New Work From Home Estate Agency Franchise Launched!

New Work From Home Estate Agency Franchise Launched!

Looking for your own estate agency business where you can work from home with high earnings potential and a great quality of life? Well here it is!

We believe that our newly launched ‘work from home’ franchise Hunters Personal will deliver all these things and will also revolutionise the way we sell homes by allowing field-based agents to cover their own local area without the need to set up a dedicated high street office. It’s a win-win situation as the agent gets to keep 100% of all the commissions earned!

Having no office means the Hunters personal agent will have low overheads and more freedom to deliver a world-class service. Unlike many web-based operations, the emphasis is on personal service and is an enhancement on their already strong service culture.

Kevin Hollinrake, MD of the Hunters group, which also offers franchises for conventional estate agency offices, believes that it could revolutionise the industry, “New technologies, such as the internet and mobile working, mean that our industry is changing, just as the travel industry changed over the last decade. This will allow our agents to work more flexibly and with a focus on personal, one-to-one service for the customer.

The fact that the agents will be self-employed will make them much more driven to get the best result for the seller. The most common complaint about estate agents is “they didn’t keep me informed” – being a personal agent means you will have time to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening. Moving is a stressful time and the seller can now look forward to a more personal service from their agent.

Hunters personal agents will farm an area surrounding their own property, so they will know and serve their own community, and there are lots of benefits to that.”

Personal agents have about 4,000/5,000 homes in their own exclusive territory which they know like the back of their hand and where they understand the nuances of the market, because they live and work there.

They’ll know that properties on one side of a certain street are worth more than ones on the other side, and why.

The revolution we have seen in the travel industry is going to be replicated within estate agency. Companies like www.travelcounsellors.co.uk are having enormous success without the need for retail premises. A similar method of selling homes is also employed in the US where self-employed estate agents work a set territory.

Kevin continues “We feel the time is right for it here. Market conditions are difficult and that is having an effect on how we work and on how customers buy and sell property.

We’ve also got the software now to allow agents to work from home and to go out there and gain market share.”

The Hunters Personal agents will have access to all Hunters’ services, including their training, their website and their surveying and financial teams.

“They’ll market in the same way as office-based agents, by canvassing, board presence, websites and advertising in newspapers, and they’ll do viewings for you and hold your hand through the process,” says Kevin. “It’s traditional estate agency, it’s just that technology allows different ways of working.”

Footfall in estate agent’s offices has fallen dramatically in the past few years, and just five percent of buyers visit in person. Most buyers and sellers now use the telephone and the internet to keep in touch.

“Only time will tell how much importance customers put on a conventional office, but we see Hunters Personal as evolution,” says Kevin.

The franchise costs £2,995 and Hunters say agents can make up to £100,000 a year.

“There are a lot of estate agents looking for a new way or working at the moment and we think this could be an option for them, but with our award winning training courses, we do have the capabilities of training someone from another related industry. The success really lies with the individual who has the ‘get up and go’ attitude and wants a great job with a great quality of life.”

For more details call Jamie McMullan on 01904 756161 or email enquiries@huntersfranchising.co.uk

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