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Peter Everett, Franchise Development Manager for YOUR MOVE, explains: 'In recent months, we've received record numbers of new enquiries and franchisee appointments representing a 100 per cent increase on last year's activity. This, we believe, is a result of the fact that people are seeking to invest in markets which present exciting opportunities for growth and even development into other areas. Many are looking for franchise opportunities that allow them to apply their own management style but, at the same time, have the reassurance that they are being supported by a reputable and well-known brand.

'Figures just released by YOUR MOVE (Market Activity Monitor, September 2006) confirm that the property market is thriving, with many estate agents experiencing the best month for more than two years with booming consumer confidence resulting in house sales increasing by 22 per cent. Even despite interest rate rises there are still so many buyers on the market - it's for this reason that we see estate agency as a great option for potential franchisees.'


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