Welcome to Hearnes, incorporating Alan Cosgrove Estate Agents

Situated in the picturesque market town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, Alan Cosgrove Estate Agents was acquired in September 2013 by Hearnes Estate Agents upon the retirement of the principal, Alan Cosgrove.

Established in 1996 by a husband and wife team, Lyndon and Lynda Le Boutillier, Hearnes has now become one of the most respected and successful estate agencies in Dorset and Hampshire, with market leading offices in the towns within which they operate.

Mark Stylianou joined Hearnes in 2014 as Managing Director of Wimborne Office having known Lyndon for over ten years, working for a well reputed agent in Westbourne during that period.

He was born in Kingston-upon-Thames and moved to Poole at the age of 5. His father is a Greek-Cypriot hence the surname ‘Stylianou’ and he is very close to his family of 3 sisters, 7 nieces/nephews and his parents who all live in the Wimborne and surrounding area. Mark has been happily married for the past 20 years to his wife Ruth and has two daughters, Helana and Nicole. Both girls attend local schools.

He has lived in Wimborne for the past 16 years and enjoys the bustling atmosphere the market town has to offer as well as sampling some of the fine dining restaurants the town now has and its friendly community spirit. Mark has a wealth of experience in agency and has worked in the Poole/Bournemouth area for the past 27 years where he has built up an excellent reputation in customer service and sales which has resulted in a large amount of repeat business over the years.

In his spare time Mark enjoys running, especially around Wimborne and Pamphill. He has achieved two London Marathons with the possibility of taking up the challenge of a third if he has the time in between taking his girls to ballet, swimming and gymnastics.

The company exercises a hard work approach aimed at providing the highest quality of service to its clients and employs staff who have a wealth of knowledge of the local area and many years’ experience in the housing market. Due to the combined experience within the firm, we are able to offer excellent advice for the purchase and sale of residential property.

Right from the start, the Directors set out to change people’s perceptions of estate agents; to prove that friendliness and professionalism can go hand in hand; to be open and straightforward and always ready to help; be responsive and accountable and live up to every promise they make.

In short, to take the usual stresses and strains out of buying and selling, and make the whole process as simple and straightforward as you’ve a right to expect.

All Directors personally, and as a business, buy from and use local companies in almost every instance. Hearnes are proud to be able to give back to their communities by sponsoring many charities, business’ and schools, including; The Ringwood and Ferndown Schools, Ringwood and Ferndown Carnivals, Dorset Cricket Centre at Hurn Bridge, The New Forest Show, The Ellingham Show, Bournemouth Hockey Club, Junior Tennis at The David Lloyd Sports and Leisure Club, The Rotary Club of Ringwood, Broadstone Cricket Club, Greenfield Junior Football Club, Team Max Charity, Salterns Alliss Merlo, British Legion, British Pedal Car Grand Prix and 1st Poulner Scouts.

Lynda and Lyndon were married in 1998 and have since been blessed with the arrival of four children, Jordan, Noah, Samuel and Grace.

As committed Christians, they believe their clients deserve a standard of service which is both ethical and effective. “We always endeavour to understand our clients’ real needs and fulfill them in the way they’ve every right to expect. And we expect them to judge us on how well we achieve these aims.”

Lyndon’s estate agency career began in 1982 for a large corporate estate agency where he progressed throughout the company, becoming Area Manager in the Bournemouth area in 1993, still working for the Hambro Group. After further success as Regional Manager, Lyndon recognised the need to move the business focus to the clients without the restrictions and inflexibility of a corporate agency.

Lynda was educated locally at Talbot Heath School, completed her A levels at Millfield School and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Loughborough University. Her competitive nature has always driven her to succeed, highlighted by 12 years of competition in athletics at national level and twice running the London Marathon! Her time spent at a subsidiary of PepsiCo led her to fully understand the need for service excellence.