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Countrywide Acquires John Francis Estate Agents in Wales


Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest property services group, has increased its regional footprint in Swansea and across South Wales with the recent acquisition of leading estate and lettings agency, John Francis Estate Agents.

John Francis operates a 21 branch network covering Swansea and South Wales which serves all aspects of the property market, including services in residential sales and lettings, commercial sales, auctions, new homes and financial services. The business has a market leading reputation for its modern approach, IT innovations, high quality and professional customer service and knowledgeable and trained employees. John Francis will continue to operate as normal under its well established brand name, managed by Directors Bethan Edmund–Harper and Richard Emanuel. All employees will continue to work in their current roles while benefiting from Countrywide’s shared marketing and IT services, national scale and unrivalled property market insight.



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