Well-known estate agency completes third acquisition in six months

Pattinson in the North East of England has announced the takeover of NS Bennett Estate Agents, a well-established and respected estate agency in Stanley and the surrounding areas.

The news comes just months after their takeover of Ryedales Estate Agency in Cramlington, and Browns in Stockton and Norton, totalling the Pattinson branches to 28 as well as their large HQ and regional call centre, just outside of Newcastle.

Group managing director, Justin Beckwith, is enthusiastic and optimistic about the company’s third acquisition in just six months.

He said: “This is another great addition for us as a company as a whole, as well as for our sales, lettings and commercial departments! We have 27 branches spanning across the North East, and this 28th Pattinson branch gives us a presence in Stanley central.  I would like to welcome the team from NS Bennetts, and founder and owner Stephen Bennett is assisting with the transition before enjoying his retirement.”

Similarly to Pattinson, NS Bennett and Associates is a local family company which has existed for over five decades, with their area of business being Stanley, Consett, Durham and Chester-Le Street. The staff offer a combined experience and knowledge of over 100 years in local estate agency experience.

Owner, Stephen Bennet, has addressed, and more importantly, reassured all NS Bennett customers.

He explained: “After several years in this business, I am now looking to retire. I would like to reassure all our existing customers, whether sellers and/or landlords, that they will continue to receive a high level of service without inconvenience or disruption.  For clients, I anticipate that there will be very little change as the existing teams will continue to look after you under the Pattinson brand. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers past and present who have shown us their continued support in our business over the decades.”

The chairman and founder of Pattinson, Keith Pattinson, is confident of a seamless transition and reassures all involved,

He said: “Whilst we are sad to see the end of an era with Stephen Bennett’s retirement, we are more than happy to ensure that this is a smooth transition for their clients. Everything is largely remaining the same for their clients, except for a name change to Pattinson Estate Agency.

“For us as a business, the NS Bennett’s sales and lettings team joining us is a perfect fit. Having got to know the team we are confident that they have a similar client focused approach to selling, renting and managing properties as we do.

“We have been a family run independent estate agency for nearly 50 years, in that time we have seen a great deal of change but one thing which never has is our focus on customers and trying to ensure that we offer the best customer service. We wish Stephen [Bennet] all the best in his retirement”



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  1. Popples@3

    It would be really nice to see a thank you to the staff from the sellers, they have after all helped to make their businesses profitable.

    1. jan-byers

      How do you know they made a profit?
      Business owners are not socialists


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