Become successful with a property franchise

Northwood franchisee Sean Mayers is celebrating a staggering 700% return on his £60,000 personal investment, following the sale of his Doncaster office.

The former RAF Air Traffic Control Officer opened Northwood Doncaster in 2008, after being impressed by Northwood at a franchise fair. What appealed to him was that Northwood were able to provide the foundations of the business through support, training, compliance and branding, allowing him to devote the time to taking it to market and growing a successful lettings agency. In five years, Sean built up an impressive portfolio of more than 410 properties, generating an impressive £1.75 million turnover and opening a second branch in Lincoln in January 2012. Sean’s ambitions remain high following the sale of the Doncaster office in February 2013. Northwood Lincoln is flourishing and he will now use capital from the Doncaster sale to expand the operation with a view of opening further offices in the next few years. Sean said: “The fact that I elected to stay with Northwood to open another office at the end of my five year contract speaks volumes. The company’s support and national profile gives you the means to structure your business properly and generate an asset value way in excess of your initial investment. I have been able to grow my business much more quickly than if I had gone it alone and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Northwood.”

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 upfront feasibility study
  • Fully integrated software and IT support
  • Five-year renewable licence
  • Large exclusive franchise territory
  • Unlimited infield support from experienced operational directors
  • Access to comprehensive marketing, legal, IT and accounting resources