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Dowen Estate & Letting Agents Durham

Dowen Estate & Letting Agents Durham
3b Old Elvet
T: 0191 3757599
E: john.nicholson@dowen.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday : 9am - 5pm
Saturday : 9am - 1pm

Trudie Bowes
Sales Director

Telephone: 0191 3757599

Since my departure from school, I have dedicated my professional life to the estate agency industry. For over 20 years, I have proudly served as the manager at Dowen Hartlepool alongside Sales Director, consistently striving for excellence.

Under my guidance, the branch and company has consistently ranked among the most prosperous in the area. This achievement can be attributed to the unwavering motivation shared by both myself and my exceptional team. We genuinely take pleasure in the process of selling and renting houses, a passion that shines through in our work.

Our commitment to delivering remarkable service has earned us consistent praise from our valued clients, many of whom return to us time and time again. We take great pride in this loyalty and strive to surpass expectations with every interaction.

If you are considering selling your home or would like to explore the option of a quick sale through The Great North Property Auction, I encourage you to reach out and ask for me, Trudie. I will personally visit your property, offering invaluable advice and providing you with detailed information about the exceptional selling and letting services we consistently deliver. Alternatively, you can conveniently book an appointment online by clicking here, and I will be in touch promptly upon receiving your details.

My work at Dowen is truly fulfilling, but my life extends beyond the office. Above all else, my family and my three beautiful children hold the center of my world. They are my constant source of joy and inspiration.

John Nicholson
Managing Director

Telephone: 0191 3757599

After completing my education in 1999, I embarked on my career in estate agency as an apprentice at Dowen Sedgefield. Despite my young age of 20, I quickly demonstrated my potential and was soon promoted to the position of branch manager at Dowen Spennymoor. This achievement was followed by another promotion, allowing me to oversee the bustling Durham City branch, conveniently located just minutes away from where I reside, near the tranquil River Wear.

In 2020, an opportunity presented itself for me to acquire Dowen from its founder, Denis Dowen. This pivotal moment stands as one of the proudest milestones in my life, as I took on the role of managing director.

Under my leadership, Dowen has flourished, establishing itself as one of the premier and most accomplished estate agencies in the industry. Our comprehensive range of services encompasses all aspects of estate agency, including sales, auctions, lettings, surveys, mortgages, and conveyancing.

If you are considering selling or letting your property, I invite you to contact me or my dedicated team at 0789-4582378. Alternatively, you can conveniently book a Free Valuation online by clicking here or reach out to me directly via email. It would be my honor to personally visit your property, engaging in a discussion on how to best position it in the market, leveraging my extensive local expertise for your benefit.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a devoted father and find immense joy in nurturing my son. Engaging in property renovation projects is a personal passion of mine, as is indulging in the company of cherished friends and family while dining out. I have a strong affinity for travel, particularly to foreign destinations, and hold a deep appreciation for automobiles. Additionally, I am an avid football enthusiast and actively participate in Crossfit to maintain my mental and physical well-being.

Sarah Stokell
Branch Manager

Telephone: 0191 3757599

Telephone: 0191 3757599

I have been an estate agent for many years. As manager at Dowen Durham, my aim is to offer all our customers, the renowned Dowen 5 STAR SERVICE, via me and my enthusiatic in-branch team

If you are planning on selling or letting your property, don't hesitate to get in touch with Team Dowen Durham

Away from work, my family is my top proirity. We enjoy hanging together, foreign holidays and visting our lovely lakeside caravan

Jonathan Colville

Telephone: 0191 3757599

I have enormous experience as a valuer and am a specialist in the sale of properties in the Durham City area and its surrounding villages

Estate agency has been my passion throughout my career. When the opportunity to work at Dowen Durham arose, I jumped at the chance, as the company has such a fantastic reputation

If you are ready to sell, in or around Durham City + the surrounding villages, please contact our branch on 0191 3757599 to arrange for me to visit your property, provide marketing advice and of course a valuation

Outside of work, I have twins who takes up much of my time and likewise I like to socialise with friends and family.

Caroline Ryan
Lettings Portfolio Manager

Telephone: 0191 3757599

Telephone: 0191 3757599

I'd been a lettings agent for many years before I applied for a position at Dowen Lettings. Since then I've never looked back, as the lettings department is professionally run by a team of experienced & dedicated letting agents

If you are a tenant looking to rent a property or are a landlord with a house to let, please get in touch with me

Outside of work I care for my young son and enjoy socialising with friends & relatives

Team Dowen Durham

Telephone: 0191 3757599



Located in the heart of the city, the Dowen Durham branch literally beats with energy, enthusiasm and positivity.

Why?   Because inside is a highly motivated, keen and dedicated team of estate agency professionals, directed by manager John Nicholson, who has years of estate agency experience in Durham City and surrounding villages.

If you have a home to sell, let or take to auction, please give John 15 minutes at your property to provide you with details of our remarkable service, amazing agents and competitive charges.

Our reputation speaks for itself by way of our ongoing exceptional sales and letting successes.

Over the years we have sold and let hundreds and hundreds of properties in and around Durham City.



CALL 0191-3757599 

Ray Hewison
Auction Co-Ordinator

Telephone: 0191 3757599

I have been employed with the Great North Property Auction to which Dowen was a founding member since its outset in 2014.

My role is to co-ordinate the sale of the properties that Dowen Estate Agents presents, to us, to offer at auction.

I maintain regular contact with vendors, co-ordinate on-line and public property auctions, negotiate sales, process buyer deposits and essentially keep everything on track

If you are looking for a quick sale secured by a non refundable buyer deposit, please discuss this with Dowen or click here for a free valuation and I'll be in touch when I get your details.

Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with my friends and family. Plus of course I love travelling.


Telephone: 0191 3757599

Houses for Sale Durham

We have been operating as estate agents, in Durham, for a number of years and in the region, for over 35 years. As one of the largest independent estate agencies in the region, we have become the first port of call for many people looking to sell and purchase property, in and around Durham We have a wide range of properties for sale, in and around Durham, from large spacious homes to cosy terraces. We have something to suit the requirements of all our customers Over the years, Dowen has sold many homes throughout the Durham area. We would very much like yours to be next.

Houses to Let in Dowen Durham

Dowen has a large lettings management division. We always have a variety of properties for rent, in and around Durham. Whether you already know the area or you’re planning on moving to Durham, our team of letting agents, can help to find you a property to rent If you’re in need of a house to rent in and around Durham, then be sure to get in touch with Dowen Durham on 0191 3757599


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