New estate agency opens in Scunthorpe town centre

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 20 Mar 2017

A NEW estate agency has opened its doors in Scunthorpe.

Mi Living, on Oswald Road, forms part of the Ongo property management, maintenance and community investment group, although it will operate independently as a new business.

An official opening of the business was performed by Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin on Friday, (March 17).

The estate agency will be run by property specialists Steve Cunningham and Melanie Young.

They have more than 20 years' experience in the property sector between them, in North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and London.

Mr Cunningham, the senior branch manager, said: “We are a brand new business and with that comes the exciting opportunity to do something a bit differently to others.

“We have spent the last five months listening to people, hearing about what is most important to them when buying and selling their homes – the good experiences and the grumbles too.

“This has been invaluable in helping us build our business around exactly what people in North Lincolnshire want – fair prices, regular contact and a detailed understanding of each of our customers' individual needs.

“We see it as a partnership with our customers. Together we aim to make the whole process of buying and selling a home as quick and simple as possible, using all the latest on and offline marketing tools to ensure homes sell, and at the very best price."

Mi Living aims to offer a service tailored to individual needs using some of the latest property market technology, as well as property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla.

All profits from across the Ongo group are reinvested into the development of new homes and community services as part of the group's vision to create and sustain vibrant communities.

The new estate agency is based in the former Hetts Solicitors offices on Oswald Road and the opening comes a month after Ongo announced it was also adding a plumbing and heating company to its portfolio.

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Planning permission has also been granted for a new office block in Scunthorpe town centre which will become the group's headquarters.

The developments come as Ongo, which began life as North Lincolnshire Homes, celebrates its 10th anniversary since taking over the former council housing stock from North Lincolnshire Council in 2007.

In the 10 years since then, the organisation has invested more than £198 million into improving and regenerating homes.

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