Starting a letting or estate agency?

We specialise in helping people start their own independent agency, providing market-leading start up solutions.

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What's involved in starting a letting agency

In Lettings, there are two main types of service:

“Tenant Find” also known as “Let only” Icon
“Tenant Find” also known as “Let only”

Introducing a tenant to the landlord and setting up a tenancy for a one off fee. The Landlord would manage the property thereafter.

"Full Management Service" also known as "Fully Managed" Icon
"Full Management Service" also known as "Fully Managed"

A one off letting fee for sourcing a tenant and setting up the tenancy, then charging an ongoing percentage of the monthly rent collected. 

The role of a letting agent consists of the following activities:

  • Promoting your services to Landlords
  • Providing rental valuations
  • Sourcing Tenants
  • Applicant matching
  • Carrying out viewings 
  • Completing tenant referencing
  • Preparing tenancy paperwork
  • Completing an inventory before the tenancy starts 
  • Collecting the first months rent and bond
  • Checking in tenants
  • Handle ongoing rent collection and sending Landlord monthly statements
  • Inspecting the property at agreed intervals
  • Organising maintenance should issues arise (using received rental income)
  • Checking out tenants and re-letting the property.   

What's involved in starting an estate agency?

The key skill sets are the same. Your main role will be to market your clients property for sale and introduce prospective buyers in exchange for an agreed commission, normally between 1 and 1.5% of the sale price. 

The role of an estate agent consists of the following activities:

  • Promoting your services to Vendors (sellers)
  • Providing sales valuations
  • Sourcing buyers
  • Applicant matching
  • Carrying out viewings 
  • Negotiating sales offers
  • Liaising with buyer and seller
  • Passing mortgage, insurance and conveyancing referrals in exchange for commission
  • Producing a memorandum of sale 
  • Progressing the sale to completion with solicitors
  • Chain management
  • Key handover

Do you need previous experience?

The key attributes required are; a degree of common sense, the ability to listen, learn and communicate effectively, to be proactive and to understand people from all walks of life. 

Our Business Package

Is becoming a letting or estate agent worth it?

The role of a letting or estate agent will offer you an exciting, dynamic and well-respected position within your local community, with opportunities to meet new people on a daily basis, where no two days are the same. The financial rewards are excellent and you'll be in the driving seat of your business.

Goodchilds Estate Agents Lettings
Goodchilds Estate Agents Lettings

Within our current business plans, we needed to extend our market portfolio to include property lettings. Having researched the market thoroughly for the best training, operating manuals and documents available for purchase, we decided to choose Agent Vision. As an operational agent we felt reassured that all of their material and systems would be up to date, modern and of a very high standard and suitable for current times. We would like to congratulate Agent Vision on a great product that comes with an excellent professional service

Casa Lettings - Landlord and Letting Awards Winner
Casa Lettings - Landlord and Letting Awards Winner

Having researched the market thoroughly, we found Agent Vision. The software and website system you receive is absolutely fantastic, with the package itself giving everything you need, being very easy to use with some great advice, know how, tips, and marketing presentation. The support is excellent, with direct contact with the trainers. Also, as an already currently trading letting agency themselves we were reassured that all their material would be modern and entirely up to date, which it is. This has helped us enormously. This package is a definite must have for people who want to do well in this industry.

Mike Dingley, Black and Golds
Mike Dingley, Black and Golds

After extensive researching we are delighted that we found Agent Vision. Not only have they offered us unrivaled value for money, but a high level of expertise coupled with a professional and innovative approach. Their outstanding support has proved invaluable in helping us to significantly expand our business, which is going from strength to strength. We would like to thank Agent Vision for their help and support.

Tracy and Helen, Benburys
Tracy and Helen, Benburys

We are very pleased with your service and ongoing support. Your response times are very quick and you are always very professional and attentive making us feel more like colleagues rather than just clients. The package is presented well, easy to follow, being very informative and telling you everything you need to know about setting up your own agency and has obviously been written by people who know the business inside out. This has been invaluable to us setting up our business and we regularly refer to it when we are not sure about something. The website is beautiful and every single person we show comments on how nice it is. It is modern, easy to navigate, uploads properties and allows complete control over e.g. adding new pages and sub pages to suit giving a bespoke design, which comes at no extra charge. Above all, this can easily be maintained and updated by someone with little or no experience of web design. We chose providers for different services very carefully when setting up our agency and made some mistakes along the way. We are pleased to say that on this occasion we made the right choice first time.

Sarah, Leamington Spa
Sarah, Leamington Spa

I have had the aspiration to set up a letting agency for a long time. We came across Agent Vision and I must say how impressed we are. The service and the back-up / advice is second to none. The staff are friendly and know what they are talking about and always call you back if they can’t speak to you straight away. All in all it’s a great product at a great price.

Michelle Springate, Maidstone

I purchased both the website and the back-office system from Agent Vision both of which I would recommend. The service levels for both are great, all queries have been answered within 24hrs (maximum). Agent Vision provided both a fast and flexible service, so far I have not incurred any extra costs, and logos have been uploaded within hours of request. The LV Web feed has been recognised by all major property portals and all of my properties have been uploaded without a hic-up! Regards

Luqman Shah, Manchester

Absolutely amazing!! The package was a breath of fresh air and explained everything from a-z on how to get started. The package included all the documentation we needed, know how, fantastic and up to date marketing techniques, marketing presentation and all the knowledge needed to comply with legislation. On top of this, a great looking website that sets us apart from the local competition. It doesn’t stop there, the help and support we received from Vincent was priceless. The website is incredible and the whole package came together really well. Our letting agency keeps going from strength to strength. This is a must have package for anyone serious about getting started. Best estate agency package ever!! Thanks guys. Great job!”

Andrew Cartwright, London

We have recently begun utilising your business package and so far very impressed with its effectiveness of bringing on new business. If we carry on at the pace we are experiencing, then we will be very happy. Thanks again for your support.

Udham Singh, Bury

I am very impressed with the contemporary web designs and easy to follow training manuals. Such good value for money, I don’t know how you can do it. Keep up the good work and I will keep you posted on progress. Best Regards.

Lisa Hepworth, Birmingham

Hi there, just to let you know that I received the business package last week and I am so far very pleased with my purchase. The manual is very clear and the forms look great and are user friendly. I am looking forward to getting going now and would like to say big thanks for all your help and support.

Amy Varle, Manchester

Hi there just a quick email to confirm I received the business package a few days ago in the post, thank you for such a quick delivery. I shopped around quite a lot before deciding on the package from yourselves and I have to say I am so pleased I decided on Agent Vision! The business package is so well presented and easy to read, yet covers pretty much everything you will need to know about running your own lettings or estate agency. Having worked in local government property management for a number of years I cannot stress to any potential purchaser of the package how informative and in depth this easy to use guide is! Even if you don’t think you need it – you do. The sections on business preparation and finances/accounting have enabled me to set up much more streamlined procedures which will save me time and stress in the future! The letters and docs templates are invaluable too. I would highly recommend this package, even if you are experienced in the field of property management as I am. Excellent value for money, thank you! In fact I am so impressed with the package I would like to enquire about the options to add the website package on also? Many thanks for a great product and service.

Andrew Howard, Manchester

We have received the most professional and efficient service. Excellent value for money and ticks all the boxes.

Michael Collins, London

A fantastic product and fantastic service!! We have been very impressed by the ongoing professional support that we have received and thanks to your product our business is quickly going from strength to strength.

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