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Martin & Co is one of the only UK property agency franchises that offer a combined lettings and estate agency business with UK-wide recognition. With a network of just under 200 franchise owners, we are the largest property franchise business in the UK. On lettings income alone, on average our franchise owners turnover £230k in year 3 and you can expect to build your business value to in excess of £275k in just 5 years.
Martin & Co is one of the only UK property agency franchises that offer a combined lettings and estate agency business with UK-wide recognition. With a network of just under 200 franchise owners, we are the largest property franchise business in the UK.
With strong high street and online presence, the secret of our franchise owners’ success is that they can provide local property knowledge whilst being backed by a national brand. It’s no wonder Martin & Co has been recognised for its award-winning service by its clients winning Gold for Best Large Letting Chain at the ESTAS (Estate & Letting Agent Awards) in 2009 and 2012, as well as Silver in 2010 & 2011 and most recently in 2013.
Our franchise owners take market share in their dedicated franchise territories using our support, sales training and understanding of best practice in the property industry. On lettings income alone, on average our franchise owners turnover £230k in year 3 and you can expect to build your business value to in excess of £450k in just 5 years.
“After thorough research, I was confident that Martin & Co could deliver. I’m now a confident, knowledgeable letting agent who dominates my assigned franchise territory. ”
Dennis Roodhart, Folkestone and Dover Franchise Owner
Your success is our success
Who is ideally suited to our franchise?
Our most successful franchise owners are motivated individuals looking to build a business of value to support themselves, their families and their futures. Typically, you will either have a strong business background but want to benefit from our property industry knowledge or you come from a strong sales background within our industry but would like our business start-up support. All of our franchise owners recognise the benefit that the Martin & Co brand brings in giving their new business the kick-start and quick growth to take market share.
You’ll most likely start your Martin & Co franchise as an owner-operator and very quickly grow it into a management franchise – your role in the business will depend on your skills and interests. The daily tasks in your Martin & Co office will include:
- Marketing, networking and PR
- Meeting and advising new clients
- Registering applicants and conducting viewing appointments
- Administration of new tenancies and property management
- Negotiation with buyers and sellers.
Our franchise owners use approved third party accountants to process rent and collect fees so you can concentrate on growing your business.
“I come from a corporate background. I chose a Martin & Co franchise because I could get the knowledge, support, and a fast route to market. I didn’t know lettings market and wanted guidance.”
Richard Oldaker, Aldershot Franchise Owner
25 years of business success
Our franchise package gives you the best start
Everything that you’d expect from a proven franchise model and more…
- Exclusive 5 year franchise agreement
- Funding & business plan
- Premises support
- Extensive induction programme
- Training academy
- Your own website with IT support
- Cost effective advertising
- Head office support team including visits from our operations directors
- Annual franchise conference and best practice sharing
- Launch marketing package
- Ongoing marketing, media & public relations support
- 40,000 total enquiries per month through the Martin & Co website
“Because of my age I didn’t want to start a business from scratch. I bought a resale franchise from Martin & Co and benefited from a handover before my launch. I plan to expand into a neighbouring territory and grow the team so that the office runs itself as I approach retirement!”
Philip Wakefield, Weymouth Franchise Owner
Building strong business foundations
Training and support
Our initial training is extensive but our support in getting you set-up with the best chance of business success start well before then. Our data research establishes your ideal business location and we help you to find your business premises that will sit at the heart of your territory.
- A detailed 5-year business plan for a sound foundation
- An experienced funding manager to review your finance options
- Lease and planning negotiators
- Group purchasing power
- Investor in People accredited training programme
- Training modules mean that your training is suited to your individual needs
- Expert support to achieve professional qualifications such as ARLA
- Ongoing mentoring and online forums to share practical tips
- An internal recruitment agency when you want to find the best people to join your team
- And so much more.
Our promise to you: We won’t leave you until you have your first properties in your portfolio.
“I had extensive experience in commercial property lettings whilst my wife has been a manager in customer services. We knew the industry well but buying a Martin & Co franchise meant that our business would grow more quickly because of the strong brand.”
Peter Grieve, Worcester and Gloucester Franchise Owner
Investing in your future
How the financials stack up
Our franchise fee is £18, 500 + VAT and to open your Martin & Co high street office you will need to invest a total of £85,000 + VAT. (An online set up is c£35,000+VAT)
Due to the success of our franchise, the major high street banks will lend up to 70% of the cost of the franchise depending on your personal circumstances.
You will pay monthly Management Services Fee of 9% of turnover + VAT. This pays for all the ongoing support you will receive from our dedicated support team.
Your return on investment will always be intrinsically linked to the effort that you put in to your business. However, on average our franchise owner turnover £275k by year 3 and we will be able to work through potential figures for your franchise during a discovery meeting.
“I had actually been a customer of Martin & Co in Nottingham and hadn’t realised it was a franchise. When I was looking for a business, I knew I’d need some hand-holding and support during the set-up phase. Martin & Co was an established brand and offered good ongoing training and a great web presence. During my meeting at head office, I wanted to be part of this partnership.”
Mark Beckett, Stoke-on-Trent Franchise Owner
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At Northwood we a proud to be one of the UKs leading providers of Guaranteed Rent. It means that our landlords can get on with their busy lives, safe in the knowledge that they are receiving a fixed rental income, each month, every month. Its a hassle and risk-free letting solution. Key benefits include:
- A Guaranteed annual income
- No set up fees, no commission or VAT
- Not an insurance policyno premiums
- Not let on behalf of housing associations
- A Guaranteed start date
- No loss of rent from tenant arrears
- No loss of rent from empty periods
- Full maintenance management
Each of the 80 Northwood offices around the country is locally owned and operated, but backed with the full support of a national network. We also provide a full range of traditional lettings and estate agency services.
Get in touch and see how we can help you www.northwooduk.com
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