Read what our customers think about us...

Jo Wade

"Absolute professionalism from start to finish. Calls returned promptly, updates provided throughout, nothing was too much trouble. Lauren, Chloe and Judith listened to what we wanted, marketed the property swiftly, booked in back to back viewings and sold our home within 24 hours. Helped with contacts for removals, glaziers, builders, you name it, they helped. Even gave tips on how to cook our Xmas turkey in the Aga! Cannot recommend enough - the team are simply amazing!"

T Feeney

"Well run, professional staff!"

Mike Halls

"Trading Places managed our property rental in West Monkseaton for some years until we sold it. They were a complete breath of fresh air compared to previous management companies we had used. Would highly recommend."

Jamie Everden (vendor)

"An excellent service provided throughout the sale of my property. Lauren and the team at Trading Places were professional throughout and secured a quick sale and were in constant communication throughout. Lauren was extremely responsive and she ensured a smooth transaction for all involved. Would recommend as the estate agent to use if you are thinking of selling your property."

Ryan Swiers

"Really great service from all the team at Trading Places from start to finish. They helped me with my property search and unlike some other agents were never pushy. Once I found the right place they kept me up to date throughout the whole process. The staff were always friendly and responsive and I would certainly recommend them."

Emily Wendt

"Fantastic estate agent would highly recommend! Kept us updated throughout our whole process. All the team were lovely and really helpful. Lovely little moving in gift which put a smile on our faces. Thank you"

Karyn Robson (vendor)

"Great experience selling our late fathers house. Kept up to date throughout process. Great conduit between us and buyer. Attended to most viewings throughout pandemic. Job well done thankyou"

Lakhvir Singh Gill

"Being in the property business I deal with a lot of estate agents and without a doubt I would say Trading Places in Whitley Bay have been one of the best estate agents I have dealt with. Tracey who handled my purchase, from start to finish was kind , helpful and very professional. Her knowledge of the real estate business was exceptional. I would definitely recommend Trading Places to anyone."

Tori Wharton

"Could not ask for a better service. I have been with Trading Places for 5 Years now & nothing is ever a problem. The team found me my perfect home & always quickly clear up any little minor issues with the property. Lauren is just amazing at what she does & im very grateful for all of her professional help."

Megan Hall

"I don't know where to start with this company. We have so many thanks to give them. This wonderful company and team helped me and my family find our dream house and nothing is to much trouble. They are on the other end of the phone with anything we need. The owners of the house work closely with trading places in making sure everything is done to a high safe standard in regards to our home. We plan on staying here and our forever home but if we did plan on moving on trading places would be our first port of call for any property!"

Ceri Tallett

"I can honestly say that every dealing I have had with Lauren and her team has been a joy. No request, query or job is too small and is done super fast, super smiley and super well. My tenancy has been smooth and effortless since the start and I would wholeheartedly recommend renting, buying or selling with the jewel in the Whitley Bay property agent crown."

Kelly Robson

"Trading places were a delight to work with from start to finish. The sale of my house was quick and efficient and the staff were very thorough and professional throughout. I have since recommended them to family members and friends who have all had an excellent experience."

Jason Blenkiron (tenant)

"Wonderful service from the team...very professional and friendly. Felt well looked after throughout the renting process"

Ann Murphy

"Initially, we approached Trading Places about selling our mother's property, at a sensitive time for the family, because we knew the staff had a valuable wealth of experience in handling estate upon which to draw and indeed proved to be the case. From the initial stages of viewing the property and discussing our needs with a caring agent, to considering our opportunities for selling, then ultimatelt completing, we were kept informed of developments throughout and at every stage. The whole experience was handled with the utmost discretion and sensitivity between the parties, ourselves, our buyers, solicitors and surveyors, they delivered a seamless process without undue stress. We would readily and without hesitation recommend Trading Places to anyone looking for a trustworthy company to help them sell a property with care, discretion, without undue stress and good communication with a personal touch."

Paul Dorson -Vendor

"Hello Just a quick note to say how delighted I have been with the service offered from Trading Places regarding the sale of my property. Unlike one other more well-known established coastal agents who made buying a property an awful unnecessary stressful experience, Trading Places always went that extra step to ensure the sale of my property moved swiftly and smoothly. I was in regular contact throughout the process via Email and telephone and I would like to thank Alwyn, Elaine and Bev for being available and to offer their help and years of experience. Moving house is never an easy process but without Trading places making things happen for us, remaining calm and guiding us through we may not have moved into the home we always wanted. I would recommend trading places again, they really did impress me, with their high level of service, friendliness and their ability to get things done and make things happen. Thanks again to Laurens team, and a special thanks to Alwyn, because I honestly think if you had not went that extra mile we wouldn't have got the house."

Natasha Todd (tenant)

"Very helpful, friendly, excellent service & will always go that extra mile for you!"


"Trading Places have proven to be an excellent rental agency for me, offering a friendly & reliable service. I feel they have taken out all the stress & left me with two hassle free rental incomes. I can't recommend Trading Places highly enough!"

Ken Sanvid (vendor & landlord)

"Excellent service & always with a smile!"

Sandra Woodmass (tenant)

"I have a very good relationship with Trading Places. I feel that I am in safe & capable hands. Any issues I have had have been dealt with efficiently & effectively."

Mrs Viv Hewitt (Landlord)

"The friendliest and most helpful estate agency I have ever dealt with. Superb interpersonal skills, Highest professional standards, speedy response time to enquiries and appropriate action taken with invaluable advice. I would highly recommend Trading Places to landlords, vendors, buyers and tenants."