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Former holiday firm boss opens ‘first of its kind’ estate agency

Hetti Simpon has qualified as an estate agent and opened what she claims is the first estate agency of its kind in the UK.

Nigel Lewis

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A former holiday company owner has launched an estate agency specialising in properties for sale with investment potential as second homes.

Hetti Simpson, who is best known as the founder of 300-property holiday cottage company Norfolk Hideaways which she and husband George sold over a year ago, has established what she claims is a unique estate agency that ‘fills a gap’ in the UK property market.

After a year spent in France the family returned to the UK and Hetti has now qualified as an estate agent and established Big Skies Estates based in Holkham, Norfolk.

“Big Skies will fill what has been, until now, a gap in the housing and holiday lettings market and my previous experience puts us in an ideal position to be able to provide unique knowledge and insight to both sellers and buyers,” she told local media.

“It’s going to be a challenge, but it was always at the back of my mind to create a different kind of estate agency.”

Big Skies Estates is unusual because it lists on Zoopla, Rightmove and OTM offering house hunters a guide to potential local holiday home annual rental income for each property as well as details of likely occupancy.

For example, a three-bedroom property it lists on Zoopla for £275,00 comes with a predicted annual income of £20,674.

“Admittedly some might say launching a business against a backdrop of Brexit is utterly bonkers, but I strongly believe that there is a real need for the service we offer,” she says.

May 8, 2019

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