A hybrid estate and lettings agency operating currently in Manchester, Liverpool and others parts of the north of England has told Estate Agent Today it is now establishing a franchise system and is seeking applicants from across the country.
Wignalls Estate Agency was set up in 2015 by Paul and Sarah Wignall and describes itself as “award-winning estate agents, offering clients a cost-effective way to sell or rent their property whilst still providing excellent customer service and a personal touch.”
The agency is based at Leyland in Lancashire and its website says it currently covers that town, Chorley, Buckshaw Village, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Preston.
Its team currently includes a senior sales negotiator, a sales negotiator, a valuation manager and an independent mortgage and insurance advisor. As of last evening, the agency listed 99 properties for sale or to let on Rightmove.
Now it is looking for franchisees across the country wanting to adopt a similar business model.
A franchise would cost £25,000 and on website Franchisesupermarket the agency says it anticipates new recruits would break even in six months.
The agency claims to convert 75 per cent of valuation appointments into instructions, and franchisees would be offered a week’s training course at Wignall’s Lancashire headquarters, local training in their area, an initial marketing and materials package, and ongoing marketing and operational support.
Franchisees would also receive an agency software package, access to referral fees from a conveyancing panel, comprehensive social media training, and “income from independent mortgage and insurance company.”
You can see the agency’s website and contact details here.