House-Hut to expand via franchising

House-Hut Estate Agents has announced plans to step up its recruitment of franchise owners. "Now was probably the best time for a decade to enter the estate agency industry," said Franchise Director Maria Mitchell. "We have just gone through a housing recession in which we have seen a massive reduction in the number of estate agencies. Those like House-Hut who have come through unscathed are in an excellent position to take advantage of the much reduced competition as the market picks up. House-Hut in fact used the recession to its advantage by honing and improving its systems and financial structures so that our turnover has increased and franchise owner profit margins will be bigger than ever."

The company recently won the Silver Award for the Best Estate Agent in the South West at the Estate Agent of the Year Awards for the second year running. "Sales have been very high since the beginning of the year and this trend has not faltered suggesting this is a true recovery," continued Maria. "In common with most agents we are now experiencing a very healthy sales pipeline. We have also noticed a ten-fold increase in enquiries about our franchises over the past couple of months as confidence in the market grows."