Force and Sons is a truly independent family run estate agency, which has been in existence in Exeter since 1790, making it probably the oldest family run estate agents in the Country. There has been a continuous family involvement throughout its history with retired senior partner Arthur Force, who joined the firm in 1959 along with the two other partners being his sons, David and Stephen, who clock up over 60 years between them.
The founder was John Force, a builder and auctioneer, with premises in Cathedral Yard, Exeter. In 1820, he moved premises to Sidwell Street, almost on the site of the present offices. He was joined by his son Charles and they branched into estate agency at this time as well as being respected local undertakers.
Eight generations later and Force and Sons have expanded into Dawlish in 1982 and Teignmouth in 2001 providing comprehensive coverage of the villages on the West side of the Exe estuary. Force and Sons is a thriving residential and commercial estate agency with a strong lettings and property management department. The partners and staff all have strong local connections and pride themselves on providing a professional service with a personal flavour that only a truly independent business can offer. This is backed by years of experience and a commitment to help our clients move house with the minimum of fuss and stress.
To help provide our clients with the optimum moving experience, we are members of the Westcountry team of Property Sharing Experts (PSE). This is a group of about 90 independent like-minded estate agents across the Westcountry from Bristol to Penzance, who are computer-linked to share the properties they are instructed to sell. This vastly increases the exposure of every property for sale and it also means multi-agency coverage for a sole agency fee.
With regular advertising in all the local papers and coverage on many of the major property websites, Force and Sons really can offer a comprehensive selling and letting service.