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Dawsons in top 3% of Estate Agents in England & Wales


Whole of Market

Annually over 25,000 estate agents are assessed to create a useful tool designed to help customers choose an estate agent for the sale or let of their most valuable asset.  The Best Estate Agency Guide is compiled by independent industry experts the Property Academy with the support of the UK’s largest property portal, Rightmove. They compare performance at a hyper-local level and rate estate agency branches in order to recognise differences in service standards and any disparities in regional property markets.


To choose which agents are listed in the Best Estate Agent Guide, each branch is scored against a unique set of performance and customer service criteria, using a combination of data analysis and mystery shopping.

Over a 6-month period, this involves analysis of:

  • Over 25,000 branches
  • 1 million properties listed at any point in time
  • 1.5 million transactions
  • 25 million leads
  • 1.5 billion property views
  • 50,000 mystery shops

Estate agent branches that display a Best Estate Agent Guide rating are among the best in the country. The marks provide a useful indication of the quality of the agent, which can help when choosing an agent to value your property and when choosing which agent to instruct.

Dawsons are in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2020
Our invitation arrived to attend the 2019 EA Masters Ceremony as one of the top 3% of Estate Agents in the UK

Last year the Dawsons team were named in the Guide and this year are the only agents in the local catchment with both Sales & Lettings branches in the Guide.  We are delighted to be within the top 3% (750 agents nationally) out of all 25,000 branches assessed and will be heading to London to find out if we have hit the jackpot by being a GOLD winner as THE BEST in our region.

Sales Director Jo Summerfield-Talbot said of the announcement “Being confirmed as a winner in the Best Agent Guide 2019 is a proud moment for Dawsons, and a great achievement that follows on from our successes in 2018”.  Lettings Director Ricky Purdy added, “Knowing the criteria involved in the process this year and that measuring performance and service was set even higher than in 2018, makes the hard work and dedication of our staff an even greater reassurance and recognition of their continued service on behalf of our clients.”

So if you are thinking about selling or renting your home in the Swansea, Llanelli, Mumbles, Sketty, Killay, Morriston or Gorseinon areas, why not give us an opportunity to showcase our services?



Dawsons Property June Newsletter 2019

July’s Newsletter


We sponsored the race shirts for the runners from the Paul Popham Running Club in 2019 Swansea half marathon and not only helped Underhill Park, Mumbles Community Council to get their Aviva grant in order to update their playground, we also got our very own picnic bench in the playground too!

Dawsons Sponsored the Paul Popham Running Club

Industry News

After winning gold in lettings and silver in sales at the 2019 EA Masters, we have now been assured that we are already in the top 3% of England & Wales for the 2020 awards.  We won’t find out if we are medal winners, but our clients can be assured our service is of the highest standard in the industry according to Rightmove & The Property Academy.

EA Masters Dawson win 2019

Formed in 1991, with 5 lettings and 8 sales branches along with our commercial, auction, land and new homes departments, as well as our Mumbles branch housing Fine & Country, we are now experts in all thing’s property. As our branches are based within our local communities throughout Swansea and Llanelli, we are the approved RAN agent for our area, ensuring each branch can offer the best possible customer service.

Financial Advice

If you are looking to buy your first property or your fifth one, there is one thing that you must do. Check your finances. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a cereal mover you should always you’re your finances in place before you start your search. We here at Dawsons offer a free consultation with financial experts that have access to around 95 different lenders. Considerably more than our competitors. Our advisers can help you increase your budget, have cheaper monthly payments and help you manage investments. Don’t delay speak to one of our offices and get your finances sorted today.

Auction News

At the time of writing, we have a total of 14 properties ready for our next auction on the 14th of August. The properties are diverse and very popular: 4 bedroom detached in Llanelli, 2 bedroom mid terrace in mumbles, 3 bedroom semi in Ystralyfera and a 1 bedroom flat in Sketty. If you are thinking of investing your money, do it, why leave it in the bank at 0.7% interest. Invest in buy to let with a 9% return, buy a property with a view to getting a £20,000 return on investment.

There is money to be made in the auction room strike before the deals are Going Going GONE.

Fine & Country Property Focus

Fine & Country Swansea

The Fort, Port Eynon

Offers Over £650,000

The Fort at Port Eynon on for sale with Fine & Country Swansea

The Fort has been a family home for past 40 years for the current owner, has been a wonderful, joyful home with incredible views and proximity to Port Eynon beach, they will be extremely sad to move on.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a home in a truly incredible private position, nestled in generous immaculate grounds of just over an acre. The Fort sits proudly in an elevated, private position commanding beautiful sea views, ocean sounds and is perfect for those that enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.

Business Link 

Exall & Jones

Exall & Jones are on the Dawsons Reward CardBuilders and timber merchants based in the heart of Swansea City centre and in Killay with easy access to and from all the surrounding districts and the M4 motorway. 25,000 square feet of undercover storage area, a large heavy goods yard and car park.

Dealing with everyone from the occasional DIY’er to professional housing developers & a healthy business relationship with numerous major contractors across South Wales.

If you hold a Dawson’s reward card you automatically get a special price list – please call ☎︎ 01792 473748 for more information.


Are you considering a career in Estate Agency, Property Management or Surveying?

Current Vacancies

Reward Card

Spotlight on Rees Little Removals

Rees Little Removals Swansea on Dawson's Reward Card

An added bonus of being Dawson’s customer for sales or lettings means that you get to use the Dawson’s Reward Card.

Rees Little Removals a professional business helping the people of Swansea & the surrounding areas to move home and with your Dawson’s Reward Card you get a whopping 20% discount!

Rees Little Removals work on the basis of giving their customers exactly what they want in a removal firm:

  • Offering 100% confidence that the removal men turn up on time, on the right day!
  • Competitive quotations
  • Smart & well presentable young & fit team where uniform is compulsory
  • A happy can-do attitude
  • An upbeat positive workforce of “yes” men
  • Fully insured
  • Treat your items with the utmost care
  • Packing service
  • Catering for anything, they are just a question away.

Rees Little Removals Swansea on Dawson's Reward Card

Dawsons Property have an exclusive reward card for their clients in Swansea

Ask a member of our team for information on how to get one of our exclusive Reward cards providing you with discounts and offers in many local companies throughout Swansea & Llanelli

Relocation Agent Network

10,000 items of food campaign

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive

Last month all of the Dawsons offices became collection points for a special estate agency incentive across the UK, headed by our agency charity Agents Giving and the national Relocation Agent Network. The goal was to collect 10,000 items of food across the UK. The target was reached with the final total being 10,600 items with Dawsons collecting a HUGE 2,661 items! Over a quarter of all items raised came from us.

This annual event is incredibly important because Foodbanks across the UK are being used more than ever before.  During the week, at Dawson’s, we collected for Trussell Trust foodbanks in Swansea and Llanelli.

Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau

Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau

Mortgage Success story 

Mr W. and Miss S. offered on a property with our Gorseinon branch however, after visiting their bank, they were not able to borrow the amount they needed and therefore their offer was unsuccessful.

Then after accepting advice from Dawsons Gorseinon Matthew Jones, the clients agreed to meet and speak with Dawsons financial advisors – Mortgage Advice Bureau. Upon delving deeper into their financial situation, the advisor was able to identify a lender from an extensive panel which would allow them to borrow in excess of £200,000…..some £100,000 more than their Bank would allow! Our clients then went on to purchase a home via a new build developer, at a much higher price than they ever thought possible… What could we be doing for you?

A snowy scene in Swansea Wales

February Newsletter 2019

Dawsons supporting local communities

We pride ourselves in not just having local offices, but our staff within those branches being part of the community in which they are placed.  As a company, we support many different charities, both local and national, local schools, social and sports clubs, as well as local businesses and events.

Our community contributions in 2018 were by far one of our busiest years to date.  To name but a few, we were involved in: sponsoring the Wales Airshow, Burry Port raft race, DJM Charitable trust, Macmillan, Save the Children, Swansea City DSA, Mr X, Trussell Trust, Cariad defib, friends of Mumbles parks, alongside many local primary school fetes, local litter picks, and many more.

Dawsons Property in Swansea raise over £14,ooo for charitable causes in 2018We proudly raised a grand total of £14,106.00 in 2018 alone, for which we are extremely thankful to all our staff who got involved.  Whilst day to day we are an award-winning estate agent, we are also team Dawsons supporting in any which way we can.

Industry News:

Dawsons celebrate their win at the EA Masters with new window displays

Dawsons placed in top 0.1% of agents in the UK after winning gold and silver.  Our Sales & Lettings teams are celebrating their achievements after winning both gold and silver in the Estate Agents Awards (EA Masters) in October 2018 placing us within the top 0.1% of estate agents throughout the UK.

Ricky Purdy, our lettings director commented:  “The judging of this prestigious accolade takes place over a 12 month period, involves in-depth research, many statistics and mystery shops”

Jo Summerfield Talbot, our sales director commented:  “These awards are attributed to the sheer hard work and outstanding customer service all our team members display by always going that extra mile helping and supporting our clients through their journey”

Take a look as you drive by our local offices this month and see all our windows which are now splashed with awards and celebration.

Top Tips: Declutter

Declutter those cupboards and drawers, tidy up and remove excess items that might give the impression of cluttering. You may want to remove any large bits of furniture (such as a clunky wardrobe) in order to make a room look bigger.  Check out our ‘declutter blog’ here.

Declutter your home is the advice of Dawsons in Swansea

Auction News

Alltiago Road, Pontarddulais goes up for Auction with Dawsons Property in February

“2018 was an amazing year for Dawsons Auction Department! Selling 90% of everything that we took to the room. Proving that buying and selling via auction is the most secure method of sale, the national average of selling via private treaty is only 65%.

A misconception is that auction properties are in disrepair or requires work, last year we found that its the vendors circumstances that determine whether a property is to be sold at auction not the finish of the property e.g. shorter timescales, security of sale, speed of sale and ability to sell with discretion in certain situations debt, separation, emigration, death.

Going into the first auction of 2019 we have very diverse stock located all across Swansea (which includes the property pictured in Alltiago Road, Pontarddulais).  Come down to the Swansea Marriott Hotel on the 27th of February and start your investment with us. If you want a free valuation on any property/land that you want to sell please give Dawsons Auction a call 01792 478904.”

F & C Property Focus:

Ryelands, Bishopston. Offers Over £800,000

Ryelands, Bishopston. Offers Over £800,000 For Sale with Fine & Country Swansea Office

A prestigious & recognisable home which has marked the entrance to the village of Bishopston since 1905. With it’s prominent stature & handsome exterior, Ryelands is a striking and property. Offering an array of beautiful original features & magnificent size rooms made up of 5 receptions, 5 beds & 3 baths. Fantastic size south facing gardens & ample parking.

Business Link:

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Bodystreet Swansea Central 37/39 Pearl House Princess Way Swansea SA1 5HF

Dawsons would like to introduce our local branch of Body Street, visit their website for introductory offers.


Careers @ Dawsons 


Are you considering a career in Estate or Letting Agency, Property Management or Surveying? Visit our careers page for all of the current vacancies.

Reward Card:

Dawsons Property have an exclusive reward card for their clients in Swansea

Ask a member of our team for information on how to get one of our exclusive Reward cards providing you with discounts and offers in many local companies throughout Swansea & Llanelli

Staff News:

Tom Hope celebrates 10 years of service with Dawson property in Swansea

January has seen us celebrate Tom Hope’s 10th year anniversary within Dawsons.  Tom is now based in our Fine & Country department in our Mumbles office, Congratulations from us all @ Team Dawsons, here’s to the next 10 years +.


Award Shortlist for Dawsons Customer Service

We are over the moon to be shortlisted for the EA MASTERS, which is a Nationwide competition measuring every single Estate Agency Branch in the UK.  The organisers, The Property Academy in conjunction with Rightmove, analyse:-

  • Over 25,000 estate agent branches
  • 1 million properties listed on Rightmove at any one point in time
  • 1.5 million property transactions
  • 25 million sales or lettings leads
  • 1.5 billion property views
  • 50,000 mystery shops (whole of market)
  • Market share score

You can probably imagine how extensive this competition is, how difficult it is to be on the shortlist for a chance to win a REGIONAL OR NATIONAL AWARD and find out if Dawsons have been ranked “Exceptional” (top 5%), “Excellent”(top 10%) or “Highly Rated” and listed again on the bestestateagentguide.co.uk.


So on the 12th of October 2018 the Dawsons team will be heading down to the Intercontinental Hotel at Excel in London Docklands, for a full day of learning from some amazing presenters, and then the highlight is the Awards presentation with our sporting favourite Gabby Logan.

Watch this space or check out our social media pages on the day, for news of how we have fared.  We are keeping everything crossed, and we thank all of our amazing customers for just being GREAT!