Do you have a passion for property and are you searching for a unique business opportunity with the backing of a 30 year old brand? Perhaps you have taken early retirement and are now looking to work for yourself?
At County Homesearch, our property finders operate as independent limited companies but with the backing of a nationally renowned and well-established 30-year old brand.
Due to the recent retirement of a number of long-standing colleagues, we are now looking for high calibre people to offer our professional property finding service in several parts of the UK*. Whilst an interest and experience in residential property is extremely useful, your personality and enthusiasm can be just as important as your professional background.
We are looking for individuals who are committed to investing in and building up their own business, and who are always on the look-out for new and innovative ways to deliver an exceptional quality of service to their clients.
In return for an initial investment and ongoing monthly fee you will receive a wide range of support including dedicated pages on our national website, regular blog articles focusing on your area, social media presence, stationery and a professional telephone receptionist service.
This is not a franchised business so you will retain any income you generate and have significant freedom in developing your business to reflect the property market in your area.
Do you have an interest in property and experience of the challenges of home buying?
You might have previously worked as an estate agent, or simply have plenty of life experience buying and selling property. Either way it is crucial that you understand the entire process and feel confident advising others, offering considered opinions and answering their questions.
You will also need an excellent knowledge of, and preferably live within, your chosen territory as you may be expected to advise on schooling, transport and general quality of life in the area.
Using your knowledge of the local area is critical for building up an awareness of off-market properties, and up-and-coming areas. With this in mind, we are looking for individuals with excellent networking skills and who feel confident seeking out further business development opportunities.
A successful property finder will have excellent listening skills in order to establish what exactly their client is looking for, possibly before they even realise it themselves. You will act as a sounding board for their concerns and help suggest realistic solutions.
Can you demonstrate a detailed knowledge of your area and show experience of delivering a high quality bespoke service with discretion and integrity?
To ensure that the property finding process goes as smoothly as possible, you will need to provide the information your client needs to feel comfortable and confident in their decisions. This may involve multiple visits to the same property, taking photographs or video and then writing up detailed reports. It often also involves co-ordinating input from other professional advisers such as surveyors or solicitors
Once a buying decision has been made, it is time to negotiate. You will take the lead at this stage, ensuring that the client pays a fair and reasonable price for the property. You are not expected to provide a professional valuation but may help in obtaining reports and estimates to help advise your client on the full cost of the property. You will then need to use your best judgement when advising on an opening offer.
If this sounds like you and you’d like to find out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time for a call.
* Detailed boundaries for individual territories are negotiable but general areas currently available include Scotland, North East England, Yorkshire, Midlands, Home Counties, South Coast, East Anglia, Mid & South Wales. From 2020 we can also offer opportunities in London and Somerset.