Durham branch

3 New Elvet Durham DH1 3AQ

Efficient, friendly service, excellent local knowledge and good value for money … That is why we are the top estate agents in Durham for happy client feedback.

Rise Sales & Lettings is one of the leading estate agents in Durham, Chester-Le-Street and the surrounding areas. We specialise in sales, lettings and property management and have built a reputation for being quick, honest and professional. Our dedicated team based in the centre of Durham is efficient friendly and always aiming to exceed your expectations. 

What makes Rise Sales & Lettings different? 

Customer Service 

Rise Sales & Lettings is a member of The Property Ombudsman, The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) and complies with the Deposit Protection legislation. These provide sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with an assurance that they will receive the highest level of customer service. We are the number 1 rated agent in Durham for client feedback, rated independently on allAgents, the UK's Largest Customer Review Website for the Property Industry.

Expert Advice 

It takes skill and expertise to negotiate successfully through to completion and still achieve the best possible price. Through training and experience our employees offer expert advice on buying, selling and letting property. 

State of the Art Website 

With thousands of visitors every month, Rise Sales & Lettings is one of Durham’s most popular estate agency websites. Noted for its innovative approach to showcasing properties, our website plays a pivotal role in the professional marketing of your property. 

Extensive Marketing 

A dedicated Marketing Manager ensures that our client’s properties receive maximum exposure across a variety of media. As well as Rise Sales & Lettings often featuring in local press, we are high on Google search ratings and receive additional online exposure on the top property portals including Rightmove and Zoopla. 

Effective Photography 

Presentation and timing are everything when it comes to selling or letting out your property. Our specialist photographers are trained to take professional photographs as well as write comprehensive, detailed property descriptions, all in just one visit. Your property is then ready to be viewed by prospective tenants or buyers within days. 

Accurate Evaluation 

We have extensive experience in valuing all types of properties throughout the north east. We research demand and average sales and rental prices in the area and consider all the unique selling points of your property before valuing the property. This helps us put an accurate monthly rental asking price on our advertising so you have the optimum chance of achieving the maximum rental income in the shortest possible time. 

Latest sale listings for Durham

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

George Street, Bowburn


Stunning, much improved semi detached property, ideal for first time buyers. Outskirts of popular village and large rear garden. Accommodation comprises, entrance hall, lounge/diner, kitchen with white wall and base...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Claypath Court, Durham City


Lovely 1 bedroom ground floor retirement apartment within this sought after development, exclusively for the over 55's and conveniently situated in Durham city centre. Recently redecorated throughout and briefly comprising,...

  • 4 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 3 living

North Lane, Willington


We are delighted to offer for sale this imposing detached period family home, built in the late 1930's with some art deco influences, beautifully maintained by the current owners to...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wayside Court, Bearpark


We are pleased to offer for sale this 2 bedroom semi detached property, occupying a pleasant small cul de sac in the centre of this popular village with open views...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

George Street, Sherburn Village


Well presented 2 bedroom mid terraced house, occupying a pleasant position in this popular village and ideally suited to first time buyers or buy to let investors. Gas central heating...

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Latest lettings listings for Durham

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Sandford Close, Durham

£400 pcm + fees

New two bedroom house in Wingate, County Durham. Modern fitted kitchen diner with ample dining area for four. Downstairs W.C. and family bathroom with shower. Large living room with patio...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Redshank Drive, Hetton Le Hole

£650 pcm + fees

Recently constructed 3 bedroom three storey townhouse ideal for a family or professional couple. Modern development close to countryside. Covenient location with good access to Durham, Sunderland, A690, A19 and...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Stack Garth, Co.Durham,

£450 pcm + fees

FULLY REFURBISHED MODERN CLEAN FRESH three bed detached linked property. Good size kitchen diner. Separate lounge. Downstairs WC. Family bathroom. Two double bedrooms and one single. Patio areas on two...

  • 7 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Wynyard Grove, Durham

£390 pcm + fees


  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Generation Place, Co.Durham

£450 pcm + fees

New build house. Downstairs W.C. Good sized living room. Modern fitted kitchen. Family bathroom with shower over the bath. Two double bedrooms. Private off street parking.

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Matthew Geany

Managing Director

Matt caught the property bug while working for a London estate agency firm after graduating in 2000. On returning to the north east, Matt launched Rise estate agents in 2007. From the spare bedroo...

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Paul Rickaby

Sales Director

Paul began his career in estate agency in 1996. He soon established a reputation as an excellent negotiator, agreeing sales on hundreds of properties throughout the region which led to senior posit...

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Sonja Mowatt

Lettings Negotiator

Sonja joined Rise in 2015 and quickly established herself as the central point of the lettings department. A real people person, Sonja’s ability to match the right tenant to the right property is s...

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Daniel Wolstencroft

Trainee sales & lettings negotiator

Keen to get into estate agency, Dan joined Rise in December 2016. Dan has become an invaluable member of the team and is currently studying towards a level 2 technical certificate in residential le...

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Durham branch case studies


new tenant found quickly and dealt with smoothly and easy, great to deal with and would not hesitate to recommend

Christine Ives

I thought Paul handled my sale very well. Advice given was genuine and honest and he was always available if I had any queries and kept me informed of progress of the sale I liked that he was involved from initial viewing of house to completion unlike other estate agents in Durham


Professional and flexible service from Paul - first viewing by the people who ultimately purchased the property was done at a weekend whilst we were out of the country on holiday.


From initial contact, through valuation, listing, viewings and sale Rise and in particular Paul were first class. Paul genuinely showed an interest and helped devise a strategy to sell our home. He was available every step of the way to guide us through. I would definitely use Rise again in the future. I wish every part of moving home went as smoothly as this!


Amazing through the whole process! Helped, guided, advised and supported. Really helped the process run smoothly and got the process done in 5 weeks! Fabulous.


Paul was fantastic and very swift at replying throughout the who process. Especially with being first time buyers Paul took what would be additional worry and stress out of the equation with his prompt responses.

S Williams

After a bad experience with 2 larger estate agents Rise were a breath of fresh air. Great communication (based on what was easier for me). Used initiative, gave honest advice & also managed to sell my house quickly. Would definitely recommend! Thank you!

The H family

Following a meeting with Matt ten years ago when we were very impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail, we decided to move the management of our property portfolio in central Durham City from 'In house' to Rise Lettings. Since that time, Matt and his team have overseen numerous improvements to our properties to ensure that our tenants continue to be offered the very highest standard of student accommodation and care available in the city. The level of service we receive as landlords is outstanding in every respect.

P Bolton

Paul was extremely helpful with all queries that where raised during our purchase. Paul's correspondence was all the more important given that I was working in New Zealand for 5 weeks after our offer was accepted on the property, his help ensured an extremely smooth buying process. Many thanks....