Northwood...the power of a network

At Northwood when a new franchisee joins the business, they don’t just receive the support and experience of the Franchise Office, but they join a network of over 80 franchisees.

Given the ever-changing landscape of the lettings industry keeping informed and sharing best practice is vital. At Northwood we provide both one-to-one support and a full network resources.

Franchisee Online Network

Each Northwood employee (400+ people) has use of the online franchise website which hosts a comprehensive range of operations manuals, latest news, marketing resources and performance statistics. One of the most popular sections is the “franchisee forum” where people share ideas, discuss issues and ask for advice. It’s the ideal format, particularly for new franchisees, to benefit from the experiences of others and stay connected with the wider network.

National Marketing

In 2012 Northwood embarked on a programme of national marketing, which included TV advertising, national radio, online advertising and publicity. This provides the opportunity to promote to an audience of millions, telling the Guaranteed Rent story and driving awareness of the Northwood name.

A Top-Ranking Website

We have a comprehensive website that would-be tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers can easily find and get the information that they need. The website is constantly being developed. Key Lettings words are Search Engine Optimised (SEO) for each office to ensure that Northwood is at the top of the list when people look for the letting agents in their area.

Franchisee Input

For any business the secret to success is the ability to adapt and change. At Northwood we have a number of steering groups in which of franchisees help to explore and trial options for ensuring Northwood remains ahead of the game.

With Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent service we essentially become the tenant and pay a fixed rental income to the landlord every month regardless of whether the property is empty or the tenant stops paying. This unique lettings offering allows our franchisees to earn double that of a traditional letting agent.

The opportunity

  • A recession-proof and growing lettings market
  • Guaranteed Rent is a unique selling point
  • Three franchises in one: lettings, estate agency and insurance
  • Industry recognised training both initially and on-going for all staff
  • A national network of over 80 high-street offices
  • A nationally advertised brand

The package

The investment of £39,950+VAT includes:

  • Full office set-up, equipment and up-front feasibility study
  • Fully integrated software and IT support
  • Five-year renewable license
  • Large exclusive franchise territory
  • Unlimited infield support from experienced operational directors
  • Access to comprehensive