A firm calling itself the UK’s first 24/7 home-based agency says it wants to roll out nationally with a network of franchisees who need not have previous property experience.
Dorset-based Meyers Estate Agents was set up seven years ago and says it now wants to expand its franchised network.
Principal Mark Meyer says: “Currently, many are reconsidering career choices or for those already in the sector, some are looking for a more modern model or are ready to take up the challenge and rewards of becoming self-employed.“
He continues: “For many years, we have recognised how the benefits of reduced overheads achieved by moving away from the High Street and taking advantage of the latest technology can be passed onto our customers.
”Our business is about how local agents build close relationships with communities and become the go-to property expert in their region for sales and lettings. They expand at their own pace by working with other self-employed staff as necessary to grow within their territory.”
He says the firm operates a family-friendly business model with the opportunity of a healthy work-life balance and “enriching the lives of those in the community.”
All its franchisees are obliged to work with a local charity of their choice and a proportion of the network's profits go to mental health charity Mind.
Over recent months the firm has taken on three franchisees - all for local south west patches - plus a self-employed associate. Now it wants to expand its network nationally.
Meyer says: “Experience of the property market is not always necessary as our system is so easy to learn. However, our highly personalised approach is tailored to individual clients and so we are looking for ‘people people.’
“Our team’s professionalism goes above and beyond to ensure our customers always come first and their transaction is as stress-free and speedy as possible. For the right candidates, a low franchise fee, full support and training powered by our proven processes, means there has never been a better time to make the move.”