Estate Agents in Colne, Burnley & Nelson

Expertly finding your home

We understand that a home is more than just a home and we know that buying and selling is more than just bricks and mortar to our clients.

That’s why at CSB we’re on hand to carefully guide you through every step of the process with our very own online management tracking system, wealth of local knowledge, extensive property expertise and in-house conveyancing and legal services.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a property in Pendle and the surrounding areas get in touch to see how we can help you make your next move.

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Expertly finding your home

Originally an old bank, Clifford Smith & Buchanan (CSB) sits within a prestigious protected high street building location with defining features and a distinguished presence both online and offline.

Established as a solicitor’s office in 1928, CSB expanded its expertise to include estate agency and conveyancing services all under one roof to facilitate ease of accessibility to our in-house resources and a smooth process for all of our clients.

Still standing in its characterful building with charm today CSB estate agency and legal services continues to be proud of its historical stature within the area and fuses its industry prowess with specialist expertise to successfully serve homeowners and buyers within the local area and beyond.

Guiding you through every step

Here at CSB, we are very proud to be a small independent estate agent, which means that we are locally owned and we work for you and not the other way around. We are here to help you with all of your property needs, whether it be buying, selling, valuations or conveyancing services.

We understand that there are many other agents out there, but we are very confident in the knowledge that we have acquired from years of helping people.

We have a team that is committed to helping you get the best deal for your property. We understand that you have chosen to sell your home and that it is very important that you get the best possible price.

Our team will work closely with you and your solicitor to ensure that you are aware of the current market conditions and that we are getting the best possible price for your home.

• CSB was founded in 1928 by Mr Clifford Smith. During the war, Clifford served with great distinction as a squadron leader based in Burma and was mentioned in despatches.

• Ian Buchanan qualified as a solicitor in 1968 at the age of 21 years, one of the youngest solicitors to ever qualify in the country, with a distinction in criminal law.

• Ian’s son, David Buchanan, joined CSB in 2006 as a trainee and was admitted as a solicitor in 2008. On 1st October 2012, David became partner.

• CSB expanded to include estate agency in 1988, complimenting its conveyancing and legal services with professional property personnel. This facilitates ease of accessibility to in-house resources and offers a smooth process for clients.

• CSB was acquired by Guardian solicitors in 2020 and continues to be proud of its historical stature within the area and fuses its industry prowess with specialist expertise to successfully serve homeowners and buyers within the local area and beyond.

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what our clients think about Clifford Smith and Buchanan

“The sale of our property was smoothly and quickly executed it went like clockwork! If all clients have the same experience as we did then there is no room for improvement. Keep up the good work!”

Linda Blackburn

“The team was extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back to them and recommend them to anyone in the future. A big thank you again.”

Margaret Browy

“The sale of our property was smoothly and quickly executed it went like clockwork! If all clients have the same experience as we did then there is no room for improvement. Keep up the good work!”

Linda Blackburn

“Would be happy to use again and highly recommend to others!”

David Witts

“Fiona undoubtedly played a major part in the negotiating on my behalf to buy the property – thank you so much. The rest of the team were excellent too! Very professional, helpful and thorough, a great team and would definitely use them again and recommend to others!”

Irene Smith

“Keep up the excellent service. Would certainly recommend and use them again! Thank you.”

Jim Sutton