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"Faultless service & great customer experience. I'm recommending them to
everyone I know."

Lynn Chan, Jan 2020

"Excellent service,
fabulous contact.
You know what's happening all
along the journey of your
house sale or purchase."

Tony Hassall

"The future in selling
houses ... Best experience of an estate agent I've
ever had."

Thomas Curran

Your Durham estate agent with a twist

At Strike, we think that your home search should be on your terms. If you’re looking to buy or sell a house in Durham, you’ve come to the right place.

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Looking to sell your house in Durham? At Strike, we thought that selling homes needed to change — so we changed it. And that starts with Strike’s promise to sell your home for free. We think that’s what set us apart from other Durham estate agents (and we think you’ll agree). 

There’s a lot to love about being estate agents in Durham. It’s a got an amazing mix of being a historic market town that’s still affordable — and great for new families. Plus, it’s proven itself to be a resilient property market, with prices remaining strong while other areas were falling. 

If you choose to sell with Strike, we'll provide photos, marketing, negotiating offers, and everything you need to sell your home, all for free. Zero. Zilch. If you want a more premium service, we offer that too — with premium listings, a hosted viewing service, and more. 

But you never have to use any of our optional extras — and we’ll always sell your home for free. We think it should be your choice, every step of the way. Plus, with our Strike app makes it easy to manage your sale from your phone. Rather talk to a person at the end of the line? We’re here for you, whenever you need us.

Of course, the University brings a buzz to the city — but it’s also a warm and peaceful place to call home, with the coast within easy reach."

And if you’re looking to move to Durham, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to neighbourhoods. From historic Crossgate (it became part of the city in 1128) to the tranquil North End to Belmont, a popular choice among families, there a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. And both the Cathedral and the Castle ensure that there are plenty of jaw-dropping vistas — there’s a reason that parts of Harry Potter were filmed here.

Of course, the University brings a buzz to the city — but it’s also a warm and peaceful place to call home, with the coast within easy reach. And you can’t forget about the food. Grab a quick fix from Brooklyn Pizza Slice or celebrate fine dining at Finbarr's — there's a fix for every craving.

Whether you’re buying or selling, Durham is an exciting option. Feel ready to Strike? It all starts with an in-person valuation with one of our experts. It’s free and there’s no obligation to sell with us — plus you’ll get a chance to learn a little more about what we do. We know it’s a big choice to make, so we’ll answer any questions you might have. 

If you think it’s the right fit, we can have your listing online in as little as a few hours.

What about COVID-19 restrictions in Durham?

Great question. At the moment moving is still allowed, even in very high risk areas, according to government guidance. Of course, you need to decide what's right for you and what you feel comfortable with. And, as we all know, things can change fast. You can see the latest information for Durham by putting in your postcode here — and learn everything Strike is doing to keep our customers and the Strike family safe here.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out — we're here to help.

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