Bairstow Eves Miles & Barr Ward & Partners Your Move Geering & Colyer Paul Browns of Dover Tersons
Established in 1821, Tersons is now the only independent professional firm of estate agents, surveyors, valuers and property managers in Dover able to deal with all manner of client requirements from residential lettings through to multi-million pound land deals.
In 1847 Messrs Tersons & Son formed an association with the Union Assurance Society Ltd which is now part of Norwich Union. With the regulation of insurance business, Tersons relinquished the agency in 2004 to concentrate on its' core business. The firm was also associated with the Dover & Folkstone Building Society.
The present partners of Tersons have upheld their founders' traditions and values. Its aquisition by the New Romney based Appletons, established in 1999, has enabled Tersons to become a well known provider of a highly specialised service, far reaching across the Romney Marshes, Dover and South Kent.
Tersons has not lost sight of the fact that estate agency is a local business and therefore employs local people with local knowledge who really know what they are talking about in order to bring you a complete service.
Since around 2000, online estate agents have provided an alternative to the traditional fee structure, claiming cheaper, fixed fee selling packages. These online estate agents claim to give private property sellers the ability to market their property via the major property portals (the preferred medium used by traditional high street estate agents) for a fraction of the cost of traditional estate agency.
New types of property portals based in the United Kingdom have started to encourage UK and worldwide estate agents to collaborate by showing all their properties, thus allowing site visitors to see a vast array of UK and overseas properties all on one website.
Many estate agents are using the latest technology to assist in the sale of houses, with companies enabling home buyers to receive property details while outside a house using a mobile phone.