Winkworth has announced the appointment of a new franchisee at its office in Tunbridge Wells, with Natasha Firman acquiring the business effective immediately.
Firman has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, having previously worked in central London across a number of remits including residential and commercial markets, fund management, real estate banking and as a chartered surveyor.
As a long-term resident of Tunbridge Wells, Firman said she plans to combine her knowledge of property and the local area with PropTech offerings to provide buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords with an “unrivalled and revived estate agency service”.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to embracing the challenge to compete in the local market and bringing a fresh approach to selling and letting homes in the area. Tunbridge Wells benefits from a resilient property market with consistent demand from those moving to the area from central and greater London looking for better value for money.
“I hope that my past experience in the London market, teamed with Winkworth’s London to country link and a fresh new marketing approach, will help to create a unique service for homeowners in the area.”
Dominic Agace, CEO at Winkworth, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Natasha to the group as one of our newest franchisees.
“Our focus is on finding and retaining the best talent in the industry, whether that’s as a franchisee or an established manager within our offices, and Natasha perfectly demonstrates what we are looking for – she has a strong background in the property industry and will be able to draw on her past experiences to bring something new to Winkworth Tunbridge Wells. I really look forward to working together with her going forward.”