Ed Heaton, Property Vision’s former Regional Director, is back in the game. After three months on gardening leave following PV’s downsizing on exiting HSBC, Heaton has launched a new independent buying agency: Heaton & Partners.
Heaton’s gardening leave wasn’t spent resting on laurels: “it was probably the busiest three months of my life; it’s been a whirlwind,” he says. And the hard work seems to be paying off already, with the business having to delay its “official” launch because it is already too busy doing deals: “The launch has been beyond my wildest expectations,” says Heaton. “In my business plan, I had allowed for the first deal to take place in Month Nine, but already, in Week One, I’ve agreed terms to buy a 200-acre farm in Hampshire for a client, and have another instruction in on a property in Oxfordshire… The welcome back from agents and property professionals has been overwhelming.”