We are delighted to be rated number 1 estate agent in Durham on, the UK’s largest customer review website for the property industry. We have held the top spot each year since 2014. We offer our clients the highest level of customer service and all our staff are motivated to maintain these high standards, regularly receiving excellent feedback and 5 star ratings from satisfied customers. 

Typical reviews


From the first viewing of our new home to the day of completion Paul was supportive, knowledgeable and professional. Buying a house is notorious for being stressful but Paul and his colleagues at Rise Estate Agents made sure everything went smoothly. Calls and emails were always answered promptly and Paul and his colleagues went out of their way to be helpful. (Matthews)


I cannot recommend Rise highly enough, particularly Paul Rickaby. Paul handled all viewings and negotiations with the utmost professionalism and integrity. He was realistic, knowledgeable and down to earth and worked his socks off to get viewers through the door and made sure he always gave useful feedback. After having less than positive experiences with other estate agents in the past, Rise is a breath of fresh air and I would recommend Rise wholeheartedly and unreservedly! (Barnes)


Very friendly - just moved into our first student house and it's gone so smoothly - everything was already set up and in really good condition. A huge contrast from what some of our friends in other houses are going through! Barbara came to meet us at the property to give us our keys even though we were arriving at a time when Rise wasn't open and she is so friendly and lovely! (Maddy)


I cannot recommend highly enough Matt and Barbara at Rise. They have quickly found good tenants for my 3 Student properties over the last 3 years. They fully manage these houses efficiently and professionally. I have always found them very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable over the phone and in person. They have negotiated excellent rental incomes for the properties. They even managed to get tenants for one of my student houses who moved in on the day we bought it! (Karen)