Spicerhaart Part Exchange more than doubles staff following record start to the year
Spicerhaart Part Exchange and Assisted Move (P/X&AM) has more than doubled in size in 2018 after seeing business increase by 24% this year to date, with Q1 2018 being the divisions most successful on record with business rising by 33% year-on-year.
The latest appointment is Mark Welberry, who has joined Spicerhaart P/X&AM as business development manager covering London, Anglia and The South East. He aims to increase referrals from developers, and make Spicerhaart the preferred part-exchange provider.
Welberry said: “The property market has been ‘static’ for over two years in my opinion –even before ‘Brexit’ – so developers need to adapt to this slower market and offer a ‘complete package’ to secure as many new build plot sales as possible.
“If they miss those people who are not in a position to proceed straight away with a reservation, because they don’t have a part exchange or assisted move option, they will potentially be at a disadvantage to those developers who do.
“As a group, Spicerhaart has the scope and support to grow the part exchange part of the business because we have numerous branches throughout England and Wales.
“And, as market leaders, we are able to give developers the peace of mind that we will get the property values right so they can part-exchange stock with confidence.”
Neil Knight, business development director at Spicerhaart P/X&AM, said: “Mark’s appointment is part of our wider growth plans to expand the business into more regions in the UK.
“He has exactly the right skills, knowledge and experience to enable us to successfully develop our offering in the South East.”
Welberry has worked in estate agencies for 24 years and his most recent role was head of sales for London Stone Properties, based on the Royal Arsenal Riverside development Woolwich.
He was there for seven years and in that time successfully made London Stone the ‘go to’ number one agent for the area.
Welberry said he has always aimed to break the typical estate agency mould, and therefore the perception of an estate agent, by being client focused and delivering the best experience in terms of service and advice.
He added: “I have a strong desire to succeed and have experienced the different climates of the property market. Not just the ‘boom’ times but also the ‘gloom’ times, and I know it takes honest, transparent advice, and lots of hard work, to succeed.”
Welberry’s appointment comes just a month after Lewis Watts joined to head up the division’s South West region, which had recently won a contract to work with Linden Homes South West.