Chestertons has announced the launch of its first global franchise partner, Chestertons Ionian.
Led by the new Chestertons Ionians managing director, Piers Williams, Chestertons Ionian will be based in Corfu with a launch expected just before the Easter holidays.
Williams set up his agency Ionian International in 2002 when he relocated to Corfu.
He said: “To be the first partner to join what I believe is the future of estate agency is hugely exciting. With Greece fast becoming a point of interest for second-home owners once more, this felt an ideal time to be a part of Chestertons’ new global franchise programme.
“I believe the world of international property is changing and I have always admired the history and strength of the Chestertons brand. Coupled with advanced technology investments and the recent appointments of industry heavyweights Jamie McMullan and David Russell, its global reputation should only get stronger.”
He added: “Aligning our company with Chestertons will enable us to continue to provide our in-depth expertise and excellent customer service but on a global scale with unparalleled marketing and exposure.”
Jamie McMullan, COO of franchising at Chestertons UK and Europe, added: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that we have signed the first Chestertons franchise agreement with Piers, as part of our new franchising offering.
“Piers Williams boasts impressive career accolades and a true passion for the area, so I am confident that he will continue to flourish, adding value and profitability to the business.”