A franchise-based sales and lettings business has opened five new branches.
The latest additions, in Woodford, Cheltenham, Wakefield, Chelmsford and Sandiacre, take EweMove’s tally to 62 franchise branches.
EweMove operates as a number of franchise branches across the country. A central ‘sheep pen’ which undertakes most of the normal letting agency administration, allows the local franchisees to focus on customer service.
The central ‘sheep pen’, coupled with the fact the most of the franchisees work from home, cuts overhead costs.
EweMove, based in Halifax, tempts franchisees by saying they can build a £1m business and achieve more than £100,000 net profit a year.
Almost none of its franchisees have any previous sales or lettings experience, but when a new franchisee starts their business, a development team offers an intensive induction course, followed by in-field training with an experienced franchisee.
Glenn Ackroyd, self-styled head shepherd of EweMove, said: “We are delighted to open up these branches and have such a great bunch of new franchisees on board. Everyone in the EweMove family wishes them every success.
“The franchisee support network is firmly in place and we are able to advise our new lambs every step of the way. Whilst we launched our franchise model in 2013, the team behind EweMove have been in the industry since 2005, so we know what it takes to build a successful business.”
EweMove franchisees pay per size of territory. The price includes training, IT systems, centralised accounting and reception services, membership of Rightmove and Zoopla, and a starter pack including boards – which depict bright green sheep.