02Jan

  

Debbie Fortune Estate Agents are delighted to announce that through our passionate support of various charities and the local community we have raised and donated close to £20,000 in 2017!

It is also worthy of note that we have now raised staggering £94,000 since 2009.

We are so proud to say that we now support several dozen events across the area throughout each year, which without the continuous support of community-minded people in the area and businesses such as ours that generously give their time, arguably some of these fantastic events may struggle to be able to continue.

So, we just want to say thank you to all those volunteers, organisers, local people, businesses and our own staff in each of our offices across the area, that regularly give up their time to support these worthy causes. You know who you are – THANK YOU!

Here’s hoping 2018 will be even better, as we continue to grow and support so much more in our tenth year of trading!

22Dec


We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Our opening hours over the festive period are as follows:
Saturday 23 December - closed from 1pm
Sunday 24 December - closed
Monday 25 December - closed...
Tuesday 26 December - closed
Wednesday 27 December - open 9.00 - 5.30
Thursday 28 December - open 9.00 - 5.30
Friday 29 December - open 9.00 - 5.30
Saturday 30 December - closed
Sunday 31 December - closed
Monday 1 January - closed
Tuesday 2 January - open as normal 9.00 - 5.30

Thanks again to Pro Heating who always provide beautiful Christmas cupcakes!

19Dec


Another donation made to a very worthy cause! Joseph Down, Branch Manager of our Backwell office is seen here presenting a cheque relating to the additional money the office raised in our "Guess The Balloons" competition to win an Amazon Fire Tablet at the Backwell School Christmas Fayre! 

Joseph is pictured here with Melanie Nash and Charles Hatcher who are part of the team that worked tirelessly to make the event such a success.


19Dec

Fourteen-year-old Jake Weston of Nailsea was the lucky winner of Reggie’s Christmas hamper and was presented with all the lovely goodies by Mike Coles, marketing executive of Debbie Fortune Estate Agents.

Jake agreed to share some of the goodies with his twin sister, Eva, who had also entered the competition, and Dad would look after the bottles. All are pictured above.

Both children attend Backwell School and have just broken up for the Christmas holidays. Jake was looking forward to getting to grips with the Amazon Fire Tablet included in the hamper, whilst Eva claimed the replica “Reggie”, and he looks like he’s going to a good home.

And because we had so many kind donations for the hamper, we decided to give a second prize as well which was won by Steve Ashley of Wrington.

Well done to all our winners this year, we’ll be letting you know how much we’ve raised during all our 2017 events soon!

19Dec


Neil Drejer, manager of the Wrington Vale office presented a cheque to the chairman of Wrington Minibus Society, Adrian Hopkins, for £100, the result of monies raised by people visiting our office on a very cold evening, complete with snow flurries, at the Wrington Dickensian Fayre, when all our staff dressed up in Victorian garb, to celebrate the lighting of the village's Christmas Tree.

The money was raised through a raffle for Christmas goodies.


19Dec

EXCITING NEWS ... DUE TO FURTHER EXPANSION, OUR WRINGTON OFFICE IS MOVING!

As we approach the end of our lease at The Clock House, due to our continued expansion and the need for more office space we have taken the decision to move our Wrington office to new and much larger offices locally.

As these new premises are not quite ready yet, our staff from the Wrington office are TEMPORARILY relocating to our CHEW MAGNA OFFICE, and it is BUSINESS AS USUAL from there, for all our clients, customers and friends.

The Clock House office will, therefore, be closed from 18th December 2017 but our phone number 01934 862370 and email remain the same: salesadmin@debbiefortune.co.uk

KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR NEWS OF OUR GRAND OPENING EARLY NEXT YEAR!

Best wishes from Debbie and the team!

Our Chew Magna address is 9 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SH

11Dec

 

So poor Judi Ashworth, our senior negotiator at our Chew Magna office, has been in the wars...

Judi takes up the story: "So...the story is..... I was out walking my dog, Max, around the beautiful Litton Lakes. (pictured above).

"We both were really muddy and I was almost home, so decided to wash the mud off my walking boots, and also the dog, at the edge of the lake.  I climbed over a wall and walked down towards the water's edge but ended up sliding feet first into the water right up to my waist, and landing heavily on my right hand resulting in a very nasty break to my wrist.

"Will be in my festive red plaster for six weeks, I can’t drive I and live in a remote hamlet!! Simple things like getting dressed, doing my hair, make up, etc. are really difficult and take three times longer than normal.  I never realised how difficult it would be spread butter on toast, cut up food, I am definitely not ambidextrous!!  Discovered dictation on my iPhone for text and emails - brilliant!!  Max (pictured) was unharmed of course!

"Looking forward to January 5th when this is taken off."

All the staff wish Judi a speedy recovery..

11Dec

  

All the offices in the award-winning Debbie Fortune Estate Agents group, based in Backwell, Chew Magna and Wrington Vale, are members of The Guild of Property Professionals.

As proud members of the Guild, we are able to offer associate and enhanced associate training schemes to our staff to help them build on their knowledge, and be the very best they can be in the industry! The majority of the staff within the branches, have at least passed the associate scheme, with many that have already moved on to pass the enhanced scheme, demonstrating excellent commitment by organising study groups out of working hours to achieve their results.

As well as offering training to agents, The Guild now audits all new members and existing members at random, to ensure they are providing excellent compliance standards. They also provide an in-house compliance officer to ensure the high standards of the Guild are consistently met. This commitment is underlined by the Guild along with its members, being approved by Trading Standards.

The Guild is not just about compliance though. Central to the service they provide is also a fantastic marketing package that provides enhanced exposure of your property through www.guildproperty.co.uk, regular E-Zines and beautifully prepared and printed Lifestyle magazines, personal to its members, showcasing their property portfolio.

They also provide a referral system between Guild agents, which means your property would be available to buyers registered with in the region of 800 member Guild agent offices up and down the country – further increasing the chance that your property will find its way to the right buyer!

So as a proud Guild member, Debbie Fortune Estate Agents can offer you enhanced marketing that is put in place by property professionals you can trust. If you would like to know more about the Guild of Property Professionals, please contact your nearest Debbie Fortune office.

08Dec

  

We had a very busy evening at the Wrington Dickensian Fayre with crowds of people squeezing into our office to share mulled cider and mince pies, and chat with the staff most of whom were in Dickensian Fancy Dress, including Bert the Chimney Sweep and others...

There was a Christmas Market at The Plough, together with a pig roast, choir sincing and the lighting of the village's Christmas tree.

A good time was had by all... God Bless us one and all...

05Dec

Come and join us for mulled cider and mince pies at our Wrington office from 5.30pm on Friday 8th December. Or you can pop in at any time during the day to enter our competition to win a superb Christmas hamper which includes an Amazon Fire tablet! It's our last charity event of the year and we are raising funds for the Wrington Minibus. We hope you can join us!