AS RISE estate agents prepares to open the doors of a new office in Crook town centre, the company has announced the appointment of Sara Bennett, pictured, as Crook director.

“We are delighted to extend our services to homeowners in the Crook and Wear Valley area,” said managing director Matthew Geany, “and I am excited that an experienced estate agent of Sara’s calibre is joining us to ensure clients in the Crook and surrounding areas receive the high level of customer service and personal approach we are renowned for.”

Sara, a qualified mortgage advisor, brings a wealth of experience to the role. Having begun her estate agency career in 2003, she quickly progressed to management level and most recently was the director of an estate agency in Crook.

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“I am delighted to be joining the already successful team at Rise and am thrilled to have been chosen to represent the company in Crook,” Sara said. “By marketing our properties jointly between the new Crook office and our head office in Durham City we can ensure all of our clients’ properties receive maximum exposure and the same efficient and friendly service that has seen the business grow to become one of the largest agents in Durham.”

The stylish new office in Hope Street, Crook, is due to open later this month with a range of promotions and special offers, including half price selling fees for a limited period.

To find out more, contact the Crook office on 01388 435014, email or contact the Durham office at 3 New Elvet, Durham City on 0191 3865349 for advice on buying, selling or letting throughout the county.