Dowen Estate Agents

Team Dowen Durham

Located in the heart of the city, the Dowen Durham branch literally beats with energy, enthusiasm and positivity.

Why?   Because inside is a highly motivated, keen and dedicated team of estate agency professionals, directed by manager John Nicholson, who has years of estate agency experience in Durham City and surrounding villages.

If you have a home to sell, let or take to auction, please give John 15 minutes at your property to provide you with details of our remarkable service, amazing agents and competitive charges.

Our reputation speaks for itself by way of our ongoing exceptional sales and letting successes.

Over the years we have sold and let hundreds and hundreds of properties in and around Durham City.




John Nicholson
Branch Manager & Valuer

After leaving school over 15 years ago, I commenced my career in estate agency as an apprentice at Dowen Sedgefield. At the age of only 23 I was promoted to the position of branch manager at Dowen Spennymoor and soon thereafter was promoted again to manage our very busy Durham City branch, from which I live, only a few minutes away, by the River Wear.  

Under my stewardship, the branch has gone from strength to strength. We are one of the leading and most successful estate agency branches in Durham City. We cover all aspects of estate agency including sales, auctions, lettings, surveys, mortgages and conveyancing.

If you are ready to sell or let, please call me or my team on 0191-3757599. Alternatively book on line by clicking here for your Free Valuation or simply e-mail me direct. It will be my pleasure to personally call at your property to discuss how best to take it to market and to offer you the benefit of my extensive local knowledge.

Outside of work, I recently became a dad for the first time. I enjoy property renovation projects, socialising with friends as well as fine dining, foreign holidays and having a nice car to drive. I'm an avid football fan, enjoy keeping fit and playing various sports.

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Vouchers & Discounts

10% off fees

At Dowen, located on Old Elvet, you can now have 10% off your fees. 

Please always show your InDurham Loyalty Card. 

Not available in conjuction with any other offer. 

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Find us

Dowen Estate Agents, 3b Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL

0191 375 7599