Pattinson Estate Agency Welcomes New Customers as It Takes Over Browns Estate Agency in Stockton and Norton


We are pleased to announce our takeover of Browns Estate Agents, a well-established and respected estate agency in Stockton and Norton, Teesside. Our news comes just two months after our takeover of Ryedales Estate Agency in Cramlington at the end of last year. 

Owners of Browns Estate Agency, Chris and Trish Brown are retiring. As a result of the takeover, most of their staff have transferred to our Stockton Pattinson branch, and others have stayed at the Norton branch which has become our 27th office in the North East. Simon Brown will continue in the business with his Survey and professional work, and all auction business will be transferred to our national award-winning auction facility, Pattinson Auction. 

Chris and Trish have addressed, and more importantly, reassured all customers; ‘After over 33 years of successful business, we are now looking to retire. The decision has not been easy, and we would like to reassure all our existing customers, whether sellers and/or landlords, that they will continue to receive a high level of service without inconvenience or disruption. We have taken the decision to transfer the estate agency business which will include all properties currently marketed, ongoing sales, lettings and property management, to Pattinson Estate Agency with effect from 1st February 2024. We have chosen Pattinsons as we have a long history with the family and the business has a very similar focus to us. Like us they are also an independent family owned and run estate agency. For clients we anticipate that there will be very little change as the existing teams will continue to look after you under the Pattinson brand. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers past and present who have shown us their continued support in our business over the decades.’ 

Both Pattinson Estate Agency and Browns are family run businesses which have grown over the years into large and expansive renowned estate agencies. Pattinson Estate Agency is officially the largest and most progressive estate agency in the North East, and we are showing no signs of slowing down or reducing in size. Our clients have the huge benefit of 27 interlinked branches across the North East, as an award-winning national auction facility with some 3,500 partner agents and an award-winning letting and property management department. We also have a large regional call centre which is open 7 days per week at longer extended hours, so there is always a property expert to speak to. 

Browns has been a trusted name in Stockton and Norton (the Teesside area) for many years, and here at Pattinson Estate Agency, we understand the importance of maintaining the high standards and strong relationships they have built with their clients. As we take the reins, we want to extend a warm welcome to all the existing and potential customers of Browns and assure them that they can expect the same level of dedication, expertise, and professionalism from us all here at Pattinson Estate Agency. 

Our Managing Director, Caroline Pattinson, is confident of a seamless transition and reassures all involved,  

‘Whilst we are sad to see the end of an era with Chris and Trish’s retirement, we are more than happy to ensure that this is a smooth transition for their clients. Everything is largely remaining the same for Browns’ clients, except for a name change to Pattinson Estate Agency. For us as a business the Browns sales and lettings team joining us is a perfect fit. Having got to know the team we are confident that they have a very similar client focused approach to selling, renting and managing properties as we do. We have been a family run independent estate agency for nearly 50 years, in that time we have seen a great deal of change but one thing which never has is our focus on customers and trying to ensure that we offer the best customer service. We wish Chris and Trish all the best in their next chapter!’ 

At Pattinson Estate Agency, we have a proven record of innovation, growth, and accomplishment of delivering outstanding results and unparalleled customer service. We take pride in our local North East roots, and are already an integral part of the Stockton community with our existing and well-established Pattinson branch in Stockton. Our teams of experienced agents in our Stockton branch, our surrounding branches, and at our large HQ at Silverlink Business Park, are committed to providing tailored solutions for all property needs, whether buying, selling, renting, or letting (residential and commercial). We have a deep understanding of the local market and will continue to offer a wide range of properties to suit every taste and budget. 

All at Pattinson Estate Agency are confident that the transition will be seamless, and we are excited to bring our passion for property to loyal Browns clients.