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

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. Since then we continue to grow from strength to strength concentrating on selling homes and focusing on developing new marketing tools to enhance our service through Rightmove and most recently with ‘Devon Live’ a new local website for news and property. 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.

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. 10 years on, John and Lyn are in agreement that service is paramount and value our clients highly. “We are advocates for providing an excellent service to both seller and buyer, updating them at all stages of their sale and purchase. This is proven by our No 1 status out of 122 agents on Zoopla ( figures provided by ZPG) for keeping sales and chains together”. Lyn is also 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 13 year old daughter, Darcey, who has already performed in a number of pantomimes and dance shows, locally.

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 monitors all of our sales and chains and her excellent ability to provide customer care in this area has resulted in our No 1 status on Zoopla for sale agreed to completion results. 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.

Sharon Jeens - Saturday Negotiator

Sharon is a very experienced sales negotiator with both sales and lettings, benefitting the team greatly. Sharon tends to work on Saturdays but can always be called upon to help the team when needed. Sharon enjoys life to the full and especially loves to walk her dog, Flo and  meet up with her numerous friends for a coffee, another of her passions.

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 enjoys travelling around the country with his partner, Laura in his trusted customised Ford Transit, pitching up and enjoying the beautiful views and sunsets.