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For Sale boards boost Agency business


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Norfolk-based Agency Express, which is the country's biggest player in the estate agency For Sale board market, is expecting to record significant growth as the property market begins to pick up.


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The company, which has its head office and administration centre in East Carleton, between Norwich and Wymondham, is looking to take its business model overseas following rapid expansion in the UK that has seen it gain coverage of nearly 90pc of the country.

Agency Express is the only nationwide player in the market and now has 97 franchises across the UK, including in places as far afield as Cornwall, Wales and Scotland.

“Traditionally, estate agents have sent out their own people to deal with the signs, but they are such an important part of the marketing element that I always thought they needed more attention,” said managing director Steve Watson, who came from an estate agency background before starting the business just over a decade ago.

“A For Sale board is an advertisement for the property and for the estate agent's business 24 hours a day, seven days a year.”

Agency Express has a presence in 87pc of the UK's postcode areas, but Mr Watson said there was potential for further expansion, with room for a total of about 120 franchisees.

He added: “What has happened in a lot of places is that the franchisee has grown to the extent we have had to put another van on the road.

“Between 10pc and 15pc of our franchisees now employ people and have second vans on the road, and two of them have three vans.”

There are, however, some part of the country where it would not be viable to have Agency Express franchises, such as the Scottish Highlands and the middle of Wales, where there aren't enough properties to support the business model.

But Mr Watson is looking to expand the idea overseas.

“A few years ago, we launched in southern Ireland, and there are six franchises out there at the moment,” he said.

“We are currently looking at setting up a master licence in Bulgaria, so taking the idea overseas is what we'll be looking to do.”

Agency Express maintains about 25pc of the UK's estate agency boards, meaning the company has its finger on the pulse when it comes to spotting trends in the property market. In busy periods, the business deals with up to 6,000 boards a day.

“Most of our business is in the residential market and that market has been through a torrid time,” said Mr Watson.

“We were seeing fewer For Sale boards and more and more To Let boards. But that is starting to turn again and the For Sale market is certainly starting to pick up.”

Agency Express - which was previously based in Norwich - recorded turnover in the year to the end of September 2008 of £4m, marginally down on the previous year.

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