A growing hybrid estate agency launched six years ago but given a huge boost by Covid as more agents look to work via a self-employed model says it has been inundated with applications to join its team.
The agency says it is now preparing to expand its territory including new partners in Cornwall, Norfolk, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham & Dudley, Northampton and Cambridge.
Mr & Mrs Clarke claims it will have 20 Partners working throughout the UK by the end of Summer 2021 and 100 by the end of 2022.
The firm currently has operations in six mostly southern counties including Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Gloucestershire and Essex but also in Derbyshire.
Mr and Mrs Clarke co-founder Paul Clarke says this surge of interest from within and outside the property industry has been driven by people having the opportunity to re-examine their lives and decide to ‘take control, leave corporate culture behind and work in ways that are more fulfilling and lucrative.
“Our latest cohort are people who come from an eclectic mix of backgrounds,” he says.
“Clare Towl in Cornwall has joined us from short-term lets firm Unique Homestays, Dan Day in Birmingham used to run a global property advertising agency based in Singapore, Emma Da Silva in Stratford-Upon-Avon has a marketing background in some of the leading hotel groups in the UK amd Alix Brown was a branch manager in Northampton [for Simpsons & Partners].”
Like other self-employed hybrid estate agency firms operating in the upper end of the market, its Partners receive 75% of the commission they charge and receive design and marketing support from the in-house design studio based in Brighton, as well as the operational and admin support based in the Midlands.