child mortarboard gbp briefcase bath coffeecup tree twitter search crosshair fax house papers sort house-pound brochure list-items notes printer video-camera video virtual-video bath bed camera floorplan heart-empty heart-filled heart-empty-thin heart-filled-thin sofa calculator compass share clock list map-pen map-pin pencil save business-card letter phone heard people pointer cross linkedin google-plus facebook arrow-right close triangle-down my-wink my-wink-thick house-circle loading-spinner bell close-circle dog link pinterest school transport wardrobe arrow-up one two three four five six seven tick

Do you have the qualities to become a Winkworth franchisee?

With over 90 current franchisees within the Winkworth network, not every one of them is going to be the same. Not every franchisee has an estate agency background, the age ranges vary over circa forty years and not every franchisee works within their office on a daily basis.

The new franchising department at Winkworth look for a range of qualities in all franchisees. Not all qualities will be met, but having a mixture of the following will bode well for potential enquiring franchisees:

Integrity

Franchisees’ staff look to them for personal development and learning. Being honest and having strong moral principals is important in the property industry as a home is one of the greatest investments individuals can make throughout their lifetime. If the franchisee has integrity, the staff will mimic this quality.

Empathy

Not only with staff but with all clients is vital. Buying or renting a home can be an extremely stressful and time-consuming process. Having empathy with both clients and staff can help make the process a lot more straight-forward.

Confidence

In yourself, your team and your market can help to win instructions. Having confidence in your team will allow them to have confidence in themselves when working with your clients.

Manners

Don’t cost a thing. Your team and your prospective clients will deem you much more approachable and plausible if you are polite.

Brand Awareness

The Winkworth brand is a strong one both in London and nationally. With a heritage stemming back to 1835, the brand is established enough to gain instructions and compete with the other well-known estate agents. It’s important to fully understand the history of the brand and all the services Winkworth can offer to help win those instructions.

Motivation

Is the most important quality the new franchising department looks for in potential franchisees. Owning a Winkworth office is certainly rewarding but it takes hard work and determination to motivate not just yourself but also your staff daily.

Interested in knowing more about owning a Winkworth office?
Contact our New Franchising team

James Campbell | Gina Piper
newbusiness@winkworth.com | 020 7355 0200

Related posts

The changing face of franchising

For many years franchising was the business world’s best kept secret. In the 70’s franchising in the UK slowed dramatically, partly due to Pyramid schemes claiming to be franchises and tarnishing the reputation of the model.

Read post

October 15, 2018

Winkworth attracts the next generation of franchisees

Over the last few years the new franchising team at Winkworth have seen an influx in enquiries from the millennial generation about joining the network.

Read post

October 08, 2018

Could you be a franchisee?

Franchising can be a very appealing option when looking to start or expand and develop a business. It isn’t however for everyone, so before you look to go down this route it’s important to understand franchising and identify whether it’s a good fit for you.

Read post

October 01, 2018

Find your Local Office

Find your Local Office

Speak to people who, quite simply, love their patch and love what they do.

Get a Free Valuation

Get a Free Valuation

Thinking of selling or letting your property, or just interested to know what it is worth nowadays?