Why Use Us

All Estate Agents and Lettings Agents are pretty much the same...aren't they ?

Actually no, they’re not....Choosing the right agent to market your property for sale or for rent can make all the difference to finding a buyer or tenant.

So why Choose us?

The Internet

These days, most buyers or tenants start the property search on-line. We ensure that all of our marketed properties can be found on Rightmove, Zoopla and many other property search websites. Our prominent easy to use website can be found on page one of most google searches within our service areas and our handy webpage chat facility allows buyers, tenants, vendors and landlords to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Traditional High Street Presence

People love looking in Estate Agency windows and they like to be able to sit down and talk to someone face-to-face.

That's why we have prominent high street branches in the busy towns of Okehampton and Holsworthy allowing us to successfully sell and rent all types of property with a wide ranging area. Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand to answer all types of enquiries.

Expert Knowledge

All of our valuations are carried out by company directors Darren & Vickie or our very experienced lettings manager Anne-Marie. Getting the price for either selling or renting is probably the most important aspect of achieving a successful sale or rent.

Brochures, Floorplans and Virtual Tours

When you have instructed us to place your property on the market, we will produce full colour brochures that can be handed out, sent out or emailed to buyers or renters in a pdf format. Property placed on the market 'For Sale' will also benefit from the production of a floor plan and a property virtual tour that can be viewed online.

Proactive Selling and Renting

Over the years we have invested heavily in our proactive software systems, building a GDPR friendly client database of people looking to either buy or rent property. When a new property is placed on the market with us, our software system will automatically match your property to our vast database of clients. Those clients are then contacted by our dedicated team members so that viewings can be arranged. By being proactive we find that several of our listings never make it onto Rightmove or Zoopla as buyers are found that quickly!

Accompanied Viewings...7 Days a Week

We recognise that people have busy lives, so Howes Estates & Pure Lettings offer accompanied viewings (by experienced, knowledgeable staff), seven days a week, including evening appointments if required.

Regular Feedback

We will endeavour to produce honest feedback within 24/48 hours of every viewing, good or bad, with advice and recommendations if necessary to help get the property sold or rented.

Regular Progress Reports

Once we have found you a buyer or a tenant, we will keep you updated with regular progress reports so that the transaction goes through as smoothly as possible.

Sales Services to Suit your Needs

Whether you have a 1 bed studio flat or a 12 bedroom mansion, we offer several routes to market to suit all of our vendors requirements. As well as our competitive no sale/no fee commission rates, we also offer a fixed fee up front sales packages and a quick sell on-line auction service. For more information of any of these services, please feel free to get in touch or click here

Bespoke Lettings Services

Whether your a landlord that likes to be hands on or likes to keep a distance, we have a range of bespoke tenancy services to suit all needs and budgets. For more information of any of these services, please feel free to get in touch or click here


Every property in the UK is required to have an EPC (energy performance certificate) before it can be legally sold or rented. Your property may already have one in place, but its worth checking by visiting the national epc register online. The rental sector in particular has gone through many changes with regard to minimum required EPC standards or (MEES). Company Director Darren Howes is a qualified domestic energy assessor and is on hand to advise on and conduct your EPC if one is required. For more information on EPC's click here

And Finally.....

We think we have covered everything as to why you should choose Howes Estates/Pure Lettings to either sell or rent your property, but please feel free to continue exploring our website or contact us directly by either phone, email, web chat or why not pop into one of our branches for a friendly informal chat.