Southcourt Property is a leading provider of property training, advisory and digital products. Founded in 1989, we provide effective and actionable start up products and modern digital services to a wide UK network of clients. These include local authorities, entrepreneurs, solicitors, private landlords, property sourcers and finders, investors, corporates and independent business people.
Our services include property investment consultancy, residential long term and short term lets, property management, estate agent websites, property portal feeds, estate agent software, secure business-class hosting and email, syndicated advertising, and relocation services. Our valued team consists of experts in didactics, trained negotiators, property investment specialists and experienced and highly qualified technology engineers.
2024 and beyond
As the UK leader in estate agent training and start ups, and with a wealth of experience behind us and the property market on course for steady growth, we have several ambitious and innovative plans for 2024 onwards. If you want to be at the forefront of the explosion of the new PropTech era, you’re in the right place.
2020 – Pandemic, Virtual Learning and Video Tours
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and despite significant challenges, we developed our highly acclaimed Virtual Learning Centre in the space of 3 months in early 2020. This allowed our clients to continue trading virtually, despite the Covid restrictions. Many agents started new agencies with us during this period, and others had their busiest year ever due to our investment in VR (virtual reality), YouTube tours and 3D video technology.
2017 – Multi Award-Winning Agents
We’ve helped to create and continue to support more than 3500 agencies, with some of these businesses growing to multi-million £ turnovers. Consequently we feel that we’ve made a significant and valuable contribution to the UK property industry. Many of our agency clients have taken advantage of the growing use of search engine optimisation and social media that we include in our training.
2012 – Consolidation
By now our business interests had become quite diverse, and we found ourselves involved with several offspins. For this reason, and on our business advice, we made the long overdue decision to reorganise and amalgamate our activities under a single banner, incorporating as a single business, Southcourt Property Services Ltd.
2003 – Early Digital Marketing
This was a significant milestone in our history as we were one of the first agencies to fully enter the estate agent digital marketing world and we developed a separate website for our massively successful Business Package under a separate domain lettings-opportunity.co.uk. This serves to provide permanent testament to our history, along with the original business domain southcourt.co.uk.
2001 – Online Agent
We joined the growing trend for letting and estate agents to take advantage of the internet, and launched our first agency website. Fairly basic by today’s standards, but it did a great job at the time!
1997 – The Original Business Package
By this time we had considerable experience under our belt in helping hundreds of clients start new agencies, as well as huge experience in running our own letting and estate agency. We had already identified an opportunity to offer our combined experience on a wider level, and at the same time fill a gap in the market for highly effective agency training. For this purpose we developed our totally unique “Business Package”.
1993 – Estate Agent Franchise & Training programme
Perceiving a growing demand for letting agents nationwide, we took the decision to create an agency franchise operation alongside our own agency business. However instead of pursuing this, following frequent requests from individuals on letting agent training courses, we embarked on a more informal, 1-2-1 training programme in our offices and alongside our day-to-day business activities. This became highly regarded, and grew rapidly.
1992 – Operational Agency
Rebranded as ‘Southcourt Property Management’, experience having shown the ongoing property management side of the business to be the most lucrative. We developed, refined and innovated in growing our business to a significant level in the space of just three years.
1989 – Founded
Established and first set up as property management agents in South London known as ‘South-Lets’. The original owner was already experienced in managing multiple investment properties. Following the creation of the ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ by The Housing Act 1988 the previous year, we considered the buy-to-let market was on the brink of massive growth. Subsequent events proved this decision to be spot-on.