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  • Posted Jan 31, 2020

Proactive vs Passive Marketing for Estate Agents

The concept of free advertising online of your property listings has come to disrupt the status quo....

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  • Posted Jan 15, 2020

The Profitable Way to Start a Letting Agency

Here we are well into the year now, and property prices continue to rise. Many people have been hoping for a drop in house prices which would enable them to take their first step onto...

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Make money as a letting agent
  • Posted Dec 02, 2019

Become a Letting/Estate Agent – Take Control

Looking to Make More Money? Why not become a letting or estate agent? One thing is certain - as a new agent, you are in control! The world's greatest investor Warren Buffet was famous for...

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  • Posted October 29, 2019

Comparison with a Letting Agency Franchise

If you want to start your own letting or estate agency business, you could buy a franchise. However as we explain, as a franchisee, after a while you might start to question your sanity!...

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New Business? Start a Letting Agency - a Great Opportunity!
  • Posted July 16, 2019

Seek Inspiration? Start a Letting Agency

Looking for Inspiration to Start a New Business? Start a Letting Agency - a Great Opportunity! As the housing shortage increases, more and more people are choosing to rent a property rather than...

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The ideal business opportunity for landlords
  • Posted Feb 3, 2020

3 Ways to Prepare a Property Inventory for an Independent Letting Agent

In this article we explain 3 options for preparing an inventory if you're a new or existing letting agent, and the pros and cons of each...

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The ideal business opportunity for landlords
  • Posted March 31, 2018

The ideal business opportunity for landlords

Are you a landlord with time on your hands, and looking for a further income source? Perhaps you're a full time investor, or an employed part-time landlord seeking additional income or a change of career.

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Rents increasing across the UK
  • Posted October 18, 2016

Boost for Lettings Industry as Government Launches Massive House Building Programme

Government ministers have declared they will launch a massive programme to solve the housing crisis to build 25000 new homes by 2020.

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Taking a Holding Deposit as a Letting Agent
  • Posted July 22, 2016

How to take a Holding Deposit

If a tenant applicant wishes to take a property you are marketing, you should always take a holding deposit. This enables the applicant to reserve the property while you deal with the necessary..

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Rents increasing across the UK
  • Posted June 03, 2016

Rents increasing across the UK

A recent major study carried out by one of the UK's largest and most respected tenant referencing and lettings insurance companies has found that rents are still increasing across the whole of the UK.

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How to find landlords
  • Posted March 23, 2016

How to find Landlords

A question we are frequently asked is "Do you show me how to find landlords?" Our answer is "Of course!" It's an important question because without landlord clients you simply don't have a business.

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Letting agent opportunity
  • Posted December 10, 2015

A Fantastic Opportunity

Consider a Career as a Letting Agent. Redundancy looming? Changing career? Turn it into an opportunity! It can be a difficult time right? You probably have commitments like bills, car, family...

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Set up a letting agency on a shoestring budget
  • Posted November 24, 2015

Starting on a Shoestring Budget

How to Start a Letting Agency on a shoestring budget. We are often asked about the costs involved in starting a letting agency and establishing a healthy fee and commission income stream...

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Running a home based Letting Agency
  • Posted October 10, 2015

Running a Home Based Letting Agency

These days with the benefit of the internet, call answering services and mobile phones, more self-employed people are deciding to work from home, and those wishing to become a letting agent...

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Setting your goals for rapid success
  • Posted September 15, 2015

Setting Your Goals for Rapid Success

We're often asked how a new letting agent should plan their approach when they start a letting agency. Most people understand the value of setting goals for your business, but working out exactly...

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Running a letting agency
  • Posted August 27, 2015

Sky is the Limit!

The sky is the limit when running a letting agency. You decide how much you want to earn! Imagine a job where you decide how much you want to earn, when you want to earn it and where you want...

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Letting agency growth
  • Posted June 17, 2015

Generation Rent is Here to Stay

Generation rent is creating the business opportunity of a lifetime! It is well known that more and more people are choosing to rent their home rather than buy, and there are a variety of factors...

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  • Posted May 09, 2015

Motivating Yourself to Succeed

Motivating Yourself to Succeed. Whether you wish to Start a Letting Agency or anything else. One of the keys to success in all areas of life, is self-motivation. Without it, we struggle to achieve anything...

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Efficient property management is the key to success
  • Posted April 11, 2015

Efficient Property Management

When you start a letting agency with the Southcourt Business Package, and have implemented our effective "boost-start action plan", you can expect to have a growing number...

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