A GROWING North-East lettings company is branching out into property sales with the launch of an estate agency.
The Castledene Group, has opened Castledene Residential Estates to provide residential, commercial and investment property sales.
The agency, which is based at Seaside Lane, Easington, has already brought 16 property listings on board within the first two weeks of opening and invested in new technology such as Ipads for potential buyers to use to search for properties when they visit the branch.
Lisa Everson, who has worked for Castledene for more than six years, and has 15 years’ experience in selling properties, has been appointed as the sales manager in the new branch.
She said: “I am delighted to be part of the new venture at Castledene Residential Estates. I am confident that with the structure we have in place the company will go from strength to strength.”
Lisa said the firm had been regularly asked to recommend estate agents to their landlords if they wanted to sell their property.
She said: “We wanted to create an agency which combined the latest digital technology with our team’s extensive local knowledge and 20 years of experience in selling property.”
Simon Cooper has also been taken on as part of the team and has become senior valuer.
He said: “Having been in sales for 25 years and estate agency for ten, it’s great to be involved in the birth of a new venture with a rapidly expanding company.”
The Castledene Group was founded in 2008 and has a network of branches across the region, managing more than 2,000 properties.
Last year, the Castledene Group won gold at the Lettings Agency of the Year awards, becoming Best Medium Northern Lettings Agency.
This year, the group was crowned the UK’s best lettings agency at the Sunday Times Lettings Awards.