Purplebricks has this morning announced a drive to recruit “hundreds” of new Local Property Experts” in a bid to become what it calls “the biggest estate agent in the UK.
Michael Bruce - the Purplebricks founder now described as Global Chief Executive Officer - says: “Our quest for more talented Local Property Experts is a direct result of overwhelming customer demand. People now have a great alternative to the traditional estate agent – one that will save them loads of commisery and give them a brilliant service.”
The announcement from the hybrid agency claims that LPEs “are experienced professionals who cover dedicated, local postcode areas and tend to earn significantly more than they did when an estate agent on the high street.”
Yesterday we reported that one analysis of recent figures from the agency suggest LPEs earn around £42,000 per year on average.
“They typically have five years’ estate agency experience and many of them are former valuation managers, branch managers or area managers with high street agents” claims this morning’s Purplebricks announcement.
Bruce adds in the statement: “Customers love our passion for service and our willingness to go the extra mile. We want to work with people who focus on people, not just property.
“In return, we offer our Local Property Experts the support and flexibility to grow a successful business, the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work and the opportunity to join an exciting global business that is transforming an industry.”