Century 21 UK launches franchise website

Sam Cordon

July 11, 2013

Potential Century 21 UK franchisees can visit the site and find insight on how Century 21 UK works, the franchise opportunities available, the range of training and support provided, plus a full list of frequently asked questions and answers.

There are also a number of testimonials from existing franchisees, the very latest news from the entire group and interested parties can register their details.

Rob Clifford, chief executive of Century 21 UK, said: “The launch of this new website for potential franchisees is a key stage in our development and gives Century 21 UK a portal to educate and inform those interested in our proposition.

“The site has been designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for all things franchise-related and provides a wealth of information, knowledge and support to those seeking to better understand how Century 21 UK operates and what we can provide.

“We believe there has never been a better time to become active in the property market and the beauty of our model is that it is available to those who have worked in this area all their lives and, conversely, those who are looking to take their first steps.

“Our focus is on helping quality professionals establish their agency offices and giving them all the support and help they need in order to become successful.”

Century 21 UK has already granted more franchises in the first half of 2013 than it did during the whole of 2012, chief executive Rob Clifford has revealed.

The estate agency and lettings firm was acquired by Shepherd Direct Group in April and has been quick expand the brand granting franchises in a number of locations across the UK including Walton in Liverpool, Westminster, Hackney and Islington in London.

Clifford said: “Our plans for expansion are ambitious and we have some major new business relationships to announce in the coming months that will make the Century 21 franchise proposition even more attractive.

“Those who are seriously looking to establish their own estate and lettings agency should visit our website to learn much more about our operation and the ways we can help make this a reality.”

Shepherd Direct is currently in the process of accelerating the appointment of franchisees throughout the UK with a franchise growth plan.

The group and its executives are no strangers to franchising having launched and grown Mortgageforce to become the largest business of its kind in the UK, resulting in a multimillion pound acquisition by West Brom in 2005.

As well as its estate agency and letting agency function Century 21 UK works to support Shepherd Directs existing portfolio of businesses including Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, moneyQuest Mortgage Brokers, If I were you Mortgage Brokers and existing lettings service business, Direct Lettings.

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