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.

Minimum investment

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

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About Century 21

What is Century 21?

Century 21 UK is part of one of the world’s largest residential estate agency organisations, with over 8,000 estate agent offices and 111,000+ sales professionals in more than 81 countries.

Century 21 was bought by SDL Group in 2013, to grow and develop within the UK property market. SDL Group are one of the fastest growing property service groups in the UK, offering estate management, lettings and auction services which give our franchise owners additional earning opportunities.

We are an international brand, with offices nationwide offering local property support to their communities. In 2018 Century 21 UK opened 16 new franchise offices and are soon to be opening our 50th office!

Why Century 21?

We aim to be the preferred estate agency and letting brand in the UK and continue to thrive within the property market with our constant office openings. To achieve this, we believe that customers should only deal with one point of contact throughout the sale or letting of their property, including marketing their property and negotiating on the sale/let.

Our offices strive to provide excellent customer service, to each of their clients, and we are here to support each office every step of their franchise journey to help develop sales.

Training and support provided

What do I get?

There is potential for unlimited earnings with Century 21 UK, and to help you achieve the most from your franchise we offer a complete training and support package from the day you sign up and every day of your franchise journey with us.

If you have no experience in the property industry, don’t worry, our Business Development Managers will work with you to understand the customer journey and the regulations for you to operate a successful business.

Each office has a dedicated BDM to ask questions and take guidance from. When your office is ready to open, our marketing team will prepare a press release to distribute to your local area to gain local coverage from day 1 and being part of Century 21 UK allows you to automatically benefit from the global and national brand & marketing campaigns.

Our BDM’s will support you through the launch of your business, putting together a business and marketing plan with you to follow, as well as keep you up to speed with the latest compliance/regulations.

Maximise your earnings

Our training and support aim is to help you maximise your potential earnings, to continue to grow the Century 21 UK franchise. We will help you set up the platforms needed to run a successful estate agent, including property management software and your website.

We hold an induction course (free of charge) for you and your staff, with further training and development seminars in line with our Professional Development Program.

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

The beginning

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.

Global success

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 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