Jackson-Stops expands to Colchester and Stockbridge, with more offices in the pipeline

National estate agency Jackson-Stops has opened its newest branch in Colchester, Essex. This expands the network to 43 offices

  • The branch will be headed up by long-serving local agents Daryl Parr and Marcus Waddilove
  • The business also recently expanded into Stockbridge with a virtual office, with a physical office to follow in due course
  • Chairman Nick Leeming: “This is an exciting time for the Jackson-Stops network”
  • Jackson-Stops recently launched a series of promotional marketing in key property publications aimed at prospective offices as well as buyers and sellers

National estate agency Jackson-Stops has announced the opening of its newest branch in Colchester, Essex. This follows the launch of its virtual office covering Stockbridge, West Hampshire, which will also have a physical presence in due course. The new office underscores the brands authority in mid to prime country and city homes, with its network now encompassing 43 offices across England.

Jackson-Stops’ Colchester branch will be headed up by two well-known and experienced local estate agents from the area. Daryl Parr comes from agent Chewton Rose, with 32 years’ of industry experience having successfully built a number of businesses and been with Haart estate agents for nine years. Joining him will be Marcus Waddilove, having previously served as Senior Sales Associate at Chewton Rose after a 25-year career in investment banking.

The pair have worked together for the last seven years as part of a prestigious local team under Chewton Rose, now ready to embark on a new and exciting challenge joining the Jackson-Stops network.

Nick Leeming, Chairman of Jackson-Stops, comments: “This is an exciting time for the Jackson-Stops network. The property market has changed exponentially in the past three years, with demand remaining resolute throughout. Essex is a territory that we were always keen to do more in, with such a variety of housing types from medieval barns to commuter homes. Daryl and Marcus’s experience make them a dream duo for the brand, perfectly positioned to help buyers and sellers in their journey for their next home. I’m confident that their experience, together with the central resources we provide to each of our offices, is a recipe for success.”

Jackson-Stops is one of the UK’s oldest estate agency brands, originally founded in 1910 after Herbert Jackson-Stops opened an estate agent office in the Town Hall in Towcester. The business has become a go-to brand for its rich heritage in the countryside and waterside homes markets, with its full offering encompassing residential sales, lettings, land, new homes, country houses and commercial property.

The new Colchester team will work closely with the land & new homes divisions in nearby branches Jackson-Stops Chelmsford and Jackson-Stops Ipswich, to support a wide range of local client needs. Whilst the Stockbridge virtual office will provide new coverage across the county of Hampshire.

Jackson-Stops Stockbridge will be headed up by James Butler, who comes from a ten-year career at Hamptons. More recently he was the Managing Director of JB Property Services, where he assisted private clients in the acquisition and sale of prime country homes. James, who now lives in Stockbridge with his family, has extensive experience in both the London and country markets and is keen to make a dent in the prime sales surrounding Stockbridge, Winchester, and its peripheral villages.

James Butler, Director at Jackson-Stops Stockbridge branch, comments: “Hampshire is the perfect blend of city, coast, and countryside, making it an obvious choice for the latest Jackson-Stops branch. The numerous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants that are well established in the thriving market town of Stockbridge, coupled with country walks and picturesque views, make it a lifestyle magnet for all types of buyers. With fast access to London and other nearby cities, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing real growth from buyers here.”

Daryl Parr, Director at Jackson-Stops Colchester branch, comments: “We’re pleased to be joining the Jackson-Stops network at such a pivotal moment in time. Our deep roots to the area and passion for the sector mean our clients will receive a first-class service. The national presence of Jackson-Stops and its ubiquity with the prime market made it a natural choice for us when taking this next step.

He continues: “Colchester’s surrounding villages and towns nestled between the beautiful Dedham Vale, Suffolk Coast and various nature reserves, make it truly one of the prettiest areas in the country. Our local property market is performing well with demand from downsizers, families and professionals keeping house prices on a steady track for the rest of the year.”

Nick Leeming, Chairman of Jackson-Stops, concludes: “After a modest few months in the face of rising inflation and economic pressures, the industry expectation is that the laws of supply and demand in key parts of the country are likely to keep transactions and house prices buoyed. We’re seeing more downsizers enter the market than ever before, with prime country sales performing exceptionally well; a market that Jackson-Stops agents inherently understand and appreciate.”

Jackson-Stops recently launched a series of marketing campaigns aimed at experienced agents within the industry that may be interested in learning more about future opportunities at Jackson-Stops’ which enables agents to own and control their own business under a national brand. The marketing campaign will appear online in Property Industry Eye, Estate Agent Today, The Negotiator and across LinkedIn, to demonstrate the opportunities available to agents through the Jackson-Stops’ Group model.

As well as this, the business has launched a series of consumer adverts aimed at prospective clients, appearing across national print media as well as in branch. Some of the marketing will include cartoons by Annie Tempest, created specifically for Jackson-Stops marking the latest partnership between the two brands.

The new Jackson-Stops Colchester office can be found at 10 Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF. For more information on Jackson-Stops Colchester, please visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk, or call 01206 982272.

For more information on Jackson-Stops Stockbridge, please visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk, or call 01264 586926.