The youngsRPS agency now has a fifth branch in the north of England - it’s in Darlington and will cover the Teesside area.
The agency already has offices in Alnwick, Newcastle, Sedgefield and Northallerton, as well as in the Scottish town of Dumfries.
Director Robbie Hutchinson says: “The pandemic has revolutionised the housing market with people choosing to move away from big, overcrowded cities to areas with more space and flexibility.
“When you add into the mix the recent HM Treasury news about relocating around 1,000 civil servant employees to Darlington and the huge regeneration the Teesside area is undergoing, it’s clear to see why the region is brimming with potential.
“Darlington also boasts a strong property market both residentially and commercially. While rural land and property advice is our heritage and a big part of what we do, we are heavily involved in a lot more town and urban work too.
“It’s a great move for us and provides the vehicle to further raise our profile in County Durham and into neighbouring Teesside too.”
The firm says it wants to provide career development opportunities for local people as the business develops.
“Darlington represents a key milestone in our strategic growth plan to establish regional property centres across the North that provide both urban and rural property services covering everything from planning, surveying and development to residential and commercial sales and lettings” says Hutchinson.
“Buoyed by a strong property market, our focus in the next 18 months is to establish our Darlington office, and develop our growing workforce whilst continuing to widen our client base.”