Jackson-Stops expands network with two launches

13 August 2020 | General

Jackson-Stops has unveiled its latest network expansion that sees the launch of a newly created Land & New Homes department in Suffolk, as well as its new branch in Woking, Surrey. The expansion follows a “strong” period of trading for the Jackson-Stops Group, as within the first 24 hours of the stamp duty savings being announced traffic to their website increased by 49%. Interest from buyers aged between 25 and 34 year olds were also up by 109% on the week.

Sarah Walsh has joined the Jackson-Stops network from Savills to set up a Land & New Homes department in Ipswich whilst Robert Butterworth has opened a new branch in Woking, after previously being head of residential agency of the London office.

Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-Stops, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah Walsh to the Jackson-Stops Group, and I congratulate Robert Butterworth on his new role within our growing network. Since the housing market lockdown eased in May, our branches across the country have experienced a strong uptick in activity, and I look forward to seeing this momentum in sales continue as we further bolster our expertise in the South East and East Anglia regions.”

Sarah Walsh, head of new homes in Ipswich, at Jackson-Stops, added: “I’ve worked within the residential market in Ipswich for many years but have always been interested in the growing amount of development unfolding in the area, and so when the opportunity arose for me to join the Jackson-Stops Ipswich branch as its Head of New Homes it was a fitting next step.

“Having been introduced to branch directors Tim Dansie and Jonathan Penn by a mutual contact, I knew from the first meeting that our visions aligned. The team at Jackson-Stops has worked incredibly hard to earn the reputation the brand carries whilst providing an honest, premium service to their clients. This is something I really admired and am now very excited to be part of this team and the changing new build landscape.”

Robert Butterworth, director of Jackson-Stops’ Woking branch, said: “I am thrilled to be growing Jackson-Stops’ presence throughout the South East, joining the likes of our Dorking, Reigate, Midhurst and Weybridge offices to complete our offering in this stretch of the commuter belt. This launch is the obvious next step in our network, and I am excited to be working in such an active and coveted market. I have lived in the area for 30 years, having grown up between Woking and Guildford and I am very familiar with the traditional housing stock and current market trends. The key selling point in this part of the world is the stunning countryside and woodland setting which is within half an hour from the Capital. There are also excellent schools, along with quick access to key road networks such as the A3 and M25.

“With Woking currently undergoing significant redevelopment, with 5,000 new apartments planned for the area, coupled with the rise in demand from buyers looking to purchase outside of London post-lockdown, the opportunity was apparent to launch the latest Jackson-Stops branch here.”

This post has originally been featured in Property Wire.