Crook Sales & Lettings branch

Hope street Crook DL15 9HT


Opened in 2017, The Rise Crook branch is quickly growing to be a leading name in estate agency for the Wear Valley area. Director, Sara Bennett is a qualified financial advisor with 20 years’ experience in financial services and has worked as an estate agent in the crook, Wear Valley area since 2005.  Being well known and local to the area gives Sara an in-depth knowledge of the local property market.

Located in the central busy location of Hope Street, Rise, Crook is now bringing the efficiency, professionalism and friendly customer service that Rise is renowned for to the Wear Valley area.  Whether you are a landlord, vendor, buyer or tenant.  The Crook branch offers a great range of properties and honest friendly advice you can rely on.

Property marketing includes full colour sales particulars with a floorplan and professional photography for every property, promoted through the major property portals, local press advertising and at the branch’s illuminated window display, as well as being promoted through the Rise Head office in Durham City Centre.

Rise Crook branch are proud sponsors of the Crook Town Wanderers football club

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.

Crook Sales & area guide


Known as the Gateway to the beautiful rural district of the Durham Dales and Wear Valley, Crook is a busy Market town with all the amenities you could need on your doorstep yet retains its charming North East Market town Character and crook town centre is a designated conservation area.  There is a great variety of shops and businesses in the town centre and the market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The town centre and surrounding villages were historically farming communities and subsequently became known for the production of coal, this heritage can still be felt throughout Crook and the surrounding areas, offering a great sense of community.

Crook and the Wear Valley offer a wide range of property types and budgets ranging from fantastic investment opportunities to high-end luxurious retreats.  At Rise we offer a full range of properties whatever your requirements and budget.

The area offers a great lifestyle with easy access to the stunning countryside of the Durham Dales.  Whether you are seeking a solid return on your investment, a large family home or anything in between, Crook and the Wear Valley will have something to offer.

Sara Bennett

Crook Director

Sara joined Rise in September 2017 to launch the Crook office. Sara brings a wealth of experience to the role, a qualified mortgage advisor, Sara began her estate agency career back in 2003 and qui...

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