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About Durrants
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    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.

    Over 160 years of success!

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Why sell with Durrants?
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    • 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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Buying
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    If you are looking for a property to purchase get in contact with us and let us know your requirements so that you do not miss out on properties coming to the market. Whatever your circumstances, if you are a first time buyer, or looking for an investment property, are upgrading/downsizing or are 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 we are not tied to any particular firms for financial gain like some other agents and therefore 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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Additional Services
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    At Harleston we offer residential buying and letting, agricultural and commercial services.

    Throughout our network of offices we can also offer: -

    • On Site Auctions 
    • Planning and Design
    • Building Surveying
    • Auction Room
    • Holiday Lettings
    • House Clearance

     

    We are also able to offer Independent Financial advice, please contact us for more information.

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Harleston Residential Sales Team
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    Andrew Lefevre - Area Manager
    Andrew started work in estate agency in 1973 following a Business Studies course at college. He joined the National Association of Estate Agents, becoming an Associate in 1977, a full Member in 1981 and a Fellow in 1984. He is a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Andrew has owned his own business and been a Regional Director of a national chain.
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    Wendy Smith - Negotiator / Lettings Manager
    Joined the company in 2011, and has been employed in the estate agency business for many years, initially as a secretary before working her way up to becoming the Lettings Manager. She brings with her a practical yet friendly professional approach in all aspects in residential lettings and has recently been working alongside the residential sales team.
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    Fran Alden - Senior Negotiator
    Fran has worked in the Residential department in Harleston since joining the company in 2008. She gained the NAEA Technical Award in Residential Estate Agency which qualifies her as a member of the National Association of Estate Agents.
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    Emily Girling - Negotiator
    Emily recently joined the company in 2014 after finishing her A-Levels in Business Studies, Theatre and English Literature and Language. Emily is now studying for her NFOPP Level 2 Award in Residential Property Management Practice and her Intermediate Award in Sale of Residential Property. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of dance and partakes in yearly shows.
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    Find us

    32-34 The Thoroughfare,
    Harleston,
    IP20 9AU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01379 456013  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Mr. & Mrs. H (November 2016)
      'The whole procedure was dealt with in a very professional friendly manner.  Our buyers complemented and were envious of Fran & Andrew!

      Your front of house staff in Harleston are a 1st class team.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mrs. F. (September 2016)
      'I just wanted to write to thank you all for your hard work on my behalf during my recent move.  I must admit that I have always found moving house very fraught, and this move was no exception but, with your expert help, we got there in the end.

      I must tell you that I was very grateful to everyone at Durrants, from Nick and Andrew overseeing matters, to Fran and Wendy especially in the office + Emily - everyone was very confidence inspiring and efficient and friendly.  For all your expertise, patience and kindness in steering us through all the complexities of the process... thank you all very much indeed.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mr. N. (August 2016)
      'We found the staff at Harleston friendly and helpful.  Having never been involved in selling a house before the staff have made the whole experience smoother than we could have expected'
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      Mr. T. (August 2016)
      'Thank you, and especially Fran, for all you've done to make the sale happen. My mother and I are delighted that the transaction is being completed before the winter'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Ms. M. (June 2016)
      'Just a brief word to thank you and your firm for excellent service received in respect of the sale (completed today).  We were very grateful when you stepped in at a crucial moment with a Land Registry compliant plan. Especially, we were immensely impressed with Fran Alden's professionalism and warmth throughout the (sometimes complex) process. '
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mrs. C. (December 2015)
      'Just to say a big thank you for all the hard work regarding our sale'
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      Mrs. A (November 2015)
      'Thank you very much for all your help in selling our home, best wishes'
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      Mr. & Mrs. C. (November 2015)
      'Thank you for your support and patience'
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      Mrs. W. (November 2015)
      'Thank you for all your help and kindness, best wishes to you all'.
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      Mr. & Mrs. M (November 2015)
      'We are beginning to get settled looking forward to the New Year and new schools -many thanks for support in buying our house.' 
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      Mrs. W.  (November 2015)
      'The help I received from the Harleston Office was first class.  Everyone was friendly, polite and extremely helpful.  I'm very grateful to everyone of them.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mr. & Mrs. C (September 2015)
      'I was grateful for the time given at my initial meeting with Andrew, the regular contact over a protracted period, the advice given and the guidance we received through a process we were unfamiliar with.  My thanks to all the team.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mrs. K. (August 2015)
      'Thank you so much for all you have done over the last years, it has been a pleasure to deal with Fran and Wendy, always so efficient and friendly. ' (Sales & Rental) 
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mr. C. (August 2015)
      'Thank you all for your help and hard work through this seemingly never ending (to me at least) sale. I have nothing but praise for the professional, helpful and friendly way in which the whole process was handled.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mr. & Mrs. C.  (April 2015)
      'Everything was dealt with very well, we would recommend you every time. The girls became like friends. It has been a pleasure to do business with you'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Mrs. B (February 2015)
      'I have used the Harleston office twice to sell properties and have always found the staff - helpful, clear, efficient and friendly.  Thank you. 

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Mr. & Mrs. M (October 2016)
      'We were very impressed with how Durrants handled our purchase.  All our queries and questions were answered quickly and accurately.  We were kept informed every step of the way'
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      Mr. & Mrs. O. March 2016)
      'All round excellent service!  By far the best experience from three local (Diss) estate agents that we had contact with.  Thank you. '
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      Mr & Mrs H (May 2015)
      'Very happy with the service you supplied, Thank You. '
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Mr. & Mrs. H. January 2015
      'Durrants have been excellent in all respects especially Andrew'
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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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