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The latest Hunters Property Group franchise has been launched by two of the company's former employees. Sarah James, a former branch manager, and Jette Emsley, a negotiator and valuer, have launched a Hunters Property Group in Strensall.

Sarah and Jette plan to operate their business from home, with support from Hunters Property Group York office. Sarah commented: "This is a very exciting opportunity for both of us. We can build our own business while keeping our links with Hunters. We don't have the overheads of a formal office, so we can spend more time looking after our customers.

"No other agents focus specifically on the villages of Strensall and Flaxton, so we are offering a highly personalised service. Having lived in Strensall for some five years, I obviously know the area inside out. So if anyone wants to discuss anything to do with selling their home, they just need to call us."

Jette added: "Having both worked for Hunters for more than 10 years and having been friends for the same period, the decision to run the agency as a partnership just made so much sense. We are both mums with young families, so this allows us to work and care for our children without compromising quality."

Kevin Hollinrake, Managing Director of Hunters Property Group, explained: "Hunters Personal is proving to be a very popular concept. Personal agents like Sarah and Jette typically look after an area surrounding their own home so they know their community intimately. For instance, they are aware if house prices on one side of a street are different from those on the other side and why.

"This is a new model for estate agency which is working extremely well. Our existing personal agents for Haxby, Wiggington and Bishopthorpe Road are already the top performing agents in their areas for numbers of properties sold. We believe this is down to the personal service they provide."

Jette Emsley and Sarah James


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