Learn how to start an Independent Letting or Estate Agency

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Set Up your own Independent Letting or Estate Agency
The most cost-effective way

We provide highly-effective Business Start Up Packages that allow anyone to set up their own letting or estate agency.  Our packages include full training, ongoing support, full document packs, contracts and templates, professionally built websites and software for your agency.  Unlimited telephone and email support is provided to all new agents to start their estate agency or letting agency. 

No previous experience is required, no qualifications are required, and you can be up and running within a couple of weeks. 

What are the benefits?

Running your own estate agency or letting agency

Full or Part Time, your choice

Depending on your circumstances, it’s entirely up to you how much time you give to the business. Clients are met at the properties, paperwork is handled by email, digital signing or post, and payments can be received online if required. Your website is your shop window.

Operate the business from home or office

These days with the benefit of the web and mobile communications, more people are working from home or a small office, and estate & letting agents are no exception. The business is suited for one person to run from the comfort of their own home, avoiding the overheads involved in renting an office.

No experience or qualifications are needed

The well proven and award-winning Southcourt Agency Business Package includes everything you will need, and you will have the benefit of support from London-based property professionals with a massive 35 years experience in the industry.

Our Packages Include:

Business Start Up Training Package

The Business Package contains full start up procedures, detailed estate agent training and operations procedures along with rapid growth marketing for quickly gaining clients.  Rapid start up and immediate cashflow, full time or part time.


Professional Websites and Software

We provide a choice of 12 modern, high performance estate agent website designs.  They include our own SouthcourtHub software, or can be integrated with your existing software.  Synchronised and uploaded to your Rightmove, Zoopla and all the main property portal accounts. 


Unlimited 1-2-1 Support and Guidance

When you become an estate agent,  you may contact us anytime while carrying out your training for professional guidance while starting, growing and running your business. Although independent, you will not be alone!

More benefits of starting as a Letting or Estate Agent

Immediate start up and cash-flow

Follow our advice you can be up and running in a 2 to 4 weeks. Unlike most other businesses, you do not suffer from cash-flow problems as you are paid immediately.

Telephone & Email Support

This ensures that experienced advice is just an email or phone call away if required.  Our Agents Support Hub is available 24/7.

Well established and growing property market

The rental and sales market is growing year on year, with many factors having a positive effect on both supply and demand.

Reliable income even when you’re on holiday

Commissions from managed properties come in automatically every month, your income increasing with each property added.

A Professional Service with a Respectable Image

Residential estate agents and property agents are seen as a specialised and essential service within the property sector, contributing hugely to the UK economy.

No experience or qualifications necessary

All the necessary know-how is included in our letting agent training and our estate agent training. All required training and documentation is provided.

Trade under your own chosen name

Unlike a franchise, you have complete control over your business.  You retain 100% of your profits, regardless of how much you earn.

No selling involved

You’re dealing only with people who need your service, therefore there is no need to be a salesperson or do any "selling".

A valuable business to sell

If you decide to sell your business it should command a healthy price. The going rate is about 1.5 times annual turnover, so for a typical one person Estate/Letting Agency should fetch around £250,000.

Excellent earning potential

You can realistically build to an income in excess of several £1,000’s a month within the first year in both rentals and sales sectors. Our Business Package shows you how, with full support.


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