Arc Estate Agents, a new estate agency has opened its doors in Darlington’s West End to offer a fresh approach to selling property.

The family business started by brothers in law, Andrew Chambers, Mark Sleaford and James Sloan, comes off the back of a number of successful companies which include Arc Finance Group, a large mortgage and a protection firm and a local pension and investment firm, Arc Wealth Limited.

The new business which is based on Stanhope Road South, has recently opened and intends to shake up Darlington’s property market with the view to offer transparency to estate agency.

Arc Estate Agents offers low fixed fees with prices from £500+VAT and all clients will be given a service charter of which the agents will adhere to work from. By offering high quality service and a value for money pricing structure Arc Estate Agents hopes to quickly become successful.

For all services the branch only uses local companies and suppliers, keeping all pricing at cost which provides excellent value for money for customers.

The business has employed three new members of staff. Head of Agency, Emily Crathorne-Tennick who previously worked for Persimmon Homes and Reeds Rains. Emily will be working alongside sales negotiator Abigail Hughes and apprentice Jade Beal.

In the coming months the branch also intends to take on an in-house mortgage adviser.

Managing Director Andrew Chambers said; “We decided to open Arc Estate Agents to offer Darlington residents a refreshing alternative to the standard estate agent service. We want to offer transparency to buyers and sellers such as our low fixed fees, for example.

“We don’t mark up our prices so our customers will always pay cost price for EPC’s, Rightmove Premium listings and other services.

“We are delighted to offer the people of Darlington and the surrounding areas a fresh alternative to the property market. Once the business is fully established in Darlington we have plans to open additional branches in the in the future.”

Located in Darlington’s West End on Stanhope Road South, the new office opened its doors on Wednesday 1 July.

For more information visit Arc Estate Agents, Arc House, 113-117 Stanhope Road House, Darlington, DL3 7SF. Telephone 01325 621111 or visit