The Downes family have been building and selling homes throughout Staffordshire for generations. Having grown up in the area and now living and raising our own young family in Whittington, our local knowledge is based on real, firsthand experience.


We are a family business with family values and strive to deliver an unrivalled level of customer service. We aim to treat you how we would like to be treated ourselves.


Our shop is attached to the family home and we pride ourselves on its warm, welcoming feel. We wanted to create a place where vendors and buyers alike can relax in an unhurried environment to properly discuss their property requirements. We believe in conducting business in a friendly manner and will always approach even the most difficult of transactions with a sense of humour and understanding you simply would not receive from a national chain.


We are totally independent and offer clear, concise and honest advice on all aspects of property sales.


Please feel free to call in or get in touch to find out more.


Please spend some time to see what some of our past clients have thought...



Emma Riley- Lichfield

We have used Dan and Verity for a number of house moves and have always been impressed with how professional, reliable and friendly their service has consistently been. Selling a house is certainly made much easier with them!

Tim Godfrey, Lichfield

Downes & Daughters provided me with confidence in their ability to get the best price for my house and confidence they would secure buyers with true buying capability. There was an honest and straightforward approach from the team giving peace of mind that Downes & Daughters would find the best solution for me as a seller. This was achieved when my property was sold to the 1st person to view the property at the price I was looking for! Downes & Daughters were both proactive and supportive and I would recommend and use them again

Phil Taylor - Whittington

Sale of a four bedroom detached bungalow in Whittington.

Having made the decision to put my property on the market, I contacted local estate agents for valuations. In these times of financial uncertainty, it was with some trepidation that I awaited their valuations.

I was surprised by the high asking price, and more than delighted with achieving it.

I was also impressed with the delicate balance struck by Dan and Verity on both a professional and personal level, it was excellent.

Mrs Wordsworth- buyer

We recently bought our new home and the economic climate made for a turbulent ride. On many occasions we felt we would lose the house as our lenders were slow to move on everything from valuation to completion. However Downes and Daughters, the vendor's estate agents, and Verity in particular, were relentless in their efforts to keep the dream alive! I received frequent phone calls as she acted as link between seller and buyer and I am sure it is this input that eventually led us to successfully purchase our home. It is no exaggeration to say that Downes and Daughters is the hardest working estate agency we have ever come across!

Mr R Skidmore – Cheslyn Hay

Having placed our house on the market with a number of estate agents, we found their lack of service and general apathy towards helping us to sell our house extremely frustrating.

We approached Dan and Verity who from the outset were friendly, helpful and professional..

...and what's more the house was sold within weeks. We certainly will be using them when we move again

Mr P Ruse – Sutton Coldfield

Downes & Daughters were very efficient and sold my Mum’s house in three weeks for the asking price

Mr P W Horrobin - Cannock

I found Daniel from Downes & Daughters very prompt on the ball and quick to act i.e. on the Net and board up within 48 hours. We have sold the house quickly and had good response from about a seventy five mile radius. A buyer was found within three weeks...

Full marks to them!

Church Secretary - Wade Street Church, Lichfield

I have to say that the service and personal attention we received far exceeded the personal experiences I have had with other Estate Agents across the country when I have moved home.

The service was personal, efficient and prompt. The property sold within three days of going on the market. Unfortunately the purchaser then had a change of heart and withdrew, but upon reactivating the offer for sale, we sold the property again, within a day!

With such efficiency and service, we are convinced we would use them again!