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Thetford estate agent moves into new venture Location Location

A familiar face has returned to estate agency in Thetford after opening his own community minded business.

Andrew Overman, who has worked as an agent in the area for 27 years, started Location Location in Bridge Street on Monday.

A former winner of the Sunday Times UK Estate Agency Branch Manager of the Year Award, Andy said having worked for others, he now felt it was time to take this leap.

Andew Overman, centre, with his partners in Location Location East, Asad Riaz and Vicky Bibiris
Andew Overman, centre, with his partners in Location Location East, Asad Riaz and Vicky Bibiris

He said “During lockdown, I was furloughed and this gave me plenty of time to think about the future and what I wanted to achieve for my family.

“I had become increasingly frustrated being an agency employee because I am passionate about how to be an exceptional agent – putting the client first and supporting the communities we serve.”

It was during this time that Andy was virtually introduced to Asad Riaz and Vicky Bibiris, who now with him have become partners in Location Location East.

With a second lockdown upon us, Andy said sellers and buyers might be worried but he reassured them the housing market was staying open.

He said: “There is some additional guidance, virtual viewings where possible, which is part of our offering anyway as well as 3-D virtual tours that we can do,

“We also do video valuations, via WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom and can conduct safety first viewings using PPE, hand sanitisers and social distancing too.”

The father-of-two is also committed to using his business to help the community, having already set up a #Halloweenathome competition and helped to make free marketing videos for various town businesses.

He said: “We are looking at all sorts of projects we can help with, in fact I would like to appeal to the community to get in touch if we can help,

“Our community is only as good as the people that serve it, and I consider myself very privileged and I feel I have a responsibility to Thetford, which is a great place to live,

“This business has a real voice and platform to go above and beyond to help, not just with buying and selling, and that is what I want to do.”

You can contact Location Location Thetford on 01842 818688, email thetford@locationlocation.com or on the Location Location (Thetford) Facebook page.

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