Boomin has signed 26-branch independent North East estate agency Pattison to its platform, the first time that it has gone public about a major client sign-up for some time.
The portal says it signed up 600 agents in May and that it now has 6,300 agents on its platform which, it has been claimed, is a faster agent sign-up rate than rival OTM.
Pattinson, which has been a Negotiator Awards winner in the past, has some 200 staff including a head office team at its Tyneside HQ. It already lists with both Zoopla and Rightmove.
It was established by founder Keith Pattinson in 1977 and remains an independent estate agency still run by the Pattinson family.
“Like many agents up and down the country we have been lucky to have experienced some excellent results over the last 18 months with over 100 properties even sold in full lockdown last April,” says Caroline Pattinson, Managing Director of Pattinson (pictured).
“But September is fast approaching, and we need to start our planning now for the market after the ending of the stamp duty holiday.
“We have watched the progress of Boomin over the last few months and feel confident that the time is now right for us to join.
“I’ve heard positive feedback from other agents who are already using the platform.
“They are different and the opportunities for new income streams is certainly of interest. We are looking forward to working with the team and making the most of the new features that only Boomin offers.”
Boomin co-founder Michael Bruce says: “Agents are finding that Boomin is not just a ‘classified advertiser’ and that our DNA is very different.”