A branch of EweMove - which operates from a traditional High Street office - claims to have generated £140,000 income in one month: this is the first time any outlet of the franchise has exceeded the £140,000 barrier.
EweMove Basingstoke was set up by Robert Bassett and Mark Holmes who claim to have purchased the franchise “to escape the constraints of traditional estate agency.”
“Despite Mark and I having had successful careers in national estate agency - firstly at Romans and then formally at Countrywide where we were responsible for overseeing a network of over 30 branches - we recognised that the industry was quickly moving towards a very different kind of approach, and we wanted to be part of it” says Bassett.
He claims the agency’s processes “are centred around making it easier for agents to focus on their customers and provide a service that stands out from the rest” and insists that, for example, his team picks up phone calls on Bank Holidays, answers emails on Sundays and organises appointments in the evenings.
EweMove Basingstoke has listed 144 properties in the last six months and claims to have achieved an average of 97.2 per cent of the asking price achieved with a typical sale time of just six weeks.
EweMove is part of The Property Franchise Group which last month claimed EweMove was the country’s fifth largest online agency group based on transactions.
It had 114 franchise territories as at the end of June this year.