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Wednesday 13 September 2017

Spicerhaart, an ARLA Propertymark Protected agency has announced the acquisition of Butters John Bee.

With 19 branches across Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands, the firm is one of the most profitable and long-established agencies in the North West.

Spicerhaart now has 200 branches with 2,000 staff across England and Wales, operating under haart, Darlows, Haybrook, Felicity J Lord and Chewton Rose.

CEO of Spicerhaart and ARLA Member, Paul Smith comments:
“Our two family-run businesses complement each other perfectly, providing the perfect opportunity to grow our branch network along the M6 corridor. We are delighted to welcome the BJB team into our family.

"As far as the customers and staff are concerned, it will be business as usual, but with additional telephone support outside normal working hours, from 8am until 10pm, for all our customers.

"We will also be introducing our highly successful ‘FLINK’ service, which enables more people to see properties for sale via social media. It’s amazing how many people go on to buy when they’re not even looking, just because they’ve seen the perfect property online.

"Further growth in our business is set to follow, underlining our confidence in the traditional model and our commitment to bricks and mortar offices, backed up by all the latest advances in digital technology."

Butters John Bee has been working across the North West region for over 150 years, scooping up a number of awards, among which include the ESTAS 2017 Best National and Regional Estate Agency and the Estates Gazette EGi Award for being Staffordshire’s Most Active Commercial Agent, for the fourth year running.

Butters John Bee Managing Director James Beardmore said: "This is a very exciting time for us as it means we will be able to offer additional services to our customers and more career development opportunities, training and rewards to our 200 staff."

The firm will offer similar services to Spicerhaart’s existing brands, including residential sales, lettings, conveyancing, surveying and financial services. Butters John Bee also auctions residential properties and sells, lets and commercial property management.