Julian Marks Estate Agents expands in the city

Plymouth independent estate agency Alan Cummings & Co has been acquired by Julian Marks Estate Agents.

The buyout establishes a central city base for the top performing sales agents in Plymstock and Plympton.

With more than 16 staff and two offices, Julian Marks will retain the nine-strong team at Alan Cummings & Co as part of the deal.

Established in 1994, Alan Cummings & Co has traded for 27 years from its prominent position at Henders Corner in Mannamead and is the top selling agent in Hartley and Mannamead (PL3) in 2021.

Alan Cummings says: “I am very proud to be handing over the reins of my estate agency to Julian Marks, an exceptional firm of professionals who will continue the legacy of Alan Cummings into the future, providing my clients and customers with the very best of service and further developing our position as the reliable and trusted estate agent for your home in Plymouth.”

Julian Partridge, Director of Julian Marks Estate Agents, says: “We are delighted to have acquired Alan Cummings & Co. The brand is a natural fit for us as we share a similar ethos alongside the values of quality, service and experience.”

Fellow director Mark Flynn adds, “We would like to assure customers of Alan Cummings that Julian and I are in this for the long haul. Between us, we have more than 60 years of experience in buying, selling and letting properties with service at the heart of our offer.”

Julian Marks Estate Agents is already active across the city, with the Plymstock office selling more properties over £200,000 than any other estate agency office throughout Plymouth.

The site at Henders Corner has been an important commercial location since around 1850, when horse trams used the junction as a terminus. An estate agency has been part of the small row of shops since the 1960s.