Join the Revolution in Estate Agency Franchise
Our multiple award winning brand has developed a reputation for excellence in customer service and straight talking, honest advice.
There are close to 100 estate agency franchise propositions in the UK. Most of these offer the same business model; same marketing, same sales spin, same fees. We are proud to be different, and offer a hybrid model perfectly suited to the changing nature of consumer interaction.
We are immensely proud of our business. Ivy Gate is owned and managed by exceptional people who love the brand and believe passionately in the model. They are experts in their local area; they’re part of the community and have been operating in the area for many years.
The ‘Ivy Gate’ proposition has probably attracted more media interest than any other new estate agency model in the past 10 years. As the first estate agent brave enough to come out and say that conventional front office models will soon become a thing of the past, we have attracted all sorts of interest from investors and budding entrepreneurs, keen to leverage the brand in their own local area.
By operating in a cost effective way, an ambitious and dedicated local sales and lettings agent can rapidly build a successful and thriving business without the overheads associated with the conventional operational models. Combine that with an enviable brand position and a personal marketing approach, and it’s a winning combination.
You could operate from home or from a serviced office in your locality. No front office or support staff overheads, it’s totally up to you to build market share based on your expert local knowledge and local contacts.
Could you be a part of our expansion plans?
We’d like to speak to you if you are the owner of an existing estate agency, an experienced senior manager or area manager in the industry, or an entrepreneur who sees the potential in the Ivy Gate brand. It will be an incredible journey, but one which we believe can offer life changing results as a reward for total commitment and dedication.
We offer support, guidance, strategic direction and advice from some of the most experienced people in the industry. We will not only prepare you for the launch of your own ‘Ivy Gate’ territory, but will also provide you with a list of leads and contacts to get you started, utilising the latest technology to scour the websites and portals for the most promising prospects to get you started.
Add to this the backing and support of our partner, serial entrepreneur James Caan (james-caan.com), and we offer a unique and scaleable estate agency model, fit for purpose and utilising the latest online and social media marketing techniques.
Our unique business model, built for the digital age.
The future of estate agency.
Our concept is remarkably simple; we provide clients with a dedicated Personal Relationship Manager to guide clients through every stage of the process, from marketing to moving. They handle a limited portfolio, thereby making sure their customers are always treated with respect and courtesy.
Our personal relationship managers are featured heavily on all marketing material and on the website and in all social media. The enables you to build your personal brand in your area.
Every vendor and landlord has the opportunity to have direct input in to the marketing, with full consultation on photography, marketing strategy and a unique ‘owners statement’.
Unique For Sale Boards
With so many brands looking identical, we make sure that our board advertising stands out from the crowd, and builds you own personal credibility in your chosen location.
Real Time Contact
Most clients no longer communicate during conventional working hours. That’s why the personal relationship manager interacts with vendors and landlords at a totally different level to conventional estate agents.
We offer a bespoke online marketing suite to enable you to concentrate on building your business without wasting time and money on designers and marketing campaigns.
High Street Fees - Online Costs
Our territory model allows you to provide a premium estate agency service but without the need for a high street office or a large number of support staff.
Award Winning Business Model
We are proud to have been awarded the coveted prize of ‘Best Customer Service’ in the UK for a small estate agent, confirming our business as an innovative market leader in customer service delivery.
Backed by James Caan
James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful and respected entrepreneurs. His backing and profile enable you to leverage his personal brand to build your profile and credibility.
Call our Franchise Director, Gary Winter, for an informal chat.
07590 566 170
Franchise – Re-Designed
Most estate agency franchise models offer a very similar approach. For a licence fee and monthly service fee, you get use of their brand and services. But the majority of these models are well over 10 years old, and are no longer in tune with the market which they were designed for.
We have carried out months of painstaking research with both current and former franchisors and franchisees. Our findings were clear; regardless of brand or proposition, most franchisees were concerned that, once the business had been established and was in the growth phase, too much of their income was handed back to the franchisor even though the levels of support and management required after the first year dropped off dramatically.
Our franchise model has been designed from the bottom up, based on the outcome of our research and an understanding of what our franchise partners will want, and not want, from a franchise package. Crucially, we have designed the model to allow you to scale the business and to benefit from the increased revenue.
Our Franchise Director has over 3 decades of experience and has been an integral part in some of the most successful property services businesses in the UK. This experience has proved invaluable in building an exciting new franchise proposition which is clear, cost effective, and highly profitable; all within an award winning and pioneering brand.
Most importantly of all, we know it works because our core business is operating in exactly the same way. We have been through the same process and currently operate under an identical model. We’ve been there, done it, and are still doing it. This sets us apart from the rest, and enables us to offer a tailor made service for the digital age.
You don’t need to spend ten’s of thousands on a high street office, refit, and lease deposit.
Our model is proven, and, unlike some estate agency franchises, is identical to the core model. We know it works, we are operating in exactly the same way and have effectively built a successful and multiple award winning business.
Launch your business in your time
No need to wait around for draconian timelines normally associated with Franchise businesses. Launch your business within your time frame, within weeks rather than months.
Tiered service fees
Unlike other franchises, our tiered management service fee reduces as your turnover increases, rewarding you for your hard work and business growth.
Mentoring and coaching
Develop your business with guidance and support from real experts. Our Franchise Director has over 3 decades of experience, and we offer a bespoke mentoring programme with our Founder, Jason Tebb, who works within the business and is best placed to offer advice.
Save thousands on design and execution, our marketing suite is set up to provide all collateral to provide a high quality marketing campaign from launch.
Market leading technology
Online portals, fully responsive website design, social media and email marketing campaigns. All the tools for the digital age of estate agency.
No renewal fees
If you are on plan and on budget in the first few years of trading, why should we charge a large renewal fee?. To us, this seems like a penalty for success. With Ivy Gate, if you hit your targets we won’t charge a single penny to renew your franchise.
10 steps to launching your business.
Setting up your own business can be a daunting prospect
We have designed our franchise model to enable you to start trading quickly and compliantly, with all the systems and tools you will need.
The process is clear and straightforward, and we operate a truly consultative approach to the fact finding and application stages.
The Ivy Gate team (from right to left) Faisal Butt, Matt Martin, James Caan CBE, Jason Tebb, Stuart Ripley.