The agency formerly known as Walton Robinson, specialising in catering to students, professionals, and families seeking rental properties, is now reborn as Seekers.
This rebranding endeavor will not disrupt existing arrangements for current tenants and landlords; rather, it signifies a shift in the agency's aspirations, leveraging its more than two decades of operational experience.
Mark Walton, the Managing Director, explained, "With our established two-decade legacy, the Seekers name maintains our standing as an authoritative figure in the property domain. It's crucial to emphasise that this rebranding isn't a result of a merger or resurrection under a new guise. It's a strategic decision to invigorate our brand."
Walton Robinson was established in 2001 when founder Mark Walton acquired a significant portfolio of professional and student-managed properties, as well as a landlord database.
As the agency evolved over time, its services and focus transformed. With a commitment to progress and innovation, a fresh name, visual identity, and ethos were seen as the optimal pathway forward.
Mark Smith, the Operations Director, commented, "As a forward-looking enterprise, we're perpetually striving to future-proof and streamline the client experience. The term 'Seekers' encapsulates our mission to search out and provide for our clients. We are everyday people dedicated to delivering exceptional service."
Seekers will maintain its headquarters on Percy Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. However, the agency has undergone a complete transformation in terms of nomenclature, branding, and online presence, featuring exciting new elements and a new domain name.
While retaining its existing services for tenants and landlords, Seekers will also fortify its specialised property sourcing and consultancy offerings.
Richard Ponton, the Investment Director, stressed, "We recognise that a property embodies more than physical walls – for landlords, it represents their livelihood and retirement nest egg. Students view it as a home away from home, and developers regard it as a pivotal investment in the region."
Leveraging their extensive knowledge of the student and investment markets, Seekers' specialised consultancy is geared towards furnishing investors and developers with pertinent support and market insights to make informed decisions.
Whether clients are seeking to lease, rent, purchase, sell, invest, or develop, Seekers is dedicated to simplifying the process.
While the agency encompasses the standard responsibilities of a typical estate and letting agent, its core value lies in two key areas: a comprehensive letting and management service for residential landlords and tenants, and a consultative service tailored for corporate investors and developers.
For more information, or if you would like to discuss renting or investing with us, call 0191 243 1000, or visit our Percy Street office.