Hybrid estate agency network Love2Move has signed up two-branch Northern Ireland estate agency Pinkertons, which joins 46 other agencies mainly in the North East and North West of England using its service.
Launched three years ago by husband and wife team Mark and Rachel Worrall, Love2Move enables agents to offer vendors a separately branded, fixed price Purplebricks-style hybrid service for £895.
Victoria Pinkerton, Managing Director of Pinkertons Estate Agents, said: “We have always aimed to do things differently at Pinkertons Estate Agents and being part of the Love2Move Network clearly demonstrates that approach.
“Online only transactions are increasingly becoming more popular to certain sectors of the property market, and by introducing a fixed fee online only option allows us meet the needs of those segments.”
Other firms using the hybrid estate agency service include Lancashire agency moving works, Edwards Grounds in Cheshire, White Heather Estates in Ellesmere Port, Houses Etc in Goole, Scoffield Stone in Derby and Home Truths near Chorley.
Love2Move claims to be unique in the world of hybrid agencies because it enables vendors to begin marketing their properties via Love2Move including doing all their own viewings but ‘if it’s not for them’, they can upgrade to the agent’s full-service offering and only pay the difference in fees.
Pinkertons’s two branches cover the Bangor, Newtownards, Comber and Ards Peninsula areas of Northern Ireland. The agency won three accolades at The Negotiator Awards last year including Best Agent in its region and Best Letting Agency in the UK.