I have dealt with Dart and Partners several times over the years, both in a personal capacity (buying my home) and professionally (in relation to property development opportunities). They are well staffed, and have an excellent local reputation and strong market presence.
Roach Planning and Environment Limited
I messaged Dart using their own Contact Us form off their website 10 days ago to ask for some info and still haven't had a response. I am a buyer with money to spend. Glad they are not selling my house, very poor service.
Superb service. We were new to Torbay so relied heavily on the John Couch team for advice on which area to choose and house prices. They didn’t waste our time viewing unsuitable properties. Their service, from viewing to completion, was faultless. A friendly team who were even able to help with suggestions for builders etc.
We had encountered 5 other agents in Devon during our search - I would absolutely recommend John Couch as being in a different league. If ever we sell, it will be with them.
We recently had the misfortune to engage the services of the John Couch estate agency of Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JG. After 9 months of abject and dismal failure to find even one prospective buyer who was in a position to proceed, we took the decision to terminate the agreement. This failure to find a buyer was caused, in our opinion, by a ridiculous and unachievable valuation placed on the property by this agency. When respected property websites were quoting an average of £305,000 our property was given a valuation of £349,000 which served to deter potential buyers. At this point we felt very strongly that we had been taken for fools and been subjected to a mixture of false promises, misleading information and a complete absence of the duty of care which was our legal entitlement. The closest we came to a sale was when an interested party was introduced who, in the exact words of the agent, was cash rich and the purchase of our property was not reliant on the sale of hers. Despite strong misgivings, we allowed ourselves to be persuaded to remove our property from the market for two vital summer months to allow negotiations to proceed. Subsequently, her sale collapsed and she withdrew from our deal. We later discovered that the purchase of our property was entirely dependent on the sale of hers and that she had not even exchanged contracts. We felt at this point that we had been extremely badly advised by this agent having lost two of the best months of the year to sell a coastal property. This exercise in futility cost us almost £1000 in wasted fees. In any and all future property dealings in the Torquay area, we intend to adhere to our “ABC rule”, i.e. Anyone But Couch. We look forward to this agency exercising its right of reply at which point the full story will emerge. Christine & Geoff Faulkner.
My rental property is fully managed by Fulfords. I have found them to be professional, friendly and responsive, and their property maintenance service excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
No communications, charge for everything, borderline bully tactics from start to finish. Sad as our landlord was great. Don’t use them.
Fantastic service from start to finish. I was on the market with an independent in Newton Abbot and then Ryan knocked on my door. He put it on the market for me and my partner £10,000 more than it was currently advertised for and Dominic booked 3 viewings the next day. From the viewings we had, 2 offers and it ended up selling for the asking price! The service I have had from Ryan and the team has been exceptional and I will defiantly be using them for the next sale of my property. Thanks guys
Terrible! Don't turn up to viewings .. And get no replies.
I hope this was just an off day... And don't do this to everyone .. I know which estate agents to stay away from.
HS Owen were absolutely fabulous. They spent time with prospective buyers showing them around and really 'selling' my property. I was with another agent for 8 week with no offers and very little viewing. Within 4 weeks HS Owen had brought more people to look around and I had two offers! They kept me fully informed at all times and were extremely helpful and very efficient. I would highly recommend them to anyone putting their house on the market. If anyone can sell your property, they will!
Friendly, professional and really responsive. Sam, Hannah and the team were great from start to finish, securing us a sale on the first viewing which proceeded smoothly through to completion - they kept us informed and updated all the way through. Brochure and photos were also excellent quality. Couldn't have been better!