Douglas & Gordon has launched a new “hybrid-style” operation in Streatham, as the firm pushes its boundaries further out into south-west London. The business is planning to roll out this estate agency model to more locations over the next couple of years.
“Dedicated property brokers will work remotely” says bumf, handling deals from valuation to completion and making themselves available seven days a week “at times convenient to their clients,” with support from D&G’s network of 15 traditional offices.
Enna-Mae Assiter – a former Associate Director at Marsh & Parsons (where she launched the Camden sales outpost in 2014) – and Charlie Mitchell – formerly Sales Manager at D&G’s Battersea Park branch – are the first of the brokers; they’ve racked up 25 years of industry experience between them so far.
Douglas & Gordon is backing Streatham for strong growth this year, despite its lack of transport connections, as demand ripples in from neighbouring, more established, prime fringe hotspots Brixton and Dulwich. The firm is doing the normal launch thing of offering commission-free deals to early adopters.
D&G’s Streatham listings are due to go live on 9th February.
James Evans, CEO of Douglas & Gordon: “There are plenty of estate agent’s offices already taking up prime spots on high streets, such as Streatham. We believe that residents would rather these spaces are freed up for local businesses like coffee shops, bars and restaurants or independent shops.”
“Our promise to our customers is that they will get the best possible service and results. This model allows our brokers to give clients that service whenever they need it – be it an evening or a weekend.
“It also means we can attract talent from outside the industry and bring in people who really understand customer service and are skilled at negotiation, but who aren’t interested to work solely within standard office hours.”