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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hilary Stockley, Residential Sales
    After a successful career in sales Hilary joined the firm in 2012 and has become an integral member of the team at Poundbury. Her role covers all aspects of estate agency from administrative duties including viewings and feedback, to processing 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 the weather permits.
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    Michelle Powell, Residential Sales
    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 dealing with front of house and a wide variety of administration tasks.

    Outside 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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    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 a 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 of 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 the 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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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

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    Current Properties

    Recently Sold Properties

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

    Find us

    Archpoint House,
    7 Queen Mother Square Poundbury,
    Dorchester,
    DT1 3BY

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    • Introduction

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      Hilary received some gorgeous flowers for all of her hard work from our vendor Mrs Gray, who has just exchanged contracts on her sale of Angel Cottage, Langton Herring.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

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      A very overdue thank you for all your help ...
      Dear Peter

      A very overdue thank you for all your help in our move to Signature House.  Also to thank Symonds and Sampson for the 'goody bag' with wine and the voucher for Sunday Lunch at the Engine Room.  It was very much appreciated.

      With our best wishes
      Yours sincerely
      Mr D & Mrs S C
    • Seller Testimonial

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      Thank you!
      Another successful sale of a Poundbury property with a very happy vendor delivering wine and cheese to say 'thank you.'
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      Many thanks for your hard work and perseverance
      Jon Many thanks for all your hard work and perseverance.

      Hilary Thank you for all your hard work on sale of the house.

      Best regards

      Mr F


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      I valued the way you kept me informed of progress
      Dear Peter

       Thank you for the way you handled the sale of number 3. As usual I was proved right to choose Symonds and Sampson as our agent. Your advice to apply for the search as soon as we put the house on the market, in the light of the delays that are being experienced in West Dorset, speeded up the sale by at least 2 months.

       I also appreciated you conducting most of the viewings personally. I valued the way you kept me informed of progress throughout the sale process, particularly once the conveyancing was underway. Please pass on my thanks to other members of your team who assisted with the sale. Everyone was unfailingly professional and helpful.

      Kind regards

      Mrs T 
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      ..no reservations at all in recommending you..
      Dear Peter. We would both like to thank you for your professionalism in managing the sale of our house recently, although there were delays in the sale your continued contact with us and others involved made it all seem a very smooth process. We would have no reservations at all in recommending you personally and Symonds and Sampson as a company to others who wish to receive a first class service when selling their property. 

       Very kind regards,

       Mr & Mrs W
    • Seller Testimonial

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      At all times the team were highly professional.
       I can highly recommend Jon Summers and all the team at Symonds and Sampson when it comes to selling property. Out of 3 agents I had value my property, Symonds and Sampson came in with the highest valuation by some way and delivered on that valuation. All through the process there was a steady stream of viewers and a reinvigoration of marketing where required. At all times the team were highly professional. Thanks again for your assistance. 

      Regards

       Ms W
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      You are a credit to the company you work for

      Good afternoon Peter and Hilary, Well D Day is nearly upon us :) Frank and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to you both for all your hard work over the past 10 months, you have worked tirelessly and professionally over this time, and although we were not your only clients you didn't at any point make us feel like just a number on your books, you are a credit to the company you work for. Frank and I would like to wish you both all the best for the future and thank you once again. Please extend our thanks to everyone in the office. I hope you both had or have a fabulous Birthday, Gemini's rule by the way.

      Andrea & Frankie

    • Seller Testimonial

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      Can't recommend them highly enough.

      I couldn't be happier with Symonds & Sampson. Peter and Hilary throughout the entire process were very professional. They kept me up to date at every stage with the sale of my mum's bungalow. Whether it was by e mail, text or phone calls. I would give 10 out of 10 for their hard work. Can't recommend them highly enough.

      V McMillan.

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      Very likeable and friendly team

      "The Symonds and Sampson team added real value to the sale process. They gave professional and honest advice on the best approach to selling my property.

      After going through a number of options and my priorities, their advice and knowledge of the local market was vital in securing a quick sale, which couldn't have been smoother.

      Not only are they professional, but they are a very likeable and friendly team - I would have no hesitation in suggesting them to anyone looking for a diligent, motivated agency."

      Cheers, Ian

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for all your hard work!
      Dear Jon

      A note to thank you and your team for all your hard work to achieve a successful sale of our property.

      We appreciate that it was not the most straightforward.

      Thank you again.

      Yours sincerely

      Mr & Mrs T
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you!
      Dear Jon

      Thank you!

      What a few emotional months this has been.

      Kind regards

      Mrs S
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for your exceptional efforts!
      Dear Stuart

      We would like to thank you for your exceptional efforts to ensure our successful sale and for your help with the purchase of our country home.

      Many many thanks and we hope you will enjoy our gift of appreciation.

      Best wishes

      Mr & Mrs M
    • Seller Testimonial

      We were really please with everything!
      To Pete

      We just wanted to say a big thank you for everything it doesn't seem like nearly 4 years since we came to look at the flat and buy it.

      Thanks for dealing with our flat sale we were really pleased with everything.

      We have really enjoyed our time here but feel the time is right to move on.

      Wishing you all the best for the future.

      Mr & Mrs A
    • Seller Testimonial

      You're the best!
      Dear Peter and Hilary

      Thank you for all your help selling our property so swiftly!

      You're the best!

      Mr & Mrs S
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank for such an excellent result!
      Dear Peter

      Just to say thank you for all your professional help and guidance you gave us when selling our property at auction.

      Thank you for such an excellent result.

      Yours sincerely

      Mr & Mrs D
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for your help and support!
      Dear All

      Thank you for your help and support with raising money for Weldmar Hospice Care.

      Great raffle prizes too.

      Regards

      Julie
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you so much for your hard work and patience!
      Dear Jon

      Thank you so, so much for your hard work and patience.

      With kindest regards always

      Mr & Mrs S
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thanks for being the voice of reason!
      Dear Peter

      Just a note to thank you once again for all your work on sale/purchase and for being the voice of reason in all the madness!

      Thanks and very best wishes

      Mrs P
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for making the experience so much easier
      Dear Jon

      I would like to thank you and your team for helping with the sell of my cottage. Everyone was so cheerful and helpful which made the experience so much easier.

      I wish all of you a Happy Christmas and a successful 2016!

      Yours sincerely

      Mrs S

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

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      It was being so impressed with initial contact
      Morning Hilary & Peter 

       Just a quick note to thank you both and your team at Symonds & Sampson for making the purchase of our dream house happen, and all so efficiently considering some difficult circumstances. You have always kept us in informed and responded quickly to any queries we have raised, and a special thanks also to Jane for letting us have access to Orchard House on numerous occasions. 

       It was being so impressed with the initial contact with your branch that we decided to let the Poundbury office handle the sale of our other property in the village. We promise to give you a call once the house is all refurbished so you can come and see the transformation. Lets hope it isn't so long that you have all retired by then! We couldn't resist a sleepover last night! Thank you also for the vino and vouchers. 

       Speak soon, and thanks again

      J & J
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you for your help over the last month
      Dear Hilary

      Thank you so much for your help over the last months in our search for property in Poundbury. I thought your professionalism and service were by far the best of all the agents we have dealt with over the past few months.
      Very best wishes

      Mr & Mrs D
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      S & S staff for their help in our purchase

      Peter and all Symonds & Sampson staff for their help in our purchase of Corner Cottage, Preston, recently. Especially thanks to Georgina & Paul for their warm welcome and for being "ahead of the game" to allow the purchase to progress so rapidly, it has been a real roller coaster this last few weeks but we are slowly getting settled in.

      Kind Regards

      J & P Vincent

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      Bottles of Prosecco for the team at Poundbury
      A big thank you from a recent purchaser.
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    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 with an in-depth knowledge of the regional property market.

    Professionalism is the bedrock of the firm and we presently have 49 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.

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    Archpoint House, 7 Queen Mother Square Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3BY

    Buying: 01305 251154  Local call rate

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