Two former high street estate agency directors have teamed up to shake up the Nottingham property market.
Mike Brain, 57, and business partner Ben Brain, 30, who have more than 30 years’ experience in the industry between them, have invested a six figure sum into their new estate agencyispymyhome.com.
Mike said: “Times are changing and thanks to the huge increase in popularity of the internet and progress in technology, having an expensive high street office is no longer required to provide a great estate agency service and secure a top price for your property. This new model of estate agency is growing massively with 25 per cent growth year-on-year for the last five years.
“Since our soft launch in January we have taken on 35 properties and our sellers have been delighted with the results we’ve achieved for them. We’ve secured some fantastic prices with a surprising amount selling for well over the asking price. We know, without a doubt, that our concept works. We both come from one of the most successful agents in Derbyshire and our experience and service is invaluable.”
The pair have taken on eight staff since February for their teams in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. They are currently looking to work with more estate agents in Nottingham, Leicester and would like to hear from people interested in investing in the new venture.
Ben, who started working with his father when he was 17, said: “We know what it takes to sell properties successfully; we are taking what we know really well and putting it into a package with no gimmicks.
“We offer the complete estate agency service, from professionally edited wide-angle photography to accompanied viewings. We’ve received great feedback so far with clients telling us we’re a breath of fresh air. Most of our listings so far have come from recommendations.”
Unlike many estate agencies ispymyhome isn’t limited to nine to five hours.
Ben said: “Most estate agents are closed on aSaturdaywhereas our clients have our personal numbers so can contact at us at any time. Most of our offers are done outside of working hours, catering to people’s lifestyles.”
Mike and Ben own the IP to the software for theispymyhome.comwebsite, which has been two years in the making.
Mike added: “We take all the best bits from high street agents and make the systems and processes more accessible for both buyers and vendors.”
More information can be found atispymyhome.com