An Insight Into Estate Agent, Lettings and Property Investment Franchises
Despite the uncertain economic climate in the UK, we provide an insight as to why the real estate sector – in particular private lettings – has never been more buoyant.
When choosing a business opportunity, there are so many things to consider. One of the most important is being able to identify an opportunity that offers continued customer demand and longevity.
Whatever trends may come and go within a variety of business sectors, one thing that people will always need is a home.
While the UK is experiencing uncertain economic times, less people are able to get their foot onto the property ladder and are having to live in rented accommodation. More than 3.6 million homes in England are currently being rented – a figure that will only increase in the foreseeable future – making an estate agent or property investment franchise an attractive business opportunity both now and in the future.
Over the years the estate agent and property investment industry has evolved to cater to people’s financial and practical needs. Along with the traditional sales and letting agents, specialised opportunities are now available such as property investment franchises letting to working professionals and social housing agents.
One of the main benefits of joining an estate agent franchise is that the majority of these opportunities need high street premises, so your business will effectively be marketing itself with its presence and with the support of a strong, recognised franchise name.
However, with high street premises come high overheads, so if you’re looking for a more affordable estate agent franchise you could consider an opportunity which can be run from home, ridding you of expensive and potentially constricting property leases.
When joining a franchised business you will be gaining the expertise and experience of the franchisor, so even if you lack industry knowledge you will be fully educated.
Most franchises provide comprehensive industry and business training which should cover every aspect of the business. Some franchises provide its franchise owners with the opportunity to obtain professional industry qualifications.
Estate agent and property investment franchises tend to appeal to those with management experience and prove to be ideal for those who have good interpersonal skills, are driven, and are passionate about property and providing excellent customer service.