Hunters has signed up its first franchise under the firm’s new hybrid Personal Agent scheme.
Hunter Personal Agents are licensed to operate in new areas under the Hunters brand and benefit from full franchise support including marketing, social media, portal access, industry-leading training and software.
Hunters, part of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), says that there are minimal ongoing business costs, with the due diligence and on-boarding process taking from four weeks.
The model is designed for those with experience, looking to take a new step in running their own estate agency business in their locality, as well as those looking to choose their own working hours or even semi-retire.
Lloyd Coleman, who has become a Hunters Personal Agent in Potters Bar and the surrounding areas, brings almost 30 years of experience across residential and commercial sales, lettings and property management. He previously founded Colemans Estate Agents, where he worked for 11 years.
Coleman said: “Following a long career working for a range of well-known brands, as well as operating my own business, I’m delighted to take the next step, joining the Hunters Personal Agent initiative which provides me the freedom and flexibility to work on my own terms, with the support of one of the country’s leading estate agency networks.
“Having lived here for over 40 years, I look forward to drawing on my intensive local knowledge to deliver exceptional customer service and results for clients.”
Glynis Frew, managing director of Hunters, commented: “We are committed to continually evolving our offering to meet market demands and differing personal needs, with increased flexibility forming a key part of this.
“This franchise model is designed to offer agents full flexibility in running their own business, with Personal Agents getting the best of both worlds including access to our industry-leading training and marketing support that can give them the competitive edge.”