Australian free to list property site Homely.com.au has added a sales person in Sydney and two in Melbourne to fuel expansion.
With further growth anticipated in 2016 on the back of the launch of its latest product Premier Agent in February, the company says employee numbers are expectes to increase over the year
NSW Sales Manager Rob Trovato says the latest addition is Michael Poulos to the Sydney team.
"Michael comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having worked as a sales agent and as a leading auctioneer.This experience and market knowledge places him well to assist and understand the challenges agents are faced with," Trovato says.
Poulos' appointment comes soon after that of another well respected industry figure, Matt McGrath who was brought on board to look after (Sydney's) eastern suburbs and north shore.
"Matt has extensive industry experience having worked as an agent for one of the strongest boutique agencies in Sydney's eastern suburbs," Trovato says.
In Melborne, National Sales Director Rocky Bartolotto has announced the hiring of Rory Cook and Kasia Brennan.
"Both Rory and Kasia are well equipped with a detailed understanding of the Melbourne property market, having worked in the industry for several years," Bartolotto says.
He adds Homely frequently hears reports that other portal prices are increasing, sometimes twice a year.
"So our free to list platform is one that is needed and here to stay," he says.
"We strive to constantly evolve, to do something no other portal is doing and are looking to provide the best agent profiles and branding products currently on the market."
Since launching Premier Agent in February the company says uptake among agents has been well received.
"We've seen many high profile agents and offices embrace Premier Agent and they're quickly seeing the benefits of community engagement the platform offers in creating new leads...this is something that just can't be matched by our competition," Bartolotto says.
"Two years ago Homely started out with just four staff and has come a long way in a short time."
Homely now has over 20 full-time employees, with expansion and recruitment across all states set to continue over the next six months in all divisions of the Homely team.