UK Estate Agents Winkworth Experiences Best September Ever

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Winkworth estate agents continue to gain market share despite the economic downturn

Winkworth UK estate agents
“These results endorse London estate agent Winkworth’s growth strategy at the bottom of the property cycle.”

Despite the ongoing uncertain economic environment, Winkworth is pleased to announce its best ever September in terms of sales completions. Transactions increased by 27% compared to September 2010.

Transactions percentage increase: Sept 2011 compared to Sept 2010:

EXISTING OFFICES     14%

NEW OFFICES     500%
*new offices are defined as an office opened in the last two years

ALL OFFICES    27%

These figures demonstrate that Winkworth is continuing to grow in a depressed market and to win market share. Furthermore, during the downturn Winkworth has continued to expand its franchise offices. In the last two years, fifteen new offices have opened across the country, of which three are in London. These new offices have seen a 500% increase in the number of transactions completed in September 2011 compared to the same time last year.

Dominic Agace, CEO of M Winkworth Plc, said:“Prime Central London and the family house market continue to perform well despite the economic downturn. The benefits to our new franchisees speak for themselves with a huge increase in the total number of properties sold in September this year compared to last year. Many of these franchisees were existing businesses whose transaction figures have grown considerably since joining Winkworth.”

Winkworth is a leading franchisor of residential real estate agencies and is admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Established in Mayfair in 1835, Winkworth has a pre-eminent position in the mid to upper segments of the central London residential sales and lettings markets. In total, the company operates from 93 offices, with 84 in the UK- including 57 in London alone.

The franchise model allows entrepreneurial real estate professionals to provide the highest standards of service under the banner of a well-respected brand name and to benefit from the support and promotion that Winkworth offers. Franchisees deliver in depth local knowledge and a highly personalised service to their clients.

For further information please visit: http://www.winkworthplc.com or http://www.winkworth.co.uk

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