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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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Meet the Sherborne Team
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    Mark Lewis FRICS FAAV Head of Residential, Partner

    Mark was born in Devon but moved to Sturminster Newton Dorset when he was 2 years old and now lives in a village near Sherborne.

    Educated in Dorset he then gained a diploma in Estate Management from the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. He spent a short time with a firm of auctioneers in Cheshire before returning to Sturminster Newton to work for Senior & Godwin where his father was Senior Partner.

    Becoming a partner of Symonds & Sampson in 1990 he headed the farm dispersal sales department and was principal livestock auctioneer at Yeovil Market. Mark now heads the residential department and is the firm's chief property auctioneer.

    Away from the office his interests include cooking, renovating his 16th Century house, hockey, cricket and walking in the glorious Dorset countryside with his wife, two children and labrador.

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    Andrew Wakinshaw Residential Partner

    Andy has been in estate agency since 1987 working for a corporate agent and then joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 2001 running the residential department in Yeovil. He has acted for The Duchy of Cornwall, The Diocese of Bath and Wells as well as The National Trust. Andy has been selling property of all types in Dorset and South Somerset over the last 20 years, much of his work coming from referral and recommendation and he takes pride in being someone that clients feel happy and secure dealing with for all of their property matters.

    Andy lives with his fiancé Georgie and their young son Finn. He loves sport especially tennis and plays as often as he can. He is a lifelong Liverpool FC fan with all the highs and lows that brings!

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    James Stagg Residential Sales Manager

    James manages the Sherborne sales team and has had an eventful and exciting youth travelling the world eventually returned to his roots having grown up in Somerset. 

    Exposure to different cultures and civilisations has developed James' excellent people skills and an understanding of how to deal with difficult circumstances. During his travels James developed a keen interest in wildlife and conservation and on his return home he attended the University Plymouth gaining a BSc in Conservation Biology.

     James is currently studying for his NAEA exams.

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    Sue Bradshaw, Residential Assistant

    Sue has an enormous amount of agency experience having managed her own branch for a firm of estate agents in south Wales before marrying a Zimbabwean schoolmaster and emigrating for a number years. Since returning to the UK Sue and her husband have settled in Milborne Port where she is involved in the local community.

    Sue is primarily office based where she uses her considerable administrative experience to ensure the smooth running of the office. When called upon Sue demonstrates she has lost none of her superb negotiating skills.

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    Lindsey Murray, Negotiator

    Lindsey has had strong links with the Somerset and Dorset for over a decade where she worked as a letting agent, joining Symonds & Sampson in 2013.

    After her move to Sherborne lettings it was obvious to James that one of her core qualities was her ability to communicate with people and he quickly recruited her to his Sherborne sales team. Lindsey's responsibilities include conducting viewings and managing our applicant database.

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    Meg Cleal, Lettings Assistant

    Meg grew up in Bridport and worked in our Bridport office until November 2014 qualifying as a member of ARLA. Having recently bought a house in Yetminster she moved to Sherborne to take over from Lindsey Murray.

    Meg has a detailed knowledge of the area and has quickly become an invaluable member of the Sherborne office. She is outstanding at utilising opportunities and is enthusiastic about building the lettings business in Sherborne.

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    Find us

    4 Abbey Corner Half Moon Street,
    Sherborne,
    DT9 3LN

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01935 589054  Local call rate
    Letting: 01935 589055  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for your tenacity

      Dear James

      I'm sure you must be pleased with the outcome of the sale. After being a mediator for such a lengthy period you can now move onto pastures new! Thank you for your tenacity with what often seemed a lost cause.

      Regards

      Mr C

       

    • Seller Testimonial

      The staff were professional and courteous

      Dear Mark

      Just a brief note to tell you how pleased we were with the staff of the Sherborne Office regarding the sale.

      It was a long and difficult at times, during the process the staff were very professional and courteous throughout.

      Thank you for your advice during the auction.

      Mr and Mrs H

    • Seller Testimonial

      Pain- free sale

      Dear Mark

      I am sure you will have heard that we have now exchanged .

      This is just a quick line to say that your team in Sherborne have been excellent throughout, and to thank you collectively for all your efforts on our behalf.

       I am only sorry that the first buyer put us all through the process twice, but at least it was pain-free the second time, for which James and Sue can take the credit. With thanks and best wishes

       Mr L

    • Seller Testimonial

      THANK YOU! What a relief.

      Dear James, (and Sue),

      THANK YOU! What a relief.

      Yours, with best wishes,

      Mike.

    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly, honest and professional

      Dear All

      Thank you for being such a friendly, honest and professional team dealing with our house sale!

      Many thanks from

       

      Mr and Mrs F

       

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      We are thrilled with the house

      James

      Thank you for everything, we are thrilled with the house!

      All the best

      K, D & Dolly

       

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you James for all your assistance
      Thank you James for all your assistance with this transaction. I look forward to hopefully seeing you again in person when I visit your office on completion day.
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    Moving is a busy and exciting time and we're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the help you need under one roof.

    The company has always used computer and internet technology, but the company's biggest strength is the genuinely warm, friendly and professional approach that we offer all of our clients.

    Our record of success has been built upon a single-minded desire to provide our clients, with a top class personal service delivered by highly motivated and trained staff. A sign of this success is the fact that a large proportion of our business is from referrals, satisfied Clients who have recommended us to friends and family.

    So, if you want professional help and advice on all aspects of moving home please contact us on the above number or call into our office.

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    4 Abbey Corner Half Moon Street, Sherborne, DT9 3LN

    Buying: 01935 589054  Local call rate
    Letting: 01935 589055  Local call rate

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