EYE NEWSFLASH: Well-known industry figures acquire Relocation Agent Network

Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has been acquired by Realogist, founded by Simon Whale of Kerfuffle and Kevin Ellis of Thomas Mae Group.

RAN’s now previous owner, Dwellworks, communicated the news to members a short while ago, after the company decided to sell the business, just 23 months after purchasing it from American firm, Cartus Corporation.

Fellow directors at Realogist include former director of the RAN, Ian Stratford, and Richard Durrant, who becomes the new managing director of the business with immediate effect.

Durrant said: “The potential of RAN is enormous. As a respected network with many exceptional agencies, we’re looking to build on both the agent and consumer offering. This is an exciting new chapter for RAN, and we have pulled together a strong leadership team who know the industry well, have strong track records and care about helping agents unlock more revenue.”

Kevin Ellis

He added: “We’re very aware of the history and respect of this fantastic brand that we wanted to engage with their National Advisory Council at the outset to explain our vision.

“Many of the firms represented have been part of the Network for decades and are rightly protective of the Network but their response has been overwhelmingly supportive. We are hosting RAN Kickstart webinars over the next few days to share our wider vision with members.”

Kevin Ellis said: Investing in a network like RAN with agent collaboration at its core makes “perfect sense” and aligns with his wider business interests which include the Land & New Homes Network.

Simon Whale

“There are so many best-in-class agencies within its ranks that we feel with the addition of fresh enthusiasm, industry experience and investments in the tech and marketing side of the network, we will be able to help members achieve more success,” he said.

Simon Whale commented: “RAN has been such an important part of my time in this industry, to have so many of the very best agents in the country working collaboratively has always been something special, so to have the opportunity to be part of that going forwards is a dream come true.

“Dwellworks have been highly efficient and professional, and we’re looking forward to working with them in a new relationship and with our focus on growing the network with best in class agencies and supporting members with new features and services.”


Dwellworks completes acquisition of Relocation Agent Network



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  1. Simon Bradbury

    This really is fantastic news for all of us RAN members.

    This brilliant network will certainly now continue to go from strength to strength – exciting times ahead!

  2. KByfield04

    Great news and quite the team to spearhead RAN into a new era!

  3. Steve Thompson

    Exciting news for the membership!


  4. Ryan Tm Agent

    Exciting Timings ahead. Looking forward to the energy this team will bring to RAN going forward.

  5. HFoster

    Exciting times ahead for RAN with a great team of people behind them. Congratulations to all, can’t wait to see where it goes!

  6. Commentator91

    Congratulations to Simon, Kevin and Ian on the aquisition of RAN. I am sure that you will all steer this well-respected network in the right direction.  Well done, and good luck.

  7. Chris Watkin

    Excellent and exceptional news for RAN members.

  8. StephenH

    Just what RAN needed – a kick up the Kerfuffle. Good luck to all involved.

  9. Chip Wiffler

    Excellent news for the network.  Not great news for the person who chose that picture of Mr Whale – he has a least one less chin these days.

  10. Mal

    Congrats guys – great news for all concerned, huge opportunities

  11. PropertyStream17

    Congratulations guys. What an amazing team to have behind such a respected Network. Onwards and upwards.

  12. suzannamavity@me.com

    Great news all round!  The RAN conference will no doubt be one to remember – watch this space!

  13. Dancing Queen

    This is exciting times for RAN! I’m looking forward to the first conference!

  14. Mark Manning

    Congrats to all involved particularly Simon and Kevin who I am sure will breath new life into RAN with a great team at the helm. And as many have said already…. CANNOT WAIT FOR THE CONFERENCE!



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