Estate agency giant Spicerhaart is to expand its hybrid-style offering into the lettings market across all of its brands including Haart.
This will see its hybrid-style Partnership programme, which was originally started-up within its property sales business in July last year, extended into the rental market.
The programme was launched with an ambition to have 250 hybrid agents working from home but supported by regional Local Property Centres, initially in West Midlands, Leeds, Brighton, Southampton and the Oxford-Cambridge corridor.
At the same time as the new initiative, Spicerhaart is to begin a strong acquisition effort of lettings agencies, appointing former Countrywide high flyer Sat Basi as its Acting Operations Director of Lettings, supporting Group Managing Director Antony Lark.
Basi (pictured), 51, who has been in the industry for 30 years – half of them with Spicerhaart, says: “I’m overjoyed and see this as a great opportunity for us to move our business to the next level and be the number one agent in the UK for residential lettings and property management.
“We want to be the agent of choice for both landlords and recruits, and one of our key strengths is being able to take the lead and adapt to changes that are taking place in the market, through our sizeable investment in our technology, marketing and our teams.”
Commenting on the dual initiatives, Lark (pictured) says: “We welcome fresh and innovative thinking and we are looking forward to this new chapter in our development.
“Our Partnership programme has really taken off and it therefore makes sense to roll it out into lettings, with our first Lettings Partners set to be appointed.”