And Why It Matters
Estate agency isn’t and shouldn’t be just about buying and selling homes.
Whilst sustainability isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of when you think about estate agency, the At Home team have put it at the very heart of what they do. At Home Estate & Letting Agency is moving to new premises in the Carfax in Horsham with an increased focus on sustainability, responsibility and leaving a positive legacy. This comes just over a month after At Home also opened new offices with a fresh new look at what was (until January this year) Clarke and Charlesworth in Storrington.
Both new offices reflect the determination of the At Home team to have a positive impact on their community and put sustainability at the heart of what they do. Suppliers sourced for the renovations were carefully selected for their use of 100% renewable energy, recyclable materials and low impact credentials, demonstrating a clear commitment to reducing At Home’s carbon footprint.
The move towards sustainable practices builds on the support that At Home already provide to their local community in the form of Community Chest schemes and Positivity Projects (a direct way of giving back). The team is often seen out and about supporting local events.
Owner and Director, Paul Davies, explains why sustainability and community are so important to the At Home team and to the estate agency sector,
“As an estate agent, I feel very strongly that we have a responsibility to our community. Estate agency isn’t and shouldn’t be just about buying and selling homes. It’s about helping people achieve their aspirations so they can create a positive lifestyle, and that goes much deeper than bricks and mortar. It also means doing what we can to leave our own positive legacy.
We are trying to live and work by our values and set a good example. We’ve been working with a Sustainability Consultant to ensure we are conscious across all business operation. We know we’re not perfect and there’s a lot to do but we are determined to be part of a new and more responsible era of estate agency.”
The new premises in the Carfax will be opening on the 18th July, and visitors are welcome. At Home are launching a new website demonstrating their values and approach. They have been represented through the branding as Runic symbols. To learn more about their Runes and services visit their website: https://www.athomeestates.co.uk
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