The son of an Oscar winner has been named as the latest estate agent working under the easyProperty banner.
Damian Wanstall is hoping to sprinkle some family stardust on his new business venture, after his father Norman won an Oscar for producing the special effects on the James Bond movie Goldfinger.
Wanstall, from Shoeburyness - who has won the personal endorsement of easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou - will be covering the Southend, Westcliff and Leigh-on-Sea areas, and says: “I spent 25 years in the rag trade, working with and supplying the big High Street stores like Primark, Sainsbury’s, Burtons, Matalan and Boohoo, but I had become disillusioned with the decline of the High Street, which has been accelerated by Covid-19, and felt the time was right to make a change.
“When the opportunity arose to join up with a growing business like easyProperty, I jumped at the chance. It really was a no-brainer for me as it is an easily recognisable brand with values that I hold dear.”
Wanstall is the latest easyProperty to come without agency experience. David Brierley, chief executive officer of the agency, says: “Damian is clearly a high-energy addition to the easyProperty ‘family’ and we are delighted to welcome him aboard.
“We now have an even stronger presence in Essex as well as in Berkshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Bolton, Kent, Shropshire, Glasgow, Slough, Teesside, Northumberland, Portsmouth and South Yorkshire.
“We aim to have 130 local partners in place within the first 12 months. They will have two or three territories each with individual territories comprising around 25,000 owner-occupiers.
“Through easyProperty we offer a brand that is both recognisable and trusted as well as technology that helps estate agents to do the job but doesn’t tell them how to do the job. It’s all aimed at allowing our partners all the independence and freedom they need to enable them to grow their businesses.”
Wanstall adds: “I want my customers to feel that I am on their side and to be able to help them every step of the way, at the same time relieving them of as much stress as possible. I want them to feel they can contact me at any time in the full knowledge that I have their best interests at heart.”
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou says: “When considering their next home move, buyers and sellers in Damian’s area of Essex need to be right on top of their neighbourhood property market. I believe that easyProperty offers that combination of local expertise and low-cost professionalism that takes the hassle and expense out of house moving.”