Humberts is launching a dedicated nationwide Waterfront and Coastal department.
The agency, which is now franchising in a bid to expand outside of its traditional south of England territory, says the new division “will provide a one stop shop for those looking to purchase or sell properties overlooking or close to rivers, lakes, estuaries and in coastal locations.”
Michael Cornish is to take a new role as Head of Waterfront and Coastal.
“Over the past year alone we’ve experienced a 25 per cent increase in demand for waterfront homes. Downsizers and retirees make up a large proportion of our buyers. They tend to be releasing cash from larger homes for a change for lifestyle but are willing to pay a premium for the benefits that a property close to water can bring” he says.