Belfast Telegraph

Award-winning Northern Ireland estate agency is planning to branch out further

By John Mulgrew

A Northern Ireland estate agency is eyeing expansion after increasing its workforce by 25% in the last 12 months.

CPS now has six branches, including offices on Belfast's Lisburn Road, in Armagh and in Omagh, and employs more than 20 staff.

It also picked up the gong for best 'multi-branch' Residential Estate Agency of the Year at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2016.

Speaking about the firm's success, managing director and founder Art O'Hagan said: "We are 30 years trading and are bringing all that experience with us.

"We have qualified staff throughout the branches, and we invest in our staff quite a bit."

Speaking about winning the award for top multi-branch agency, Mr O'Hagan said: "First of all, it increases our profile and gets recognition for effort and assists in the tendering processes for future business - it earmarks us as going the extra mile for customers.

"It was a prestigious award to achieve.

"I founded the business in 1987 and we have future growth plans to open further branches."

The business deals in residential, business and rental, as well as having RICS chartered surveyors and mortgage brokers in branch.

Eoin O'Hagan, who is a valuer with CPS, said: "The big thing for us is that we have widened our scope.

"We stopped looking at just buying and selling and took more of a wider approach - everything from looking at accountancy firms and investment companies."

And Mr O'Hagan said that the business had expanded thanks to a range of areas, including focussing on "community relations".

Belfast Telegraph