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A branch of national agency Parkers has bolstered its managed portfolio by acquiring independent company Samuel James.

Parkers’ Reading branch has also taken on six staff from Samuel James.

Parkers is one six brands under the Property Franchise Group umbrella, and Reading branch owner Craig Pearson – who also owns Parkers offices in nearby Woodley and Earley – says: “It was important to the owner that he found a buyer to continue looking after his clients as well as his current staff.

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“We were extremely pleased and proud that we were seen as the agency to do all that based on our ethos and care for our existing clients.”

Pearson joined the brand as a sales negotiator in Bracknell in 1993 and has been branch manager at Reading since 1996; he purchased it in 1999.

Xperience and Whitegates managing director Kate Toland says: “Craig has always been extremely forward-thinking and hugely ambitious and I’m delighted to see this latest acquisition cross the finish line. He has built a superb team across three branches and the clients acquired from Samuel James will now benefit from that team’s superb levels of service and vast experience of the local area.”

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Source: Letting Agent Today

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