Boomin has signed up its first two hybrid estate agencies – easyProperty and OpenHouse – both of which have local representatives across the UK but not branches.
Neither agency publishes details of how many areas it covers, both claim ‘national coverage’.
“The opportunity to use a platform that encourages lifetime relationships with our customers is long overdue and one that we welcome as the next step to satisfying the significant shift in consumer behaviour which will only accelerate over the months and years ahead,” says easyProperty CEO David Brierley.
During a recent webinar hosted by co-founder Michael Bruce, it was revealed that their former hybrid estate agency, Purplebricks, has yet to sign up to Boomin, although discussions are under way.
But apart from easyProperty and OpenHouse, all of the agency’s to go public about signing up to Boomin has been traditional firms.
The other which are latest to join are Millerson in Cornwall and West Devon, Clyde Property in Scotland, Curchods and Burns Webber in Surrey, and Bourne in Hampshire and Surrey.
Others include Location, Location in East London, Boydens in Essex and Suffolk, Roderick Thomas in Somerset and Mark David in the Cotswolds and beyond.
“All agents have a choice to make as we build to launch before the end of 2020,” says Bruce.
“They can choose to stick for the long term with the status quo or they can be at the forefront of their industry and embrace innovation and positive change by signing up to the Boomin portal, with no obligation and free to use throughout 2021.”