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Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Deciding to take on a franchise is often one of the biggest decisions you will take, professionally and financially, so you’d want to take that decision in the knowledge that your best interests are at the heart of the franchise company you’re dealing with and the process will run smoothly.

At Belvoir, that’s the job of Special Projects Manager, Gillian Mills.

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Claire Leathley, aged 50, and Charlotte Baron, aged 27, are the formidable mother and daughter team behind Belvoir Walmgate, in York. Celebrating their third year of trading, Claire and Charlotte have big plans for the business and haven’t looked back since taking on the franchise.

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

Ever wondered about the professional central office team whose job it is to help you kickstart your Belvoir journey?

Meet Lara.

Top 5 Benefits of Joining a Franchise

Top 5 Benefits of Joining a Franchise

Why join a franchise?

Why join a franchise?

Most Frequently Asked Questions- Answered.

Most Frequently Asked Questions- Answered.

Why should I choose a Property Franchise?

A big question we are often asked is what makes a property franchise different from the rest?

Brexit has had an interesting impact on our market Sector

Brexit has had an interesting impact on our market Sector

Our Head of Franchise Recruitment, Property and Acquisitions, Martin Bunney today discusses Brexit, and the interesting impact that the result of the referendum has had on our market sector.

Trends in franchising

Trends in franchising

The 2015 BFA/Natwest Franchise survey, released in January, revealed that franchising is operating at record levels!

This blog looks at some of the trends and people driving that growth.

What to expect from a Belvoir

What to expect from a Belvoir "Discovery Day"

Here at Belvoir, we fully understand that joining a franchise is a huge business decision, and not one to be taken lightly.

Find out more about our "Discovery Day" and how it helps you decide if Belvoir is the right "fit" for you.

What does it mean to Be with Belvoir?

Today we’ve sat down with Davinder Gharial of Belvoir Hitchin and Belvoir Welwyn Garden City to discuss how he finds being a Belvoir franchisee and to tell us a little more about his journey from accountant to franchise owner.

Franchising is popular with franchisees and consumers!

Franchising is popular with franchisees and consumers!

Our Welwyn and Hitchin franchisee, Davinder is a massive fan of the franchise business model, so much so, that he says in this video that, if he was starting out from scratch all over again, he would choose the franchise model!

Celebrating Women in Franchising - Zoe Bywater

Celebrating Women in Franchising - Zoe Bywater

Welcome to Day 5 of our celebration of women in franchising.

Today Zoe Bywater shares her business journey and is calls for more females to get involved and start their own business.

Day 3 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Inspirational quotes

Day 3 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Inspirational quotes

It’s day 3 of our week of celebrating women in franchising!

We’ve put together some inspiring quotes from famous women to encourage new females into business.

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Welcome to Day 2 of our week of content celebrating women in franchising as part of "International Women’s Day".

Today Patsy Day shares her business journey and why franchising has proved to be a great success for her on many levels.

An interview with ... the British Franchise Association

An interview with ... the British Franchise Association

In this blog, we are delighted to bring you a guest interview with Cathryn Hayes, a Senior Manager at the British Franchise Association, who talks about the work of the association and how it supports the franchise sector.

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 - franchising goes from strength to strength!

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 - franchising goes from strength to strength!

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey is one of the most eagerly awaited reports in the franchise world, as it documents trends and gives insights into the franchise sector.

Franchising has been in robust health for many years, despite the U.K.’s economic downturn, but the 2015 Survey reveals the sheer scale of this growth!

In this blog, we look at the trends and why it’s never been a better time to start a franchise.

Benefits of joining a franchise - leveraging a pre-existing network.

Benefits of joining a franchise - leveraging a pre-existing network.

When joining a franchise, you have access to a network which will help and support you on your business journey. In this blog, we explain the scope of the Belvoir network and how it supports each new office.

5 tips for a first-time franchisee

5 tips for a first-time franchisee

Finding a franchise can be difficult – you want to work with a business that is right for you, offers the best support and of course, the majority of people want to join a franchise where there is visible opportunity for business expansion.

The benefits of starting a franchise business

One of the best questions you can ask when looking at starting a business is ‘why a franchise?’ – in fact, it’s one we really like to be asked as it gives us an opportunity to really shine and tell you exactly what is different about buying a franchise.

New Year! New Start! New lettings franchise!

New Year! New Start! New lettings franchise!

A new year offers a wide, open vista of possibilities!

Perhaps for you it could be starting your own business and a Belvoir franchise might be just what you’re looking for.

5 reasons to franchise rather than going it alone!

5 reasons to franchise rather than going it alone!

When starting a new business, it’s important to evaluate the best route to success and compare buying a franchise to starting a business from scratch.

Meet the franchise owners: Leamington Spa

Meet the franchise owners: Leamington Spa

You may have previously met John and Sue Warburton, franchise owners of Belvoir Leamington Spa in our special A Day in the life of Belvoir Leamington Spa YouTube video. In this blog post we wanted to give you a more in depth introduction and tell you a little bit more about their backgrounds and the progression of their business.

Transitioning from a

Transitioning from a "corporate" to "entrepreneur" mindset with the support of Belvoir

One thing we do not do enough of at Belvoir is explain how we support franchise partners in adapting their mindset from the "corporate" mentality of exchanging time for money, to evolving into fully-rounded business person with an "entrepreneurial" mindset.

The 3 stage training journey of a Belvoir franchisee

The 3 stage training journey of a Belvoir franchisee

An overview of the training process of a Belvoir franchisee. Watch our three videos that document the three key stages.

Be the owner of a Belvoir Franchise by the New Year*

Be the owner of a Belvoir Franchise by the New Year*

Start your New Year by opening the doors to your new Belvoir Franchise and fast track your business start up with a special 8 week process with Belvoir from now until January.

Tightening Regulation in residential lettings is having a real impact!

Tightening Regulation in residential lettings is having a real impact!

Tightening regulation in the residential lettings market is certainly having an effect. I am not sure it is the effect that was being sought but it is certainly having a considerable impact.

5 reasons why becoming a property agent appeals to landlords

5 reasons why becoming a property agent appeals to landlords

A look at why becoming an estate agent appeals to landlords and how their previous experience can bring value to the franchise proposition.

Volkswagen scandal could spread to the whole automotive industry!

Volkswagen scandal could spread to the whole automotive industry!

The lettings industry can learn a great deal from the Volkswagen scandal.

The answer to a constantly changing market is continued adaptability

The answer to a constantly changing market is continued adaptability

You are no doubt aware that markets are constantly changing and evolving and today’s preferred method of communicating a message is tomorrow’s old news.

Estate agency regulator launches new enforcement toolkit for Trading Standards

Estate agency regulator launches new enforcement toolkit for Trading Standards

As the Estate Agency regulator releases a new enforcement toolkit for trading standards, which makes checking for compliance locally much simpler for the authorities, the House of Lords rejects legislation regarding smoke detectors just three weeks before it passes into law.

Working as a husband and wife team

A lettings franchise is a great opportunity for a husband and wife to work together as a team.

Landlords must check their Agent for full compliance for Section 21 validity from Oct 1st

Landlords must check their Agent for full compliance for Section 21 validity from Oct 1st

Regulation is creeping slowly into the lettings industry, it is almost like no-one wants the responsibility of being the regulator, so regulation is being drip fed in, to fit within the current unregulated status quo! It is of course more likely to be about money and who will pick up the regulators tab, but either way it’s messy.

Belvoir property franchise - the integrity of our brand

Belvoir property franchise - the integrity of our brand

My wife and I went to look at a Range Rover Evoque at the weekend.

Guest blog: 5 reasons why franchises are great for women

Today, we celebrate women in franchising with a guest blog from Hannah Martin of Talented Ladies Club. Hannah reveals the top 5 reasons why franchises are great for females!

Reviews of Belvoir - a vital part of your due diligence!

Reviews of Belvoir - a vital part of your due diligence!

At Belvoir, we embrace transparency and it’s vital that prospective franchisees do intense due diligence on our proposition, as we believe that it will help them see differentiation points between us and our competitors.

British Dairy Farmers asking for a few pence more for Milk!

British Dairy Farmers asking for a few pence more for Milk!

British Dairy Farmers are in the headlines quite a lot at the moment as they protest over the price they are paid for the production of milk.

Are your tenancy agreements legal?

Are your tenancy agreements legal?

Detail! As a salesman it is not my favourite thing. I understand the importance of it because if you don’t bother, as salesman often try not to, the business you are trying to write will often unravel before your eyes.

Belvoir rejoices over first Franchisee to achieve a Million pound turnover

Belvoir rejoices over first Franchisee to achieve a Million pound turnover

Belvoir Peterborough has been named as the first office in the network to break the million pound turnover barrier and agree a million pounds of property sales in one day.

The Importance of Good Customer Care for all.

The Importance of Good Customer Care for all.

Alton Towers announced a profit warning today as the latest predictions show that the terrible accident that occurred some weeks ago will impact their profits by approximately £40m.

Fine for Lettings Agents who are not Compliant.

Fine for Lettings Agents who are not Compliant.

I recently touched on this subject with a blog about the pressures of keeping tabs on all of the things that Agents have to do every single day. The fact that, in just one city, 11 Agents have this week been fined for not being members of an Ombudsman scheme, which became a mandatory requirement for all agents in October 2014, seems unbelievable!

Why franchise?

Why franchise?

When starting out in a new business, there are many challenges that a business owner must face!

Understanding the Belvoir! franchise proposition

Martin Bunney of Belvoir! Franchise explains the back up and support behind our franchise proposition.

I am going to give away all my money!

I am going to give away all my money!

If you are reading this there is a fair chance that you are interested in property. There is also, I believe, a good chance that you are thinking of investing or are already investing either by physically owning property or looking to move into the property market somehow.

“If we let you, we have to let THEM”

“If we let you, we have to let THEM”

I have had to accept that I cannot offer our business opportunities through a certain channel today because “if we let you, we have to let the others.”

Too Busy to be Legal?

Too Busy to be Legal?

A recent news story about a Letting agent who was asked to pay a £70,000 fine was the topic of conversation today around the local watering station in the office. A local Agent was asking one of our Franchise Owners how they cope with all the worry and stress and the Franchise Owner was eager to talk to me about it.

Risk and Reward

Risk and Reward

Investing in the stock market has become very popular especially since the privatisation of the large utility companies in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Over the last decade many people have also found themselves owning shares in companies or organisations by chance rather than by design.

You Get What You Pay For!

You Get What You Pay For!

There is new legislation governing property agents which states that all fees must be openly displayed to customers and all commissions clearly identified before someone enters into an agreement with the agent.

Banks Facilitate Property Price Boom?

Banks Facilitate Property Price Boom?

I’m hearing a lot of chatter about banks easing up and money flowing more easily in the property market, there seems to be a view that money is easy to come by.

Transitioning from landlord to lettings agent

Transitioning from landlord to lettings agent

Lettings agents come from all walks of life and business but it is a very natural step for a landlord to consider starting up their own lettings agency.

Start on your journey of Discovery now!

Start on your journey of Discovery now!

Find out more about Belvoir’s fantastic Franchise opportunity.

The benefits of starting a business via the franchise route

Martin Bunny of Belvoir! Franchise shares some insights into why more people succeed in business by opting for the franchise route.

5 reasons to start a lettings/estate agency business

5 reasons to start a lettings/estate agency business

There are not many businesses that tick as many boxes as a lettings/estate agency business. Here are our top five reasons to consider starting a lettings/estate agency…

Belvoir backs Consumer Rights

Belvoir backs Consumer Rights

Belvoir is pleased to support SAFEagent Awareness Week 2015 and also appreciates new provisions to the Consumer Rights Acts that require all letting agents to display fees.

Brand new Franchise Owner for Belvoir Basildon

Brand new Franchise Owner for Belvoir Basildon

From helping the office start up in 2006, to becoming the franchisee… congratulations Keeley!

Speedy Expansion for Belvoir Leeds North West

Speedy Expansion for Belvoir Leeds North West

Belvoir is pleased to reveal that Glenn Broadwell, owner of Belvoir Leeds North West, has successfully completed on the acquisition of Lettings @ Victoria Mills, in Shipley, West Yorkshire. The acquisition of 154 managed properties positively doubles the size of the Belvoir Leeds North West portfolio.

Belvoir's Advice to Landlords and Tenants - Step Up Security as Holiday Season Reaches Peak

Belvoir's Advice to Landlords and Tenants - Step Up Security as Holiday Season Reaches Peak

The holiday season is in full swing with millions of Brits leaving home for a deserved break beside the sea or in the countryside.

Capping it all... reflections of Labour’s proposals for the rental market

Capping it all... reflections of Labour’s proposals for the rental market

Ed Miliband recently announced Labour’s proposals for changes to the private rental sector (PRS). If Labour gets into power they plan to introduce an annual rent-increase cap, with an ‘upper limit’ on rises, based on average market rents.

Mike Campbell of Belvoir Falkirk reflects on winning Belvoir Franchise of the Year 2014

Mike Campbell of Belvoir Falkirk reflects on winning Belvoir Franchise of the Year 2014

Mike Campbell reflects on winning the coveted title of Belvoir Franchise of the Year 2014.

Bill Smith of Belvoir Harrogate celebrates 20 years in the business

Bill Smith of Belvoir Harrogate celebrates 20 years in the business

Congratulations to Bill Smith of Belvoir Harrogate who recently celebrated 20 years in the lettings business.

Bright future for Belvoir Swindon’s new office

Bright future for Belvoir Swindon’s new office

The dynamic husband and wife team Kerry and Jamie Smith, unveiled the sleek new premises at an official opening. The celebration saw clients, business associates and the town’s Deputy Mayor show up in support of this new milestone.

Belvoir Christchurch marks a decade by opening a smart new office

Belvoir Christchurch marks a decade by opening a smart new office

Jeremy Clarke from Belvoir Christchurch is celebrating ten years with Belvoir by moving to smart new premises.

Our new office in SW1 looks divine as we grow in London.

Our new office in SW1 looks divine as we grow in London.

Our London Central office has successfully completed a move to prestigious new premises and undergone sophisticated rebranding.

The Bury Boys are our New Franchise of the Year!

Phil Collett and Chris Roberts of Belvoir Bury, affectionately known as ‘The Bury Boys,’ give their reactions to winning one of Belvoir’s top awards!

Growth for Belvoir in Scotland

Growth for Belvoir in Scotland

Belvoir Falkirk and Belvoir Inverness buy out local businesses