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Orchards Estates, the progressive 24/7 estate agency, is strengthening its presence in Ilminster and the surrounding areas with a dedicated property expert and plans for a new office.

Established in 2014, the highly successful agency achieved fantastic things just six months in when it began to out-perform its competitors in terms of both marketing and selling more homes than any other in the area. It has since won multiple awards for its service and earlier this year, extended its reach into the west of the county, from Taunton to Minehead, with the appointment of licensed agent Jeremy Darvill.

Now, Orchards is strengthening its presence in and around Ilminster with concentrated and devoted attention to clients and their properties in and around the town, down to Chard and across towards Taunton, by Orchards’ new Associate, Stuart O’Donnell.

Stuart has a decade’s experience in local estate agency, having worked in the Wellington and Taunton offices of an eight-office chain before becoming the manager at a branch in Watchett. Stuart, who lives in Creech St Michael, is well placed with the knowledge and enthusiasm to take the charge in Orchard’s new venture, and will head up the new Ilminster office when it opens.

Stuart said: “Our dedicated focus in and around Ilminster bridges the gap between our original Stoke Sub Hamdon office, which serves Yeovil, Martock, South Petherton and Crewkerne as well as Chard and Ilminster, and Jeremy’s ‘patch’ up to Minehead. I love the Orchards’ forward-thinking approach to estate agency and the way it cares for its clients with regular face to face contact and the convenience of a 24/7 service.

“I enjoy listening to people, matching them to homes and building relationships and in my opinion, Orchards has a winning concept combining the very best online marketing with a superb personal touch. The video testimonials on the web site speak volumes and I’m pleased to be a part of such a progressive, modern company which also believes in and upholds traditional values. It’s the way forward for estate agency in the UK.”

Orchards Estates is also a member of the Experts in Property network of independent estate agents, which spreads its properties’ exposure even further with 80 offices throughout the whole of the South West.

Watch this space for news of the new office. In the meantime, to find out more or to arrange a free, no obligation market valuation, get in touch with Stuart on 01460 477977 or visit www.orchardsestates.co.uk.