Rhubarb Property growing fast after decade of success.
Now the company has moved in to new offices in Newhall Street, in Birmingham city centre, and founder and director Thomas Avery is feeling even more positive about his firm's establishment as one the leading independent estate agencies in the city.
The growth, development and future of Birmingham's property market is exciting and is having a positive impact, not just for the local population, but also the city's growth and reputation internationally.
Historically, Rhubarb Property has mainly dealt with sales, lettings and property management, but it is now also heavily involved with investments and acquisitions on behalf of London and overseas investors.
The advent of high speed rail (HS2), as well as a number of major corporations heading to the city over the next few years, has seen the market shift dramatically.
Mr Avery said: "The property investment world is changing and people are starting to realise that they don't have to be part of a big investment group in order to get on the property ladder.
"We are now helping first time investors start up their portfolio by offering advice on what and where to buy in Birmingham, giving investors more confidence in securing the right property that suits their needs. When I started the business back in 2008 I didn't think beyond providing an honest service for our clients, and I still hold that value strongly to this day.
"A huge proportion of our current landlords have been with us since the start, and we are now in a position to work alongside likeminded people in and out of the property industry to provide a bespoke service where clients actually feel like they're being catered for and are not just another number on a record."
Rhubarb Property's management fees have always been extremely competitive, and although a lot of online agents are now starting to make a name for themselves, Mr Avery feels customers still like to deal with humans beings.
He said: "Not everything can work perfectly online. People still need reassurance in who they are buying through, regardless of whether they may be saving a bit of money.
"Moving house or investing your hard earned money is a huge deal for a lot of people, and customers need certainty that they can rely on the agent and their knowledge."
Rhubarb provides a full range of services including everything from featured advertising on both Rightmove and Zoopla in both sales and lettings, all necessary legal documents, deposit security and referencing. The company also works alongside reliable and qualified maintenance contractors who are very well priced and whose work is only ever completed after authorisation from the landlord.
The Rhubarb team knows the market inside out and are able to give professional advice on the changes within the Birmingham property industry.
Mr Avery is clearly very proud of his team - they don't just work well together, but get a buzz out of their working environment.
The last month has seen another milestone as Rhubarb joined the Property Mark group and became ARLA registered as an agent.
Rhubarb employees are MARLA qualified, giving clients an added sense of security in the company, safe in the knowledge that they are dealing with an honest, respected and expert estate agent.
A new website is also in the works - rhubarbproperty.co.uk - and with property management now expanding to Manchester and London, Mr Avery is confident that the next 10 years will be as exciting and prosperous as the last.
Since moving into the new office, Rhubarb is focusing on the future and maintaining its reputation for value and representing clients and customers in the right way.
Mr Avery added: "People are free to pop in for a coffee at any time - and I would like to say a big thank you to the team and to all our customers."
Here's to the next 10 years... | Follow Rhubarb on Facebook/ twitter/Instagram or call 0121 309 0550.
<B Rhubarb's new office in Newhall Street, in Birmingham city centre
Team Rhubarb with director Thomas Avery, centre
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||May 24, 2018|
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