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Another day, another independent agency snapped up

Franchise giant Hunters is continuing its expansion with the acquisition of Forte Lettings & Property Management, an independent in Exeter.

The Devon city’s Hunters branch has acquired Forte’s portfolio of fully managed properties as well as its properties currently on the market for sale. 

Founded by owner Kim Forte, the independent had been operating since 2014; she has now decided to sell the business whilst at the same time agreeing to join Hunters in order to ensure continuity of customer relationships.


Owned and operated by franchise partner Anthony Thomas, Hunters Exeter has been trading since 2013; the acquisition is part of a financial support scheme offered to Hunters franchise partners, which has already seen 15 deals take place across the country. 

Hunters franchise director Andy Bushell says: “As a franchisor, we are really pleased to be able to support our franchise partners with acquisitions of this kind in order to help grow their businesses. If you are looking to sell your sales or lettings business, or parts of the business such as a lettings portfolio, do get in touch with your local Hunters or the franchise team.”


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