Hamptons International Acquires John Curtis
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Leading residential agency, Hamptons International has today announced that it has acquired John Curtis, a highly-respected sales and lettings agency based in Hertfordshire, who were also recently awarded the Best Estate Agency in Hertfordshire at the UK Property Awards.

John Curtis is a long-standing agency with offices located in Harpenden and Wheathampstead. The agency offers a full range of sales and lettings services and has a reputation for excellent customer service and honesty. Its Directors Ric Merlo and Ken Whittaker, in addition to all the John Curtis staff, live in Harpenden or the immediate surrounding area.

The acquisition of John Curtis demonstrates Hamptons International’s willingness and ambition of wanting to grow and strengthen its service by targeting and acquiring only the very best people and agencies.

Commenting on the acquisition, Marc Goldberg, Head of Sales at Hamptons International, said: “We are delighted to start 2015 with such a strong acquisition. John Curtis is the leading sales and lettings agency in Harpenden and the surrounding area and will help to significantly strengthen our footprint in the Hertfordshire region, while bolstering our profile north of London. Today’s acquisition signifies a key part of the company’s strategic plan to expand its UK network, which includes 85 branches across London and the South of the UK.”

Ken Whittaker, Director at John Curtis, added: “We are pleased to be integrated into the Hamptons International network. Having been established in the community for over 40 years, we are fortunate to have built a strong reputation in the market and have many long standing relationships with our locally based clients and customers. We look forward to strengthening our position by being part of a well-known brand such as Hamptons International, which will also offer our staff and clients a range of opportunities and benefits. The combination of our local knowledge and reputation matched with Hamptons International’s extensive market reach heralds an exciting chapter for the entire team.

“Ric & I will continue to offer the same personal service and attention seven days a week, coupled now with immense backing and support from an established and respected international company able to attract more affluent London & international buyers and tenants to Harpenden & the local villages.”

For media enquiries please contact:

Claire Basing Lawson
Senior Press Officer, Hamptons International

T: 020 7758 8405 / 07894 810 532

E: basinglawsonc@hamptons-int.com

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