Why 184 new offices have joined the partner network

31 March 2014

 

Simon King, Partner Network Director at Move with Us, talks about the rapid growth of the network and why estate agency is trending:
The partner network remains the UK’s largest network of independent estate agents, with almost twice as many offices as the nearest competitor. During the past year, 184 new estate agent offices have joined the partner network. Since January alone 51 offices have partnered with us including: 
• Clyde Properties – Scotland • Butters John Bee – Staffordshire 
• Urban & Rural – Bedfordshire 
• Hannells – Derbyshire 
• Thomas Merryfield - Oxfordshire 
There’s been strong recovery in the residential sales market this year. In some instances property prices are exceeding levels reached during their peak. However, overall transaction numbers are likely to remain below peak levels. Instruction levels are below demand, particularly for the ever popular three bedroom semi-detached home. 
For many partner agents, the challenge this year is keeping market share whilst winning additional instructions from competitors. To help with this, we promoted the partner network via the media to over 12 million consumers in February alone.
Partner agents understand the importance of delivering excellent customer service and raising brand awareness. In the next few months we will be launching a brand new marketing system to help our partners promote these messages to local home movers. 
Our aim is to grow the partner network to 1,400 offices with further leading independent agency brands joining. Each office benefits from accreditation to the UK’s largest network of handpicked, quality assured independent agents. Also, our marketing services help partner offices to differentiate themselves from their competitors, positioning them as the local expert, the best person to instruct on a sale.

 



Simon King, Partner Network Director at Move with Us, talks about the rapid growth of the network and why estate agency is trending:


The partner network remains the UK’s largest network of independent estate agents, with almost twice as many offices as the nearest competitor. During the past year, 184 new estate agent offices have joined the partner network. Since January alone 51 offices have partnered with us including:

• Clyde Properties – Scotland 

• Butters John Bee – Staffordshire 

• Urban & Rural – Bedfordshire 

• Hannells – Derbyshire 

• Thomas Merryfield - Oxfordshire

There’s been strong recovery in the residential sales market this year. In some instances property prices are exceeding levels reached during their peak. However, overall transaction numbers are likely to remain below peak levels. Instruction levels are below demand, particularly for the ever popular three bedroom semi-detached home.

For many partner agents, the challenge this year is keeping market share whilst winning additional instructions from competitors. To help with this, we promoted the partner network via the media to over 12 million consumers in February alone.

Partner agents understand the importance of delivering excellent customer service and raising brand awareness. In the next few months we will be launching a brand new marketing system to help our partners promote these messages to local home movers.

Our aim is to grow the partner network to 1,400 offices with further leading independent agency brands joining. Each office benefits from accreditation to the UK’s largest network of handpicked, quality assured independent agents. Also, our marketing services help partner offices to differentiate themselves from their competitors, positioning them as the local expert, the best person to instruct on a sale.

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