Whether it be the striking new colour, the bold new boards, the simple name or the contemporary office, the new homes of Trading Places, Urmston, should be your first port of call for all property needs in the Urmston or Stretford areas.

After fulfilling his lifetime dream in 2007 of owning his own agency director Stephen Groves knew the area needed a fresher and more modern brand to keep up with the changes seen in Urmston town centre, and tied the rebrand with a move to arguably the area’s most prominent and central position of the corner of Flixton Road and Crofts Bank Road.

After years of helping people move between Urmston and Stretford Stephen knew his next office had to be Stretford, and this opened in early February.

Since moving and opening both offices director, Stephen Groves, and the team have seen a big rise in the sale and rental markets across the areas, and think their 2013 figures so far speak for themselves.

Mr Grove said: “Since the move to our new homes in Urmston and Stretford we have seen a huge increase in all aspects of the business.

“From valuations and new instructions, which are up 14 per cent, to viewings being booked, which are up 37 per cent, it all leads to a 26 per cent increase in sales agreed year on year.

“I believe the lettings market has always been buoyant, and this year seems no different, with our managed stock and rental prices being at an all-time high, having a dedicated lettings manager is crucial to this.

“I have been delighted and very appreciative of the local support and all the positive feedback we have been given with our new look, and endeavour to repay that with keeping the high standard of service we offer, whether that be selling, buying or renting a property across either areas.”

After investing heavily in new technology, a further office, more staff and a modern new look, the team at Home Estate Agents looks set to make 2013 a record-breaking year on all levels, and invite you to join the success in Urmston and Stretford to get you in your new home.

For advice, help or to book a free market appraisal please call the Urmston office on 0161 747 1177 or the Stretford office on 0161 871 3939. The Urmston office is located at 1 Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, and the Stretford office is at 145 Barton Road, Stretford.