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John Coleman


John joined GSC Grays as a Director in July 2017 to head up the specialist Farms and Country House Agency department bringing with him a wealth of experience from trading rural property across the North of England and Scotland over the past 34 years.

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John started his career as a graduate rural property surveyor with Young’s Chartered Surveyors before moving to a large Edinburgh based general practice firm specialising in agricultural property, sales and valuations. In 1999, he joined Knight Frank in Edinburgh and became the head of Knight Frank’s Scottish Residential Business in 2002.

In 2011, John moved to Smiths Gore to head up and develop their rural estate agency services across Scotland specialising in the sale of rural properties, land, farms and estates. John became particularly well known for his expertise in the sale of the more unusual property including islands, castles and commercial sporting properties.

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Following the merger of Savills and Smiths Gore in 2015, he relocated to Wooler and has been advising on farm and estate sales and purchases in the borders and across the north of England.

John has moved south with his wife and family and is now based in Teesdale.

John’s work includes:

  • Farm sales and acquisitions
  • Country House sales and acquisitions
  • Sporting Estate sales and acquisitions
  • Rural property valuation
  • Forestry Investment, sales and acquisitions

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Estate Agency

With multiple branches across the North of England, our regional teams have an unrivalled knowledge of the local town and country market together with experience in selling and letting a wide selection of properties from cottages and town houses through to country homes and farms.  Discover how we can help you with your next move.

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Estates, Farms & Land

GSC Grays are specialists in land, farming and property management. Our teams don’t just employ the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in their professional careers, they draw on lifelong experiences and a passion for the sectors that they live and work in.

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