Becoming a letting agent

How to become an Estate Agent

As most people who have sold & bought a new property will know, it will be most likely the biggest investment and so it is inherently stressful. Finding a great estate agent to help make the experience run smoothly makes all the difference.

Becoming an estate agent gives you the opportunity to work in a varied, fast paced and dynamic work environment with each day bringing new and exciting challenges. There is a healthy balance between being out of the office meeting new people and building relationships and being in the office to handle necessary administration duties.

If you are motivated, personable and are a persuasive negotiator and have good organisation and administration skills, then starting your own lettings or estate agency business could be for you.

You currently don’t need qualifications to start work as an estate agent, but there are many opportunities to develop your personal skills and gain recognised qualifications.

More estate agents are using the internet as their main sales platform because 98% of prospective buyers search for properties online, thereby reducing the requirement for a shop front, and therefore allowing you trade on an equal footing with more established agents in the local area.

Our combined package, priced at £475 inclusive provides you with step by step instructions on how to set up and includes a fully integrated fully responsive website and business management software:

  • All the documents, forms, marketing templates, tenancy agreements, legal notices.
  • Rapid start up marketing plan to show the best and most proactive ways of finding new vendors and properties.
  • Personnel structure, growth strategy, unique selling points.
  • Preferential rates with industry leading suppliers as well as the ability to earn additional revenue from introducing business.
  • Setting up of all office and filing procedures, accounting process in accordance with the national approved letting scheme.
  • Lifetime access to our online support hub to keep up to date with any changes in legislation, ensuring that you work with the most up to date documents and forms.
  • Ongoing 1-2-1 telephone and email support so we can give you reassurance that you are doing everything in the correct way.

Our customisable websites include the following as standard:

  • Portal uploading software.
  • Bespoke software that we use to help us organise and run own agency with including:
  1. Buyer matching software.
  2. Automatic property alerts.
  3. Social media integration.
  4. Essentials of SEO by submitting the website sitemap to all major search engines, obviously Google, Bing, Yahoo, AOL etc. and we also set up the title tags to ensure that Google.

On top of this the software we provide will enable you to easily and effectively manage these key areas:

Marketing

All the marketing tools you need to find tenants and buyers

  • Unlimited portal uploads.
  • Social media.
  • Property/applicant matching.
  • Email and SMS property alerts.
  • Produce brochure and window cards.
  • Window display slideshow.
  • Automated viewing reminders.
  • No more double entry of data.
  • Enter your property details once and easily distribute them to all of your marketing channels – portals, applicants, your website and social media – saving you time.

Social media

  • Post your properties onto your Facebook page or Twitter account at the click of a button. Users can then click through to your website to view full details.

Board management

  • Create advertising board orders from within the system and email them to your supplier. Manage existing boards and track their status.

Applicant matching

  • When you enter an applicant into the system, you can quickly record their requirements, run a search against the available properties and email/print matching properties. The applicant can also receive email or SMS notifications of new instructions or price changes on their matching properties.

Window display slideshow

  • Display your properties in your office window with our automated slideshow.

Brochures and window cards

  • Choose from our selection of professionally designed brochure and window card templates. Custom designs available upon request.

 Unlimited portal uploads

Upload your properties to all of the major portals that you have accounts with, such as Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and On The Market. We also can send data feeds to over 160 portals,  supported by the “Rightmove Real Time Datafeed”. Uploads are sent automatically.

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Traditionally, start up estate agents would call their business after their family name or after the starting founders

18-12-2013
Help To Buy Scheme Will Make Things Worse!!!

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17-12-2012
Letting Agency Business Tenant Fees and Set Up – England and Wales

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