Welcome to Debbie Fortune Estate Agents
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    We are a totally independent, multi award winning estate agent, with three welcoming offices, one in Congresbury, one in Chew Magna and one in Backwell. We are experts in all aspects of property and cover the area between Bristol, Bath, Wells and Weston-super-Mare.

    Property Sales

    Motivated and well trained staff, years of experience and a proactive approach all contribute to our success. Our award winning lifestyle marketing is the envy of our competitors, and our up to the minute and totally integrated software allow us the time to treat all our sellers and buyers as individuals.

    Lettings and Management

    A fully integrated service whether you are looking for 'let only' or a 'fully managed' approach, with a particular focus on keeping our landlords in touch with ever changing legislation ensuring they comply with the law.


    A collective and individual service covering the auction sale of country and village property and land between Bristol, Bath, Wells and Weston-super-Mare.


    Our recommended mortgage advisor helps both sellers and buyers find the right mortgage product for their personal needs.

    Land & New Homes

    Handling the sale of all types of new homes from one off plots to large developments. Our services include land finding, advice on development values, buying trends, bespoke marketing and investment.

    Social Responsibility

    At Debbie Fortune Estate Agents we know that we cannot succeed without the trust of our neighbours and the local community. In return for that trust, our policy is to support local events, organisations, sports clubs, schools, villages and churches throughout the area.

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The difference is in the detail
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    Here at Debbie Fortune Estate agents we go the extra mile to make sure that your properties presentation is as attractive and appealing as possible. Your properties presentation is as important to us, as it is to you, and enables us to have the best opportunity of attracting buyers as quickly as possible. Along with quality photographs, we also pride ourselves in selling not just what the property is,but also where it is. As local people ourselves we want all our clients to know what makes our beautiful part of Somerset so special and why we are so passionate about living here.....
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How we can help you
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    Debbie Fortune herself has lived and worked in this fabulous part of Somerset for over 40 years, if ever the saying local property expert fitted someone, it would certainly be her. In fact all of our carefully chosen staff live and work within a short distance of our offices and can give honest and reliable information about the pro's and sometimes con's of each location you maybe considering. Whether it be information about local schools or amenities, information on local shops/clubs or even local footpaths and bridleways, you can be assured we are on hand to help....... and if you should go on to purchase a house through ourselves, our team, including our designated move manager Joanna Pallant are here to guide you through the process and offer you all the help and support you require along the way.
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Meet Our Team
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    Debbie Fortune Estate Agents is a family owned, totally independent sales and lettings agent, established in January 2009, and a member of The Guild of Property Professionals.

    Our enthusiastic team are dedicated to providing a service that is friendly, personal and professional. We have an enormous amount of experience.

    To sum up, the team at Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, in all our offices, are here to look after you every step of the way. We aim to make the experience of selling or letting your property as stress free as possible and believe the core values of service and personal attention to be vital to our success. Whilst we recognise that our clients and customers lead busy lives and indeed the internet and call centre system can be very useful, we all think it is so much better to do business on a personal level. Call in to the offices to see what we mean, "you can be guaranteed a great cup of coffee and a warm welcome, always with a smile!" Says Lisa Baines, our Managing Director. 

    Our managing Director, Lisa works alongside, co-owner Neil and heads up our fabulous close-knit team across our three branches, both in sales and lettings. Lisa has a wealth of experience spanning 30 years since her career in estate agency began in 1991, starting as an office junior and working her way up through upper management and eventually directorship. Lisa says, "I simply love our industry and never take for granted that I get to live and work in one of the most attractive and desired regions in the UK.I also get to work alongside a knowledgeable team that naturally strive to exceed client expectations and nurture long term relationships. This is the reason that so many clients return to use our services time after time, and we couldn't be more grateful for their ongoing support".

    Co-owner Neil Drejer, joined the business in 2016, from Savills in Bath, where he was an Associate Director. In June 2021 he joined forces with Managing Director Lisa Baines to acquire the business from its founder Debbie Fortune, following the announcement of her much deserved retirement. Neil has gathered an extensive knowledge and understanding of the local and regional property market gained over his 20 plus years working as an estate agent. His experience ranges from selling compact studio apartments in the City to high net worth country homes. Neil oversees the sales teams throughout the company and predominantly bases himself out of our Congresbury Office. Our Backwell office covers the area south west of Bristol, including Backwell, Long Ashton and across to the coast at Portishead.

    Paul Offley is our compliance officer and is based at The Guild of Property Professionals office in Park Lane, London.

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    What people say about Debbie Fortune Estate Agents
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      A huge part of our growth since 2009 has been through recommendations ....why?

      Because 99 percent of our clients recommend us to their friends and 95percent rate our service as outstanding/excellent!

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      You were so much more helpful than our solicitor! We also felt we could ring you and you would always do your best to help, when you said you would call back, you did. 

      Mrs S, Langford

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      All staff were extremely helpful. you totally understood the situation and were gentle and very helpful, making the whole process so much easier... a big thank you for making a difficult situation a far more pleasurable experience than I expected.

      Mrs B, North Somerset

    • Seller Testimonial

      Keep doing what you are doing... you have restored our faith in estate agents and we will definitely use you again.

      Mr & Mrs P, Somerset

    • Seller Testimonial

      You all made our sale a positive and pleasant experience. Moving house is one of the most stressful life events we engage in and we felt you helped to ease that stress. The enthusiasm for our house was very encouraging - I think that certainly rubbed off on the people who viewed. Many thanks for all your help and finding us a buyer so quickly - we shall be (and have been) recommending your services.

      Mr & Mrs D, Weston-super-Mare

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      You guys have all been truly amazing - I have already recommended you countless times to anyone that would listen! 

      Mr & Mrs D, Cheddar

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      A big thank you to all the team for your high standard of professionalism, continued support, counselling and cups of tea! It has all been greatly appreciated.

      Mrs S, Redhill

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      It was good to have the phone answered and you knew it was us - nice touch! Only sorry we could not have bought through you, you are definitely a cut above the rest!

      Mr & Mrs H, Banwell

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      Your staff were all brilliant, arriving promptly for viewings and were able to relay their impressions to us immediately. We felt very well looked after - thank you.

      Mr & Mrs L, Backwell

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      The business has a nice 'family feel' to it, and visiting the office was pleasurable, quite different from experiences with previous agents.

      Mr F, Banwell

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      We found the whole engagement with the company from start to finish to be extremely positive - you give estate agents a good name!

      Mr H & Ms A, Redhill

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Professional, polite, honest staff, accurate advertising.

      Mr & Mrs L, Banwell

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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Congresbury on 01934 862370.