London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- YOUhome is delighted to announce the expansion of their residential property sales and letting business through the acquisition of Berkeleys, an independent estate agency based in Canford Cliffs, Poole.
Berkeleys provides residential estate sales agency services to the Canford Cliffs area, where it has been established for over 20 years, specialising in prime residential property sales across the BH13 and BH14 areas. Canford Cliffs is well-known for it’s proximity to Sandbanks. It retains a unique village community atmosphere and is a popular retirement area. It is also a favoured destination with second home owners, many of whom are London based.
“This acquisition of an established and well-respected local business will enable YOUhome to build our presence across the South Coast,” says YOUhome Joint Managing Director, Adrian Black. “Berkeleys will retain its existing trading name but will also benefit from YOUhome’s information-rich marketing, web presence, technology systems and London links.”
“Our vision for YOUhome is to continue to grow the business and to make strategic acquisitions, enabling us to leverage our unique positioning across the residential property market,” commented Jeremy Priestley, a Fellow of the RICS and a former Managing Director of Hamptons International.
David Coward, also a FRICS, who has led Berkeleys for the last 20 years, added, “I am delighted to see Berkeleys making this transition, to combine the best of well- established practices with new innovative property marketing, all underpinned by the pursuit of complete integrity that I too have always sought. I am looking forward to assisting YOUhome with the continuity of Berkeleys – but also to playing more golf and to pursue other ventures.”
Since opening in Bournemouth in late 2007, YOUhome has built a strong presence across the local area and was recognised in 2010 when they were presented with a “Highly Commended” estate and letting agent award from the Dorset Property and Architectural Awards, supported by the Bournemouth Echo.