Hybrid brand EweMove says its purchase of a traditional lettings agency with 350 properties on its book constitutes its biggest biggest acquisition to date.
The Sheffield branch of EweMove, owned and operated by Bob Brown (pictured right), has taken over fellow Sheffield-based lettings agents, Castle Estates.
Five of Castle’s staff will join the local EweMove branch, which is one of the longest-running franchises under the brand.
Brown was one of the original pilot franchisees of EweMove Sales & Lettings in 2013.
Castle’s former owner Terry Rogers says: “We received more than three substantial offers to buy the business, but we agreed with Bob and this team because I was impressed by EweMove’s philosophy to look after its landlords and its team.”
Recently EweMove’s Leek & Hanley franchisee in Staffordshire took over the Martin & Co bricks-and-mortar office in nearby Biddulph. EweMove is part of The Property Franchise Group, which also owns the Martin & Co brand.