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The Agency Express Franchise is the UK’s largest and only national estate agency board company with a network of over 115 franchisees
Multi award winning Agency Express was established in 1998 to offer a nationwide professional board service to both corporate and independent estate agencies. Today, via a network of 115 successful franchise operators Agency Express erects, services and maintains over 51% of all estate agency boards in the UK.
As a market leader and an award-winning franchise, franchisees benefit from a nationally recognised brand, established reputation, comprehensive franchise package and proven business formulas.
THE IDEAL AGENCY EXPRESS FRANCHISEE
As a van-based business, we are looking for franchisees who are hands-on, motivated and energetic. You don’t need previous experience or business qualifications, as their training will fully prepare you for running your own business.
You will be allocated an exclusive territory on which you operate on. This will provide you optimum chance of reaping high rewards and eventually, your work habits will determine the rate of your success.
In addition to the franchise package all Agency Express franchisees receive 8 days comprehensive training and support from our dedicated team. However, our franchisees are never alone in their franchise journey as the team are only a phone call away with help and advice.
Furthermore, their unique SignMaster3 on-line board ordering system supports you by reducing your administration to a minimum and their Centralised Accounts Department takes care of all invoicing for you.
The unique Agency Express franchise package requires an investment of £24,500 plus fully claimable VAT and has been carefully designed to get your business up & running straight away.
The franchise package includes
A 10-year renewable franchise agreement to trade as Agency Express within your own exclusive territory
Fully sign written van
The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van, complete with Agency Express graphics, SatNav and removable racking.
A total of eight days training coving all aspects of our business and a business launch in your own territory.
Specialist tools and equipment
All tools and equipment are provided for you to get your business up and running. Included in our comprehensive package is an Android smart phone, a specialist vinyl printer, together with supplies of vinyl, 4mm ‘correx’, compact ladders and a variety of other bespoke tools.
Access to SignMaster3
A 10-year licence to access SignMaster3, the Agency Express online board management system. SignMaster3 and the Signmaster3 Franchisee App enables you to seamlessly manage all work on a daily basis.
An all-weather range of high quality banded corporate clothing and essential day to day safety wear.
Stationery and marketing literature
All the start-up corporate stationery supplies, business cards and marketing literature you will require
Public liability insurance
The premium paid on your first 12 months’ public liability insurance, covering you for £5,000,000
A comprehensive Franchise Procedure and Operations Manual covering all aspects of the business
Launch and ongoing support
Including extensive territory research, customer database creation and weekly mailshot cam
Name: Bert Bigaignon
Franchise Territory: Agency Express Harlow
Year Joined: 2018
Bert Bigaignon launched his Agency Express franchise in September 2018. Following a 15-year career in the supply and maintenance of fitness equipment, Bert decided that it was time for a new challenge and a change in his work-life balance.
After researching available franchise opportunities via a range of specialist websites, Bert made the decision to pursue a career in franchising, and found that the Agency Express was most suited to his mixed managerial and manual skill set. So, when an established Agency Express franchise became available within Bert’s area he seized the opportunity of becoming a franchisee.
The simplicity of the work and the ongoing support is what first and foremost attracted me to the franchise. It was something I could easily apply my skills and experience to. From the very beginning Agency Express were open and forthcoming with information regarding the business that was for sale, and to this day they continue to be supportive and helpful. I would recommend Agency Express to any interested parties.
After successfully completing a comprehensive five-day training course at Agency Express Head Office, Bert was provided guidance and support throughout the handover of his new business. This included a three-day programme of visits to estate agencies in his local area enabling him to introduce himself to new and existing customers.
I found the Agency Express training program well-structured and the hand over from the existing franchisee was very helpful. He assisted me in completing instructions in the first week and was always at the end of the phone if I needed help for several weeks later. This was extremely helpful.
Throughout the first 6 months Bert’s business and service delivery continued to grow from strength to strength. His professional, approachable manner enabled him to win new business and his high standard of work has safeguarded him a busy first year.
It was scary at the start because running a business was completely new to me, although some of my experiences helped. Working for myself and having a better work life balance has been one of the biggest rewards so far. On a daily basis I like to leave home at about 7.00am to begin my rounds. During the day I check to see if any new jobs have come in via the SignMaster App and I add them to my job list if it’s practical to carry them out. Throughout the day I periodically check emails and deal with any incoming calls. I generally get back around 3pm to do admin and prepare for next day’s work. I have really enjoyed the experience so far and I enjoy keeping my customers happy.
Agency Express make ESTAS ‘Supplier of the Year’ shortlist for a 7th consecutive year
Agency Express are delighted to announce that they have once again been shortlisted in the ESTAS estate agency ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards.
The ESTAS is the largest and most prestigious awards in the UK property industry, honouring only the best agents and suppliers to the industry.
With the awards now in its 10th year, the supplier category has become an integral part of the annual ESTAS competition, providing a badge of excellence which is instantly recognisable by agents and highlights a supplier’s commitment to quality service.
Powered by ‘The ESTAS’ ethical online review platform, Agency Express customers were asked a series of questions about the service they have received from their franchise operators.
The shortlist was determined purely on the feedback received from a record 7,500 agents who used each supplier’s services during 2019. Alongside Agency Express a further sixteen supplier firms have been shortlisted across various product sectors.
The ESTAS Supplier of the Year sponsor Simon Whale of Kerfuffle said:
“With so many suppliers in the property sector, all claiming to deliver the best products and services it’s almost impossible for agencies to make informed decisions about who they should be using. Kerfuffle, like ESTAS is committed to recognising those that are really delivering.”
Simon Brown Founder of the ESTAS Group commented:
“Just like great agents the best suppliers to the industry go out of their way to provide exceptional service to their agency clients and they should be recognised for that. We understand that different types of products and services require different service levels so we highlight ‘Best in Sector’ suppliers as well as the overall Supplier of the Year.”
Stephen Watson Agency Express Chairman added:
Being recognised for outstanding customer service by The ESTAS is one of the biggest accolades a supplier can receive within UK residential property industry. We’ve been extremely fortunate having won an award for the last 6 consecutive years, and we wouldn’t be here again in 2020 without our wonderful customers. Their support has been outstanding and the feedback we have received has been both invaluable and rewarding.
Final thoughts came from ESTAS Brand Ambassador Phil Spencer:
“The industry’s leading suppliers are instrumental in helping agents provide excellent service, they are an extension of that experience so the service they deliver to agents is crucial, it’s therefore only right that the ESTAS puts the spotlight on their efforts”
The winners will be announced by ESTAS Brand Ambassador Phil Spencer at the 17th annual ESTAS Awards on 15th May.