A family franchise agency that prides itself on saving costs associated with traditional High Street premises has nonetheless opened a new office - although it's in a business park.
Meyers Estate Agents in Poole, Dorset, has officially opened its new office space on Newfield Business Park.
The volume of transactions of the family franchise run by Alex Hill and his family - plus three other team members - has doubled in the past year and the new office has scope for further expansion.
Hill says: “I spent 20 years working for a national corporate agency as a regional manager before joining Meyers six years ago as a franchise owner. I wanted to step away from the fixed idea of ‘traditional agency life’ and be able to offer a far more tailored and client focused service with the room and flexibility for my own family to grow too.
“I started out with just a laptop and a phone, and we have managed to expand to a much larger operation to suit clients’ needs.”
Mark Meyer, chief executive of the company, says: “Most of our agents work from home and can continue to do so if they choose. However, when they expand to a point where a central meeting area is beneficial, an office hub such as Alex’ makes sense, enabling additional staff to be taken on as they grow. For example: Alex has recently welcomed a new self-employed agent dedicated to the Ferndown area and will potentially look at introducing more new agents in the future.
“As Meyers is not on the high street, overheads are re-invested into better marketing and the presentation of properties which means our agents can achieve faster sales, often for a better price than a traditional agent. Meyers is a new vision of estate agency.”