Its franchisees have become an integral part of the property buying process in their local communities
X-Press Legal Services is the leading independent property search provider, with 27 franchise offices across England and Wales. Franchisees run their own businesses, providing essential property search reports to the conveyancing sector.
X-Press is a perfect business opportunity for those who thrive on building relationships and analysing data, whilst benefitting from increased flexibility and a better level of work-life balance than in the corporate world.
You don’t need experience in law or property as all training is provided, and your clients will be the legal experts. You’ll join a close-knit franchise network, with a wealth of ongoing support to guide you on your journey to running a successful business of your own.
A recession-proof sector
The services X-Press franchisees provide are essential to every house purchase, sale, repossession and remortgage. Despite any fluctuations in the property market, they are still essential – making X-Press’ business model recession-proof.
Franchisees provide a wealth of support to the conveyancing sector, often becoming part of the team for smaller conveyancing firms. Their internal conveyancing online system (ICOS) hosts a wealth of reports, products and searches, helping conveyancers access everything they need, all in one place.
As well as exclusive access to this ICOS, X-Press franchisees benefit from a strong brand awareness in the sector and proven quality service – they are trusted to provide quality reports to hundreds of legal firms across England and Wales.
Much of their business comes from referrals, but franchise owners go out into their community and network within the sector to build a thriving client base. They are helped in their venture by the team at X-Press’s head office, which supports with solicitor CPD sessions, webinars and training.
A family-like network
The X-Press network supports one another through their journeys, with a wealth of peer support and collaboration.
The Lister family franchised their business in 2005, and have carried over this ‘family-like’ culture into their franchise network – always on the end of the phone to help a franchisee, and frequently helping and guiding them throughout their journey. The Listers also ‘walk the walk’, running their own franchise office, so advice comes from a place of experience and understanding.
50 per cent of X-Press’ franchisees have been with the business from day one. This is not only a testament to the collaborative culture they have nurtured and the stability of the business offering but also to the level of support and innovation provided.
And many franchisees have gone on to buy neighbouring territories to expand their X-Press business. Its longest-serving franchisees are continuing to extend their franchise licenses by five to 10 years, showing extreme faith and trust in X-Press and the future of the business.
Be your own boss
X-Press offers a great opportunity to be your own boss, scale your business and achieve the success you want with more flexibility and enjoyment in your working life.
Entrepreneurs who are computer savvy, have great attention to detail and thrive on building relationships with clients are a perfect fit for X-Press; your business will pride itself on customer service.
There are a number of X-Press territories available across England and Wales, where you can start out in a home office with minimal overheads before scaling up your business and team.
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England and Wales