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Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Surveyors
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    Symonds & Sampson LLP is a long-established firm of estate agents, auctioneers and property surveyors serving Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon from 11 regional offices - Axminster, Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury, Salisbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil - together with The London Office.
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    Our Services Include
    The sale of houses, cottages, farms, land, equestrian property, smallholdings, leisure and commercial property
    Residential lettings and property management
    Property auctions
    Building surveys and general valuations
    Machinery and livestock auctions
    Sale and lease of quotas
    Farm finance
    Estate management
    Planning and professional advice.
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Selling Your Home
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    10 residential departments, together with the London Office provide a comprehensive coverage of property in the Wessex region from East Devon and Somerset through Dorset to Wiltshire and Hampshire. In a competitive market, Symonds & Sampson LLP have achieved notable successes for the quality and quantity of properties sold - demonstrating their ability to provide a personal and professional service which is appreciated by both buyers and sellers. By using the London Office connection Symonds & Sampson LLP ensure that buyers from London and the Home Counties are aware of what is available in Wessex.

    Our intention is to provide you with the best possible advice and service to ensure as smooth a sale as is possible.

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    We offer, as a good agent should:
    •Free Initial Market Appraisals
    •Experienced staff, with strong local knowledge, in each office
    •High standards, as required by membership of RICS and NAEA
    •Full colour particulars which can include floor plans and location maps and which can be downloaded directly from our website
    •Extensive advertising in a range of local and national newspapers along with a good history of obtaining editorial content
    •Listings on various web sites including Rightmove, The London Office, our own Website and many more
    •Access, via The London Office in St James', to London, Home Counties and overseas buyers. Property Exhibitions are held there or elsewhere in London from time to time.
    •An effective and efficient back-office database. Ours is Internet-based and enables us to share our properties and several thousand potential buyers instantly across our 10 offices.
    •Instant e-mail alerts to suitable applicants about new properties.
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    Marketing and the London Office

    We are members of The London Office which provides us with a central London base to display and hold particulars of properties for sale. The office is manned by experienced agents and is situated in St James' Place just off St James'. From time to time we hold exhibitions either at the London office or at the Move to the Country Show when members of staff from our local offices meet buyers from the capital and home counties.

    Paul Baxter at The London Office is also available to discuss international property requirements.

    Tel:0207 839 0888

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Buying Through Us
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    Initial contact with us will usually be via a website, over the phone or in person at one of our nine offices. You can continue to get up-to-date lists of available properties on an ad hoc basis but you may prefer to register with us. This will allow us to send you details of properties just as they come to the market or when prices are revised.

    Our applicant database is web-based and shared instantly across all nine offices so that you need only sign-up once to be matched with any property that fits your requirements.

    You can register, update your details and requirements or de-register through this website. You will receive notification of new properties via e-mail and can download full colour particulars from your web portfolio.

    Alternatively, you can also register by contacting one of our offices where a member of staff will take your details and discuss the current market and properties available with you. We endeavour to get all staff to see the property but, where this has not been possible, someone who has seen it can ring you back.

    If any property is of interest please contact the relevant office to discuss it further and to make arrangements for a viewing.

    Once you make an offer it will be submitted in writing to the vendors. The staff will need to collect personal details from you, if not already known, such as the position of your own sale and availability of finance.

    We will advise you of the outcome of any offer. Once an offer is accepted, we will notify your solicitors at the same time as the vendors. Because agents can speak to both buyers' and sellers' solicitors we will keep in touch with you during the sale process with updates, up to the point at which contracts are exchanged .

    Following exchange of contracts we will liaise with you and the vendor about the hand over of keys at completion. This usually takes place in our office but with planning a member of staff may be able to meet you at the property.

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    Lettings
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    Our Lettings offices at Axminster, Bridport, Beaminster, Dorchester, Blandford, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Yeovil are Licensed Members of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) with qualified and experienced staff.
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    Agriculture Services
    Our Agricultural departments at Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Salisbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil offer the full gambit of agricultural agency and professional work. Our Farm Dispersal Team is based at Yeovil and we are Auctioneers for Frome Livestock auctions at Frome.
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    Surveys & Valuations
    Our Survey department is based at Wimborne and can carry out all types of surveys as well as provide a design and project management service. We have registered RICS valuers in several offices carrying out valuations of all types of property for banks, building societies and tax purposes.
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    Commercial
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    Our main commercial offices are at Poundbury, Blandford and Yeovil. They provide a full agency service for the sale and letting of commercial property plus advice on all property matters for commercial clients.
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    Property Auctions
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    We are recognised as the leading property auctioneers in the south west (data from Essential Information Group) and hold monthly auctions except in January and August selling a variety of property from across the region. The department is headed up by well-known auctioneer Mark Lewis based at our Sturminster Newton office.
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    Town & Country Planning
    We have a number of chartered surveyors who specialise in planning work from various offices. If you need advice please contact our office
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    Richard Taylor FRICS, Partner
    Richard began his career based in London's West End with two of the leading national firms, specialising in the country house market across both the south and west of the country. After thirteen years in the city, Richard returned to his roots in the country where he was in partnership with his brother on the family farm. 

    Richard joined Symonds & Sampson in 1995 based in the Dorchester Office and is one of the firms leading country home experts. Due to his strong connections in the capital, Richard is the main contact with The London Office and organises The Move to the Country Show, The Country Property Forums and Aquire Magazine. 

     His family are heavily involved with horses and when time permits he is often found in the garden - gardening - not relaxing!
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    Jon Summers, MNAEA,  Partner
    Jon has been working in estate agency for over two decades and has accumulated a wealth of experience. Having spent the majority of his working life in Dorset he has exceptional knowledge of the area and the local property market. Jon has been with the firm for nearly 10 years and after many successful years within the business, was made a partner in 2012. 

     As a property professional and member of the National Association of Estate Agents Jon is an expert in the sale of all types of residential property including auction properties. 

    On a personal note, Jon is married to Karen, who is one of the firm's 'viewing ladies' and has two young sons Jack and Harry. He is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and spends many a weekend at White Hart Lane.
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    Stuart Philipps, Residential Manager
    Stuart joined the firm in 2014 as the offices Residential Manager, specialising in town houses and new builds whilst Richard continues to head the country department ensuring all aspect of the market are covered. 

     Stuart's experience extends far beyond his time at Symonds & Sampson. He began his estate agency career in the late 90's with a large independent firm working in Weymouth, Dorchester and the surrounding areas and has spent the last 8 years covering both the town and village market place. Stuart has a wealth of experience in the region's residential market and has gained invaluable knowledge in the new homes sector. As enthusiastic about the job today as when he began Stuart is passionate about being professional and customer focused. 

     Away from work Stuart enjoys spending quality time with his wife Natalie, two young children George and Rose and when possible will be on the golf course enjoying a round depending on his swing of course.
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    Peter Grout-Smith, MNAEA, Residential Manager
    Peter started his estate agency career back in 2001 with an independent estate agent covering the West Dorset area. He joined Symonds & Sampson in April 2012 in Dorchester and now manages the Poundbury Office. In 2015 Peter passed his NAEA exams becoming a Member of the National Associations of Estate Agents. 

     Peter was born in Hampshire but has spent much of his life in Dorset and has extensive knowledge of the area. In his spare time Peter likes to travel, socialise with his friends and family and is also a keen follower of cricket.
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    Michelle Powell, MARLA, Office Manager
    Michelle has worked for Symonds & Sampson for over 20 years having moved to the area from Yorkshire. During her time at the Dorchester office, Michelle has worked in various departments including the Survey department and the Lettings department. She has now been working in agency for many years and feels that her experience within other sectors has given her invaluable knowledge in all property matters. Outside the office, 

    Michelle's time is spent with family and friends and in recent years she has developed a keen interest in travel.
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    Danielle Biddell, Residential Sales
    Danielle grew up in Gloucestershire and relocated to Weymouth in August 2012 to be closer to her husband's family and was very happy to be offered a position within Symonds & Sampson residential sales team in September.  Danielle's role is residential sales assistant dealing with front of house and a wide variety of administration tasks.

    Outside of the office Danielle enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband and extended family exploring the beautiful local beaches and countryside.
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    Hilary Stockley, Residential Sales
    Hilary has worked as an administrator for 10 years and has become an integral part of the team.  Her role covers all aspects of Estate Agency from administrative works including viewings, feedback, offers and progressing the sale with solicitors.

    Hilary lives in Weymouth and is married to Calton who works as a manager in our Yeovil office.  Recreation time is spent with family and friends or a spot of Kayaking when weather permits.
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    Trudi Gumbrell, MARLA, Lettings Manager
    Trudi was born in Hampshire and moved across to Somerset in the late 1980's where she worked for 25 years within the replacement window, conservatory, stair and construction industry gaining a wealth of knowledge regarding properties, building and planning consent within the region.  Trudi then decided on a complete career change and using the skills she had developed managing installation crews, builders and office staff was employed by a corporate letting agency to manage one of their Somerset based offices before joining Symonds & Sampson in 2014 to manage the Dorchester branch for lettings.

    Outside of work Trudi enjoys spending her time fishing with her partner Jeremy whether locally or in the exotic location of Thailand, walking their dog particularly on the Jurassic coastline and indulging in their passion of cooking and eating.
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    Emma Knight, MARLA, Assistant Lettings Manager
    Emma was born in Dorchester and has lived in Crossways all her life until this year purchasing her own home in Charminster with her partner Matt.  Emma went to a local college studying art on leaving she went straight into lettings working within local independent agent. Having completed four years, learning all she could Emma was then employed by Symonds & Sampson working her way up to assistant manager.  Emma's strengths within the office is her exceptional administration skills and attention to detail.

    Outside the office Emma enjoys the challenge of renovating her new home with Matt and when time allows restoring old furniture, long walks and socialising with her family and friends.
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    Carol Wallis, MARLA, Lettings Assistant
    Carol has lived and worked in Dorset since the late 70's.  Apart from a short time as Headmaster's secretary at a girls private school, work has entirely been within the property business and in particular lettings for over 17 years. Carol managed the lettings department at an independent firm in Blandford for several years and then opted to work part time in Dorchester.  Joining Symonds & Sampson Dorchester in 2013 was a great move and two years later Carol is MARLA qualified.  Her specific role in the team is carrying out the property visits for the large portfolio and seeing through all maintenance issues that arise on a daily basis.

    At home Carol runs the farm with her sons and this year has completed a project building two wooden lodges for holiday lets.  If there is ever a spare moment Carol enjoys walking the families dogs and swimming.
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    Kerry Watts, Lettings Administrator
    Kerry was born in Plymouth and started her career as a Silver Service Waitress in the Wardroom of HMS Drake to help pay her way through catering college where she trained as a chef. In her late twenties Kerry moved with her son to Bournemouth where she met her husband, before settling in Weymouth. After a brief spell  as a veterinary nurse, Kerry settled into administration and was offered a position with Symonds and Sampson in the Dorchester office as a Sales Support Administrator before moving across to work in the Lettings Department in March 2015. Outside of work Kerry combines her time renovating her new home with her husband Mike and spending time with her son James and her two step children whilst ferrying them to various club activities.
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    Jan Merriott, BSc. MRICS, Commercial Consultant
    Jan is a Commercial Surveyor and joined the firm in 2012 and specialises in commercial and development agency and associated professional work. Qualifying in 1991 Jan has worked in commercial property in London, locally and overseas, including several years in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, consulting to government and corporate business. Jan and his family returned to Dorset at the end of 2001 and he became a partner in a national agency practice specialising in development land before joining Symonds & Sampson. 

     Jan lives in Dorchester with his wife Sian, a local solicitor, and his two children Jack and Gemma. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with the family in the fresh air and playing in or on the sea.
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    30 High West Street,
    Dorchester,
    DT1 1UP

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01305 575047  Local call rate
    Letting: 01305 575046  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01305 261171  Local call rate

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      Thank you so much

      Dear Stuart and all at Symonds & Sampson, Dorchester.

      Thank you so much!

      L and Max the Terrier

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      you have been excellent throughout
      Hi Stuart, Thank you for your help, you have been excellent throughout. We have just pulled up and they are just getting the last wardrobe out, we will be in tonight lol. Once again thank you for helping us out. Many thanks Darren and Jenny.
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      Expert guidance during the sale and purchase

      Just to say  thank you for all your help and expert guidance during the sale and purchase of both properties.

      Very Best Wishes

      From K&K

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      we made it in the end with your perseverance.

      Just a belated note to say 'Thank You' to you and your colleagues in your office for all your help, in particular at the beginning when you pulled out all the stops, to get it on the market.

      With very best wishes

      CM

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    Our Ethos

    To be the most respected firm in the region. Symonds & Sampson are a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors being specialist Estate Agents and Letting Agents and Auctioneers with an in-depth knowledge of the regional property market.

    Professionalism is the bedrock of the firm and we presently have 50 or so qualified staff who are either Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ARLA or NAEA.

    Our spread of 10 offices throughout Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon together with our associated office in London gives us unique coverage unparalleled by our competitors.

    No other firm has our heritage, experience or coverage.

    Most of our staff have been brought up in the region and have terrific contacts and local knowledge that will help you with your quest to buy, sell or let your property. We look forward to a telephone call from you.

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    30 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UP

    Buying: 01305 575047  Local call rate
    Letting: 01305 575046  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01305 261171  Local call rate
    Fax: 01305 260859

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