Symonds & Reading
4.9/5, 212 reviews
99% recommended
96% sales valuation accuracy
96% sales fee satisfaction
88% lettings valuation accuracy
94% lettings fee satisfaction
Symonds Reading is Worthing & Ferrings' longest continuously running independent estate agents. Established in 1924, the company has been very much a 'family run' business priding itself on its reputation of providing a friendly, approachable and personal service by professional staff with a wealth of local knowledge and experience.The Partners and ... show more Symonds Reading is Worthing & Ferrings' longest continuously running independent estate agents. Established in 1924, the company has been very much a 'family run' business priding itself on its reputation of providing a friendly, approachable and personal service by professional staff with a wealth of local knowledge and experience.

The Partners and staff strive to make the entire moving process as smooth running as possible from the start using the latest in modern computer technology including digitally enhanced colour photography through to Internet accessibility. However, in this age of computerisation we know that we must not forget the importance of maintaining an ongoing personal contact with our clients giving them the peace of mind that our professional team is always available to help guide them through their move.
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Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 96% 96% £39,500 £620,000
Lettings 88% 94% £575 £1,400
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
11 0 12 0 96 0 90 0 1 2
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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Oct 14,2019
Minithumbup
Ian
Phil
By: 'Larisa Cioara'
Oct 14,2019
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We would like to take the opportunity to say a Big Thank you again for the care and professionalism shown by our landlord Ian and his team. We are with Simon and Reading for nearly 5 years and we are more than satisfied with the services ...
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“Great service from this smaller Worthing based team. From the ......”

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Oct 08,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
Phil
By: 'Hannah'
Oct 08,2019
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Great service from this smaller Worthing based team. From the off we felt valued - they came round to discuss the market value and sale options. This was professional and they processed this more efficiently than any other agents we sampled. The signage and internet ...
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“Extremely Professional Service. Symonds and R......”

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Aug 15,2019
Minithumbup
Kirsty
Charlotte
By: 'William Harvey'
Aug 15,2019
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Extremely Professional Service. Symonds and Reading fully manage our property which is rented out at the moment. Kirsty in particular, ably assisted by Charlotte and all the team provide a professional, honest, caring and friendly service, indeed they advise, assist and deal with just about ...
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“Helpful, friendly, efficient...”

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Jul 17,2019
Minithumbup
Kirsty
Phil
By: 'Georgie Lloyd'
Jul 17,2019
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Friendly but well-organised and professional at the same time, Phil and Kirsty (no, not that Phil and Kirsty!) were great and made the process of finding our new home really smooth – can't recommend them more highly....
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“Brilliant...”

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Jul 15,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
By: 'Stella Vasileva'
Jul 15,2019
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Amazing support through the entire process of purchasing our first home. Couldn't thank Matt and Phil enough for all their help. I would highly recommend their services....
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“We found Matt to be very helpful and friendly......”

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Jul 10,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
By: 'Tina Hemsley'
Jul 10,2019
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We found Matt to be very helpful and friendly throughout the process. He made sure that we were kept fully informed of developments. We would definitely recommend Symonds and Reading....
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“Highly recommended...”

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Jun 19,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
Angela
By: 'Dan'
Jun 19,2019
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Our overall experience with Matt was very positive, he was communicative and helpful keeping us informed throughout the process. He also had some particularly tricky agents to deal with on the other side of our sale but was persistent and did a great job from ...
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“Excellent...”

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May 28,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
Ian
By: 'Colin'
May 28,2019
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Matthew was excellent in all our dealings with him and was always very kind and polite throughout the buying process,I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good estate agent...
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“A pleasure!...”

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Apr 10,2019
Minithumbup
Angela
Phil
By: 'Darren Godfrey'
Apr 10,2019
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First contact was with Angela and she is clearly very knowledgable on the local market. My original sale had problems and she always maintained a level head and professional approach to the whole situation so when I came back to sell again she was my ...
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Very fair price
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“Great purchase...”

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Apr 09,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
By: 'Jackie and Ollie'
Apr 09,2019
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Matt was brilliant throughout the whole process. Friendly and no nonsense, he kept us up to date. Great communication and advice. Many thanks Matt! Jackie and Ollie...
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“House Sale...”

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Apr 03,2019
Minithumbup
Matthew
By: 'Amanda'
Apr 03,2019
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Absolutely amazing, a pleasure to work with. Consistently chased things up for me, went above and beyond throughout the whole buying process. It wasn't always easy as we had issues along the chain but Matthew tackled every hurdle along the way. Liaised with other agents ...
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Buying so no fees
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“Simply the best!...”

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Mar 29,2019
Minithumbup
Angela
Phil
By: 'Emma V'
Mar 29,2019
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We have sold two properties and bought one all at the same time through the worthing team. From the outset and throughout they were consummate professionals and diplomats. Always happy to listen and help. At every stage we were kept updated. I happened to be ...
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Excellent value for money both for customer service and in the wider market.
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“Delighted...”

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Jan 15,2019
Minithumbup
Kirsty
Matthew
By: 'Ian'
Jan 15,2019
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I cannot recommend Symonds and Reading highly enough. Kirsty, Matthew and Phil went out of their way to make the process of re-letting our property easy for us. They are always a pleasure to deal with and helpfully share their experience and guidance whilst keeping ...
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I was happy with the fees
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“Perfect!...”

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Nov 30,2018
Minithumbup
Angela
By: 'Emma'
Nov 30,2018
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We couldn't have asked for a better estate agent to be purchasing our new house with. From the moment we viewed the property to the moment we exchanged contracts, Angela was on the ball, chasing up solicitors and other estate agents where necessary and ultimately ...
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“First Class Management Service...”

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Nov 29,2018
Minithumbup
Kirsty
Charlotte
By: 'William & Suvi Harvey'
Nov 29,2018
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Symonds and Reading manage our property while it is rented out. From initial contact to tenant introduction and from check-in to check-out their service has always been excellent, caring and professional, such that we would trust no-one else to look after our house for us. ...
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Always Reasonable
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“Extremely efficient...”

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Nov 04,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
By: 'Grateful daughter'
Nov 04,2018
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Phil was an absolute treasure during the selling process of my mother's flat. He understood from the outset what we needed to achieve in a quick effortless way and he did not let us down. Thank you Phil for all your efforts....
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Very competitive
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“Fantastic service from Symonds & Reading...”

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Nov 02,2018
Minithumbup
Matthew
Phil
By: 'SueNic'
Nov 02,2018
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From first contact, to valuation, to completion, Matt and Phil have been brilliant. Warm, friendly and professional at all times. Always respond quickly to any queries, great communication throughout. Will 100% use again and recommend to others....
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Very reasonable fees compared to the competition.
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By: Phil Cole
Nov 03, 2018
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“The best estate agents I have used....”

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Oct 11,2018
Minithumbup
Ian
Angela
By: 'Mrs H.'
Oct 11,2018
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Moving house can be difficult but the team at Symonds and Reading helped so much along the way. Ian Ward saw my sale through and helped with my purchase from start to finish. I do not think it would have happened without his tenacity and ...
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Good
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By: Phil Cole
Nov 02, 2018
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“sold garage...”

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Sep 27,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
By: 'PT'
Sep 27,2018
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I was very impressed Symonds and Reading and would use them again. I thought that they kept me informed what was going on at all times. And chased people to get a result....
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Agent's fees ok
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By: Phil Cole
Nov 02, 2018
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“Superb Staff...”

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Sep 21,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
Matthew
By: 'Mad Max'
Sep 21,2018
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Moved with S&R, we bought and sold using them. Phil was very personable, friendly and professional. Matthew took a lot of our calls and he was very understanding and helpful too. We went through a couple of buyers, Phil always advised us well and ...
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Agents fees are reasonable at the current rates. Very happy with the service provided.
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“Purchase of property...”

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Sep 18,2018
Minithumbup
Angela
By: 'Philippa'
Sep 18,2018
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I bought my new home through Symonds and Reading. My main contact was through the wonderful Angela but Phil, Kirsty and Matt were all great too. During an incredibly lengthy and difficult sale and purchase transaction, Angela kept me completely informed throughout and provided me ...
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By: Phil Cole
Nov 02, 2018
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“Fantastic...”

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Sep 04,2018
Minithumbup
Kirsty
By: 'Charlie'
Sep 04,2018
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Kirsty and Symonds Reading were professional polite and prompt. Everything ran smoothly and problems where handled promptly. I was very impressed on how quickly replies were made and I was always kept up to date. All questions were answered promptly without any feeling of being ...
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good
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By: Phil Cole
Nov 02, 2018
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“Informative and helpful...”

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Aug 02,2018
Minithumbup
Angela
By: 'Paul'
Aug 02,2018
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Although the estate agents we were selling through left us in the dark and were very difficult to contact we were lucky enough to be purchasing a property through Symonds & Reading. Angela was always very helpful and made a very stressful situation easier to cope ...
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“Best agents we dealt with in the area...”

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Jul 15,2018
Minithumbup
Kirsty
By: 'Ruby'
Jul 15,2018
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My partner and I are currently renting a property let by S&R. We viewed 3 properties, all with different agents, and S&R was the most professional of the 3. The process from start to finish including initial enquiries, credit checks and the final inventories on ...
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“Excellent service AGAIN!...”

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Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
Angela
By: 'Kate Tilston'
Jun 12,2018
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The reason we decided to sell our property through Symonds and Reading was due to the excellent customer service we received when we bought our property through them 4 years ago and we weren't disappointed this time either. All the staff are excellent, even those you ...
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Fees were fair.
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“After dealing with (and probably annoying!) every estate agent in ......”

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Mar 01,2018
Minithumbup
Angela
By: 'Fran G'
Mar 01,2018
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After dealing with (and probably annoying!) every estate agent in the area to try and find the right company to market my property, I finally got to one of the smaller local companies, Symonds & Reading in Worthing. Stupidly I thought a smaller company would not ...
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VERY competitive!
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“I can thoroughly recomment this estate agent. The staff were ......”

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Feb 01,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'rikipuss'
Feb 01,2018
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I can thoroughly recomment this estate agent. The staff were extemely helpful and dealt with my property sale quickly and efficiently with full support throughout. On visiting the office I was always made most welcome. Would definitely use them again....
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Most reasonable fees, A no sale, no fees policy.
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“They say moving home is the most stressful thing a ......”

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Jan 24,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
By: 'Mark Hughes'
Jan 24,2018
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They say moving home is the most stressful thing a person can do. I disagree. I would say selling a property and buying another is the stressful thing you can do. Thankfully for us, we had Phil Cole and his team supporting us every step ...
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Agent fees were what we would expect to pay.
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“Phil and Ian were real helpful They were always happy ......”

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Jan 18,2018
Minithumbup
Phil
Ian
By: 'The Floridians'
Jan 18,2018
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Phil and Ian were real helpful They were always happy and knowledgeable everytime we made a visit we had such a great laugh All the staff were great A happy team Thanks you all...
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Please contact the relevant Branch manager Ian Ward for Worthing or Roger Curtiss for Ferring at which point your complaint will be
escalated to one of our directors.
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