Hybrid Estate Agency
Love them or hate them, the traditional high street estate agent may have a new internet rival in Leicestershire, but don’t call them an online-only agency.
Harrison Thorn Ltd is the modern estate & lettings agency and co-director John Harrison explains why they are more of a hybrid agency than an online estate agent.
“When we started out last year we wanted to offer online prices but providing the full spectrum of professional, local, estate services. Customers can pay through the roof to sell or let their property with some high-street agents or they can use an online service but may have to become the salesperson to do so.”
“We knew that this is not a viable business as people still want the human interaction and a local expert to do all the leg work.”
“Putting what is likely to be you biggest asset with an online-only website could be a step too far for many.”
Instead, John and Debbie, who is the other co-director of the company, believe that a fixed fee hybrid agency offers better value for clients looking to sell or let their property.
Harrison Thorn offers to list properties for £528 (including VAT) and will provide a pick and mix style menu of options for clients to choose from, as well as postings on Zoopla, Primelocation and street advertising on their display boards situated in prominent locations within the local community.
Harrison Thorn Ltd operates a centralised office in Coalville and exclusively cover the regions of North West Leicestershire, Charnwood and South Derbyshire.
Their most popular option for £960 (including VAT) includes just about everything you will need to sell, starting with the market appraisal through to handing the keys to your buyer on completion of the sale.
Debbie was keen to create something different, “We don’t want to be like an old fashioned agency. The estate agency world is changing and it is the customer who is re-shaping the landscape. I think you will see more agents morph toward our style of business in the future. After all one of the most important things for our customer is transparency.
Harrison Thorn Ltd aim to listen to their clients and deliver the service they want from a modern estate agency.