Our History

"Serving people professionally within estate agency for over 65 years".

The family tradition in Estate Agency started with David B.C. Symonds FRICS. David Symonds, Matthew's grandfather, began his agency career in 1948 for Exeter property and auctioneer agents Rickeard, Green & Michelmore, and later Guy Michelmore & Co. In 1967, David started his own business, David Symonds Estate Agents, in his home town of Crediton.David Symonds Estate Agents was a highly successful business with a renowned reputation for honesty and integrity. As well as being much respected within his profession, David Symonds was also an Honoured Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents. David's eldest daughter, Jayne, and son, Jonathan, both worked for the family business.

In 1988, David Symonds sold his business to Cornerstone of the Abbey National Group, continuing to work for the agency until his retirement in 1990. Jonathan Symonds later founded Symonds Estate Agents in 1990, having gained good experience working in Exeter for Fulfords Estate Agents and commercial property agents Lalonde Brothers & Parham. He was to become a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, as well as an expert in the local property market.Having enjoyed over 25 years in the industry, he sold his business to Seddons in 2009. 

Matthew Leworthy, founder of Leworthy & Co., began his estate agency career working for a well known Devon and Cornwall agent. After gaining an astute understanding of the local property market with an independent Exeter firm, he went on to develop his career with the reputable Stags Estate Agents in the South Hams. Now with a wealth of valuable experience, Matthew has started Leworthy & Co. Proud of his family's history, Matthew's vision is to integrate creativity, innovation and high quality customer service into the Devon property market


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