Estate agency has evolved...
Lettings & Property, Business & Professional Services
If according to Rightmove ‘90 per cent of home movers start their search online’, then surely this is the beginning of the demise of the high street estate agent and their hefty commission fees.
As an alternative to the conventional and questionably unsustainable high street estate agency model, EstatesDirect.com is proving that in today’s modern times it is unnecessary to run expensive branches that are paid for by the seller, who are charged between one per cent and two per cent in commission fees to market and sell their home.
So you don’t need a high street office to sell houses?
That’s exactly right. EstatesDirect.com has no high street offices, as all of its Local Property Specialists are home-based. Franchise Director Jamie McMullan explains: “We do everything that a high street estate agent would do. We value the property, carry out the Energy Performance Certificate [EPC], take photos, and produce the floor plan and brochure.
“We also promote the property on the relevant portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and FindaProperty, together with utilising social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We offer 100 per cent accompanied viewings, and negotiate and see the sale through to completion via our centralised office in Worcester. We do all this for a flat fee of £495 plus VAT up front and a further £495 plus VAT payable on completion, thus saving the average property owner thousands of pounds in the process.”
But do people still demand to be looked after?
Of course, buying, selling or letting a home is a personal process and business. The estate agency industry has gone through considerable change in recent years. EstatesDirect.com is leading the way by being the first to offer a complete, highly tailored estate agency service to market and sell your property for a fair fixed fee, regardless of the value, while also offering the same level of professional customer service you would expect from any good high street agent.
The model works
EstatesDirect.com is fast becoming a recognised and respected brand within the estate agency marketplace for its competitive no-commission offer. Born from the fact that the internet has changed the buying and selling process, negating the need for expensive high street branches, the company has proved that its package is realistic for today’s customers - it’s value led, with no hidden costs and an unrivalled expert service.
Launched in 2010 by a group of internet and estate agency experts and backed by a prolific internet entrepreneur, the business operates a simple and cost-effective service that has aimed, and is succeeding, in challenging the traditional method of buying and selling property. With the future looking bright, EstatesDirect. com is now seeking new franchisees to share in its success.
Don’t just take estatesdirect.com’s word for it
Ben Grove is one of two Local Property Specialists in Worcester. Having excelled in driving the number of enquiries and securing instructions within his territory, he is truly passionate about the business model and its huge potential. Ben explains how realistic it is to earn a healthy living as an EstatesDirect.com Local Property Specialist: “So far I’m on target to take home in excess of £60K, but I’m already getting referrals from my clients and interest from my ‘for sale’ boards. It’s a breath of fresh air to have a point of difference over the other agents in my area. I provide my customers with excellent customer service while saving them thousands of pounds and still earning much more than I expected - it’s what EstatesDirect.com is all about.”
Joining EstatesDirect.com offers an ideal lifestyle business. Franchised Local Property Specialists are given a defined territory of around 20,000 homes from which they can conduct business in residential sales, lettings and commercial. They can also refer business leads such as mortgages, seller referrals, floor plans, EPCs, inventories, credit referencing and utility services, for which they earn commission. If they are already qualified in these areas, they can carry out the required discipline and earn additional income.
Local Property Specialists are provided with a car, for sale and letting boards, a phone and laptop, all portal fees, a champion support colleague, industry membership fees and the latest in technology. With few monthly overheads and outgoings, the proposition is a truly attractive one from the outset.
Owing to the nature of the business, Local Property Specialists are required to attend the EstatesDirect. com training programme, as well as working alongside an experienced Local Property Specialist out in the field over a two-three week period.
Becoming a local property specialist
Is simple and suitable for professionals from a range of backgrounds. Are you:
• Looking for a change, or an ambitious individual with an interest in property?
• Highly motivated and confident in your ability to sell?
• Looking for a serious income opportunity with minimal outlay?
• Wanting to work from home and enjoy the flexibility of fitting work around your lifestyle?
• Someone with a solid knowledge of your local area and passionate about customer service?
• Looking for a franchise opportunity with a low-cost investment level?
• Interested in working for a company that is a pioneer in its field?
Has three simple steps to success:
• Proven business model.
• Low cost to entry.
• You earn from day one.
Exceptional agents, exceptional results
As an EstatesDirect.com franchisee you can realistically earn between £50,000-£100,000 per annum. Why not find out how you can unlock the door to unrivalled earning potential?
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