Ayrshire Post

Embracing new technology is part of our bricks and mortar

- ABI SMILLIE With Stuart Wilson

A trendy new office space and embracing technology is paving the way for Corum Ayr to build on last year’s success.

The estate agent completed a company record- across their Ayrshire branches of Ayr, Troon and Largs, of over 650 sales during 2022.

And compared with 2021, the firm say it was their most successful year by a margin.

Now, the new Ayr branch, located just a few doors down from the old premises on Beresford Terrace in the heart of the town, are setting their sights on bigger and better in 2023 with their new-look office and eye-catching digital displays enticing potential buyers and sellers alike.

The new base, which boasts plush sofas, feature wood panelling, ambient lighting and a double window displaywil­l allow Managing Director Bruce Patterson, Director Lynda Shirra and their team to continue to provide their reputable service in a relaxed and roomy work environmen­t.

Bruce Patterson, Managing Director, Corum Ayr, said: “We’ll delighted with the new office.

“It’s got great digital displays and we’ve really upped the technology.

“All the digital screens are linked to our other branches so it means anyone in say Newton Mearns will be able to directly see our properties in Ayrshire, so they don’t have to go down to Ayr and look at the windows.

“It’s all integrated and feeds directly into the database.

“We were in the other office for 18 years and we’ve outgrown it, in terms of volume and we just needed more space.

“We’re trying to keep ahead of the competitio­n but there’s a lot of good agents about.

“But we just keep trying to push ahead and embrace technology.”

The new office isn’t all the Ayr branch, who will be celebratin­g their 20th anniversar­y next year, will offer as they have taken on two new staff with a third joining the team at the end of the month.

Barrie Gilchrist joins as a Senior

Valuer with Karen Hunter taken on as a Viewing Agent.

And in an exciting addition to estate agency in the region, a hot-food area could be on the cards during the second phase of the build, as Corum look to create a one-stop-shop experience for clients.

Bruce added: “We’ve got planning applicatio­n in for the back for hot- food consent.

“We haven’t started the constructi­on part of that yet.

“We’ll do phase one and phase two; phase one is the office which is now complete, and in the second half of the year we’ll start on phase two. “We’re just trying to do it right. “It’s nice to have the space.” Corum Ayrshire employ 20 staff across their three branches.

The firm have partnered with the Scottish SPCA to help not only their clients find their forever home but in a new move also animals in the charity’s care. Corum branches will display animals in need of a home in their window displays in a bid to match them with the perfect family.

Corum will be working closely with the Scottish SPCA on fundraisin­g endeavours in 2023.

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New space Corum Ayr have opened their new office on Beresford Terrace

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