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Belvoir…the UK’s Best Lettings Agency Franchise 2010*
Belvoir is delighted to announce its official recognition as the UK’s Best Lettings Agency Franchise 2010 at the prestigious Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times. Looking for a fresh start? Belvoir can offer a future in an award winning specific property lettings and management business with potential long-term asset value.
Our proven business formula, initial and ongoing training and full support can help you to grow your business and become a part of our expanding network.
Founded in 1995 by husband and wife team, Mike and Stephanie Goddard, the growth of the Belvoir brand can only be described as phenomenal and there are now over 140 franchised offices throughout the UK, and are now firmly on target to achieve its goal of 300 franchised offices in the next ten years.
Why choose Lettings?
The lettings market is a relatively recession proof industry, making this a great time to invest in a Belvoir franchise. Why?
According to the January 2009 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) residential lettings survey, the demand for rental property is now increasing at the fastest pace since the survey began in 1998.
Close to 2.5 million homes in England are currently rented from over 500,000 private landlords – Rugg review, October 08.
The proportion of under 30s households renting has grown to 43% compared with 33% in 2001 – Rugg review, October 2008.
The private rental sector is very strong and growing rapidly. In 1971, 7% of UK households were privately rented. Today, two-thirds of rented property in the UK is owned by private landlords. This has risen 50% in the last ten years, and Belvoir predict that this will increase by a further 50% in the next few years. These increases are fuelled by social changes, reduced job security, population mobility, changes in legislation and fluctuating interest rates.
Why choose Belvoir?
You don’t need previous experience of the property or lettings market to join the Belvoir franchise network. What Belvoir needs from you is drive, determination, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. Belvoir Franchise Owners are of all ages and come from all walks of life including teaching, the Forces, police, banking, estate agency, plumbing and farming. Belvoir welcomes enquiries from individuals and partnerships, as well as husband and wife and family member teams.
Here are a few more reasons why Belvoir is the franchise for you:
Belvoir is one of the largest true specialist residential lettings franchise agencies in the UK, with over 140 offices nationwide.
By following Belvoir’s tried and tested business formula you have the very best chance of succeeding as a Franchise Owner.
Belvoir has an extremely strong brand; it is highly recognised and respected within the franchise industry, with multiple awards from the British Franchise Association and Sunday Times, Negotiator awards amongst others.
The Belvoir brand values are focused around customer service, professionalism and being a lettings specialist.
Training & Support
We have a dedicated development team based at our Central Office devoted to assisting and advising you with a whole range of requirements:
A highly knowledgeable team of Franchise Support Advisors are committed to monitoring and delivering solutions to your daily working requirements as a Belvoir Franchise Owner.
Our dedicated premises team can help you find the best outlet available, brand it to perfection and set you up so that you are ready to launch your new business.
Belvoir prides itself on providing a specialist three-week induction course for new Franchise Owners.
During your first year of trading all new Franchise Owners are provided with specialist 1-2-1 mentoring to ensure that your business runs smoothly.
You will receive support, expert advice and dedicated mentoring from a personal business mentor, to help you make informed and effective decisions.
The freedom to run your business:
You can enjoy working for yourself under the umbrella of a large, national organisation.
You choose your own exclusive areas and our dedicated Premises Team will ensure you have high class, fully branded premises ready for trading
You will have access to a legal helpline, franchise support helpline and franchisee bulletin board to ensure you gain knowledge and expert advice from all areas.
We support and oversee the Belvoir group through compliance checks and customer satisfaction surveys to protect our Brand and your business.
We always ensure that our Franchise Owners are best set to achieve their final exit strategy when the time comes.
We also provide opportunities to those who wish to further enhance their organic growth via acquisitions.
A range of over 50 workshops and webinars is also available to give you the knowledge and confidence to fully develop your Belvoir Franchise.
Your office will have its own web pages on Belvoir’s cutting edge lettings’ website, which receives in excess of a quarter of a million unique visitors and provides maximum exposure for your new business.
New Franchise Owners will also be given a starter pack, including useful items such as To-Let boards, templates, etc.
The Central Office Team will look into marketing opportunities to promote the brand on a national basis, which in turn will increase awareness of your business.
You will benefit from national initiatives and group discounts rolled out to the group, as well as shared ideas from other Franchise Owners to allow you to pick what works for your business.
Belvoir Central Office will assist with PR and local campaigns, and provide a library of promotional materials, including help with events.
Belvoir is a full member of the British Franchise Association (BFA). Mike Goddard, the founder and CEO of Belvoir, is also Chairman of the BFA’s Board of Directors.
Mike has recently been asked to join the Board of Directors of The Property Ombudsman, a scheme which is well recognised by the property industry, the Government, and consumers. We are honoured that our CEO has been asked to join the Board, which is a reflection of the strength and reputation of the Belvoir brand and our huge contribution to the lettings industry. Belvoir is the only specialist lettings agency represented on the Board, clearly indicating that our industry is being increasingly recognised as a major player in the property market and that Belvoir is one of the leaders in this field.
Belvoir has also been awarded the Gold Award for the Best Lettings Agency Franchise at the 2010 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times
Mike Goddard was awarded Business Leader of the Year at the Negotiator Awards in November 2009.
Mike has been reappointed for a record third term as Chairman of the British Franchise Association, which reflects Belvoir’s reputation and standing within the industry.
Belvoir won the 2007 Gold Award at the British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisee of the Year awards, when Terry Lucking of Belvoir Peterborough beat off stiff competition to become the nation’s top Franchise Owner.
Belvoir was also one of just nine finalists selected to compete for the 2007 British Franchise Association, Franchisor of the Year Awards.
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