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Escape to the country

Leave London'! That's the dilemma facing many home movers in this day and age. Samuel Johnston may have stated back in 1777 that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford", however true that may have been over 200 years ago its certainly not the case in 2015. From the vendors perspective, we're able to use that brand name and awareness to attract the London buyer down the train line, with in many cases their stronger buying power. According to the *ONS 252,000 people left London to escape to the country in the ten months leading up to November 2013, a trend that shows no slowing, as 'new' people move into London, the established move further out. And commute. Winkworth has really focused on those prime commuter towns in recent years with the likes of St. Albans, Guildford, Reading, Newbury, Farnham, Petersfield, & Salisbury joining the Winkworth network in the last five years alone. In Farnham's case 42% of his buyers came from outside the area, so re-branding to Winkworth and joining a large established brand gave him access to a wider audience, and in turn a broader brand awareness. Over the coming years we will continue this search for new prime commuter spots to open further offices, either by re-brand or cold start. We are currently looking at opening in the following areas:Sevenoaks, East Grinstead, Haslemere, Woking, Camberley, Wokingham, Tring, Hertford, Epping and Chelmsford, among others. If you already own an independent estate agency in one of these areas, and are looking to take your business to the next level then get in contact today. If you are a senior negotiator or manager of a branch and have local expertise in one of these areas then we also want to hear from you. Now is the time to take advantage of the Londoners 'escape to the country' syndrome. If you're interested in joining Winkworth and owning your own office, please contact James Trimble or Gina Piper on 020 7355 0200 / jtrimble@winkworth.com / gpiper@winkworth.com

Leave London'! That's the dilemma facing many home movers in this day and age.

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Samuel Johnston may have stated back in 1777 that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford", however true that may have been over 200 years ago its certainly not the case in 2015.

From the vendors perspective, we're able to use that brand name and awareness to attract the London buyer down the train line, with in many cases their stronger buying power.


According to the *ONS 252,000 people left London to escape to the country in the ten months leading up to November 2013, a trend that shows no slowing, as 'new' people move into London, the established move further out. And commute.

Winkworth has really focused on those prime commuter towns in recent years with the likes of St. Albans, Guildford, Reading, Newbury, Farnham, Petersfield, & Salisbury joining the Winkworth network in the last five years alone. In Farnham's case 42% of his buyers came from outside the area, so re-branding to Winkworth and joining a large established brand gave him access to a wider audience, and in turn a broader brand awareness.

Over the coming years we will continue this search for new prime commuter spots to open further offices, either by re-brand or cold start. We are currently looking at opening in the following areas:Sevenoaks, East Grinstead, Haslemere, Woking, Camberley, Wokingham, Tring, Hertford, Epping and Chelmsford, among others.

If you already own an independent estate agency in one of these areas, and are looking to take your business to the next level then get in contact today. If you are a senior negotiator or manager of a branch and have local expertise in one of these areas then we also want to hear from you. Now is the time to take advantage of the Londoners 'escape to the country' syndrome.

If you're interested in joining Winkworth and owning your own office, please contact James Trimble or Gina Piper on 020 7355 0200 / jtrimble@winkworth.com / gpiper@winkworth.com

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