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Dry January

It’s the start of the New Year and normally the property market picks up at this time with transaction levels increasing as we move into spring. This year the trend may turn out to be a little different, as a result of Brexit and the rise in Stamp Duty in 2016.

Written by Gina Piper

It’s the start of the New Year and normally the property market picks up at this time with transaction levels increasing as we move into spring. This year the trend may turn out to be a little different, as a result of Brexit and the rise in Stamp Duty in 2016.

Winkworth has seen a surge in independent agencies going up for sale over the last few months, and the corporates are on a buying spree. Independent agencies see the complications they could face in an ever saturated and competitive market; whether it be lack of capital to invest in marketing and advertising, difficulties recruiting top candidates and losing them to the national agents, or simply trying to keep up with the ever more important digital platforms.

Winkworth is a family run business and has been since 1835. We understand the pressures and strains of starting, running and growing a business and can relate to independent agencies across the UK.

Here at Winkworth, we don’t want to buy you out. We empathise with the hard work that you have put into your agency and are here to help you grow and compete against the increasingly evident corporate names you see on the high street. Your local knowledge of your area, combined with the Winkworth brand above the door could see your business grow, and competition become less so against other brand names.

Don’t let January be a dry one.

Get in touch with the New Franchising team at Winkworth today for an off the record discussion about how we could work together.

James Campbell | Gina Piper
newbusiness@winkworth.com
0207 355 0200

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