Recent data from Home.co.uk found that the independent estate agents in the Move with Us Partner Network were not only gaining market share but also selling properties on average four days faster than their corporate counterparts and 23 days faster than the general market in the last six months of 2012.
Research also demonstrated that the estate agents in the Move with Us Partner Network are outperforming the wider market based on market share. Statistics compared the average market share to those of their corporate competitors and found that their independent partner network estate agents held on average 11.8% market share locally compared to the 8.8%* market share held by corporate agents in the last 12 months.
Simon King, Director at Move with Us, commented that:
There no doubt in our minds that independent estate agents provide the best customer service around. They have often lived locally for many years giving them outstanding local knowledge; it is often their name on the door and their reputation on the line so they naturally provide high levels of customer service. They know that top quality service will mean customers return time and time again and that recommendations to family and friends will bring even more business in the future.
We help them become recognised for the excellent local services they provide which is not only why we created the partner network but one of the key reasons we founded Move with Us. Since we started out over 15 years ago Move with Us has always championed the independent estate agent, providing them with a range of expert, quality outsourced services. We also supply our agents with advertising and marketing material such as our new agency packs to help them compete with corporate owned national groups.
Data sourced from Move with Us and Home.co.uk based on agents current portfolios and time on market.