The UK division of estate agency brand, Keller Williams, has launched a market centre at London Bridge, providing another place where agents can set up their own business.
They can benefit from access to co-working office space, training and mentoring as well as technology solutions including portal subscriptions.
Keller Williams UK is already operating three other market centres in Prime Central London, Leeds and Glasgow.
Ben Taylor, managing director of Keller Williams UK, said: “We are very excited to announce the launch of our latest market centre in London Bridge.
“Our extraordinary proposition is so compelling thanks to its focus on extensive training and empowering our agents with the latest technology.
“We are looking for driven entrepreneurial people with a desire to be a business owner. Whether they wish to build an empire or a small profitable business that fits around their lifestyle.”
It initially retains 63% of commissions, with the remainder covering the costs of all benefits the market centre offers.
Once it reaches a ‘cap’ of £60,000, (less in other parts of the UK) the agent then retains 90% of their commission with the remaining 10% going to Keller Williams.
The London Bridge centre, which had an official launch date of June 15, has already chosen 20 of its initial 25 agents, with a full launch scheduled for early August.
Agents working out of the London Bridge market centre will be predominantly covering South East London, from Southbank down to Croydon and Beckenham.
Taylor, who was formerly managing director of Countrywide brand John D Wood, added: “The Keller Williams model makes it remarkably simple and removes many of the risks associated with starting one’s own business.
“To launch your own company with some the best training and technology available, for a few hundred pounds, is much of the reason for our explosive worldwide growth.”
The London Bridge market centre will be co-owned and operated by Chris Buckler.
Buckler, who is also Keller Williams UK’s director of technology, has worked in the property industry for almost a decade and in business consulting with Deloitte. He previously set up his own estate agency in the midlands – which was sold last summer.
Buckler said: “The London Bridge market centre is an ideally located hub for ambitious agents who want to increase their earning potential in an environment which embraces technology and champions comprehensive training.
“Keller Williams’ global brand has been built on the ethos of ‘everyone wants to join, no one wants to leave’ and that’s certainly what we’re aiming to foster at our new market centre.”
Keller Williams was recently voted as Forbes’ happiest place to work in 2018. In 2017, it was recognised by Training magazine as the world’s number one training organisation across all industries.
Buckler added: “We’re looking for entrepreneurial agents who have made the jump to the online and hybrid sectors and have since seen the value of extensive training and support.
“Our agents will be focusing on lead generation and as part of our model, we’ll help them work on their own businesses through our market centres. There’s access to daily training opportunities and I’ll be on hand to help agents develop their offering through cross-selling and other services.”