TWO property experts from Weston-super-Mare have set up an online lettings and estate agency after leaving their firm and deciding to go it alone.
Click-Let-Sell was launched last month by Samantha Higgins and Kerri Magor from offices in Rivergate in Temple Quarter.
The company offers landlords and homeowners one-off, everything-in fees to sell or let their properties, promising substantial savings to landlords and homeowners.
The pair decided to leave their jobs and launch their own business after deciding they could provide better service while still saving their customers’ money.
They both left the same lettings agency in North Somerset, where Samantha, 31, had been working for two years and Kerri, 37, had been for six years.
Samantha said: “I had been working for the previous agency for six years and it got to the point where there were no more opportunities for progression. I went on maternity leave and having discussed starting up a business together we decided it would be a good time.”
Kerri is currently undertaking her Level 3 technical award in sale of residential property and is looking forward to registering with the NAEA in the near future.
Click-Let-Sell is registered with the property ombudsman, the ICO, the trading standards institute and the Federation of Small Business.
Samantha said: “Without a shop front, fancy cars or glossy brochures our overheads are much lower so we are able to pass that saving onto our customers, without compromising on service. There are a range of packages but someone will come out and take photos of the property and write up the sales particulars. The only difference is the landlords and home- owners do their own viewings.”
The two businesswomen started Click-Let-Sell with support from a Government-backed Start Up Loan through the regional delivery partner SWIG Start Ups, as well as business advice from North Somerset Enterprise Agency. Alongside the estate agency service, the pair will also offer a range of financial services including mortgage and insurance, as well as offering competitive prices for conveyancing for vendors and purchasers. The business has started off in Bristol but the two owners have ambitious plans for growth and are already planning to take the service nationwide in the future.
Samantha said: “It’s lovely to be our own bosses. It’s also great to know we are saving people money with every let or sell.”
The original article appeared in the Bristol Post.
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