Alex boss and players help officially open local property management company“We like our players to become settled in South Cheshire as quickly as possible and having the support at Martin & Co, a local growing company in Cheshire, can offer only helps us with that.”
Crewe boss Steve Davis said: “All the staff at Martin & Co are always extremely help to us when we are looking for local accommodation for our players. Things can happen very quickly in football and they are always on hand with advice to make sure that our new or young players do not have to stay in hotels for as long as necessary.
“We believe in making things happen rather than waiting for a house to sell itself, and we are instinctively geared up to provide regular feedback and dialogue. Given the rapid growth in our property sales operations, when we knew we would need to move we wanted to be amongst the more professional businesses on Nantwich Road.”
The company is also making a name for itself in selling residential property too, and this was a factor in the location of the new office, as General Manager Sarah Lillico explained: "Our pro-active approach and high standards of customer care, which made us market leaders in lettings, have gone down very well with home owners looking to sell their properties.
“We have pioneered the concept of landlords selling properties with their tenants in situ. It makes them more attractive to buying investors, and landlords carry on earning rent until the day the sale completes, so it's a win-win".
The company Sales and Investments Manager Paul Rowley said: "We have a database of 40,000 potential investors, and many of them are specifically targeting South Cheshire as a good place to have buy to let properties.
“This is the third shop we have had in Crewe. Our continued success means that we keep outgrowing our surroundings, and we are very grateful to the people of South Cheshire who have embraced our new approach to selling and renting out property, and fuelled our rapid growth".
“Dario Gradi opened our very first shop back in 2004. There were just two of us then, but we now employ 22! It's a people business, and we have ensured that we remain well-resourced to offer a premium service to our clients.
Martin & Co Director Shaun Cafferty thanked the Club for their support: "We are thrilled that Steve and some of the players were able to come down and officially open our new office. We have worked with Crewe Alexandra for a long time, finding accommodation for new and loan signings and we now count several former Alex players amongst our landlords.
The new office houses property management and accounts staff, so landlords and tenants can pop in and discuss any maintenance or rent queries face to face. There is also a large browsing area where potential buyers and tenants can have a good look at the many properties on offer. A new feature is the Property Investment Centre, where current and prospective landlords can assess the performance of their property investments and discuss their future plans.
Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis and members of the first team helped open Martin & Co’s new office on Nantwich Road, Crewe. It is the third shop that the expanding property management company have opened in Crewe and with a database of over 40,000 potential investors the South Cheshire region is continuing to be a growth area for property and buy-to-let.