Brexit and the summer may be creating a faltering housing market in places but two agencies are defying any gloom by opening new branches.
In Bolton, Miller Metcalfe will be staging a party to launch its new Horwich branch on August 6 - a date coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the company.
The company says it has seen dramatic growth since 2010, employing over 120 staff and now being recognised as one of the largest independent agents in the north west. Its other branches are in Bolton, Westhoughton, Farnworth and Harwood.
There are also plans for further branches to be established in the coming years.
Meanwhile in Bristol the city’s Lord Mayor, councillor Jeff Lovell, has opened the Bishopston branch of the Besley Hill agency.
The new franchisees are Joshua Offer and Danny Dean - both still in their 20s.
“We’ve dealt with everything from room lets to new build apartments to million pound properties so there’s not much we haven’t been involved with in the property world” says Offer.
Besley Hill Bishopston is one of a group of 15 offices that have been trading in this group throughout Bristol, Gloucestershire and south Gloucestershire since the 1970s offering sales, lettings, mortgages, financial services, auction and conveyancing.