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Due to the outstanding success of House-Hut estate agents we now have a limited number of exciting new franchise opportunities available.

Do you want to run your own business?

Do you want to be part of an award winning successful team?

Are you interested in property?

If the answer to these questions is yes read on to find out more.

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More about us

House-Hut is an award winning novel form of Estate Agency which has been established for 10 years. Set up in 2005 to challenge the traditional models of estate agency the brand has grown from strength to strength. It is currently one of the largest estate agents in the south west handling over 200 instructions a year.

House-Hut has won many awards at the ‘Oscars’ of the estate agent industry the ESTAS this year winning a total of 7 awards including two gold awards and a silver award for best small chain. In total House-Hut has been successful at the ESTAS for the past 8 years in a row. We were also voted one of the top twenty estate agents by The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Why are these awards important?

When sellers are choosing an agent to sell their most valuable asset they will first and foremost want to use someone they can trust to do a good job. As a new agent in an area it is very hard to establish that trust and win instructions without some assistance. The awards provide a huge bonus to our franchisees and enables you to grow and become established much quicker than would otherwise be possible. The awards are presented by Phil Spencer (for more details click here) of Channel 4’s location, Location, Location. He is a very well- known figure and his endorsement of the awards is a huge asset. Our achievements have been further underlined by a report by the ombudsman for estate agents, where we achieved a very credible overall score of 9.3 out of 10, and 100% of respondents said they would recommend us. We are therefore able to offer you the opportunity to present an award winning service to your clients.

By using the latest technology combined with highly trained staff we are able to deliver a high quality service which cannot be matched by other agents and which underlies our success. Our new website is very popular with customers and is a further driving force to win you instructions. Our financial structures deliver a high level of profitability leading to a rewarding business proposition to our franchisees. To further ensure the success of our franchises we offer much larger franchise areas than traditional agents with a very high growth potential.

No experience in estate agency is required. We offer you a comprehensive training programme based in our head office. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve and develop our services to keep ahead of the competition. We have strong environmental ethics and have a policy to minimise our carbon emissions making us one of the most environmentally friendly estate agents around.

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Our Franchises

Our franchises offer very low start-up costs with affordable working capital requirements. The exclusive territories are generous and are designed to be operable by just one person in the early stages although as the business grows we envisage you will need to recruit staff to help. We operate a call centre service manned by fully trained estate agents to handle a lot of the back end administration and handle all the calls to free you up to concentrate on growing your business. We offer a comprehensive four week training programme and no experience in estate agency is required. Continuous ongoing support and advice is provided throughout the duration of the franchise term. We are never more than a phone call away.

You fully own the business and manage the way your business is run and develops.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell my franchise?

YES – It is your business and you have the right to sell it at anytime for as much as you can get.  We are looking for people to join us who don’t just want to earn an income but who are looking to build a substantial business which they can then sell on at a profit at some future point in time.  We offer large territories to enable you to realise that dream.

Is this a good time to get into the property industry?

Yes it certainly is. The property market is currently very buoyant and we have seen steady growth over the last 3 years. Demand for property is high, prices are rising and sellers are increasingly turning away from high street agents to sell their homes. We are recording record sales with many houses selling within 1-2 weeks of coming to market.

Who are we looking for?

Choosing the right person to open a franchise with us is as important as it is for you to choose the right franchise.   You may understand therefore why we take great care in choosing franchisees to ensure not only that they are successful but also to ensure that the ongoing reputation and success of House-Hut is maintained.    Previous experience in estate agency is not necessary but it does help if you are interested in property!

Do I need previous training or experience?

No experience in estate agency is necessary to become a franchisee although an interest in property is desirable. We offer a full and comprehensive training program in all aspects of the business including property appraisals, negotiating, sales progression, legislation, home information packs, advertising, finances and accounting to name but a few areas. The training is tailor made to suit our individual franchisee’s needs and previous experience. There is a period of initial training lasting between 1  month during which much of the initial groundwork will be put in place and at the end of this period you will be ready to start trading. You will receive further ongoing training during this early period of operating. You will then benefit from continuing support and mentoring  from us to provide on going support and development. Our unique model allows you to start up with minimal staff requirements and premises will not be required.

How quickly does the business grow?

Some of our franchise areas on offer have existing business to get you started from day one! With the market being so active at the moment and property selling quickly this will help you to grow. Our model offers the clients the option to pay upfront which also allows you to receive commission from day one unlike traditional models.

Territories

We have a number of territories available – some are virgin areas where you can grow the business from scratch, some have existing business to give you a head start and we also have full up and running areas. The speed with which your business grows depends on many factors including market conditions and your personal efforts. However because of the awards and the large territories we offer we expect your business to grow rapidly in the first year. When you visit our office we will show you detailed illustrations of what you might expect.

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What Other Franchisees Say

  • “Many thanks for all your help setting up our House-Hut franchise, we could never have done it without you. Having been trading now for 6 months the business has far exceeded all our expectations, especially in this tough period for estate agents. We are already referred to locally as ‘the company that wins all the awards’. Having looked at a number of estate agent franchises, House-Hut stood out from the others and we definitely made the right decision in choosing you. The awards have been so much help to the business and the commission structures, especially the upfront fee, has been invaluable to us and our customers. We are all looking forward to the next year as the business continues to improve month by month.”

    Paul & Linda
    House-Hut Bristol