Musker Mcintyre has announced that it is closing its Norwich and Beccles branches as the company adapts to ‘new ways of working’.
The estate agency, which will continue to have offices in Bungay, Diss, Loddon, Halesworth, and Harleston, said the decision to reduce their high street presence reflects the changing nature of the market.
As far as the company’s managing partner, Simon McIntyre, is concerned, the days of having “an estate agent office on every street corner were gone”.
McIntyre told the press: “The decision to reduce offices comes in part from the pandemic period of lockdown making us realise we can and need to change and adapt to the new ways of working.”
“Whilst working through the pandemic our expert teams proved how adaptable they were by how smoothly the business continued to run.
“We have a fantastic strong, professional, and friendly team who will all remain and bringing them under the same roof will only benefit our operation and the service levels for our clients and customers.”
He added that it did not make business sense to have staff manning multiple offices which were geographically so close.
He continued: “The vast majority of our business is done over the telephone and e-mail but we, of course, understand certain clients’ needs require an office space to visit.
“So whilst we will be closing both our Norwich and Beccles branches, the staff will operate from the neighbouring Loddon and Bungay Offices and will be available to visit clients in their homes if a trip into the nearest branch is not possible.”
According to McIntyre, the firm’s premises in Beccles has already been snapped up by a well-known independent bakery chain .
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