Selling Property throughout North Somerset, the Wrington Vale, the Chew Valley, the Yeo Valley, the Mendips and Somerset
Time after time....
Buying or selling a house is for most of us the single largest financial transaction we make in our lives. We can find ourselves talking about tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds. And that’s not the half of it.
Because buying and selling a house is not just a financial consideration, it’s an emotional one too.
It’s not just bricks and mortar, it's homes - people’s homes.
That’s why, after 35 years working as the estate agent of choice in the area, Debbie Fortune reopened at The Clock House, Wrington in January 2009; and opened her second office in South Parade, Chew Magna in the spring of 2014; and her third office in Backwell in May 2017 - in the heart of the area she knows like the back of her hand, ready to welcome new clients and old, many of whom will have used her time after time.
When Debbie helped her first clients sell in the area in the late 70s it was not unusual to see a house sell for £10,000 and now, some 35 years later, the same house may have resold many times and each time at a different price. In the past 35 years she has literally sold thousands of homes in North Somerset, the Wrington Vale, the Yeo Valley, the Chew Valley, The Mendips and Somerset.
She has worked through the boom years, weathered the property slump of the early 90s and has a level of experience and a reputation that simply cannot be challenged. Her intimate knowledge of the property market comes not just from the houses she has sold but also from her love of the area.
After all, she chooses to live here and has done all her life. She and her team know the differences between the villages in the area, about the schools, shops, bus services and can even recommend a good pub!
A firm believer in sustainable trade, the team at Debbie Fortune use local shops and services and recommend them to clients and customers. Debbie Fortune Estate Agents receives the same loyalty and support from the community, most of whom want to keep services and facilities local. The three offices are also active in their local community, raising money and supporting a huge number of community events and worthy charitable causes. Debbie comments, “We call it giving something back ... we would never have become so successful without the support of the local community, so this is our way of saying thank you.”
So much for our philosophy, but what do we actually do at Debbie Fortune Estate Agents?
Firstly, we provide you with a market appraisal – our opinion of the likely selling price. This part of our service is a combination of art and science. The science comes from local comparable properties, market conditions and financial forecasts. The art bit is much harder. Your house may be utterly unique with a great view... so the science goes out of the window and the art takes over; after all, what‘s a view worth?
That’s where we call in over 35 years of experience and success. We want to get it right. This is also the time that we give you tips which will help you get the best possible price for your home - our "House Doctor" service. More often than not a ‘declutter’ is all that’s needed. Sometimes more radical help is required. We can guide you through all of this so that when your home launches to the market it is correctly priced and stands out from the crowd.
A full colour brochure comes next; extensive marketing including weekly full-page and double-page press advertising and the major property portals, together with our own website www.debbiefortune.co.uk
We keep in touch every step of the way, right up until the day you move.
Our personal service means you won’t be left in the dark.
But don’t just take our word for it; our clients can tell you about our service – have a look at our ‘Testimonials’ page.
Finally, do you remember when estate agents showed people round houses?
Well so do we. And we still do.