2 Agents turn into One Agency

Finding a new business, finding new homes

Two very different career paths eventually converged to become Abode Property Agents, which opened in Hayle in Cornwall, on the 23 August.
New Frederick’s Cornwall client Sarah Shearer, met Emma Jarvis while working for another estate agents. Their passion for selling, without sacrificing a good customer experience, made them want to go it alone.
Sarah explains, “we wanted to be a bit different, we understand selling or buying can actually be a really stressful time for someone whether because of bereavement, divorce, or not wanting to move, you just never know. But it could also be someone’s first home, and a really exciting new chapter for them. We keep in mind that everyone’s different but everyone needs the same high quality service and care.”
“We’re also very straight forward and honest with our clients. We feel communication is key,” adds Emma.
Sarah qualified for a Start Up Loan and impressed the loan panel with how well she and Emma had prepared, and how well they knew the market. “It was a bit nerve wracking, but the loan panel members were all very friendly and asked really good questions. We knew they’d taken the time to get to know our business plan and our objectives, this was encouraging along with the support and advice of the loan panel members.”
Sarah and Emma have ambitious plans for their business, but for now, they’ll be concentrating on the first branch of Abode, a warm and very welcome new addition to Hayle’s high street.  

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