There's a new agency in the UK that is setting up to launch with a fearsome ambition-- to be a lettings-only version of UK giant, Purplebricks.
The new business, called Accommodation, will use self-employed Local Lettings Experts across the country, who will be able to use centralized technology, build up their own businesses and make their own hires.
Accommodation is set to launch in March as a private beta for landlords in Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Aaron Short, one of the three founders, said: “This has been top secret for the 16 months we have been working on it.”
Once the team is satisfied that the product works, the national roll-out will begin.
Short said: “Depending on how our recruitment of Local Lettings Experts goes, we hope to have a complete national presence by the end of 2019.”
He said that recruitment of LLEs has already started, with interest coming from a number of hopefuls, including ex-Purplebricks LPEs.
Short said: “We are looking for the same kind of qualities that Purplebricks look for in their local experts: people of experience, who have entrepreneurial mindsets and are ambitious to help landlords build up their own businesses.
“They will be able to use our platform, which we have built from the ground up, so that they can be free to concentrate on the things they are good at – talking to local landlords, and building up and fostering good relationships to help them maximize their assets.
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