I am based in the North East of England and just recently got married and have been looking for a property to rent.
Now I am not sure if anyone has driven through the Durham/Newcastle areas and looked at some of the signs on houses up for sale. Take a good look and Pattinson's Limited is pretty much everywhere.
After narrowing down the areas we wanted to live in taking into account work and the fact my wife was looking at studying in Durham University, Pattinson's was pretty much an excellent choice of estate agent for our requirements.
We received a warm welcome in the local branch and was presented with a wide range of properties currently available in the areas we had selected. Viewing where arranged for that afternoon as well as the following day and the information provided by the staff was second to none. Particularly seeing as the people we where dealing with knew the area and most of the properties listed. And we seemed to get a honest unbiased opinion about the areas and particularly the properties themselves.
The staff marked out properties which they felt where appropriate for us based on some general background information.
It took us two days to find a property we really liked through Pattinsons which was excellent considering we had been through three estate agents already and came up with nothing.
Our application and all other finer details where completed in the space of 2 weeks and both parties are very happy.
I would certainly recommend Pattinson's for anyone looking for a property.
I cannot speak for the people looking to buy a property rather than rent but if the standard of service is as good as we where offered then they are certainly one to speak to.