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Agency abandons online-only strategy by opening High St office

An estate agency in the south of England has abandoned its online-only strategy and has decided to open a physical office in a local High Street.

Open House Brighton Coast, which has been operating for five years, has stepped out of the virtual world because of what it calls “growing demand and ongoing success.”

Owner Neil Standing says: “Demand from both buyers and sellers is strong and we’re seeing properties sell faster and close to or above asking price. Given the challenging world we’re living in, it’s great to see our industry thriving and we felt the time was right to make the local investment in Peacehaven with our new office serving Brighton, Saltdean, Peacehaven and Newhaven.” 

Co-founder Stuart Foster adds: “In November we’re launching a 360 degrees ‘virtual tour’ service for vendors, making it easier for potential buyers to ‘walk through’ properties before a Covid-19 safe viewing of the properties they’re interested in making an offer on.”

The local council has welcomed the move to open a physical office with a statement saying: “Peacehaven Town Council’s priority is supporting the local community. This new venture will enhance the interaction that Open House is offering their clients. 

“We continue to support our local businesses during these unpredictable times and wish Neil and Stuart the very best of luck with this enhanced service.”


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