“An opportunity too good to miss”
With more than two decades’ experience in the property industry between them, the Exeter franchise of Northwood was an opportunity too good to miss for husband and wife team Michael Fredriksson and Gail Barnes.
“Through Gail’s job and my work in property, I had been interested in Northwood for a while but until last year hadn’t been able to develop that further. The business’ professionalism, training and support is unbeatable. Gail and I have been able to hit the ground running and now find ourselves at the head of a hugely successful business.”
Michael Fredriksson - Northwood Exeter
Having worked with the previous franchisee as Office Manager for five years, Gail understood the business better than anyone and knew exactly what Michael and her becoming Northwood franchisees themselves could do for their life goals. Just one year on and the couple have taken the estate agency and lettings business from strength to strength, appointing an additional member of staff and creating a bedrock for further expansion of the company’s services.
Fresh from university with a Business degree, Michael delved straight into the property sector starting in residential sales valuing properties for one of the country’s top estate agents before turning his hand to commercial property. Heading up his own department, Michael specialised in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors selling hotels, restaurants and retail outlets across the country.
Having had to reluctantly turn down a job offer from Northwood in the past, when a second opportunity arose years later to takeon the Exeter office with his wife, everything fell into place for Michael as he took a jump up the career ladder to run his own business. “When the opportunity came up, there wasn’t really a decision to make – we both knew running our own business would give us the flexibility and job satisfaction we wanted and that with the support of the Northwood infrastructure we couldn’t go wrong,” said Michael.
“From my previous positions within the property sector I understand the need for a Unique Selling Point to differentiate a business from its competitors. Northwood’s Platinum Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme is not only an attractive USP but groundbreaking for the lettings market, making franchises across the country a desirable choice for landlords looking for an agent.
“In our next year of business we hope to grow on the success of the first, increasing the number of Platinum properties on our books as well as progressing the sales side of the business too.”
- Three franchises in one
- Unique selling point
- Large franchise territory
- Excellent income potential
- Full 'turn key' office-based business
- Professional working environment
- Sensible working hours
- An ever growing market
- Six week training course
- Fully integrated software
- Unlimited support
GUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME TO LANDLORDS 52 WEEKS A YEAR... AMAZING?
WE THINK SO, OVER 9000 LANDLORDS NATIONWIDE THINK SO TOO!
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