A housing association has launched an ‘ethical’ sales and lettings agency.
Two Rivers Housing Group, based in Gloucestershire, has launched TwoCan, an agency which will operate as a ‘profit for purpose’ business, directly supporting the housing association.
The organisation says its venture into estate agency will take a ‘unique and ethical’ approach to make it ‘stand out from the competition’.
The agency will not have a high street presence, with its team based in Two Rivers’ office in Newent serving the areas of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
TwoCan will also be committed to green working practices, something it says it will achieve through not having a presence on the high street and by using low emissions vehicles.
The agency has recruited a team of senior negotiators with over 70 years’ estate agency experience.
The primary purpose of the new business is to generate fresh sources of income to replace reduced government funds, according to Two Rivers.
“Our clients can trust they will receive a professional service, delivered with honesty and integrity, whilst supporting a well-established charity,” says Gerry McFall, managing director of TwoCan.
Simon Cawley, manager of the new agency, adds: “We have a team with an excellent track-record, a bright, fresh and distinctive image, strong professional values and an opportunity to do things well, but differently.”
TwoCan, which calls itself ‘Gloucestershire’s newest estate agency’, launched this week and the vendors and landlords of its first 20 properties for sale or let will benefit from a ‘no fees’ introductory offer.
As of yesterday, the firm had four properties listed for sale on Rightmove and no properties listed for rent.
TwoCan is not the first agency to describe itself as ‘ethical’. Last July a London agent named Brickworks launched, offering fixed fees and pledging no individual commissions for negotiators.