE PROPERTIES WE'VE SOLD SO FAR HAVE DONE SO VIA THE INTERNET AUCTION

    If we get lots of internet auction bids we will take your property to one of OUR REGULAR LIVE AUCTION EVENTS AT THE RAMSIDE HALL HOTEL, DURHAM where we have our auction room and an auctioneer.

    At these events buyers bid in person or by proxy

    ONCE AN ACCEPTABLE BID IS RECEIVED the buyer pays a minimum £4200+ deposit and is expected to exchange contracts in 28 days

    It's that simple

    For a free no obligation auction valuation and discussion - contact your nearest Dowen branch

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    Surveys
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    NEED A SURVEY OR VALUATION ?

    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DOWEN

    Dowen Surveying Services is a specialist division of Dowen Estate Agency.

    We carry out professional survey and valuation work for private individuals, solicitors, companies and institutions such as banks and building societies. Our aim is to provide a personal service where the Surveyor will also be available, personally, to discuss any aspect of the survey work he/she has carried out. Our clients find this aspect of our service invaluable, as we insist that the Surveyor concerned will always be approachable and ready to answer any queries raised in easy-to-understand layman terms.

    Why Have A Professional Survey?

    The purchase of your own home is generally regarded as the biggest financial outlay you will ever make. Most mortgage lenders will insist on at least a basic valuation before allowing your purchase to proceed. However this valuation provides little more than to advise the lender of the basic condition of the property and that it is a worthwhile mortgage risk. If you are buying for cash a survey is essential to ensure that your purchase is sound. Intelligent homebuyers therefore realise that it is important to commission a professional survey to advise as to whether the property is free from significant defect and associated expense. Money wisely spent on a professional survey can often save the need to spend thousands on repairs or replacements. In the event of essential repairs being found, your survey report could also be a useful negotiating tool to further reduce the price you pay for your next home.If no significant repairs or expenditure are required then at least you have peace of mind. Remember it is too late to re-negotiate the sale price once you have exchanged contracts or moved in. When buying a home you should never rely solely on a mortgage valuation. Most lenders themselves state, within their terms and conditions, that this should not be done. The section to the right allows you to consider the benefits of each type of professional survey and which type would best suit your needs

    We also carry out: Written Private Valuations

    This style of report is suitable if valuations are required for

    • Matrimonial Purposes
    • Disputes
    • Probate
    • Tax Purposes
    • Compulsory Purchase

    To obtain a written valuation please ask for a quote. Prices start from £80

    DOWEN SURVEYORS OFFICE

    21 Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, SR1 1DH

    Tel: 0191-5142299

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TEAM DOWEN BISHOP AUCKLAND
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    IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
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    Whether you are selling, buying, letting or renting you can expect first class service from all Dowen branches where our personnel are consistently in pursuit of excellence

    Denis Dowen FNAEA - Managing Director

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    Pat Wilkinson : Branch Manager - Valuer

    My career as an estate agent began 15 years ago. Beyond that I've worked as a manager in customer service based roles for more than 30 years. In this time I have developed an ability to fully understand the needs of a customer and then endeavour to deliver an honest, committed professional service. Since I became manager at Dowen Bishop Auckland the business has went from strength to strength. I have created a very successful auction business, have seen excellent residential sales whilst lettings has grown phenomenally. I live locally and know the area intricately. Whatever your estate agency needs, call me Pat, for great advice and a service you will not forget. 

    My selling success in my employment at Dowen provides me with the means to travel to exotic foreign shores, which I particularly enjoy. Away from the office I spend most of my time with family, my daughters and grand children

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    Hannah Graham : Sales & Lettings Negotiator

    I became an estate agency apprentice at the age of 16. Since then my career has continued to progress. I really enjoy my varied role at Dowen, Bishop Auckland and the buzz I get from working at the branch with Pat. As I'm a local woman and live in the town, my knowledge of the area is extensive . If you are interested in buying, letting or one of our auction properties, call in or phone me Hannah on 01388 607889 and I'll ensure you get the very best of customer service.

    My hobbies include nights out, socialising, listening to music and walking my dogs
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

    Recently Sold Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    119 Newgate Street,
    Bishop Auckland,
    DL14 7EN

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01388 334713  Local call rate

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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Dowen, Bishop Auckland on 01388 607889.


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