How do you like our new look?
By now, you’ll no doubt all be aware that Thirlwells is now Clarke Munro, with a new name, new branding and this, our new-look website.
However, we also want to take this opportunity to highlight all the things that haven’t changed, like our commitment to our clients, our local knowledge and our loyal, hardworking team.
Thirlwells originally opened in June 1977, making it the longest serving independent estate agency in the area – a record we’re incredibly proud of.
Having taken over from founders Margaret and Keith Thirlwell in 2004, partners Wendy Clarke and Nicola Munro decided 2020 was the right time to put their names above the door!
Wendy, who joined Thirlwells in 1979 as an office junior, said: “We’re proud of the Thirlwells legacy, but we felt the brand had become a little tired; 20 years since the last revamp, it needed a bit of a facelift.
“And while our renowned personal service and local expertise remains, we’re also looking to the future. Gone are the days of an estate agency on every corner; we’re concentrating on our two super branches in Middlesbrough and Billingham, where we have staff with 200 years of combined service all sharing ideas and best practice.”
Nicola added: “We have been selling houses across Teesside for more than 40 years, and we know what works. We’re known for our honest and reliable service, and none of this is going to change.
“However, we’re definitely looking to the future too, and will continue to build on our innovative digital services such as virtual walkthroughs and online appointments which we’ve always offered, even before Covid-19.
“We’re so proud of the Clarke Munro team, many of whom have spent their whole careers here, and we’re excited to be taking them on this journey with us – we couldn’t do it without their support.”
We were delighted to be joined at our virtual relaunch event on September 10th by Tees Valley Mayor – and former client - Ben Houchen, who welcomed guests via Facebook Live to join us for the celebration.
Ben said: “Since they took over the business 16 years ago, Wendy and Nicola have done some fantastic work with their team. They are incredibly dedicated to the Teesside area and the community they serve.
“Wendy did actually help me find my first house in 2009! They are a fantastic team and it’s great to see them go from strength to strength.”
Rest assured that our dedicated team will continue to offer their expert sales, lettings and property management services, as well as free valuations, to clients both new and old.
So, if you’re thinking of starting your own new chapter, give us a call on Middlesbrough 01642 245796 or Billingham 01642 361111 – because your home is where our heart is.