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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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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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    Mark Lewis FRICS FAAV, Head of Agency,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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    Giles Wreford-Brown MNAEA

    Giles was born in Dorchester but grew up in South Devon where his Father was a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor and livestock auctioneer. School holidays were often spent helping out at the livestock markets or in the Estate Agency offices where an interest in property was first nurtured.

    Following four years in London working in project management for a stockbroking software firm he moved to Wiltshire and joined Symonds and Sampson's Salisbury office in May 2004. A further four years selling property in South Wiltshire and the New Forest followed before the opportunity was taken in June 2008 to work in the beautiful Blackmore Vale and surrounding North Dorset countryside from the firm's Sturminster Newton office.

    Away from work Giles's time is spent with Lara and their four children and among many other activities they enjoy going out as a family and walking with their Springer Spaniel Basil. He has a keen interest in politics, is a very enthusiastic skier and enjoys rugby, tennis and cooking.

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    Anabel Merriman MNAEA

    Anabel has a fairly in depth knowledge of moving house having done so 32 times with both her father and husband in the army. Her childhood was spent in UK, Germany, and Hong Kong with family roots and schooling in South Devon and much time spent in Wiltshire before moving to London.

    Anabel worked in London's West End in export sales to Africa and the Middle East until she married and promptly found herself moving away from the bright lights to Scotland whilst her husband did a tour with the Royal Marines. In addition to postings in the UK they have lived in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus.

    Anabel's career has been varied but mostly in the sales environment with a good deal of charity work as well. Anabel is married to Peter and they have 3 children, 2 are still at school in Dorset. They have settled in Wiltshire and Anabel enjoys spending time with her family, music, sailing and skiing.

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    Marlise Jolliffe, PA Administrator
    Marlise joined Symonds and Sampson in 2011 immediately proving to be a valuable member of the team and is part of the highly successful auction department.  Extremely proactive and diligent in her role.  Marlise has brought her knowledge and experience gained from various industries and understands the importance of good client and working relations
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    Mandy Joyce, Administrator

    Mandy has been with Symonds and Sampson for a number of years starting as a Saturday person and then progressing to front line estate agency.  Mandy is proactive, knows the area extremely well and will make appointments for viewings and provide feedback.

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    Rachael James MARLA, Partner - Lettings

    Rachael grew up in North Devon and moved to Dorset after taking A Levels where her career in estate agency started in Blandford Forum working for a national company. After five years, the faster way of life of the South East seemed far more exciting and she spent many years working in Henley-On-Thames as a sales manager. Rachael then found that lettings seemed more of a challenge and she studied for her ARLA qualification.

    Family and the beautiful Dorset countryside were sorely missed and she moved back to Shaftesbury 8 years ago starting her career with Symonds and Sampson at the Dorchester Branch covering the then head of lettings for her maternity leave. An opportunity was then given to start the North Dorset lettings department and she is now based in the Blandford office as Head of Lettings with a large property portfolio.

    Rachael enjoys cooking for family and friends and hill walking around the county with her partner John.

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    Debbie Scaife, Lettings Assistant
    Debbie joined Symonds & Sampson in April 2012. Her primary role is the swift re-letting of current properties together with organising new instructions, keeping properties well maintained and serviced and to act as a liaison between landlord and tenant. Before Symonds & Sampson Debbie worked in the social housing sector, the wine industry with her husband in his wine business and more recently at a wildlife holiday company in Hampshire. Living in Dorset with her husband Paul and their two children, Debbie enjoys the Dorset countryside and the close proximity to the coast.
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    Bridget Legg, PA Administrator
    Bridget joined an extremely talented and experienced team at Symonds and Sampson in 2014 and is the first person people meet when they telephone or call into the office.  She is responsible for brochure production and other marketing material produced in connection with the sale of properties.  Bridget's organizational skills are legendary and she has lived in Dorset all her life.
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    Edward Dyke FRICS FAAV , Planning Professional
    Edward was born on a dairy farm at Wincanton, in Somerset before attending the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with a national firm in East Anglia prior to then moving to a market firm in Reading where he spent 5 years undertaking rural professional work and some auctioneering. Edward first moved to Dorset in 1994 to work with Andrew Robinson in the Wimborne office of Symonds & Sampson where he spent 4½ years prior to joining a national firm but still based in the Dorset area. Edward has now turned full circle returning to Symonds & Sampson in the Sturminster Newton office in order to head up the Rural Agency and Professional Department. Edward provides professional advice to clients on a wide variety of issues including; Estate Management; Property Valuations; Diversification Projects; Planning for Agricultural Dwellings, new buildings and changes of use; Grant applications; rural finance as an AMC agent and sales and acquisitions. Outside of the office Edward enjoys all sports although that is passive watching as opposed to participation!
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    Andrew Tuffin MRICS FAAV, Farm Agency
    A dairy farmer's son from near Sturminster Newton, Andrew obtained a degree in Rural Estate Management at Seale Hayne College, Devon before working and gaining his MRICS and FAAV qualifications in Somerset, which included 2 years auctioneering at Taunton market. A 3 year spell running a rural agency department in Exeter preceded a move back to North Dorset joining Symonds & Sampson in 2007. Andrew is a key member of the Symonds & Sampson Farm Agency team and also specialises in valuations for security and taxation purposes, tenancy work, general agricultural advice and planning. Andrew is married to Emma with 2 young daughters with whom he enjoys exploring the Dorset countryside with their dog as well as playing hockey for Yeovil and Sherborne, shooting, hunting and skittles. He helped start up his local village shop as Treasurer and is a Committee Member of the HW & D Agricultural Valuers Association and B & SV Hunt Supporters.
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    Chris Cary  MSc, Agriculture Professional
    Born in Wiltshire, Chris spent his early years helping on the family farm as well as breeding and showing rare and pure breed poultry. He went on to study at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester gaining a BSc in Business Management and an MSc in Rural Estate Management. Chris Joined Symonds and Sampson in 2016 to assist Andrew Tuffin and Edward Dyke with farm agency and all aspects of land management Away from work Chris can be found getting his hands dirty on the family farm. He is also a keen shot and skier.
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    Agriculture House, Market Place,
    Sturminster Newton,
    DT10 1AR

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01258 919015  Local call rate
    Letting: 01258 919018  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01258 474265  Local call rate

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    • Seller Testimonial

      Recommend S&S to anyone wishing to buy.
      We would like to thank the staff of Symonds and Sampson in helping us in our house hunting. We have found the response time, viewings and communication to be of the highest order. We hope to buy a house we view with you, as this would be the reward deserved by all staff.
    • Seller Testimonial

      "thank you for all your help with the process"
      We would recommend Symonds and Sampson to any vendor seeking to appoint an agent, as our experience on this side as a buyer shows that you genuinely aim to match house and market properties to the needs of buyers, which no doubt is the key in achieving a sale for your vendors.
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      Well done!
      We got there at last!  Mixed emotions - I did love that house, but huge thanks to you , couldn't have done it without you.
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      huge thank you for all you did
      I really can't believe it's finally happened! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did to make it possible. It hasn't been easy and your input really helped. Thank you so much H - Stalbridge
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      thank you and Clare for all your efforts
      Meanwhile thank you and Clare for all your efforts on our behalf. We have a property portfolio in Sturminster which I am proud of and know it is well looked after. Kind regards, RS
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      Many thanks for your update
      From a grateful auction vendor - Many thanks for your update. I am trying to leave you in peace to carry out your work but it is very good to know what is going on!! I often find myself disappointed with levels of service these days but it is clear you have been keeping your eye on the ball in this matter. I am very grateful to you and your team. Thank you.

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      Thank you for all your calm patience and help
      We spent our first weekend at our new property this weekend and it was heavenly! Thank you for all your calm patience and help with this (quite frankly) stressful and at times baffling process - you helped a GREAT deal! EA - London
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    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 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.

    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 will look forward to a telephone call from you.

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    Agriculture House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1AR

    Buying: 01258 919015  Local call rate
    Letting: 01258 919018  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01258 474265  Local call rate
    Fax: 01258 472540

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