Helping families find perfect homes since 1990
Welcome to Chaffers Estate Agents. Whether you're interested in buying a new home, looking for a free valuation in order to sell, or searching for a new property to let - we can help. With over 25 years experience as local estate agents covering Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Wincanton & Sturminster Newton, we're perfectly placed to help you reach your property goals.
I have recently re-let a property for the 2nd time with Roy Barrett letting agency and felt the customer service and the expertise of Kevin Harmsworth was first class, with the property being re-let immediately with only 3 days from being empty to being occupied, 5 stars just doesn’t seem to be enough. I would like to thank Kevin and would highly recommend Roy Barrett’s letting services who without a doubt go above and beyond with help and advice and most importantly finding the right tenant.
Huge thanks for your quick action and swift service, all been resolved 🙂
Matt and Hannah
Jackie was amazing to deal with; friendly, professional and super helpful. She made the purchase of our first home (what seemed like an infinitely long process during Covid!) extremely easy and 100% safe. Thanks again for everything.
Chaffers @ Wincanton have recently both sold our property and helped us buy the the new bungalow we now live in. As this all happened during the semi lockdown period when things didn’t move quite as quickly as we would have wished. Lisa and Michael were both professional and extremely helpful phoning. reassuring and keeping us informed every step of the way. If you are thinking of selling your property in the area we would recommend Chaffers in Wincanton they are 5 *
Very pleased to report that we had a very smooth and pleasant experience working with Chaffers Shaftesbury in selling our mother’s home after she had passed away. We had one viewing, but it was the right viewing as they put in a very acceptable offer. We completed just two and a half months later. Thank you Jackie
Absolutely brilliant service provided from initial listing through to completion! Jackie was a real star and kept us updated throughout the whole process. All questions were answered quickly. A very professional service provided and will defiantly look forward to using yourselves again!
Thank you once again for all your help.
Thank you to one of our previous tenants for the following kind comments: ‘We have got a house through you before and the service was excellent and Mike in particular was outstanding in getting it sorted for us.
Superb service again for a Schedule of Condition on commercial premises. Extremely thorough report and excellent pictures highlighting existing issues.
This is the second time I have used this service with Chaffers and the first report saved me thousands with my previous landlord when they tried to blame me for damages that were there when I took the premises. With such a professional report which detailed absolutely everything they stopped trying to argue immediately and returned my deposit. Game, set and match…Thank you Chaffers!
Chaffers helped me with the sale of my house and I received an offer February 2020.
From the start Chaffers were professional and ensured they communicated throughout, from booking appointments, feedback after appointments and the whole process from offer. A special thank you to Jackie, I feel she went above and beyond with the services she provided to me, due to personal circumstances.
It was never going to be an easy process selling my property, due to other complexities, however, today I received the news that I have exchanged contracts. Having COVID-19 thrown in during the process added a whole new dimension and once Jackie was aware I had been ill, she checked on me regularly through phone and email ….. a service you do not expect!
I would highly recommend Chaffers, professional throughout.
Thank you and a special thank you to Jackie!
We have retained Roy Barrett to manage our Sturminster property portfolio for over 15 years. During this time the management of our properties has been exceptional and we can highly recommend the letting service – second to none.
Tony and Anna T
As a portfolio landlord of over 20 years, I cannot recommend Roy Barrett’s enough. Kevin Harmsworth is, unquestionably, the very best lettings manager I have ever worked with. Kevin is a consummate professional; experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated, working beyond the call of duty to ensure the best for both landlords and tenants. Responsive, efficient and pro-active, Kevin ensures properties are properly maintained and supports landlords in the understanding of, and compliance with, ongoing legislative changes. Kevin is always willing to help and is my ‘go to’ person for anything to do with property. Nothing is too much trouble. I have more than I could ever hope for from Kevin and the Roy Barrett’s team.
Thank you very much for you brilliant support throughout the whole process of selling our house. Your customer service was as exceptional as when we bought with you nearly 4 years ago. We have been constantly impressed by the level of care and attention to detail and will be recommending you highly should any of our neighbours decide to sell. Best wishes
K & J
Dear Bev, We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you have done to make the exchange on 9 Woodlands happen. We first met you on our 2nd viewing on 27th July 2018 (Brandon had done our 1st viewing on 20th). We totally fell in love with both the house and the view and knew it was the house for us. Of course, at that stage, it could only be a dream as we were not in a proceedable position. And then our dream became a repeating rollercoaster of dream, reality, nightmare, dream, reality, nightmare, dream… for 59 weeks (417 days). Throughout this rollercoaster journey you have been wonderful, more than we could have ever expected, in the way you have dealt with everything that was thrown at you. We trusted you and at no point did you ever disappoint us despite all the trials and tribulations you had to endure. And now, at long last, our dream has become a reality and in just 17 days time we will be living the dream. We still have to keep pinching ourselves and saying to each other ‘we’re ACTUALLY moving!’ We look forward to collecting the keys from you on Thursday 10th with the hugest smiles on our faces. Thank you a million times,
Sue & Paul
I can hugely recommend Chaffers Estate Agents to anyone looking to purchase or rent a property in Dorset. Over the past 23 years that we have lived in Gillingham area we have been guided by them to successfully purchase and then sell 3 houses and we now own 2 more houses which we are renting out. Chaffers totally manage these, selecting appropriate tenants and making us trouble free. All the staff are so helpful and there is always a welcome on the mat when we pop into one of the offices. Many thanks to all the team for all their help and attention.
Dear Mike, Just writing to let you know that I have been very pleased with Chaffers Lettings service in finding me good long term tenants for my property, my thanks to you and your staff. You made the initial process of setting up the tenancy straightforward and have been there for clear and helpful expert advice and assistance when needed. Yours sincerely,
“A big THANK YOU for a great job – it is a huge relief to have the sale completed. We found the Chaffers team, especially Jackie, to be great communicators, hard workers, clear with their advice, and always pleasant to deal with. They got us the price they had predicted despite quiet market conditions. We are very happy that we chose the right agent for the Shaftesbury area and have no hesitation in recommending Chaffers.”
Imogen & Paul
“Thank you all for your help in selling Stan’s house, it all went smoothly, and quickly! Stan is over the moon with how it all went. Again thank you.”
Rachel, Richard and Stan
“Just a short note to thank you so much for the way you have dealt with the sale of our property. We are so impressed with the professional, efficient and friendly service we have received from Beverly Brooke. From the initial visit through to completion she has gone that extra mile to ensure a smooth result. We cannot praise her enough and would thoroughly recommend the services of Bev and Chaffers estate agents to all.”
D R B
“We are so grateful to Beverly and all the team at Roy Barrett for their exceptional help for our house purchase. No question went unanswered and nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend them highly and will definitely use the company if we sell in the future. Thank you”
Paul & Maria H
Roy Barrett Letting Agents were recommended to us many years ago when we found ourselves with two flats to let. We have found them to be very helpful and responsive to both our tenants and to us as landlords, a service we very much appreciate.
The Friends of Blandford Community Hospital
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