Independent estate agency Berriman Eaton is opening a new office in Worcestershire.
The company, which has been serving Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire and Shropshire since 2006, is now opening an office at Churchill & Blakedown Golf Club.
Berriman Eaton, which has completed over 400 sales worth £165m since the first lockdown, has joined forces with two local experts to invest £150,000 into setting up a dedicated office, which is due to open this month.
Debbie Fellows and Julia Simonds have joined the firm to head-up Berriman Eaton Worcestershire and will be responsible for selling and letting properties across the county, from Hagley in the East to Cleobury Mortimer in the west, the village of Kinver in the north and to Droitwich Spa in the south.
The duo, who previously ran the Bromsgrove and Kidderminster offices for Andrew Grant for the past 15 years, are currently working remotely.
Fellows said: “With the sad closure of the Andrew Grant offices in June, we felt there was a gap in the market for a bespoke, high-end estate agency selling the cream of the county.
“The opportunity came up to join forces with Berriman Eaton, who were looking to build on demand from existing and new clients for a dedicated Worcestershire operation.”
She continued: “It was an easy decision for us to join the team as directors. We love the firm’s ethos, its reputation, integrity and track record for selling beautiful homes and apartments. Now it’s time to build the Berriman Eaton brand in a previously untapped area rich in potential.”
Simonds added: “Each buyer has different needs, from being near the best schools or a railway station, to having a dedicated work-from-home space.
“Understanding buyers’ needs is paramount to ensuring a smooth sale with the best price. Every house that goes on the market is someone else’s dream home and, with our experience and expertise of the local market, we can make that dream come true. We’re like old-fashioned matchmakers, but with state-of-the-art back-up and great marketing!”
Berriman Eaton was created 14 years ago following the amalgamation of David Berriman and Eaton Estates and today operates from three offices in Bridgnorth, Tettenhall and Wombourne.
The company, which employs 25 people, offers specialist advice on all aspects of the residential selling and purchasing process.
Caroline Eaton, who runs the business with Nick Berriman, commented: “We had been looking at expanding into parts of Worcestershire for some time as we have seen a dramatic increase of buyers located in the South of the region. When we realised Debbie and Julia were looking for a new opportunity, it made perfect sense to combine our strengths.
“They have some of the best local contacts in the sector and we will reinforce this by investing in a new central location and giving them all the administrative and marketing support Berriman Eaton is renowned for.”
DECEMBER, 2020 | MARC DA SILVA