An agent who stepped away from a high profile local firm after 21 years is setting up a new business.
Stephen Grace, former managing director of the JNP Partnership in Buckinghamshire, is launching a new hybrid model.
Called Kingshill, it will operate from a business park address in High Wycombe, Bucks, servicing the town and surrounding area with local property experts.
Grace said: “I have taken the best of the online world and combined it with the traditional model.
“We have taken all the automated parts of online and brought them in to Kingshills.
“However nothing will get sent out without it being checked by a human.
“We have a traditional fee structure along with our 50/50 service which is pay half upfront and half on completion, which for a majority of our clients will be a cheaper option.”
The business will start with just sales, but there are plans to expand into lettings. Grace is also looking at commercial and removals.
He said: “I’m really excited about the launch and what the future holds. It was a huge decision for me to step away from my last role at JNP as I had lots of friends there.
“However I have had a burning desire to do this and decided to go for it.
“In the end it was a fairly easy decision as I love this industry and everything it has to offer.”