Bairstow Eve Franchising
Bairstow Eves Franchising
The UK’s leading Estate Agency & Lettings Franchise
The UK’s leading Estate Agency & Lettings Franchise
The Bairstow Eves Estate Agency & Lettings Franchise
Bairstow Eves has been operating in the property business for over 100 years and has been offering franchises since 1999. In 2009 Bairstow Eves Franchising was proud to be celebrating its tenth anniversary as a property industry franchisor.
The Bairstow Eves Franchise offers entrepreneurs the freedom of running their own business within an established franchise framework which encompasses a full range property related disciplines including; lettings, estate agency & mortgage services.
The Bairstow Eves Network – Your franchise business will be an independently owned part of the UK’s largest single brand estate agency and lettings network, numbering over 250 sales and lettings operations across the UK. The high profile brand is unrivalled in its ability to attract customers and has a reputation for excellent customer service and delivering results.
Our Franchisees – In addition to the property sector, franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds including IT, retail, accountancy, legal and distribution. What they all have in common is the desire to run their own businesses within a tried and tested framework.
Franchisees should possess the ability to manage and motivate their staff and have a desire to drive their business forward in terms of turnover and profit. Franchisees will also have a good understanding of standard business processes and should be able to communicate effectively with their customers.
Training & Development – is a major element to the success of the Bairstow Eves Franchise proposition. The flexible training programme consists of thirty modules covering all aspects of sales and lettings which are delivered over a thirty day training programme. Included in the programme are training days at our Head Office in Surrey, in branch training and self study distance learning days. To ensure a high standard across the Bairstow Eves network induction training courses are mandatory for all franchisees and staff and are provided free of charge.
Brand Marketing – The Bairstow Eves brand has been established for over 100 years and the company has recently invested over £1m in a major brand modernisation exercise.
Franchisees have access to a range of professionally designed brand marketing products for both estate agency and lettings including templates for leaflets, premises/sales office, cars, branded web sites including Rightmove and BairstowEves.co.uk, newspaper templates, sales brochures and boards.
Major Web Portals – Franchisees benefit from exclusive membership rates for a number of property web sites including BairstowEves.co.uk, BEinLondon.co.uk, Rightmove.co.uk, Find a Property.co.uk, PrimeLocation.com, HomesandProperty.co.uk, FindaNewHome.co.uk. These rates are only made possible by using the purchasing power of the Countrywide plc group.
IT & Software – is a major component of any effective estate agency and lettings business. As you would expect from the UK’s leading property Franchisor, Bairstow Eves Franchising uses market leading database technology to ensure that customer and property information is recorded swiftly and accurately to aid productivity and maximise sales.
ICRS – Inter Company Referral Scheme – Gaining properties for sale and/or rent is the life blood of any estate agency and lettings business. ICRS is a unique listing opportunity referral system, exclusive to the Countrywide Group. Leads are generated automatically by the in-branch IT system and are distributed daily allowing receiving branches to quickly follow up on potential new listings.
Intranet – Franchisees have exclusive access to the Bairstow Eves Members Area where they will find a full range of products designed to assist with the smooth running of an estate agency and lettings business. These include a network message board, summaries of the latest bulletins, new legislation product details, marketing templates, operations manuals, training course information and calendar.
Franchisee Support – For both lettings and estate agency, ongoing field support is provided by designated Franchise Business Managers who have many years of estate agency, lettings and business experience.
Continuous Franchise Development – We operate in an environment where technology, legislation and practice are forever changing. Both the lettings and estate agency industries are becoming increasingly regulated and complex which ordinarily would absorb a lot of a business owner’s time and resources. However, by being part of a franchised network, the research and development is undertaken by the franchisor leaving the franchisee to focus on sales and income generation and the development of staff.
Mortgage & Financial Services – As a Bairstow Eves Franchisee, you will be given the opportunity to develop your own integrated financial services business.
Under the Countrywide system, all franchised branches are initially Introducers to Countrywide Mortgage Services via the National Call Centre. Franchisees may also qualify at a later date to set up as Intermediaries - and employ their own mortgage consultants. This advanced status earns the branch valuable additional income from the sale of mortgages, general insurance and life protection products.
As part of the financial services proposition, mortgage consultants are able to offer the following products and services;
• Exclusive mortgage deals through our panel of High Street banks and building societies.
• Exclusive insurance and protection products from AXA and Friends Provident.
Valuable Additional Income – During the course of your daily business you and your team will have opportunities to generate additional income from the provision of EPC’s, referrals to conveyancing services, making referrals to Countrywide Land & New Homes and Countrywide Property Auctions.
Franchisee Selection Process – Following an initial meeting(s) and the completion of our franchise application form, the franchisee selection process will involve the taking of references and a credit check. We will also require written evidence from the franchise applicant that there is adequate funding for the project.
The Financial Aspects - The level of personal funding required will depend largely on the type of premises selected and the number of staff employed in your business. However franchisees should have access to a minimum of £30,000 of readily accessible funds. Further funding of working capital will be required and the High Street Banks will consider your additional funding requirements upon the presentation of a written business plan and cash flow model (reflecting likely start up costs + working capital requirements). Bairstow Eves Franchising will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance with their preparation.
Please note that bank lending is subject to status.
Available Locations – We currently have estate agency and lettings locations available across the UK. Please enquire for further details.
Franchise Resale’s – from time to time we are advised of business resale opportunities from within the network and these provide a fast track entry for new entrants to the Bairstow Eves network.
The bfa & Ombudsman
Bairstow Eves Franchising enjoys the coveted status of being a FULL member of the British Franchising Association (the bfa). Countrywide plc, its parent, was a founding member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA) now known as the Property Ombudsman, which also recently extended its services to cover the lettings industry. Both the Property Ombudsman and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) have a Countrywide plc Director on their respective boards and maintain contact at a senior level.
If you are excited by the prospect of running your own estate agency & lettings business under the Bairstow Eves brand, or simply would like to know more then either contact Head Office on the number below or visit our
Website at: www.Bairstowevesfranchising.co.uk/EAT
Telephone for further information on 01932 350314