Is Humberts’ Flight From The High Street The Future Of Estate Agency?

As the financial pressures of operating on the high and competition from hybrids squeezes traditional agents from both sides, we talk to the key players in this emerging new trend.

In July this year 176-year-old estate agent Humberts revealed it was making a journey ‘away from the high street’ with five new regional hubs replacing many of its non-franchised traditional offices.

Although this was a shock for some, Humberts’ hubs in Poundbury, Tunbridge Wells, Cirencester, Exeter and Bath are a result of a seismic changes within the UK economy and the property industry driving agents to think afresh about their business model.

These include rising rents, high business ...

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