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Hatched says Connells cash has helped it double in size

But hybrid says it's still on the hunt for more local property professionals

Nigel Lewis

Online-only estate agency Hatched says it has doubled the size of its size of its headcount including local consultants and head office team since it was acquired by Connells Group in November 2015.

Hatched say it is now on a further recruitment drive and is looking for “ambitious property professionals” to help expand its network of regional offices and consultants.

The company has nine regional or local offices in Leeds, Preston, Guildford, Wigan, Bradford, Nottingham, Maidstone, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Exeter.

It’s the latest development for the ten-year-old agency which operates a network of directly employed consultants who work from home, rather than using self-employed agents as Purplebricks does, and claims to have been the first hybrid agency to have targeted former high street agents to join its team since it first began recruiting in 2010.

Adam DAy Hatched

“It’s an exciting time to join our business as we continue to build on the successes of previous years, with the immense support of Connells Group that we have had throughout 2016,” says Adam Day (pictured), who started the company after eight years after working at Hertfordshire agency Country Properties, where he was branch manager.

“This is an opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals to have true ownership over their ‘patch’ but on an employed basis, with a basic salary and in a framework of a well-established company, enjoying all the benefits it brings like excellent training and rewards.”

At the time of the acquisition, Connells said it had acquired Hatched to expand its presence into towns and cities where it didn’t have a high street presence.

Hatched currently has an 18-strong head office sales and lettings team, three support staff and 14 regional consultants.

December 9, 2016

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