About Us
Trading Places is an Independent family run Estate and Letting Agents located in Whitley Bay, offering a wealth of experience in all aspects of the property market.

Established since 2007 our business has been built on hard work and commitment to reflect the high standards we expect to deliver to all of our clients, aiming to exceed expectations. We pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service, ensuring that you will be offered the best support and professional advice that is available to suit your needs.

No two client's requirements are the same, which is why we are extremely proud of our truly independent status, which enables us to offer you a specifically tailored marketing approach that is unique to your property, your needs and your budget.

Our inviting and comfortable office provides prospective clients a chance to relax and enjoy the surroundings while embarking on their property journey with Trading Places. With our soothing music, relaxing colours and enticing scents - our clients are welcomed to visit our office which we are proud of.

Above all, we strive to offer that little bit more and 'go that extra mile', offering support every step of the way.


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.

Mrs Viv Hewitt (Landlord)

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.

Sandra Woodmass (tenant)

Excellent service & always with a smile!

Ken Sanvid (vendor & landlord)

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!

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

Natasha Todd (tenant)

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.

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.

Ann Murphy