|Paul Sheard, National Business Development & Training Manager
Propertynest is an award-winning letting and estate agency business headquartered in Leeds founded on solid principals of quality customer care and personal service. Propertynest offers franchise opportunities across England for individuals who are passionate about growing their own successful business and delivering a fantastic service to their local community, while being fully trained and supported by our dedicated franchise team.
Propertynest founder Vincent Anthony originally seized an opportunity to start his own letting agency from home through the backing of a family friend, following a chance meeting at Donnington Park racetrack in 2007.
From the very beginning, the emphasis has been on the quality one to one personal service that clients get to enjoy. Over time, this has helped build a very strong portfolio of clients and a great team.
In 2016, in light of wishing to enter the sales market – and following a merger with another well-known agency in Leeds – Propertynest was launched. With ambitions to franchise the business, and to share our success with others, we’ve invested heavily into developing the best operating platform and self-employed estate agency model in the UK today! Propertynest now welcomes applications from ambitious people looking to create their own forward-thinking lettings and estate agency with all the training, systems, backing and support necessary for success.
The Property Market
Little seems to dent the property market! Despite the Pandemic and rises in inflation, demand for property remains strong. After all, everyone needs to live somewhere! According to the Office of National Statistics the average property price increased by 7.8% over the year to June 2022. The average UK house price was £286,000 in June 2022, which is £20,000 higher than this time last year.
There is currently a real opportunity for estate agents to start their own business working from home. Working remotely is both accepted and convenient and Propertynest offers new franchisees all the tools and technology to achieve this. It’s also a great way to start out as overheads are kept to a minimum. As the agency grows and takes on staff, then an office or high street location can be added if necessary.
Our own franchised agents have shown how successful our model has been, with our Elmbridge franchisee invoicing £54,575 net of commissions in one month alone in the summer of 2022.
As a Propertynest franchisee you can:
- Help clients buy, sell or let their homes as smoothly as possible
- Build a business which an asset to sell or for the benefit of future generations
- Achieve business independence
- Join a welcoming, experienced and supportive team
- Take control of your future and enjoy your job!
Propertynest franchisees can offer property sales and/or lettings within their designated territories. We currently have opportunities for franchisees throughout England.
What Sets Propertynest Apart?
Propertynest’s approach to technology sets it apart from the competition. Over the years, the team has established the best platform for the business which integrates with both bespoke and industry leading tools to increase efficiency. For example, Propertynest now has a tried and tested lead generation and CRM tool and knowledge base to undertake integrated marketing campaigns, freeing up time so agents can spend more time with their clients.
However, it’s the people behind the business which makes the magic happen! Without exception, they are passionate about property. Led by Vincent and Vicki, the team are straight talking, honest, practical, realistic and operate with a high level of integrity. They have attracted and secured financial backing to grow the business and are now ready to share their experience and proven strategy and systems with new franchises joining the company across England for both property sales and lettings.
What Does the Franchise Offer Franchisees?
Propertynest is one of the most competitively priced franchise opportunities on the market. Franchisees can be flexible and work around their own lifestyle and family commitments. Usually, working from home initially, the franchise offers more ambitious franchisees the chance to grow and take on staff at the right time, all working under the umbrella of Propertynest.
Franchises benefit from a start-up package which includes full training, software and tech systems, marketing support, lead generation, central call handling, web presence plus ongoing support.
All new franchisees attend an intensive one-week immersive and interactive induction at our HQ in Leeds covering all aspects of running and operating the business, including legislation and compliance, business generation, listing and managing your new property instructions.
Franchisees also receive a two-day intensive business launch visit along with regular ongoing support, including face-to-face and remote follow up, regular HQ meetings and a dedicated HQ team to assist with day-to-day questions and assistance.
Propertynest holds discovery events regularly with potential franchisees offered the choice of either a local face-to-face event or the option to visit HQ. These meetings are designed to give potential franchisees the chance to learn more about our journey to date along with how the business operates, the opportunity and the costs and charges involved in both setting up and managing their new business.
Our current support and induction system has enabled us to achieve a 100% success rate in respect of business retention.
Propertynest is delighted to have appointed Paul Sheard (FNAEA MARLA) as our national training and business development manager. Paul is one the industry’s leading trainers with 40 years’ experience, working with some of the country’s most recognised brands, including Countrywide. Franchisees can rest assured they’ll receive comprehensive and effective training throughout their journey with us, further boosting their chances of success.
- Use of Propertynest brand
- Dedicated webpage on the main website
- Mobile friendly web presence
- CRM and lead generation tools
- Marketing support
- Exclusive territory license
- Initial and ongoing training
- Complete start-up package
The Ideal Propertynest Franchisee
Experienced estate agents looking to start their own business in either sales or lettings or both would make ideal Propertynest franchises. However, those with no industry experience who do have a passion for property plus extensive face-to-face sales experience can also become successful Propertynest franchisees. We support all franchisees with full training, systems and back up so they have all the necessary tools to get started and make a great business.
Franchise fee: £1250 plus vat (includes the first month’s monthly license fee)
Operating fee:£1250 plus vat per calendar month
Advertising fee: 1.5 % plus vat of gross revenue.
Royalty fee: 10% plus vat of gross revenue subject to a minimum fee of £250 plus vat (£300 inc vat) on individual property sale transactions. For property lettings transactions, 10% plus vat of gross revenue, subject to that on each new tenancy set up, the minimum fee is £250.
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If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Propertynest franchisee, enquire below to find out more.