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Home of Choice appoints Frank Lowe

Home of Choice has appointed ex-Zurich worker Frank Lowe as its national estate agency director.

Frank, who previously worked at Zurich in the same role, will report to Home of Choice managing director Richard Coulson.

Lowe will recruit professional estate agency practices into the Home of Choice network, either as fully appointed representative members or introducers.

Richard Coulson, managing director at Home of Choice, says: “Todays estate agents are facing unprecedented change, but that change brings with it some fantastic business opportunities. Im delighted to have attracted such a talent as Frank to Home of Choice; he brings an unprecedented knowledge and instinct for the estate agency sector.

“Under Franks direction, Home of Choice will be targeting specific resources including training and technology. He will focus on developing new income streams for property specialists, keen to develop their financial services capability, as the industry embraces regulation.”

Lowe says: “Im really pleased to be joining such a professional network in its early days. Home of Choice offers estate agencies a marvellous business opportunity.

“Those estate agencies that have previously operated alone, or find themselves abandoned in a network that doesn’t value them, will benefit from joining Home of Choice through access to proven and innovative business opportunities as well as the most comprehensive package of operational support and services in the UK.”

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