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PROPERTY WANTED AT DOWEN SEAHAM
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    • WE'RE SELLING HOUSES:
    • PROPERTY WANTED:
    • DETACHED SEMIS BUNGALOWS TERRACED FLATS:
    • EXCELLENT DEMAND ON THE NEW ESTATES:
    • WELL PRESENTED HOMES IN DEMAND EVERYWHERE:
    • HOMES NEEDING UPGRADE WANTED FOR OUR AUCTION:
    • ALWAYS ASK US OUT FOR A FREE VALUATION:
    • PLEASE GIVE US 15 MINUTES TO PITCH FOR YOUR CUSTOM:
    • WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT OUR RENOWNED SERVICE
    • AND THAT WE WON'T BE BEATEN ON FEES

    • CLICK CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR FREE VALUATION

    • We Offer
    • OVER 35 YEARS SELLING EXPERIENCE
    • 5 STAR SERVICE - ALWAYS
    • TOWN CENTRE BRANCH
    • GREAT WINDOW DISPLAY
    • ON-LINE 24-7 ON RIGHTMOVE & OTHER WEBSITES
    • AUTOMATED BUYER SELLER MATCHING
    • FEEDBACK AFTER EVERY VIEWING
    • REGULAR SALE PROGRESS CONTACT
    • MOTIVATED COMPETENT SALES AGENTS
    • ALWAYS SOMEONE TO TALK TO FACE TO FACE
    • EXCEPTIONAL ESTATE AGENCY - AT ITS BEST
    • WE'RE SELLING HOUSES
    • LET'S MAKE YOURS THE NEXT


    Over 35 Years Successful Selling in County Durham

    Dowen Auctions Sales & Lettings was established in 1982

    Over the years the firm has continued to evolve and now has 8 estate agency branches and 3 bespoke auction stores offering coverage over mid North East England from the coast to the A1 corridor.

    Dowen was a founding member of The Great North Property Auction which has sold hundreds of properties since its inception in 2011.

    The Dowen Lettings Department is very successful with hundreds of homes under management.

    Conveyancing at competitive rates is offered via a panel of local solicitors.

    Dowen is a service focussed organisation where all personnel commit to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and customer service.

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents + The Property Ombudsman and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations.

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    YOUR NEXT MOVE IS TO CONTACT DOWEN SEAHAM

    Our very busy Seaham branch is situated in the heart of the town centre in Church Street and sees enormous passing footfall.

    Wander inside and you'll find a team of friendly, motivated property professionals who will be more than delighted to help you buy or rent your next home or likewise sell or let your current property.

    The branch also represents The Great North Property Auction. If you would like to try for a quick sale at auction..... contact us the region's best selling agent at The Great North Property Auction.

    If you are ready to sell, auction or let your property..... or stuck with another agent going nowhere.....your next move should be to ask for a FREE VALUATION from Dowen Seaham.

    Simply call in or phone us on 0191-5813355.... we will be delighted to be of service to you

    WE'RE SELLING & LETTING HOUSES... Let's Make Yours The Next

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    THE GREAT NORTH PROPERTY AUCTION : SEAHAM
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    Dowen was one of the 3 estate agents which founded the Great North Property Auction in tandem with auctioneers IAM-SOLD at the end of 2012. From the day of launch, it has been a runaway success with over 2500 properties now sold.

    We now have 3 bespoke Great North Property Auction stores in Sunderland, Peterlee and Hartlepool, whilst all our other branches are set up and equipped to offer properties via auction.

    If you are looking for a alternative way to sell your property in the Seaham area with no estate agency fees to pay, contact us on 0191-5813355 for a free auction valuation and advice on how best to offer your property for sale at The Great North Property Auction.

    We Successfully Auction Properties..... let's make yours the next

    Picture shows our Sunderland - Great North Property Store

    WE SUCCESSFULLY AUCTION HOUSES... Let's Make Yours The Next

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IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON SELLING
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    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DOWEN
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    We offer a second to none service which includes all of the following

    INTENSIVE MARKETING

    All properties are advertised 24/7 on DOWEN.CO.UK where our quality presentation includes a photographic slideshow, location map, route guide and local schools information. Every property is advertised 24/7 on RIGHTMOVE.CO.UK and ON THE MARKET 

     As soon as a property is listed it is matched against registered buyers, then text messages and e-mails are sent to those who may be interested. Using sophisticated in-branch computer software we continually match walk-in buyers to our property register and get those who are interested round and viewing. Our sales agents are motivated and enthusiastic about selling. Each is a well-trained professional with good local knowledge and a commitment to everyday exceptional customer service.

    WE'RE COMMITTED TO KEEPING IN TOUCH

    Sellers receive a regular courtesy call to discuss the progress of the sale. We endeavour to phone or text with feedback after every viewing. Every offer is confirmed in writing. Once a property is under offer, we keep in regular touch with the seller, the buyer, solicitors, mortgage advisors and other connected parties right up to moving day.

    SERVICE STANDARDS

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents + The Property Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations. 

    REE VALUATION

    If you are ready to sell please contact your nearest Dowen branch and ask for a free valuation. Our valuer will be delighted to tell you about our selling service, your expected moving expenses and what we, as your estate agent, can do for you.

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Buyer Advice
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    Unless buying a brand new home most people buy houses through estate agents. However before rushing into a purchase you need to know how much you can afford and, at the same time, consider what you REALLY want from your first/next home. The following section should help give you a clearer idea.

    FIRST THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU NEED TO LIVE

    • Do you need to be near work?
      • Consider - The further you live away from work, the more it will cost you in time AND money to get there.
    • Do you need to be near relatives?
      • Consider - Do your relatives baby sit for you? Are you needed to help care for a relative?
    • Do you need to be near a particular school?
      • Consider - Even if you don't have kids now, you may well do in the future, so think about where you would prefer them to be educated before you buy. A good school is surely worthwhile.
    • Would you prefer to be near friends?
    • Would you prefer to be near shops and other facilities?
    • Do you need to be near to a bus stop, sports club, gym, nursery, etc?
    • Would you prefer to live in a town or village?
    • Do you like the idea of living on an estate?
    THEN THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF HOUSE?
    • What type of house would you like?
      • Terraced, Bungalow, Flat, Detached, Semi
    • Would you like a brand new or pre-owned home?
    • What floor plan do you prefer?
      • Traditional or Modern style
    • Are you into DIY?
      • Consider a home which needs improving could ultimately make you a useful profit. However you will need the resources to finance a DIY project. Have you got the resources?
    AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IN YOUR HOUSE?
    • Double Glazing?
      • UPVC, Hardwood, Aluminium?
    • Central Heating?
      • Gas, Electric, Solid Fuel, Oil?
    • A nice Kitchen
      • What do you like?
    • Fireplace
      • What do you like?
    • Bathroom
      • Is a shower a necessity?
    • Ensuite bathroom?
    • Hallway?
    • Decor - Modern or Traditional?
      • Consider - Would you be willing to redecorate to your taste. Or would you prefer ready to move into with little to do?
    • Do you intend to have/add to a family in the near future?
      • Consider - Is it worth buying a bigger home in which you can also live happily with a growing family?
    • How many bedrooms do you need now and in the future?
    • Where can you park your car(s)?
      • Is a garage essential?
    • Would you like a garden?
      • or would gardening be a chore?
    • Do you need plenty of storage?
    • Do you need a hobby room or extra space?
    • Do you need a study?
      • Do you work from home and need an extra room or space to do so?
    • Do you regularly have people to stay?
      • and need an extra bedroom?
    • Do you need a dining room?

    CREATE A PLAN

    Why not prepare a list with two columns one containing what I/we

     WANT IN A HOUSE - DON'T WANT IN A HOUSE

    This will help you build a picture of exactly what you want from your first/next home and allow you to quickly eliminate those homes which don't meet up to your requirements. Without proper planning many people will move into a home and then find it does not meet with their needs. Avoid this by planning now. Once you have a clear picture of what you want, use the HOMES TO BUY button to search for a home on this website, call into any of our branches to browse through sales particulars or read our ads in the local press. Once you see something you like, contact the Dowen branch involved to arrange a viewing. Many people prefer to view a selection of homes to get a good idea of what is available. Finally you will find the home of your dreams. The way forward is then to make an offer to the estate agent.

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    PROPERTY TO LET ?

    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DOWEN

    Letting is a good way to obtain a regular income from a vacant property. People choose to let for a variety of reasons, for example they may be unable to sell the property and therefore decide to let instead; they may be working away for a period of time and intend to return to the property in the future or simply may have decided to invest in a property in the hope of receiving a better overall return on their capital.

    All our branches offer an individual letting service with experienced personnel whose aim is to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

    We offer a choice of service:

    Management :

    We find the tenant, complete all documentation then manage the property on a day to day basis for a monthly management fee (usually taken as a percentage of the rent collected). We deal with the day to day needs of the tenant, attend to repairs and other related matters. Your bank account will be credited monthly with any rent collected.

    Tenant Finder :

    We find the tenant, complete the initial paperwork and prepare the lease then you manage the property thereafter. For this service we charge a single one off fee.

    OUR INTENSIVE MARKETING INCLUDES

    24/7 advertising on DOWEN.CO.UK where our top quality presentation generally includes a photographic slideshow, location map, route guide and local schools information.24/7 advertising on RIGHTMOVE.CO.UK the most popular property portal in the UK, Property presentation via in-branch brochures and static displays. Motivated and enthusiastic lettings agents. Each is a well-trained professional with good local knowledge and a commitment to everyday exceptional customer service.

    FREE VALUATION

    If you are ready to let please contact your nearest Dowen branch and ask for a free valuation. Our valuer will be delighted to tell you about our lettings service, your expected expenses and what we, as your letting agent, can do for you.

    SERVICE STANDARDS

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents + The Property Ombudsman and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice laid down by these organisations.

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    YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL ON-LINE INTERNET PROPERTY AUCTION

    The Great North Property Auction was founded in 2011 and is operated by auctioneers IAM-SOLD Ltd

    From the outset it has proved to be an enormous success with well over 2000 properties now sold over a wide range of prices

    Auction is an ideal way to attempt for a quick sale secured by a buyer deposit

    If a property is priced correctly for auction, it will attract lots of interest and should then achieve its best price, underpinned by a non-refundable buyer deposit and a commitment to exchange contracts in 56 days

    AUCTION IS NOT JUST FOR CHEAP PROPERTIES

    Some sellers believe that auction is just for cheap properties or bank repossessions. This is not the case

    Click below to see the wide range of properties we have sold at auction

    If you have a high demand property, where many buyers are expected to be interested, auction is probably the best way to get you the highest price

    Think of those people selling in demand pieces of art, furniture, jewelry, classic cars, etc. They generally use auction, because they expect they will get the best price

    Entering your property into The Great North Property Auction is easy

    Your first step is to simply contact your nearest Dowen branch

    HERE'S WHAT WE WILL DO

    Our valuer will call at your property and discuss how our auction works and whether your property fits the criteria to make it a viable auction prospect

    If it does fit the criteria

    We must first agree with you a minimum sale price. The Reserve Price

    This is the price below which we will never sell the property without your authorisation

    Many people will have an idea of a reserve price themselves. Where would you set it for your property?

    Once a reserve price is agreed and you are happy to go ahead, a 60 day sole agency auction contract is prepared and signed by you and us, on behalf of The Great North Property Auction

    Great North Property Auction will then commission a Buyer Information Pack which contains searches and other information, for people who want to make a bid

    They'll also send you a "fixtures and fittings form" to complete. This will be added to the Buyer Information Pack

    Thereafter your property is ready for marketing and auction

    MARKETING

    We will market your property by contacting registered buyers + investors whilst advertising it in branch and 24/7 via numerous internet property websites

    INDIVIDUAL ON-LINE INTERNET PROPERTY AUCTION

    We take your property to auction, on the internet, via The Great North Property Auction website - www.gnpa.co.uk

    It works just like eBay. A countdown clock is set and your individual on-line internet auction commences

    Buyers make bids on line, just like e-Bay

    During the marketing period, before the countdown clock is started, buyers can make bids direct to our branches or The Great North Property Auction office

    We will keep in touch with you throughout the process and advise you of all bids we receive in the marketing period

    Once the auction clock is started, you will be able to watch auction progress, live, on-line

    NON REFUNDABLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT SECURES THE SALE

    When the on-line auction ends, the buyer who has bid the highest above the reserve price, signs an auction sale contract and pays a reservation deposit (sometimes called a Buyers Premium)

    If the reserve price hasn't been achieved, we will refer to you with bids received and give you the option to accept a bid or instruct us to negotiate with a bidder on your behalf. If a bid is then accepted by you, once again, the buyer signs an auction sale contract and pays a deposit

    The deposit, usually £5000+vat, is paid over and above the price bid. Unless agreed otherwise, the deposit is non refundable

    56 DAYS TO EXCHANGE CONTRACTS

    The buyer is expected to exchange contracts within 56 days of sale contracts being received by his/her solicitor

    You have the security of knowing the buyer is unlikely to pull out of the sale as he/she will lose his/her deposit

    If you accept a bid during marketing, before the on-line auction commences, the buyer is subject to the same, sale contract, deposit and exchange of contract terms

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SELL AT AUCTION

    You have no estate agency fees to pay because the deposit paid by the buyer is retained and pays for the services of Great North Property Auction and Dowen Estate Agents

    You will have however to pay your own legal fees plus a charge for the preparation of the Auction Sale Pack

    WHAT IF MY PROPERTY DOESN'T SELL

    Within the first 60 days of listing, if you have NOT RECEIVED AN ACCEPTABLE BID and wish to withdraw your property from the market, you must give 21 days written notice and pay a withdrawal charge

    After the first 60 days of listings, if you have NOT RECEIVED AN ACCEPTABLE BID and wish to withdraw your property from the market, you must give 14 days written notice. You will have nothing to pay Dowen or The Great North Property Auction

    You will always be liable for any legal costs you have privately agreed to with your solicitor

    HOW DO I GO AHEAD

    Your next move should be to have one of our valuers call at your property, on a no obligation basis, to discuss the merits of auction

    Either call your local branch or click below to book on line

    We will assist in choosing a reserve price... Remember this is the figure below which we will never sell your property without your authorisation

    After that, it's up to you

    Please contact us today

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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 Dowen, Seaham on 0191 5813355.


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    We are about delivering a remarkable 5 STAR ESTATE AGENCY SERVICE via a team of amazing property experts - people who are truly passionate about what they do.

    Dowen Estate Agents was founded in 1982, by Denis Dowen
    In 2020 the company was acquired by long term employee's John Nicholson and Trudie Bowes.

    Over the years the firm has continued to evolve and now has 8 branches along with bespoke Auction Stores, offering coverage of mid North East England from the coast to the A1 corridor.

    Dowen is a full service estate agency, offering a wide range of property related services.

    The residential sales department has sold, tens of thousands of properties over the years, in all price ranges.

    Dowen was a founding member of The Great North Property Auction, which has now exceeded thousands of sales, since inception in 2012.

    The lettings department has hundreds of homes under management.

    Private surveys and EPC's are provided to both corporate and private clients, via our panel of independent surveyors
    Conveyancing at competitive rates, is offered via a panel of local solicitors.

    Mortgages can be arranged, via our panel of independent mortgage brokers.

    We subscribe to the National Associations of Estate Agents and the Ombudsman For Estate Agents and as such abide by the strict code of good estate agency practice, laid down by these organisations.

    All photography of individual properties on this website and copies of such photography, uploaded by Dowen Estate Agents to commercial websites, remains the intellectual property of Dowen Estate Agents.

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    25 Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HQ

    Buying: 0191 687 0403  Local call rate
    Letting: 0191 687 0308  Local call rate
    Fax: 0191 581 3355
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