London agent Douglas & Gordon has expanded – with a ‘digital’ operation which we have been told will be 24/7.
There will be no physical office in Streatham. Instead, it appears that two ‘property brokers’ will work virtually, carrying out valuations and viewings for both sales and rental properties. One source told us that the brokers will be working largely out of local cafes.
While the firm has not yet made any official announcement, it has launched its new service online, and is offering the first 100 vendors in the catchment area a 0% commission deal.
Callers to Douglas & Gordon, and inquirers participating in live web chat, are being given plenty of information.
It is understood that the new ‘virtual branch’ will actually be operated from Douglas & Gordon’s head office, currently in Victoria although due to move to Putney Bridge.
The venture is a first for Douglas & Gordon, which launched in 1958 and now has 19 offices in central, west and south-west London.
See also what Ed Mead has to say about it in today’s column on EYE.