OnTheMarket has this morning announced that it’s signed up the north east of England regional agency Pattinson, which has 27 branches and works in partnership with others across the UK as Pattinson Auctions.
“We are proud to be an independent family run business and we always aim to do what we believe is in the best interests of our clients and providing maximum exposure for their properties is essential” says managing director Caroline Pattinson.
“The fact that the portal is agent-backed also attracts us; the property market moves best when agents co-operate to help chains progress. We have had great success working with other estate agents in auctions and working with an agent backed portal makes complete sense to us” she continues.
Earlier this week OTM announced that two agency brands operated by Nick Dunning Associates, a company led by former Countrywide employees, had also started listing on the portal.
Townends, covering parts of London and the Home Counties, and Stirling Ackroyd, covering parts of London, have 28 branches between them.
OnTheMarket announced last month that 10,500 agency offices were in contract with the portal, which it believes represents approximately 57 per cent of the country’s total of residential agency branches.
“As a fiercely independent firm with a strong customer service ethos, Pattinson has achieved an enviable market share and reputation in the North East and the firm will undoubtedly strengthen our position in the area with its property listings and positive support for our proposition” says Ian Springett, OTM’s chief executive officer.