New estate agent opens its doors

Team distrikt at the new office in Wallsend.

Team distrikt at the new office in Wallsend.

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An online independent estate agent has launched in North Tyneside with a promise to be a game-changer for the region’s home sellers and buyers.

distrikt, an all-family affair set up by property expert Max Christian-Chance, has pledged to provide the ultimate online estate agency service and save customers thousands on fees.

The new service will initially operate in all the major districts in Tyne & Wear, including North Tyneside. It has an estimated six figure turnover and a recruitment drive expected at the end of 2016.

Max said: “distrikt has been set up to bridge the gap between the online and traditional estate agent and we’re proud to launch this service in an area we know extremely well, Tyne & Wear. We’re offering a super simple online service that aims to offer low flexible fees, high levels of service and an ever-developing knowledge of the local property market.”

“Estate agency as we know it is rapidly changing, and we want to make the people of Tyne & Wear enjoy an experience that is at their fingertips and is both reliable and affordable. We’ve shunned the high street office to enable a low-cost business model with no sacrifice in service or features and will pass those savings and benefits on to the customer.

“Home buyers and sellers don’t want to pay high fees, but they do demand an agent that knows their area. We’re based within touching distance of the five distrikts, and we’re aiming to constantly develop our knowledge to understand the complete property landscape in Tyne and Wear to offer the best service possible. We provide an all inclusive service where people can browse, sell and buy property via a company who is honest and local.”

The distrikt team includes real professionals and will deliver all of the features expected of a modern online estate agent including valuations, professional photography, floor plans, Epc as standard, accompanied viewings, feedback and negotiation, and dedicated sales progression.

With financial forecasts firmly on track, the company expects to cement its position as the number one online estate agent in the North East over the next 12 months and will look to expand into County Durham and Teesside.

Max added: “We want to build a local reputation for a first class service, value for money and an entirely different approach to the estate agency business. We want to instil trust and confidence in our service, and we want sellers and buyers to better understand the local market and enjoy dealing with us.

“We want to give customers an honest and transparent service, and we hope to be a part of the North East estate agency fabric for many years to come.

“We have big ambitions to tap into the wider North East and UK market but before that happens there’s lots of work to do in Tyne & Wear. If people want an estate agent that is upfront, passionate about the region and is genuinely interested in finding the best property or sale for them, then we’re here.

“We don’t believe in hard sales tactics or filling people with needless property jargon. We provide a flexible business that is simple, affordable and offers people that personal touch which is sometimes hard to find these days.”

To mark the launch of the new service, distrikt is offering the people of Tyne & Wear the chance to sell their home for just £695 inc VAT. The first ten people the company hears from will benefit from the offer and if distrikt doesn’t sell the property, customers won’t be charged a penny.