Durham Sales & Lettings 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 Sales & Lettings

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 3 living

Chapel Walls, Wolsingham

Guide price £750,000

We are delighted to offer to the market, an IMPRESSIVE FOUR BEDROOM family home with a LUXURY SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM STUDIO FLAT This exceptionally spacious property has been finished...

For sale

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Ash Crescent, Horden


Immaculately presented 2 bedroom semi detached house with detached garage, ideally suited to first time buyers. Entrance lobby, lounge with contemporary electric fire, kitchen with grey high gloss wall and...

For sale

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 3 living

Front Street, Stanhope

Offers in the region of £435,000

We are delighted to offer to the market, this exceptionally spacious and charming five bedroom Town House. The Curatage hides behind stone walls and bespoke wrought iron gates on the...

For sale

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 3 living

Broadmeadows, Bowburn


Absolutely stunning, substantially extended semi detached property, ideally suited to family purchasers. Pleasantly situated in this popular location the property offers incredibly spacious, contemporary accommodation comprising, entrance hallway, lounge, stunning...

For sale

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Hope Street News


We are delighted to offer this BUSY NEWSAGENTS with FIRST FLOOR FLAT to the sales market. The property is freehold and comes to the market as a GOING CONCERN, Situated...

For sale

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Latest lettings listings for Durham Sales & Lettings

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

River Court, Green Lane, Durham

£1275 pcm + fees

Stunning 2 (DOUBLE) bedroom ground floor luxury apartment, pleasantly situated in this attractive PRIVATE riverside development, yet conveniently situated within walking distance of all Durham city centre amenities. Available furnished,...

To let

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Ashwood, Leazes Lane, Durham

£1365 pcm + fees

3 BEDROOM PROPERTY AVAILABLE FROM 21st SEPTEMBER 2018 £105 PPPW. The property is situated within walking distance of the city centre and is close to Hild/Bede college. Spacious, immaculately maintained...

To let

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Babbage Gardens, Stockton On Tees

£800 pcm + fees

We are delighted to offer this beautiful three bedroom, semi detached property with many quality upgrades. The property is furnished to a high standard and briefly comprises entrance vestibule, W/C,...

To let

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 6 living

Holywood, Wolsingham

£3000 pcm + fees

We are delighted to bring this prestigious executive home to the market. Perfectly situated on an elevated corner plot to the rear of the desirable Holywood development. The property enjoys...

To let

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Fairfalls Terrace, New Brancepeth

£600 pcm + fees

Newly built three storey townhouse which is finished to an extremely high specification. The accommodation briefly comprises Hall, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Ground Floor WC, Two Double Bedrooms and Family bathroom to...

To let

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Durham Sales & area guide

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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Sara Bennett

Crook Director

Sara joined Rise in September 2017 and covers the Wear Valley area of County Durham. Sara brings a wealth of experience, a qualified mortgage advisor, Sara began her property career back in 2003 an...

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Melanie Hartness

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Melanie started her estate agency career as a property manager in 2015 quickly progressing to assistant head of property management with an independent estate agency specializing in Student letting...

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Durham Sales & Lettings 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....