Century 21 UK is an estate agency franchise operating across the UK, providing services for residential, commercial and international properties
Business & Professional Services, Lettings & Property
About Century 21 UK
Century 21 UK is a a global estate agency organisation, currently operating in over 81 countries across the globe, with 8,000 offices. Since the company expanded into the UK in 2005, it has become one of the fastest-growing property organisations in the country, and continues to grow and expand the opportunities available to its franchise partners.
The company is a part of the SDL group, through which it offers a variety of national services, including property surveying, risk management, insurance brokerage, and property management. Century 21 UK was recently recognised as the 58th fastest-growing business in the country, making it a compelling and attractive brand to join as a franchise owner.
Where are the headquarters for the Century 21 UK franchise based?
The UK headquarters for Century 21 UK are based in Nottingham.
How much does a Century 21 UK franchise cost?
To start a franchise with Century 21 UK you will need to invest approximately £100,000 in total.
This includes a franchise fee of £23,500. As it is a shop-based business, you will also need to consider the cost of establishing a business premise, including lease, equipment and furnishing, and the total cost may vary depending on the individual location and franchise territory.
A 10 per cent royalty fee towards the cost of training and development is also applicable.
Where can you find a territory for a real estate franchise with Century 21 UK?
There are territories available across the country – to find out more about prospective territories in your local area, contact the Century 21 UK franchise team for further information.
What kind of financial support is available to start a Century 21 UK franchise?
You may be able to get a significant amount of financial support to help establish your own franchise with Century 21 UK. Most major high street banks have specialist departments that provide services for franchises, and they may be able to provide lending for a large amount of the investment cost.
What experience do you need to start an estate agents franchise with Century 21 UK?
You do not need to have prior experience within the real estate industry to start your own franchise with Century 21 UK, as you will be given full training on all aspects of the business, but you should have a strong interest in property and working with people. Whatever your background and experience level, it is most important to have the drive and determination to succeed, as well as a good sense of business acumen.
A review of the training package provided by Century 21 UK
Century 21 UK’s training approach is designed to help its franchisees at all stages of the business, from helping you to develop a clear and coherent business model before you launch, and making sure you fully understand the scale of the sales and letting opportunities available in your chosen territory, to take full advantage of them. Prior to finalising your franchise agreement, they will also work with you to define the best territory for you, in your area, to ensure a successful and thriving business.
New franchisees are given comprehensive training on business management, as well as access to Century 21 UK’s bespoke software. You will also be given extensive marketing training and support, helping you to understand how to use print and digital marketing most effectively to promote the business.
What kind of support does Century 21 UK provide after launching the franchise?
Once training is complete and you are ready to launch, Century 21 UK’s franchise team will also help set up the physical business, with assistance in finding the right business premises, and give advice on refurbishment, to ensure you are in line with the brand’s image and style. They will also help you recruit sales staff, set up technology, and provide a tailored branded website for you. Staff are also offered a free induction course, to ensure they are fully up to speed with how the business operates.
Century 21 UK will also work with you to plan a launch event in your area, including harnessing press coverage to increase awareness of the brand across the geographic territory. This is supported with ongoing marketing assistance, and guidance on future marketing campaigns.
Franchisees also have the opportunity to take further courses and undergo study programmes to develop skills – with over 1,500 training days available. Supported with continued professional development and assistance, the Century 21 UK are highly invested in helping their franchisees grow and succeed.
What business opportunities are there for a Century 21 UK franchise?
There is an enormous amount of potential for franchisees interested in entering the highly lucrative real estate industry in the UK – with a value over several billion pounds, it has continued to grow in recent years, in both the commercial and residential real estate sectors.
Working as a franchisee with Century 21 UK can be a great way of entering the market, as the brand is well established and carries a high repute – as one of the fastest growing brands, both globally and in the UK alone. With the extensive level of training and support available to franchisees, this can be a highly beneficial way to start your own business.
How to get started
To get started on running your own Century 21 UK franchise, click the enquiry button on this page to register your interest in the business and arrange an initial conversation.
The franchise team can then inform you about potential territories in your area. This is followed by a face-to-face meeting with the Century 21 UK team, allowing both you and them to review your suitability for the business, and giving you an opportunity to ask questions about it in more depth.
If everything is satisfactory, you can then discuss the terms of the franchise agreement, and move on towards the induction and training process.
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