Colebrook Sturrock - Sales

19 Market Street
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 9DA

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Estate Agents
97% recommended   Rating Colebrook Sturrock - Sales 9.7/100
202 reviews since 2007
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 202 reviews since 2007
 
 
 
Professional 9.6/10 Professional Rating 9.6
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.6/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.6
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.7/10 Friendly Rating 9.7
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.7/10 Helpful Rating 9.7
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Despite all the problems along the way very supportive and lovely people to deal with."   more
 
" The vendor's solicitor seemed to have little understanding of the conveyancing process and no concept of urgency. Phillip was most helpful in ensuring info required by our solicitor was obtained fro...."   more
 
" Colebrooks were lovely to deal with, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I have already recommended them to friends and family. 10/10"   more
 
" This was only the second time in my life that I've sold a property, and everyone at Colebrook really looked after me. 10/10"   more
 
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Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Sellers: Ombudsman: 71%
SELLERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Sellers: Fees: 99%
SELLERS Did the firm clearly explain their fees, expenses & business terms and confirm this in writing (including email) before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Buyer services: 65%
SELLERS Did the firm make clear whether or not they wish to offer other services (such as mortgages) to potential buyers of your property?
 
Sellers: Particulars: 99%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you to confirm the accuracy of the draft particulars before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Viewing: 98%
SELLERS Did the firm agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Sellers: Offers: 98%
SELLERS Did the firm confirm all offers in writing (including email)?
 
Sellers: Marketing: 77%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you whether or not the property should remain on the market after the offer was accepted. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Ombudsman: 63%
BUYERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Buyers: Marketing: 87%
BUYERS Did the firm tell you if the property was kept on the market after your offer was accepted, or was put back on the market later on. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Accuracy: 100%
BUYERS Did the firm give you accurate (i.e. not misleading) information about properties?
 
Buyers: Offer: 99%
BUYERS Did the firm accept your offer without attaching any conditions (such as that you should arrange your mortgage through them)?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

accepted 5
access 3
advice 7
buyer 9
Colebrook 19
Communication 5
details 6
efficient 10
estate 10
Excellent 32
extremely 5
friendly 14
good 21
great 8
happy 6
helpful 33
highly 11
impressed 5
informed 5
King 9
knowledge 5
knowledgeable 6
local 5
market 6
offer 11
people 6
Philip 7
phone 6
polite 7
problems 5
process 11
professional 37
property 24
purchase 6
received 5
recommend 14
sale 20
Sandwich 5
selling 5
service 31
sold 10
Sturrock 17
supportive 9
team 13
thank 10
transaction 5
trouble 5
viewing 6
viewings 9
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 11 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in CT3
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
3/4 bedroom detached house in ASH
 
Cost: £495000

"Despite all the problems along the way very supportive and lovely people to deal with."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah P Yates Philip King
 
 
 


Review 11 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2-bed first-floor retirement flat. Sold on a shared equity basis.
 
Cost: £118000

"The vendor's solicitor seemed to have little understanding of the conveyancing process and no concept of urgency.
Phillip was most helpful in ensuring info required by our solicitor was obtained from the vendor and the housing association/freeholder without Phillip's support I doubt this transaction would have gone through at all."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Phillip King
 
 
 


Review 11 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
One bed town house
 
Cost: £252000

"Colebrooks were lovely to deal with, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
I have already recommended them to friends and family.
10/10"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker Yates
 
 
 


Review 11 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in CT15
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Period detached thatched cottage in the country.
In need of some modernisation.
 
Cost: £392000

"This was only the second time in my life that I've sold a property, and everyone at Colebrook really looked after me.
10/10"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker Yates
 
 
 


Review 8 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Historic 3-bedroom house with walled garden
 
Cost: £670000

"Our team were wonderfully pro-active, offering advice without being interferring."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker Yeates Phillip
 
 
 


Review 28 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Listed Cottage
Lovely location
 
Cost: £275000

"8 viewings in first week, leading to offer of full asking price after 10 days
- Kept in touch after offer, making sure solicitors didn't delay too much."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Lynne Philip
 
 
 


Review 25 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2-bed cottage
E Kent
 
Cost: £275000
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CT3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4-bed bungalow mid-village, East Kent
 
Cost: £650000
 
 
Team:
Philip Lynne
 
 
 


Review 17 Oct 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi-detached 1900 property in central Sandwich. Renovated from Salvation Army hall. Large garden and garage.
 
Cost: £695000
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker Yates
 
 
 


Review 17 Oct 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Eastry.
2-bed end of terrace.
 
Cost: £235000

"Professional, great company to deal with.
Would definitely use again."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Lynne
 
 
 


Review 16 Sep 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi-detached property located in Sandwich, Kent.
 
Cost: £313000

"Sarah and all the staff at Colebrook Sturrock provided a highly professional service when selling our property. They were all extremely helpful and supportive throughout. Communication was very good at all times. We would highly recommend using their service. Thank you!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Yates L Trapella S Parker
 
 
 


Review 12 Sep 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 Bedroom
Semi-detached
 
Cost: £475000

"Excellent estate agents from start to completion informed, responsive and highly professional.
Best estate agents I have ever dealt with."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parkeryates
 
 
 


Review 27 Jun 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
End of terrace 2 bedroom cottage, freehold.
 
Cost: £210000

"Excellent service as always from Colebrook Sturrock"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 May 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Large family house in large garden in need of refurbishment.
 
Cost: £1000000
 
 
Team:
Simon Greeves Philip King
 
 
 


Review 31 Jan 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Detached on private estate with security, near to golf course and private beach. Sandwich bay, Kent
 
Cost: £680000

"Had plenty of interest and viewings but most waiting to sell their property first. Had one serious buyer with funds who made a good offer. I found the estate agents very helpful and not pushy unlike others that had come to value the property. I would definatly use Colebrook Sturrock again if I needed to I recommend them. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker Yates Philip King
 
 
 


Review 11 Jan 2023
Recommended by customer in CT13
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi - detached property with garden in sandwich, built early 20th stream at bottom of back garden and in conservation area.
 
Cost: £355000

"All the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They certainly " went the extra mile" to assist me in completing the sale - 1 could not have asked for better service, it was all excellent.
They were extremely supportive throughout the process and kept me up to date via email or phone.
Thank you.
Always a warm welcome when visiting the office. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Kim Lynne
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2022
Recommended by customer in CT13
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Land plot

"Colebrook Sturrock consistently provide professional, proactive service. Sarah Parker-Yates in particular exemplifies outstanding customer service. She is a first class communicator, puts herself in the position of both buyer and purchaser and ensures as far as is possible that communication is quick and effective and continuous, leaving all parties with a valued sense of the latest status of a sale throughout what can be a protracted and often stressful, process."
 
 
Team:
Sarah Parker-Yates
 
 
 


Review 20 Oct 2022
Recommended by customer in CT3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Detached chalet bungalow/house, Ash, Canterbury huge mature garden off road parking for 3/4 car, 3-bedrooms, b/room and c/room solid roof on conservatory.
 
Cost: £410000

"All personnel were very professional and friendly - property sold almost immediately. Sarah and Lynn were the two who I had most contact with Phillip was also very helpful and friendly (made me remove my doilies) renamed him the "Doily Facist".)"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Sarah Lynn
 
 
 


Review 20 Oct 2022
Recommended by customer in CT03
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Detached chalet bungalow
 
Cost: £410000

"Lynn kept in contact and especially near to exchange, as different people's solicitors were slow including mine."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lynn
 
 
 


Review 21 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in CT3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Cost: £4500000

"Impressed with all members of staff. Friendly and approachable."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lynne Cerrie
 
 
 

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