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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    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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    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 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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    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
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    Mandy Joyce
    Residential Assistant
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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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    Clare Burt MARLA
    Assistant Lettings Manager
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    Debbie Scaife
    Lettings Assistant
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Branches within our network

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Sturminster Newton
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
Network Offices Address Services Contact
Trinity Square,
EX13 5AW
Buying: 01297 645009  Local call rate
Letting: 01297 645010  Local call rate
36 Hogshill Street,
Buying: 01308 318013  Local call rate
Letting: 01308 318015  Local call rate
7 Market Place
Blandford Forum
DT11 7AH
Buying: 01258 919004  Local call rate
Letting: 01258 452670  Local call rate
23 South Street,
Buying: 01308 318001  Local call rate
Letting: 01308 318010  Local call rate
Lettings: 01308 459565  Local call rate
30 High West Street,
Buying: 01305 575047  Local call rate
Letting: 01305 575046  Local call rate
Lettings: 01305 261171  Local call rate
Archpoint House,
7 Queen Mother Square Poundbury,
Buying: 01305 251154  Local call rate
89 Crane Street,
Buying: 01722 688042  Local call rate
4 Abbey Corner Half Moon Street,
Buying: 01935 589054  Local call rate
Letting: 01935 589055  Local call rate
5 West Street,
BH21 1JN
Buying: 03301 011270  Local call rate
2 Court Ash,
BA20 1HG
Buying: 01935 589024  Local call rate
Letting: 01935 589023  Local call rate


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

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

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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.

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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