Hunters, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has continued its rapid growth by launching three new offices in the Lincolnshire area. The new branches, which previously traded under Drewery & Wheeldon Estate Agents, will be located in Bawtry, Gainsborough and Retford and will each have a prime high street location.
Drewery & Wheeldon Estate Agents, first established 137 years ago, will join the Hunters network from today (13th June 2016). The offices will be staffed by the current team but will have access to significantly enhanced marketing opportunities to provide improved services for vendors, landlords and tenants.
David Jackson, Owner and Managing Director of Drewery & Wheeldon Estate Agents said “Adopting the Hunters franchise model will greatly enhance our online presence, allow easier access to property information and provide the resources for our terrific team to deliver an even better service than we already do and are known for. By working closely with our nearby Hunters offices in Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Woodhall Spa, we’ll be able to cover more ground whilst also having direct access to expertise across the country from the 170 branch network. By expanding our offering under the Hunters umbrella, we really offer more than any other agent in our area, including residential and commercial sales, lettings and property management, auction sales and luxury properties under the ‘Hunters Exclusive’ branding.”
Having opened its first branch 23 years ago in York, Hunters is rapidly becoming one of the major players on the national property scene and estate agency franchising, with over 170 branches now nationwide. The Group, which floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2015, recently announced a successful trading update, confirming excellent pace of roll-out and a strong pipeline for opening new branches throughout 2016.
Glynis Frew, Managing Director of Hunters Property Plc, said: “We are delighted to welcome David and his teams at Drewery & Wheeldon and are pleased to be strengthening our presence in this thriving part of the country. When looking for new franchise opportunities we consider where the market is strong and whether the potential franchise partner would be a good fit for us as a company. Our continued growth shows the strength of the Hunters franchise proposition and this three branch cluster is an excellent addition to our already flourishing network. We look forward to working with them.”