Customer Reviews & Testimonials

For over 10 years, Southgate Estates (Initially trading as SaleBoards) have continued to offer an honest and ethical estate agency service locally in the Exeter area. Below are some of the comments we have had from people taking the time to share their thoughts on their experience with us.

Mr H (Buyer)

We cannot fault Southgate estates for their assistance in the purchase of our first house. We aren’t even their clients, we are the buyers, however I felt compelled to write a review because of how smoothly the process has ran as a direct result of them!

Kate and Ryan have been outstanding and nothing has ever been too much trouble, often with phone calls taking place back and forth after they should have gone home to resolve urgent issues to meet deadlines (for us the buyers!). All requests have been responded to promptly and efficiently and without them being so on the ball and not being afraid to lean on solicitors to complete promptly I think the sale would have taken twice as long.

Outstanding customer service and we would thoroughly recommend you use Southgate estates.

Mr & Mrs P (Vendors)

Southgate are excellent estate agents. Each member of the team is informed and responsive. Having had 4 previous house moves to compare with, our experience is that Southgate do offer a refreshingly different, ethical approach to selling houses. They combine this with very good customer care and communication. Our property sold quickly and completion was within 12 weeks. Highly recommended.

Ms Y (Vendor)

Such a pleasure to be supported by Southgate Estates as they are a truly professional group of people who ensure a great customer experience. No question or request was too much and they were always friendly, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. Their Covid-safe procedures in Spring 2021 were also extremely reassuring. Thanks in particular to Ryan Bennett for all his energy and enthusiasm!

Mr & Mrs B (Vendor & buyer)

Just a note to say a big ‘Thank you’ for all your hard work during the sale & purchase of our new properties. You have all been so professional, friendly and provided a great service – we would definitely recommend you to anyone!


V & M (Vendors)

Thank you all for the wonderful help and service you gave us in the sale of out house, you made it so much less stressful – we shall certainly recommend you.

Ms B (Stoke Canon vendor)

Thank you so much for seeing us through the process of selling. We have so appreciated your professional, caring support and will definitely recommend you to anyone else looking to sell their property.

Mrs F (Vendor & buyer)

Thank you so much for the lovely flowers. It was a lovely gift and certainly brought a smile to my face at the end of a long day in the office.

I would just like to say again how supportive you were through the purchase. Please do not loose that support and trust you have built into your business, as you expand. It certainly puts you head and shoulders above the competition.

Ms S (Potential vendor)

Just wanted to say we are really sorry for pulling out of yet another house move. We are sure you all want to strangle us! But we also wanted to say thank you, again you have been great, and especially Sophie for putting together the best brochures in the region.

Ms B (Vendor)

Thank you so much for your very reassuring help and guidance through the sale of my Aunts home. Its smooth transition has been in large part due to your help – your recommendation of (….) the EPC man – both very professional + quick to act.

Also our advice in dealing with the purchaser, giving access to the trades-people, all a great help, especially for me dealing with it from a distance.

Mrs H (Whipton vendor)

Thank you so much for all your hard work with the sale of my flat.

I was very impressed with the whole service which I received and will highly recommend your estate agents to others.

Mrs D (Pinhoe vendor)

Just wanting to say a very big thank you for all the hard work you put in for selling C’s home.

You have been wonderful and kind to work with and you achieved an excellent and well worth price for her home.

Mr & Mrs U (Wonford vendor & buyer)

Thank you so much for all of your help buying & selling our houses over the past few months. You have been unbelievably brilliant & we are so grateful & impressed 🙂

Mr & Mrs P

A big thank you from us to you for sorting out such a difficult and fraught chain situation.

I am so grateful for your concern, not just for us selling our house (at a great price 🙂 ) but also my welfare and pregnancy.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you, but have to say we won’t be moving for a long time!

Mr & Mrs C (Kennford vendors)

Just a note to say how much we’ve appreciated all your hard work on our behalf over the last 6 months or so. Endless patience + a sense of humour – ideal!

Mr & Mrs B (St James vendors)

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help & for being the only ‘decent’ agents we dealt with! We have recommended you to everyone we spoke to about our move process and wouldn’t hesitate to come to you again.


Ms G (Countess Wear vendor)

We really appreciate all the kindness and consideration you have shown us over the last 12 months. Plus the great result!

Mr & Mrs D ( St Leonards vendors)

Many thanks to you all for making our move so much quicker and easier than previous experiences!

Mr & Mrs H (Buyers)

We would just like to say a big thank you for all your help as we become homeowners for the first time! You have made the process a lot easier for us, with words of reassurance and keeping us calm!! You have always been at the end of the phone, and we were kept up to date through this process. We have really appreciated this as it has been stressful at times.


Mr & Mrs A (Vendor)

Thank you for all your hard work over the last few months in selling (…). I think I had contact with your entire team over the course of the sale going through, and I cannot fault your professionalism, friendliness, kindness and calmness through it all. You always had a listening ear and accurate information and got us through our first (and hopefully most epic!) property sale.

We won’t hesitate to recommend you to our Devon-based family and friends should they ever be selling and/or buying property.

It is evident that you all work as part of an effective team in accordance with the ethos of the company. Well done, keep going, and thank you again!

T, R & H (Vendors & buyers)

A VERY big ‘Thank You’ for everything you have done in selling our house and helping the purchase and move go well.

Over the past few months we have come into contact with a number of other estate agents, and you have stood out in your integrity, honesty and willingness to go the extra mile to help.

We are so grateful for the piece of mind which has come from being able to put everything into your hands – we are truly grateful and would not hesitate to recommend you highly to anyone looking to buy or sell.


Mr & Mrs B (Mount Pleasant vendor & buyer)

Thanks so much for all your help with the sale of (…) and with our house search. It has hasn’t been an easy process, but your support and general approach has been a huge help. You’ve been by far the best estate agents we’ve come across and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone who asked.

Mr & Mrs C (Digby & Sowton vendor)

We wanted to thank you all for the support and help you gave us during the long and complex process leading to our house move. None of us could have anticipated quite so many setbacks but it made a huge difference knowing that I could always rely on you to give honest answers to my questions and advice which had integrity.

Ms G ( Heavitree vendor)

Thank you so much for all you did to bring about the sale of our former home, (…).

Moving is often regarded as a stressful experience but thanks to your help it was a positive and an exciting journey. We really appreciated your kindness, patience and guidance and pray that your work will be more widely recognised so others will benefit from the service you offer.

Mr & Mrs T (St. Thomas vendor & buyer)

Thank you so much for all your patience and advice last year when selling our house. We really appreciated your honesty and moral support! We have sung your praises to everyone we know 🙂

By far you have stood out as the most honest, supportive and professional estate agent we’ve worked with. Your integrity has been a breath of fresh air!

The L Family (Vendors)

A little note to say a huge ‘thank you very much’ for all your support throughout our move. You really did deliver everything you offered us in the initial home assessment meeting. We are recommending you to all our family, friends and acquaintances.

Mr & Mrs Y (Alphington vendor & buyer)

Thank you to each one of you for helping us sell our house. We really feel you went above + beyond to help us not only sell our house in 3 weeks, but to purchase our new home + achieve our desired completion date. Your excellent service has made what has been a fairly stressful experience at times (!) so much easier! It has been so refreshing to find an agent we can wholeheartedly trust and rely on throughout this process.

The M Family (Vendors)

Thank you for all your hard work and support throughout the sale of our house. We wouldn’t have had a better service from anyone else! We highly recommend you to our friends and family and would definitely use you again; not that we will ever move again!

Mr & Mrs W (Vendor)

We just wanted to thank you for helping to sell our house and for the efficient, friendly and trustworthy manner in which it was conducted.

Mrs G (Bradninch vendor)

Thank you for all your hard work when selling (…). We have been delighted with the level of communication, and service that you have provided, and would definitely recommend your company to anyone selling property in the Exeter area.

G & J

Thank you so much for looking after us so well, you are truly the best estate agents EVER!!

Ms T (Alphington vendor)

Thank you so much for all your help and handholding during the sale of (…). I have never known such great estate agents as you are.

Mr & Mrs D

Just to say a very big thank you to all of you. I just don’t know what to say, words are not enough. Your efforts have made moving house brilliant. Thank you so very much.

Mrs S (Buyer)

Thank you so much for all the work you have done for me, you certainly went the extra mile, well more like 100! You’re amazing!