Agent & Homes to accelerate growth by offering shares ahead of third anniversary

Prime London hybrid agency Agent & Homes has announced that it will soon be opening a share offer to investors, with the aim of raising funds to accelerate future growth.

The announcement comes as the agency shortly enters its third year of trading, following its launch to the market in summer 2018.

Agent & Homes is a pioneer of the self-employed estate agency model. Its agents benefit from an attractive earning model where they retain the majority of the commission fees they generate.

Startup and running costs are minimal, with agents provided with access to all four major property portals, help with marketing and advertising, as well as support from Agent & Homes’ experienced administrative staff.

Withstanding the challenges posed by Brexit and, recently, the Covid-19 pandemic, the agency has delivered impressive revenue growth of more than 560% in 2019/20.

It is hoping to appeal to investors as it still qualifies for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – which offers attractive tax relief – despite moving beyond the start-up phase and having a sound trading history.

The agency, which is based in Notting Hill, has a team of over 30 property professionals operating across London, Essex and the Home Counties. Self-employed agents working for Agent & Homes have the option to work from home, its Notting Hill Hub or a combination of both.

“As we enter our third year of trading, we are extremely proud of the growth we have achieved against the backdrop of a challenging property market and now we are looking to accelerate this growth over the coming period,” says Rollo Miles, Agent & Homes’ CEO.

“Our model really is the future of estate agency and we are sure the number of self-employed agents will rise even quicker than anticipated due to the impact of recent events. We are therefore planning to offer shares to savvy investors who want to get ahead of the curve.”

“The Agent & Homes revolution means no middle management, no endless meetings and no obligation to work at the weekend if you don’t want to. Instead, we provide the platform for people to offer exceptional service at great prices and enjoy being an estate agent again,” explains Miles.

Property professionals operating under the Agent & Homes banner are free to negotiate fees at their own discretion, providing them with the opportunity to earn a fantastic living.

Alongside improved earning potential when compared to traditional high street estate agency, self-employed agents benefit from a better work/life balance and greater professional flexibility.

“Our agents are already set up to work from home and have been doing so since 2018 thanks to the infrastructure we have put in place,” continues Miles.

“During lockdown, may people realised the value of having a work/life balance – our model gives them the opportunity to achieve this.”

“The high street has been rapidly declining for some time and it is likely to be stifled even further due to the ongoing knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic,” he says.

“The modern agent does not need a high street presence. Instead, they should be focusing on becoming a client’s agent for life, while adapting to modern ways of working and the evolving needs and expectations of consumers,” Miles concludes.

Agent & Homes has also announced its latest recruit, Gideon Kaldezar, who already provides a tailored property management service with Sallie Wood Ltd. Now, powered by Agent & Homes, he has increased his portfolio of services to include sales and lettings.

Kaldezar says the most enjoyable aspect of property is building long-lasting relationships and offering a first-class service, with a mantra of always acting in the interest of the client and striving to get the best results.