Kate Ellis Estate Agent partners with ‘The Agency UK’ in St Austell, where local buyers come before national ones
One of South East Cornwall’s first self-employed estate agents, Kate Ellis, has partnered with The Agency UK in St Austell and surrounding villages, where local buyers get exclusive access to new properties 24 hours before they launch onto industry portals.
With over twenty years’ experience in the industry, Kate’s expertise lies in residential sales where she boasts extensive knowledge and acumen of the Cornish property market. She joins from Purplebricks, where she was the Territory Owner covering the whole of the county, with previous companies including local independent firms.
At The Agency UK, Kate markets various residential properties to include traditional Cornish townhouses and cottages. By embracing the company’s unique self-employed business model, she is the sole point of contact for a select group of sellers at any one time from start to finish – facilitating a new level of client service for the area. Responsibilities include valuation, marketing, viewings, advertising, national PR, negotiation and exchange through to completion, whilst properties are presented with professional photography and 3D tours on the company’s branded website, national press as well as Rightmove, Boomin and Zoopla.
Furthermore, in a bid to help local purchasers compete with the influx of national buyers moving to Cornwall permanently, all homes will be promoted first on local community pages and social media, whilst registered applicants from the area can receive notifications via e-mail and telephone.
When not selling properties, Kate can be found walking along Par Beach with her cockapoo, Albert, or joining her husband on sea fishing trips.
She commented: “I am very excited to be joining The Agency UK, and already I have fully embraced the ideal work life balance – something that has become especially important since the nation was hit by a global pandemic. I really admire what The Agency UK offer sellers ie a true local expert who can offer a real personal service to their clients rather than being passed around the office, plus all of the required support to generate buyer interest. It’s also really important to me that I can help give back to the local community by allowing local buyers access to our properties first. Already I have received encouraging feedback from local buyers as well as property owners, and look forward to working with them going forward.”
Steph Walker, Co-Founder and Operations Director at The Agency UK, added; “Kate is a fantastic asset to have on board and instrumental to our growth in Cornwall being our second Partner in the county. Earning trust with buyers and sellers is clearly a top priority for Kate, and this is exactly the type of agent we like to have as part of the team. She has done amazingly well so far – within days of launching, Kate was instructed on a three-bedroom cottage in Lanlivery which secured interest from five local buyers before hitting the open market!”
The Agency UK officially launched last year, headed up by former Purplebricks trio Andy Vass, Mark Bruce and Steph Walker. The team have created a concept designed around dedicating more time to client’s needs, understanding that each home move is unique.
To find out more information about selling a property in and around St Austell with The Agency UK, or registering for the ‘local early bird’ alerts, Kate Ellis can be contacted via e-mail email@example.com or telephone 01726 213 843. www.theagencyuk.com.