About Us

When it comes to moving home you need to be able to rely on a professional organisation with friendly, enthusiastic and experienced staff dedicated to the highest professional standards of client care.

Burgoynes, an independent Estate Agency, offers a unique and personal service to discerning vendors and purchasers seeking to sell or buy quality homes throughout Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Our hallmark quality is a total commitment to the highest standards of professional integrity and client care. By combining the best practices of traditional estate agency with comprehensive internet coverage, each client receives a bespoke service carefully tailored to suit individual needs.

Our particular approach to the meticulous preparation and production of property details, the platform upon which successful marketing of property is launched, sets us apart from others and considerably enhances the opportunities for our clients to sell their homes.

Meet our Team

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John Burgoyne - Partner

John has been an estate agent for all of his 30 year career. Having worked within the corporate side of the business for many years, he decided to start his own independent estate agency and provide an exceptional customer service to clients and applicants alike.

In 2009, Burgoynes won the coveted award of ‘Estate Agent of The Year, South West Region’ voted for by our clients, both sellers and buyers. This was a very proud moment for the company and cemented our position as a ‘client focused’ estate agent in Exeter.

‘We continue to grow from strength to strength concentrating on selling homes and focusing on developing new marketing tools to enhance our service such as video feedback on all viewings being sent immediately to all our sellers after every appointment – and our clients love it!’ says John.

John’s two loves of his life are his family and his singing, if it be performing at the Northcott Theatre and Barnfield Theatre in musicals or as a soloist for local male voice choirs.

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Lyn Burgoyne - Partner

Having worked for nearly 24 years in the police service, Lyn decided in 2007 to join the family company and has never looked back. With managerial and communication skills gained from her previous employment, she has developed new abilities in marketing. ‘Service has been paramount throughout my career and even more so with Burgoynes. We value our clients highly’. She has been instrumental in producing the company’s new website recently and promoting Burgoynes through social media.

Lyn is a well known performer and director of musicals and pantomimes in the Exeter and East Devon area and her love of the theatre has now rubbed off on John and Lyn’s 11 year old daughter, Darcey, who has already performed in a number of pantomimes and dance shows, locally.

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Kressida Woolacott - Office Manager and PA to John Burgoyne

Kressida has developed her skills of customer communication and office management over many years of employment, mainly with a local airline. As the office manager and John’s PA she is key for keeping continuity both within the office and to our clients. Her role is primarily office based, meaning she can quickly and efficiently respond to any needs relating to the day to day running of the office and ensure excellent lines of communications are upheld between the office and clients at all times. Kressida was born in Exeter and has lived there ever since giving her a sound local knowledge. On her rare days off she likes to spend time with her 2 boys and loves live music and boxing (watching not participating)!


Sarah Hallsworth - Senior Sales Negotiator

Sarah has a wealth of estate agency experience having worked for a corporate estate agents for 8 years. Since leaving her previous employment she is delighted to have teamed up with Burgoynes and work for an independent family run company with high levels of client care and quality of service. Sarah has excellent local knowledge and takes pride in her ability to progress sales and work closely with local independent financial advisors to offer mortgage advice when needed. Sarah lives in Bradninch and very much enjoys having the best of both worlds, a country lifestyle and a work life within the city of Exeter. Her dream, is to one day, be able to afford a larger version of her current cottage.


Sharon Jeens - Saturday Negotiator

Sharon is a very experienced sale negotiator with both sales and lettings, benefitting the team greatly.

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Dave Huxtable - Sales Negotiator

Dave has recently joined Burgoynes as a sales negotiator bringing his eclectic knowledge to the team. With a keen interest in renovating properties locally, he has a great eye for details and has developed a number of houses himself. He enjoys every aspect of his current position especially when he is conducting viewings and liaising with clients. Living in St Leonards he appreciates the convenience of being so close to the city centre but also can be often be found walking the wilds of Dartmoor with his Cocker Spaniel, Dutchy.