Comparison between a Letting/Estate Agency Franchise and Agent Vision

Both routes to market work very well dependent on your chosen preference and budget.

How our packages compare to a letting and estate agency franchise

Until recently, the most popular starting point for anyone wishing to become a letting or estate agent involved entering into a franchise arrangement with an already established agency with a long term license to operate under their brand and operating system. 


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Typically, a franchisor will require an initial investment of between £15k and £35k and will then charge an ongoing monthly royalty fee which is based on your income, normally between 8p and 12p of every pound. This already eliminates the majority of people who have an aspiration to set up their own agency due to cost. Also, despite it being most cost efficient to set up and operate your new agency from home, the majority of franchisors unnecessarily insist that their agents immediately begin trading from high street premises.

 We cannot deny that buying a franchise is a well proven business model which has worked well for a number of people for many years; however now that 98% of people search for properties online, whether to rent or buy, it places all agents on a level playing field, meaning you can offer your clients equally as much property exposure, where the more determined and pro-active agent will win the business.

Furthermore, because people search for properties online, the vast majority of start up agents initially work from home, if not indefinitely, making significant savings on office overhead costs. Agents meet their prospective clients at the property and applications and holding deposits are processed online. 

This therefore presents a huge opportunity for anyone wishing to set up their own independent lettings or estate agency business, particularly when combined with our proven letting and estate agency business and website package, which will allow you to build your business quickly at low cost and low risk without subjecting your business to large ongoing royalty payments or territory restrictions.    

When you buy our lettings start up business package, you will be completely independent, being in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You receive a business in a box, where you open it and we guide you to success.

See below the benefits of starting up independently using our start up package vs a conventional estate agency franchise

Agent Vision Business Package

  • Be independent
  • Save thousands in set up costs
  • No royalty fees to pay 
  • No tie in periods 
  • Low risk opportunity
  • Operate in your own chosen areas
  • Be in control of your own path
  • Value of business higher as an independent

Letting or estate agency franchise

  • Costs thousands in set up costs
  • High ongoing royalty fees to pay
  • Usually tied in for at least 5 years
  • High risk venture
  • Loss of legal rights to your clients
  • Restricted to operating in small territories
  • Forced to operate as instructed by the franchisor
  • Value of business lower than if independent 

In summary, we will show you how we started and built our own agency, providing you with a blue print of our own business, which includes the essential step by step practical guidance, tips, tools and necessary support needed to kick start your new letting or estate agency business and ultimatey becoming a success. 

We offer the perfect alternative to a letting or estate agency franchise at a very low cost, with a proven business model offering very high rewards. Just one sale or let will cover the cost of our business package. In a lucrative and growing market, there has never been a better time to start an agency. Call us today for a free consultation.

See below our business start up package options

Business Package

Step by step operation manuals, 175 admin, marketing & legal templates, agency software, helpdesk, 1-2-1 support & exclusive supplier rates.


  • Step by Step Operation Manuals
  • 175 Admin, Marketing & Legal Templates
  • Rapid Start Up Marketing Plan
  • Agency Software
  • 1-2-1 Telephone & Email Support
  • Exclusive Supplier Discounts

£395 £349 inc
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Website Package

Modern, fully responsive, mobile friendly, 14 design layout options, includes full set up, integrated property software & content management system.


  • Choice of 14 Website Design Options.
  • Includes Full Set Up & Ongoing Support
  • Content Management System
  • Integrated Property Software
  • 6 Months Free Hosting
  • Integrated blog

£650 £549 inc
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Combined Package

Both the business and website package at a discounted price.


  • Step by Step Operation Manuals
  • 175 Admin, Marketing & Legal Templates
  • Rapid Start Up Marketing Plan
  • Agency Software
  • 1-2-1 Telephone & Email Support
  • Exclusive Supplier Discounts
  • Choice of 14 Website Design Options.
  • Includes Full Set Up & Ongoing Support
  • Content Management System
  • Integrated Property Software
  • 6 Months Free Hosting
  • Integrated blog

£1,045 £649 inc
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Combined Plus

The Business Package, Website Package & SEO Package


  • Step by Step Operation Manuals
  • 175 Admin, Marketing & Legal Templates
  • Rapid Start Up Marketing Plan
  • Agency Software
  • 1-2-1 Tel & Email Support
  • Exclusive Supplier Discounts
  • 14 Web Design Options
  • Full Set Up & Support
  • Content Management System
  • Integrated Software
  • 6 Months Free Hosting
  • Integrated blog
  • Social Media Posting (3 months)
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Professional Google Ads Set Up
  • Google Search Set Up
  • Social Media Analytics

£1,299 £749 inc
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