Bairstow deal sees Hunters dou­ble size

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

YORK-BASED es­tate agency group Hunters has bought all 90 of the Bairstow Eves fran­chised branches from Coun­try­wide.

The deal has dou­bled the size of Hunters, giv­ing it al­most 200 agen­cies na­tion­wide and is an enor­mous boost to its bid to be­come the big­gest in the UK.

MD Kevin Hollinrake, who co­founded the firm in 1992, says: “The re­ces­sion was grim for us, as it was for most es­tate agents, but it never blunted our ap­petite to grow.

“It made no dif­fer­ence to our am­bi­tion to be­come the UKs big­gest and favourite independent es­tate agent.”

Coun­try­wide is keep­ing its 150 Bairstow Eves wholly owned branches.

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