Century 21 franchise

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Century 21 franchise

Century 21 UK are part of one of the worlds largest residential estate agency organisations

Century 21 UK are part of one of the worlds largest residential estate agency organisations. Having operated across the UK for nearly 15 years, we have gained a reputation for providing exceptional customer service in sales, lettings and property management.

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About Century 21

Start an estate agency franchise with Century 21

Century 21 UK is part of one of the largest estate agency networks in the world, with around 8,000 offices and 111,000 sales professionals spanning 81 countries globally.

Century 21 franchisee outletCentury 21 UK offer local property expertise and the latest innovation & technology to their customers as well as providing one point of contact to market & negotiate the sale of their property. We are able to combine the personal approach of a local estate agent with the marketing and selling power of a global brand.

In 2013, the license to franchise CENTURY 21 UK was acquired by property services experts, the SDL Group, which is one of the fastest-growing independent property services groups in the UK.

As CENTURY 21 UK is under the stewardship of the SDL Group franchisees benefit from extra earning opportunities through working with our auctions, surveying, property management and insurance broking businesses. The group featured in the 2017 Sunday Times BDO profit track 100 as the 58th fastest growing business in the country.

In 2017 Century 21 was also shortlisted for the Best Online Marketing Campaign by The Franchise Marketing Awards and was listed in the UKs Top 100 Franchises by Elite Franchise magazine.

Century 21 estate agency franchise awards

Training and support provided

Century 21 is devoted to offering the best service, which is why it trains and supports all franchisees in their journey as new partners. Aside from the help in finding your franchise location, we will also provide support in marketing, strategy, as well as compliance. Our experienced Business Development Directors will be your key support contacts and will be there to help you get the best out of your business. You will complete our comprehensive management training programme and receive training on our bespoke property management software. Overall, we offer 1,500-days worth of annual training, which when combined with ongoing professional development from our team and can assure you that your own branch will run smoothly and effectively yielding only the best results. To help us stay abreast with technological trends and advances as well as helping franchisees, a total of 10% of Royalty Fee will be returned.

The ideal Century 21 franchisee

CENTURY 21 franchisees are passionate about people and property. If youre determined to succeed, have exceptional service skills and entrepreneurial flair, then owning a CENTURY 21 UK franchise could be perfect for you.

Wed love to speak to you if you are the owner of an existing estate agency, are an experienced senior manager in the industry, or an entrepreneur who is enthused by the CENTURY 21 model and what the brand represents.

Century 21's history

In 1971, Art Bartlett and Marsh Fisher, both real estate agents established Century 21 in Orange County, California in 1971. The company was one of the first to successfully apply the franchise model to selling homes. Within a short span of 5 years, CENTURY 21 became the leading real estate franchisor in the USA signing up thousands of independent real estate brokers across the country at a rate of 150 per month.

The global success of the CENTURY 21 model is founded on achieving customer service excellence through the consistent application of our brand values. We provide the customer with a differentiated and personalised service depending on their own unique needs. This always includes professional advice, honest appraisals and constant communication.

In line with the above, we also believe that the customer should only deal with one point of contact to market and negotiate the sale of their property; this person remains accountable throughout their journey. Overall, we offer levels of support that are far beyond online agencies. We provide both an online and offline service.

Case studies

Century 21 franchise case study 1As 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. Its been really handy being able to call on Chris for advice, as and when its 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 studyHaving 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 studyWe 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 brands 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