Lettings agency welcomes Mayor to new home...
Lettings agency welcomes Mayor to new home
The team behind a busy Bury St Edmunds letting agency, who are more used to helping their clients move to a new home, are celebrating a move of their own. GD Estates Ltd invited Borough Mayor Councillor Margaret Marks to officially open their new office in The Traverse after moving from Guildhall Street.
The company, which was established 11 years ago, has taken on bigger premises to cope with its own growth. It has moved from a single, open plan office to the three-storey building, previously occupied by Dapper Fox menswear. The new premises offers meeting and interview rooms for client privacy.
Lettings Director Tracey Nunn said: “My brother, who is the Managing Director, and I started this business in our own home so to move into this building, with a team of five other staff and in the heart of the town centre, is a wonderful achievement. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor on our first full day of opening and to have her cut the ribbon.
“We are looking forward to welcoming many of our existing clients to the office as well as meeting new ones. We are always happy to help landlords who want to let their property, or assist tenants in finding a new home to rent. Our senior staff are all fully qualified, which we believe is so important. It is essential, when looking to work with a letting agent, to check whether they are registered with a professional body, either with ARLA (the Association of Residential Letting Agents), Propertymark or RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), in which case they will be listed on the websites of those organisations.”
The move to larger premises means the company now becomes a fully-fledged member of the Business Improvement District (BID) Our Bury St Edmunds. It had previously been a voluntary member.
Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, Mark Cordell, said: “It is great to see one of our independent businesses expanding like this and it is good news too for The Traverse to have an empty premises filled after another independent, Dapper Fox, moved to a new and bigger shop. I wish the team at GD Estates every success.”
GD Estates Ltd can be found at 14 The Traverse. Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.