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Would you like to own:
- An Award Winning Recession-Proof Business
- With Low Fixed Costs
- Working From Home
- With A Recurring Income Stream
- Kickstarted With Intensive High-Quality
A Message from our Founder
A Message From Our Founder - James Derham
As a leading lettings agency in the south we are looking to expand our award winning service nationally by awarding franchises to capable, motivated people who want to take control of their working lives and generate a recurring income.
Our aim is to become the most respected franchised property lettings network in the United Kingdom so if you are looking for a better work life balance, a substantial income or both then I would be delighted to share our business with you and be part of your future success.
Southernbrook was established in 1982 by two property entrepreneurs looking to expand their investment portfolio. The lettings arm of the business has since become one of the largest and well-known agents on the south coast that specialise purely in residential lettings, managing a large portfolio of properties for thousands of investors.
We are proud of what we do and focus on delivering a quality, professional service to all our clients, whether a tenant, landlord, or contractor. Southernbrook has recently expanded into further aspects of lettings and property management to include holiday lettings and estate & leasehold management.
We invest heavily in our franchisees to ensure that they are fully trained and are renowned for being experts in their field. We use state of the art software and all of our systems and procedures are fully integrated, so rest assured your clients’ properties will be in safe hands!
With approximately 20% of UK housing stock being owned by landlords and rented to private tenants, there is huge opportunity for lettings agents to generate substantial fees for managing those properties.
With increasing levels of compliance and regulation many landlords now look to outsource the management of their property portfolios and this is where Southernbrook Lettings can help.
The Franchise Opportunity
We have been creating opportunities for enthusiastic entrepreneurs right across the UK. Our franchisees manage the rental of properties – whilst enjoying life and breaking free from the daily grind of the typical office routine. Southernbrook Lettings can be a mobile and versatile letting agency which does not require a high street office, saving you money on both overheads and start-up costs.
Even though you do not have to work from a conventional office environment, our modern technology means that clients can still expect the same service that you would from any high street letting agent. One of the main benefits of working in the field is that you are on-hand to arrange a viewing or discuss tenant’s and landlord’s needs outside regular office hours.
Having stress-tested this business model, we are confident that with this ultra-low overhead business you will be growing your profits year on year. One of the truly great things about this business opportunity is that the clients you work with require your services on an ongoing basis. It is very rare that your service is a one-off.
With repairs and maintenance taken care of and Head Office dealing with all the compliance requirements you can spend your time prospecting for new landlords, properties and tenants! With just 50 properties under management, it is possible for you to generate a net income of c.£40k each year*
*The figures above are for illustrative purposes and do not form any contract or guarantee whatsoever but are based on our existing business.
The Southernbrook Difference
One of the biggest issues lettings agents have to deal with is repairs and maintenance. A considerable amount of time is wasted when the agent has to organise anything from changing a light bulb to installing a new boiler.
With Southernbrook Lettings you don’t need to worry about repairs and maintenance as our associated company, Houserack, takes care of it all. The tenant logs the issue on line, approved contractors tender and the landlord choses which contractor does the work. All sorted without your involvement.
Training and Support
The success of our business is built on the fact that we pass on our knowledge and expertise to our franchisees. The training we have developed will give you everything you need to work to the standards required by your clients and help to grow your business quickly and efficiently.
As a valued franchisee you will be exceptionally well trained and receive the best possible support in all aspects of starting and running your franchise.
Following your intensive initial training course, you will be mentored by our Directors. They will personally oversee all aspects of your business including marketing, client acquisition and property management.
You can then accompany them at their client meetings to gain experience of ‘real world’ conversations and likewise, they will accompany you at your first meetings to assist with client acquisition.
We will give you everything needed to ensure your work is to an exceptionally high standard and because of this your clients will retain your services long into the future. It is important that high standards are always maintained and the training will be reflective of this. You will not be on your own until you are totally ready and confident to undertake the work required. Even then, ongoing support will always be available to help you take your business to the next level.
Finding Landlords and Tenants
Alongside your own networking and marketing activity (which we will help you with), we will set up web pages, LinkedIn and social media for you. You will benefit from our centralised marketing to assist in your sustainable and profitable growth. Everything you do will be based on our ethos of high quality service and client satisfaction.
The Key Benefits Of A Southernbrook Franchise
We think it really ticks all the boxes...
- You will be working for yourself but not by yourself
- Our excellent reputation, training and sales support will help you win new clients
- Demand for your services is extremely high
- This is a scalable franchise that really allows you to develop a substantial, profitable business
The Franchise Package - £9,995 + VAT
Your Franchise Package has been devised for one main purpose and that is your early success in your property management career.
Listed below is everything that’s included in your package:
- Detailed Operations Manual
- First three months paid for your Southernbrook branded leased vehicle
- First three months subscription paid for ‘On The Market’
- Marketing launch
- Social media accounts
- Industry leading CRM package
- Initial training at Head Office
- Ongoing support and mentoring
- Industry updates
Next Steps - Come and Meet us
We hope our prospectus has given you a good idea of our business model and the remarkable low cost, low risk opportunity. Whilst we would like to meet with you face-to-face we appreciate that in these challenging times this may not be possible or prudent so we are more than happy to have a Zoom meeting or an initial phone call. We will take you through the details of the business and share all the relevant information that we are sure will help you make an informed decision.
Get in touch with us
To set up a call please contact Ed Brewer, Head of Southernbrook Franchise.
His details are as follows…
Sarah, one of our Landlord clients, says
If you are looking for a management agent that really look after your property then you won’t be disappointed with Southernbrook.
The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and hardworking. They look after both tenants and landlords to a high standard and as a client they have the personal touch of knowing you and your property when you call.
They are backed up by The Houserack team who deal with all repairs and maintenance issues extremely efficiently.
You really are in safe hands with Southernbrook. They publish regular newsletters with information of changing rules and regs and the Team are well qualified. I wouldn’t put my properties anywhere else.