Durrants - Past and Present
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    Durrants are celebrating 160 years in 2013 giving us an un-rivalled wealth of experience and expertise.

    Established in 1853 by George Durrant, the company has developed into a multi-discipline firm that has excellent knowledge of the local area with departments covering residential sales and lettings, agricultural, commercial, on site auctions, planning and design, building surveying, auction rooms and holiday lettings.

    We are based in five locations throughout Norfolk & Suffolk (Diss, Harleston, Halesworth, Beccles and Southwold) and at the Mayfair Office in London. Whilst evolving and taking a modern approach in all aspects of the business, the firm has maintained its traditional family values and is now in its 5th generation with Nick Durrant at the helm.

    Our staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and receive regular training to provide a highly professional service. The proof of our success is the continual repeat business from our loyal clients. You can follow us on Twitter - @DurrantsResi and find us on Facebook 'Durrants Residential'.

    Durrants are licensed by the National Association for Estate Agents and Association Residential Letting Agents as well as being Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors regulated and part of the Property Ombudsman Scheme.

    160 years of success!

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Why sell with us?
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    Benefits of selling with Durrants include:
    • Realistic market appraisals.
    • Advising on the best method of sale for your property (i.e. open market/auction)
    • No lengthy contracts or withdrawal periods
    • Internet Advertising
    • Smart window displays
    • Local and regional newspaper advertising
    • Multi office marketing
    • Social media networking sites - Facebook 'Durrants Residential' / Twitter '@DurrantsResi'.
    • Mayfair Office
    • Choice of high quality Sales Particulars to include photos, floorplans and site plans.
    • Regular mailouts to an extensive database of purchasers
    • Smart for sale boards
    • Bespoke marketing packages available
    • Experienced and qualified staff throughout the company
    • Accompanied viewings
    • Communicating with you via your preferred method


    We could just come out and give you the price you want to hear but, at Durrants, we believe you deserve realistic advice and a marketing strategy tailored to your requirements and time frame.

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Negotiating the buying process together...
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    If you are looking for a property to purchase, the first step is contacting us and letting us know what your requirements are so that you do not miss out on properties coming to the market.

    Whatever your circumstances, whether you are a first time buyer, looking for an investment property, upgrading/downsizing or just unfamiliar with the area, we can help and offer professional advice with a personal and friendly service.

    From the moment you offer on a property through us we are always on hand to help with anything you need.

    However, even if you're not buying a property through us, Durrants can still help you with other services you may require.

    Our built environment team specialises in surveys, planning and architecture and design.

    Our residential department has a key contact list of trusted local solicitors and local removal firms. It is worth noting that, unlike some other agents, we are not tied to any particular firms for financial gain therefore any recommendations we give are completely impartial.

    We are also able to offer independent advice from a local financial advisor - please contact us for more information on this.

    Our motto is, if we wouldn't recommend someone to our own families, we won't recommend them to you.

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We are not just estate agents...
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    Apart from the buying and selling of houses, we can also offer you the following services directly from our Diss office:



    Built Environment (surveying, planning, architecture & design, Energy Performance Certificates)

    Through our other offices, we can also provide Holiday Lettings, House Clearances, Commercial and in-house Auction services.

    Although we do not provide financial and conveyancing services directly as a Company, we are able to put you in touch with reputable local firms whose service we are happy to recommend.

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The people behind the professionals
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    Between the four of us, we have over 30 years worth of experience in estate agency.

    What makes us different at Durrants is that each member of staff has a key role to play in the selling of your property; key aspects of personal service which we are proud of are:

    - all members of our full time residential staff will visit your property so that we are familiar with it and can deal with any enquiries confidently and competently at any given time.

    - all of our empty properties are checked on a weekly basis where we are key holders thus providing peace of mind to our vendors.

    - a monthly report is sent to you detailing all the activity on the property, helping you stay fully informed on the marketing of your property.

    - our vendors are contacted on a fortnightly basis with updates and progress reports.

    - everybody is involved with your property and knows what is going on at all times. So, if the person you deal with is not available when you need them, don't worry, one of us is always able to help in their absence.

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    Ben Stickels - Branch Manager

    Ben graduated from Bath University in 2002 with a BSc in Geography then subsequently studied, and gained, a Diploma in Real Estate Management in 2008. He joined Durrants in February 2010 and is our main valuer of residential property, specialising in country homes. He is also currently studying for his APC in order to become a Chartered Surveyor under the RICS.

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    Bernadette Elvin - Assistant Residential Manager
    Bernadette joined the company in 2009. Her main role is as a Sales Negotiator in the Diss office, but she also spends 2 days a week working at the Harleston office. She has a lot of experience in many aspects of estate agency but it is the sales negotiation and sales progression that she really enjoys most.
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    Fiona Charnley - Secretary
    Fiona joined Durrants in 2004 initially working in the Harleston office and subsequently moving to the Diss Office where she undertakes the administration for the Agricultural and Residential departments. She is a keen horsewoman. 
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    Olivia Casbard - Trainee Negotiatior
    Olivia has completed and passed the NFOPP Level 2 Award in Residential Property Management Practice. Predominantly working in residential sales she will also be helping out with the letting side of the residential department in Diss. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and swimming.
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

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    Find us

    Market Hill
    IP22 4WH

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01379 456003  Local call rate

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    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.”

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