One of the longest established property search agency in the UK, Stacks Property Search, has kicked off a major London recruitment drive; the firm is looking for decent buying agents to run satellite operations in “further flung” areas of the capital.
It’s mainly a franchise deal, with Stacks HQ providing marketing support, contacts and know-how. The company’s London Managing Director, Sara Ransom, is running the show. Ransom worked at estate agencies Hamptons International and Douglas & Gordon before joining Phil Spencer’s buying outfit Garrington for a year in 2008-9. She’s been at Stacks since 2009.
James Greenwood, managing director of Stacks Property Search: “London clients have, historically, been managed from a single London office. But increasingly, clients are asking us for help finding property in further flung areas of the capital. Our strategy for providing them with the best possible service is to open a network of satellite offices across the capital.
“This works for us well in the country; our business model is a head office that looks after administration, including marketing and training; and a network of locally based regional directors who have very specialised local knowledge. Some of the regional offices are run on a franchise basis; others are managed by head office with locally based associate directors at the helm. All are supported by a well-established support network between head office and individual regions.
“We are now offering business opportunities for property search experts in the capital. We are interested in speaking to self-motivated professionals who would like the autonomy to effectively run their own business, but with back-up, administrative help, marketing support, and general assistance from an efficient central office.
“There’s a huge business advantage for regional directors. The Stacks brand carries a massive amount of weight, goodwill and trust, while the combined expertise of the group is immense, with some heavy-weight well-known and established names who lend authority not to mention professional guidance.
“Operating techniques are tried and tested and are in place to be rolled out in new locations. And new directors can take advantage of the numerous business relationships that exist.”
Sara Ransom, Managing Director of Stacks Property Search London: “This is an exciting time for Stacks London. The opportunities for expansion are immense. We are currently receiving enquiries from all over the capital; having experts in different areas on the team will allow us to offer a much more extensive service.
“Our clients come from all over the world, looking for properties ranging from large family houses in Wimbledon, pied a terres in central London, investments in the City and Shad Thames, and properties for children in Clapham and Fulham. It’s an exciting, varied and challenging job with every purchase being a new journey. So far we have enjoyed a 100% success rate with client satisfaction; I see no reason why we have to make any compromises.”
Potential regional directors should contact Sara Ransom on 020 7458 4155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org