Winkworth has expanded its presence on the Surrey/Berkshire border with the opening of a new Bagshot office to capitalise on people looking to move out of London.
This reflects Winkworth’s strategy to identify talented franchisees to support its plans for growth in outer London and key commuter locations in the Home Counties.
Dominic Agace, Chief Executive, Winkworth, with 100 offices nationwide, including 60 in London, said: “This latest expansion is an excellent addition to our network and reflects our programme of planned growth.
“We are seeing a lot of movement by buyers within London and also those seeking places within commuting distance, in response to changing working patterns and a natural desire for more space for growing families.”
He added: “We are keen to talk to independent agents or those looking to launch their own businesses in these areas.”
The new office will be run by Anthony Blackstone, and will be his second franchise for Winkworth, following on from the opening of the Sunningdale office in 2018.
Winkworth Bagshot is in a prime high street position in the Surrey Heath village, covering Bagshot, Windlesham, Chobham, Lightwater and parts of Camberley, linking to Winkworth Sunningdale, which extends to Virginia Water, Ascot, Windsor and Egham.
Anthony, who lives in Bagshot, and was with Knight Frank and Featherstone Leigh before launching his own business with the Sunningdale franchise, said: “Opening in Bagshot is a natural progression to join up the Winkworth presence in this area.
“We will be covering the mid to prime market, from £400,000 to £6m and beyond. We are seeing lots of buyers moving out of London in search of more space and larger gardens. Bagshot offers good value and has excellent schools and good commuter connections. I love the area and believe there are lots of opportunities in this region and have plans for further expansion.”
This new office opening for Winkworth strengthens its presence in the London, Surrey, Berkshire corridor, where its Reading office extended its operations earlier this year with the acquisition of a local lettings agency.
This is the second new office for Winkworth this year, following on from the opening of its Long Melford office in Suffolk.
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