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About Southcourt Property
Southcourt Property Services Ltd provides a range of property related services for the property sector, solicitors, private landlords, investors, corporates and local authorities.
Our services include residential long term and short term lets, property management, letting agent and estate agent training products, estate agent websites, property portal feeds, estate agent software, business-class hosting and email, syndicated advertising, and relocation services, as well as a property investment consultancy service.
Our team is made up of ex-estate and letting agents, property investment specialists and experienced digital marketing engineers.
First set up as letting agents in London in 1989, we acquired hands on experience in growing a new lettings business.
Training Since 1997
By now we were providing a diverse range of services across the property industry, on our accountant’s advice we incorporated.
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 2020 and 2021. If you want to be at the forefront of the explosion of the new proptech era during 2020, you’re in the right place. We look forward to welcoming you on board.
We’ve created and continue to support more than 3500 agencies, with some of these businesses growing to multi-million £ turnovers, while others deliberately remain at an appropriate size for the business owners’ aspirations. 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.
By now our business interests had become quite diverse, and we found ourselves involved with several offspins such as inventory services and short-term rentals. These were related to our property management services as well as letting agent training and estate agent training. 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.
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, which is currently reserved for future as we continue to expand.
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!
By this time we had considerable experience under our belt in helping hundreds of clients become a letting agent, or to become an estate agent as well as 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 a totally unique “Business Package”.
Perceiving a growing demand for letting agents nationwide, we took the decision to create an estate agent 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.
Changed our name to ‘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.
Established and first set up as property management agents in South London known as ‘South-Lets’. The 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.