The mystery of Spicerhaart chief Paul Sloan’s departure has been solve after hybrid agency Keller Williams revealed that he has joined its ranks as Operations Director for its in-house lettings platform.
Sloan exited from Spicerhaart last week initially unannounced until employees leaked the move to several trade media sites including The Negotiator.
He will now run KW Move, the agency’s lettings and property management platform which enables its agents to ‘list and let’ but leave the admin and property management largely to tech.
“I’m attracted to the Keller Williams model as I feel it gives great agents the best opportunity and support to build their own businesses and as the industry changes and points toward this model being the way that agents will do business in the future, I feel KW is really well positioned,” says Sloan.
“I also know that lettings adds huge value to an estate agent’s business and given the support to build at scale, it forms an essential counter-cyclical element, providing a regular income to complement their sales commissions.
“KW Move is that service and supports our agents in leveraging their time to develop this important area of their business and I am excited to be part of it.
“I’ve worked with some fantastic people over the last 10 years, and I wouldn’t change that experience – but now it is time for me to move on to a truly progressive organisation where I can really help my colleagues grow and prosper.”
Spicerhaart’s growth plans for its estate agency brands are based on a model similar to Keller Williams’ own structure – with self-employed agents working out of hubs but free to work from home.