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Venture Properties Blog

December 7th, 2021

Section: Bishop Auckland Office
Chester-Le-Street
Crook Office
Darlington Office
Durham Office
Lettings
Sales

A new home of our own

We love helping our clients find the perfect home, but the boot was on the other foot recently, when we needed a new place of our own.

The team in Crook had outgrown their old premises in The Royal Corner, so they’ve moved across the marketplace to South Street, giving them more space to work and welcome clients.

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Director Julie Garthwaite said: “I am delighted with the new office as it has provided a much better working environment for our team – it has given everyone a new lease of life as they all have their own space and it’s lovely to be able to have conversations with staff and customers without having to talk loudly to be heard.

“It’s so much more welcoming than the old office, for both clients and staff, and we love all the extra space. We’ve refurbished it and tried to make a modern twist whilst keeping some of the original features of the building.”

Thanks to initiatives such as the stamp duty holiday and the continuing trend to work from home, we’ve been pretty busy over the course of the pandemic – hence the need for more room.

Julie added: “Like any other business it was unnerving going into the first lockdown as no one was sure what the future held.

“We were fortunate that when we opened our doors following the first lockdown, we saw a dramatic increase across all areas of the business, particularly when it came to new landlords coming into the market.”

And it’s not just a new home that’s giving us cause to celebrate – this year we’ve won gold awards at three of its branches for best letting agent in Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street 2020-21 at the British Property Awards.

If you’re thinking of a new home in the new year, call in and see us at any of our branches or get in touch here.