Century 21 franchise

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Century 21 franchise

Start your own business, with an award-winning global estate agent on a local and personal level.

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Expected revenue after 2 years

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About Century 21

What is Century 21?

Century 21 is one of the largest residential estate agency franchises on the planet. It has amassed a network of more than 10,000 offices spanning 84 countries. This innovative franchise has also introduced two new franchise packages to reflect the changing world of real estate and property, so there are even more ways to get involved with Century 21. 

What does the Century 21 package look like?

Century 21 has shaken up its franchise model after recognising the demand for more flexible work solutions. Now, there are three options if you’re looking to invest in Century 21.

  • Century 21 Solo – You can become a self-employed estate agent operating under the Century21 brand remotely. You’ll run your business from home, avoiding set-up fees and ongoing overheads. Whenever you need support, Century 21’s back office support team will be there to answer your questions.
  • Century 21 Flex – If you’re looking for a more flexible business option, this model could be ideal. You’ll have business premises located off the high street so you can welcome customers face-to-face, but you’ll also have plenty of budget to invest in other marketing and expansion avenues.
  • Century 21 Max – You could establish a strong presence on your local high street with the Century21 Max model. You’ll set up your estate agency branch in a premium location and enjoy plenty of footfall from potential customers every day.



Training and support provided

What training and support is on offer?

You’ll receive plenty of training and support throughout your time as a Century 21 franchisee, including:

  • Pre-launch induction training for you and any staff
  • Access to more than 100 additional training and development courses so you can continue your professional development
  • Platform and software training, covering vital areas of the business such as property management software and your website
  • A dedicated Business Development Manager (BDM) who will support you through your launch and with everything from marketing to compliance to your business plan

What do you get for your investment?

What you receive will vary depending on the franchise package you choose, but you’ll be guaranteed the support and guidance of a franchisor with more than 50 years’ experience in the property world. You’ll also get the chance to run a successful business as part of one of the most recognisable estate agency brands, enjoying the flexibility and financial rewards of being your own boss. 

You can also hit the ground running, as Century 21 will make sure you have access to property auctions and local mortgage and surveying companies to start building your sales and lettings portfolios.

The ideal Century 21 franchisee

Do I need experience?

We are always on the lookout for people who have the passion and ability to grow their own business, whether you are a previous property professional or completely new to the industry.

Our franchisees have set up their own Century 21 UK businesses through a variety of experiences and journeys, we are committed to working with you every step of the franchise journey to support you in developing a successful business – no matter your situation!

So, are you;

  • Passionate for people and property?
  • Entrepreneurial?
  • Driven and determined?
  • Committed and accountable?
  • Willing to listen, learn and grow?
  • Ready to be your own boss?

Then you are ready to become part of the well-established, award winning Century 21 UK franchise network.

We can send across more information and arrange a call at a time that suits you to find out if Century 21 UK is the right franchise model for you, but we will first need you to fill in your contact details on the enquiry form!

Century 21's history

How has Century 21 developed over the years?

Since it was founded in 1971 by Art Bartlett and Marsh Fisher, two successful real estate agents in OC, California, Century 21 has gone from strength to strength. In just five years, it became the leading real estate franchise in the USA and began signing up as many as 150 real estate brokers every month. Now, it has established its position as one of the most recognisable brands in the property franchise world.

Case studies

Century 21 franchise case study 1“As I already had plenty of relevant experience, including in a franchise office, I did wonder what the training could teach me... but I was happily surprised. Nothing in my career, until this point, has provided the level of support that there is with C21. It’s been really handy being able to call on Chris for advice, as and when it’s needed. The managers meeting we recently held was also brilliant – there are many good things coming on the horizon, such as a new website and additional investment in technology, which is really exciting!”

Mark Pesci, Century 21 Islington


Century 21 estate agency franchise case study“Having successfully placed Century 21 on the real estate map of prime central London over the course of the last seven years, I am delighted to announce that we have recently renewed our C21 Franchise Agreement for another term. At Century 21 Sophia Elena, we are in a unique position to bring international buyers to the capital of the United Kingdom and deliver an unsurpassed level of personalised and dedicated service to our local and overseas clients. Our brand and global network are second to none.”

Elena Dimova, Century 21 Notting Hill


Century 21 property franchise case study“We wanted to open a number of branches in Merseyside over the coming years and felt this would be too difficult to do as an independent agent. After researching the C21 UK proposition and looking into the brand’s worldwide reach, it was apparent that this global competitor was what we needed to hit the ground running. There is also the added advantage of the relationship with the SDL Group, which aside from marketing and training resource, will also allow us to access a large number of rental properties in the Liverpool area.”

Dan Pennington & Ian Ambrose, Century 21 Liverpool

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