Hunters, now part of The Property Franchise Group, has announced its first so-called ‘Personal Agent’ signing - and says it’s ideal for, amongst others, semi-retired agents.
This new business model licenses the Personal Agents to operate in new areas under the Hunters brand with centralised support for marketing, social media, portal access, training and software.
The company says this involves “minimal ongoing business costs” with due diligence and on-boarding taking as little as four weeks.
A statement from the firm says: “The model is ideal for those with experience, looking to take a new step in running their own estate agency business in their locality, as well as those looking to choose their own working hours or even semi-retire.”
Glynis Frew, managing director of Hunters, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Lloyd to the Hunters network and are pleased to be strengthening our presence in this part of the country. We are committed to continually evolving our offering to meet market demands and differing personal needs, with increased flexibility forming a key part of this.
“This franchise model is designed to offer agents full flexibility in running their own business, with Personal Agents getting the best of both worlds including access to our industry-leading training and marketing support that can give them the competitive edge.”
The first personal agent is Lloyd Coleman, who has almost 30 years of experience across residential and commercial sales, lettings and property management, including running his own business for 11 years.
He’ll take the Potters Bar franchise and says: “Following a long career working for a range of well-known brands, as well as operating my own business, I’m delighted to take the next step, joining the Hunters Personal Agent initiative which provides me the freedom and flexibility to work on my own terms, with the support of one of the country’s leading estate agency networks.
“Having lived here for over 40 years, I look forward to drawing on my intensive local knowledge to deliver exceptional customer service and results for clients.”