Century 21 UK opens new agency office in Hounslow

Century 21 UK, the estate and letting agency franchisor and part of the world’s largest residential estate agency organisation, has opened its latest office in London Road, Isleworth, part of the London Borough of Hounslow.

The Hounslow office is run by Hamid Ikram and offers a variety of property services including sales, lettings, property management and commercial property sales.

Century 21 Hounslow offers all clients the unique opportunity to work and deal with one person at the office for all their property affairs and for each aspect of the transaction. It will also offer clients a range of ancillary services such as conveyancing, mortgage advice and surveys via Century 21 UK’s parent company, the Shepherd Direct Group (SDL).

Hamid has a vast amount of entrepreneurial expertise gained around the world having worked, owned businesses and lived in England, the United States and Pakistan. His family has been in Hounslow for over 45 years and he will be joined in running Century 21 Hounslow by his daughter, Sidrah Ikram.

Hamid Ikram, owner of Century 21 UK Hounslow, commented: “This is truly an exciting time for both myself personally and my family as we open the doors of Century 21 Hounslow. We were drawn to Century 21 for many reasons – firstly, the fact it is a major international brand, secondly, those international links provide a range of property opportunities for clients, and also, the major investment and commitment from Shepherd Direct means we are backed by a highly supportive and ambitious Group. We’re fully aware this is an incredibly competitive marketplace however we feel we have a number of unique selling points and we will be at the heart of a community we know very well having lived, been educated and worked in the Hounslow area since 1968.

“This local knowledge, coupled with the national and international support we receive from Century 21, will set us apart from those other agencies competing for business. Our focus is all on the client and we know many people are disillusioned with their options in this marketplace – we assure all those looking for property services that by coming to Century 21 Hounslow they will receive the highest standards of service available coupled with an honesty and professionalism they will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We look forward to working within, and for, the cosmopolitan population in this area.”

Rob Clifford, Chief Executive of Century 21 UK and Group Commercial Director of Shepherd Direct Group, said: “Century 21 UK offices continue to be opened around the country and it is great news to kick-off 2014 with this new office in Hounslow. Hamid and his family have a vast amount of business experience and crucially they also have a huge level of local knowledge that will stand them in good stead. We know that the support, expertise and resource they will receive from Century 21 UK head office will help to ensure a strong opening for the office and enable them to hit the ground running. We also believe the timing of out Century 21 UK expansion plans is spot on – this looks like being a very positive year for the UK property market with Greater London continuing to perform strongly.

“Hamid and all Century 21 offices also benefit from our global property portal, which allows all our properties to be listed and viewed by a worldwide audience. This is particularly important for London and the surrounding areas which have a large number of overseas property purchasers looking to buy. Clearly, our expansion plans for 2014 are only just beginning and we have a number of new offices opening in the weeks and months ahead, however this is a great start to the year and we wish Century 21 Hounslow all the success that they deserve.”