Winkworth says its branch network is about to go past the 100-mark when it opens three new offices during the opening months of this year.
This is on top of seven new branches opened last year including colds starts in Cheltenham (pictured, right), Sunningdale and Surbiton in London, three existing agencies converting to the Winkworth brand in Kingsbury (in London) and Dartmouth and Torbay in Devon plus an extra branch for an existing franchisee in Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire.
The company also says it has seen an unusually busy period of new enquiries coming in about franchising opportunities – up by 26% year-on-year during 2017.
Winkworth’s current expansive activity is down to, in part, the re-hiring of former franchisee Michael Stoop in July who, after 25 years spent away from the firm working for several franchising giants including Martin & Co, is now working for Winkworth as a consultant.
“Following the success of last year, we’re putting more emphasis on our expansion over the course of 2018 to ensure we have a strong network of offices supported by some of the most skilled people in the industry,” says Winkworth CEO Dominic Agace (pictured, left).
“We’re always on the lookout for experienced property professionals who want to take the next step in their career and open their own estate agency office, or those with an already successful estate agency looking to futureproof their business.
“As a franchise we offer the best of both worlds, giving the independence you need to run your own estate agency, while providing the support and guidance for your office to be the best it can.”
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Winkworth also won Gold in the Website of the Year category during last year’s Negotiator Awards for its recently-revamped company site.