Century 21 UK Islington Office Opens
CENTURY 21 UK, the estate and letting agency franchisor and part of the world’s largest residential estate agency organisation, has opened its latest office in Islington.
The Islington office will be run by Hannah Little, and offers a variety of property services including sales, lettings, property management and commercial property sales. The Mayor of Islington, Councillor Theresa Debono, attended the launch event and cut the opening ribbon (pictured, right).
CENTURY 21 Islington offers all clients the unique opportunity to work and deal with one person at the office for all their property affairs and for each aspect of the transaction. It will also offer clients a range of ancillary services such as conveyancing, mortgage advice and surveys via CENTURY 21 UK’s parent company, the Shepherd Direct Group (SDL).
Hannah Little, owner of CENTURY 21 UK Islington (pictured right with Julia Wheeler - Branch Manager of Islington), commented: “This is truly an exciting time for both myself personally and my family as we open the doors of CENTURY 21 Islington. We were drawn to CENTURY 21 for many reasons – firstly, the fact it is a major international brand, secondly, those international links provide a range of property opportunities for clients, and also, the major investment and commitment from Shepherd Direct means we are backed by a highly supportive and ambitious Group. We’re fully aware this is an incredibly competitive marketplace however we feel we have a number of unique selling points and we will be at the heart of a community we know and love.
“This local knowledge, coupled with the national and international support we receive from CENTURY 21, will set us apart from those other agencies competing for business. Our focus is all on the client and we know many people are disillusioned with their options in this marketplace – we assure all those looking for property services that by coming to CENTURY 21 Islington, they will receive the highest standards of service available coupled with an honesty and professionalism they will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We look forward to working within, and for, the cosmopolitan population in this area.”
Rob Clifford, Chief Executive of CENTURY 21 UK and Group Commercial Director of Shepherd Direct Group (pictured right), said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Little and the Islington team to the CENTURY 21 family.
“We recognised that Hannah wanted to deliver a very high standard of service to her clients and wanted a brand with business support and systems that would support her in delivering an exceptional service. The Islington marketplace is an incredibly competitive one, so we knew we needed a franchisee with a strong business background, work ethic, passion and high expectations – these are the qualities we hold in high esteem and look for from all of our owners.
“The attraction of this brand in London is of course its worldwide reach. We’re constantly hearing about overseas investors buying up stock in the capital, so for anyone looking to start an estate agency business in the capital, the world’s largest estate agency brand is difficult to resist. 2014 has been a successful year for us so far; in fact, Islington is the fifth office to open in the space of one month! Clearly, our expansion plans in the UK are only just beginning but the past 18 months have been terrific, and we’re really excited about the coming months ahead."