• A new look at estate agency marks a 17-year Venture

    A new look at estate agency marks a 17-year Venture

    A North East estate agency is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a new look.

    Venture Properties, which has branches in Chester-le-Street, Crook, Durham and Darlington, is marking its 17th year in business this year, after launching in 2006.

    To help celebrate the occasion, the agency has also undergone a rebrand, with an overhaul of its website and new branding for its ‘for sale’ boards.

    Director Michael O’Connor said: “We wanted to make our branding more contemporary; however we still wanted to keep the essence there as the green and grey have become synonymous with Venture, so we didn’t want to lose that element of recognition.

    “We’re very mindful of the fact that we need to stay current and decided to incorporate the re-brand with designing a new website as well, which we’ve made more user friendly.

    “The two stand-outs of the re-brand come in the form of a new website and re-designed ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards. The new website is sleek and modern, with impressive photography and videos.

    “It’s also much more user-friendly; requesting a viewing, valuation or a mortgage appointment is just a click of a button away. Meanwhile, the boards have been changed to incorporate the new darker green and grey colours, making for branding that is fit for purpose in 2023.”

    Venture started life as a letting agent in 2006 from a Darlington living room, with one laptop. After a successful first two years in the well-established local market, the company branched out into sales and now employs over 40 members of staff across five offices.

    Michael added: “When you consider what’s happened within the property industry since we opened, I look upon it as a big achievement for us. We started selling houses back in 2008 when the worst recession in a lifetime hit and we found a way through it and expanded the business in those years.

    “I’m incredibly proud of our growth. We developed the Darlington business into one of the most recognised agencies in the town from a cold start and have recorded superb sales and lettings figures year-on-year since we opened. We receive a lot of business from referrals which is also very important to us as it shows we are doing something right.

    “We’re also very proud of the money we have raised for many charities since we opened; I think local independent businesses need to support the communities that they work in and we’ve done just that.”

    For more information about Venture or to enquire about buying or selling property, visit venturepropertiesuk.com