“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa
Change, as the saying goes, is inevitable.
This is something we have all witnessed progressively over the last four months, as Covid-19 has forced us to acknowledge so much change in our day-to-day lives.
We have changed how we educate our children. We have changed the way we shop. We have changed how we communicate. We have changed how we work, how we travel, how we exist.
And change, even when not invited, inevitably leads to progression.
At Newton & Co, we have always done things differently. We believe that change is exciting. When other agents have clung to the past out of fear of change, we have been looking to buck the trend.
We embrace change.
We are moving forward. And, like many of you, we are moving home!
Covid-19 has made us realise that there is a new way of doing business. Like so many of you, we have realised during lockdown what really matters most: people.
We want to become the personal agent clients are looking for.
An agent who can devote time and attention to the smallest of details when it comes to selling your home.
An agent who can meet up with you at your home, at your convenience to update you on the latest market conditions.
An agent who can listen to your ideas, your feedback and who can model the sales process around your unique needs.
Realising that being away from the office allowed us the time we needed to dedicate ourselves to our clients’ needs was a lightbulb moment. Taking the decision to move away from our high street office was easy.
When was the last time you walked into an estate agents?
Or perhaps the question should be, with social distancing the new norm, when will you be likely to drop in again?
At Newton & Co, we strive to be proactive, not reactive. So, rather than waiting in an office on an empty high street, we prefer to be out there, showing houses, with the flexibility to visit our clients and arrange home viewings at the drop of a hat.
Presentation and service sells houses, not an office.
This freedom to move forward means that we are now able to invest more time in you, more money into making your properties look amazing.
More time to invest in styling homes, photographing homes and marketing homes will not only help our clients to sell, but will help us to achieve them more money for their sale.
During my 17 years as an agent, I’ve seen change first hand. I’ve witnessed the replacement of traditional newspaper columns with online advertisements.
Did you know that over 90% of people look online first when searching for properties?
Rather than remaining entrenched in the past, fixed to our desks, we are excited to move flexibly forward and embrace the change that is already affecting our lives.
Our new strategy will also focus on exploring technology and how it can help our industry progress and advance.
Just take a look at Rightmove to see how video viewings, drone footage and 3D imaging are becoming increasingly commonplace due to the Coronavirus.
If you’re not moving forwards, you’re moving backwards as others progress and leave you further and further behind.
As innovators in our trade, Newton & Co intend to be at the forefront of the new normal. And we want to bring all of you with us.
Moving away from the rigidity of the high street means that we are now in a position to open up our bespoke marketing to all of Bolton.
All those with unique and beautiful homes will now have access to the top-end estate agency service they need in order to market these one-of-a-kind, luxury properties in the manner that they deserve. And, of course, achieve the top price that they are worth.
So, while it’s goodbye to the high street, it’s hello to better than ever, bespoke, personalised estate agency without borders.
We’re moving with the times…and we can’t wait to get you moving with us.