A Stockton-on-Tees estate agency announced it has restructured its team to meet the “growing demand” for homes, land development and new housing.
Browns Estate Agency also revealed that Melissa Lines has been appointed as head of agency, using her “wealth of experience” to lead the family-run business.
Founded in 1991, the agency covers homes in Stockton, Yarm, Norton, Ingleby Barwick and Eaglescliffe. It employs over 20 staff, which makes it one of the largest agencies in the Tees Valley.
The agency handles commercial premises, surveys and valuations, auctions, mortgages and property management, as well as residential property sales and lettings.
Lines will now head the newly restructured team in Brown’s Stockton and Norton offices, and work alongside residential negotiator Claire Towey, land and new homes expert Charles Holstrom, senior property consultant Tony Aspinall and property consultant Andrea McCarthy.
Lines said: “The housing market has been enduring uncertain and difficult conditions over the past three years but, now we are witnessing a period of stability, the positive impact on the economy is clear to see.
“It feels like the public are more confident and ready for change which is sparking new-found interest in the housing market. We are seeing much more interest across the board, from starter homes to new-builds and the top end of the market.”
She added: “With growing interest by housing developers, we wanted to be in a position where we could respond instantly and become a one-stop shop for business ranging from land with planning permission to helping developers sell the final product.
“I’ve lived and worked in the region all of my life. The housing business is a small world and I have already worked alongside staff at Browns, which is a great family firm. I’m enjoying getting to know everyone else.”