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Who are we?

Established in 1987, Waterside Properties has grown to become a network of offices and affiliated estate agents specialising in the sale and letting of marina, coastal, harbourfront, lakeside and riverside homes.

Our clients are primarily “lifestyle” buyers, buy-to-let investors and second home buyers. Being very active in this attractive and lucrative sector of the property market, our specialist knowledge of anything and everything waterside really does set us and our Network Affiliate Members apart from general “High Street” agency.

In short, we are the foremost specialist waterfront property agency in the country. We are looking to have new offices open in a number of key strategic locations, and to “welcome aboard” franchisees in both the UK and from overseas to both grow and share in the success of Waterside Properties.

Who are you?

You are likely to be a property professional or marine industry specialist looking for a new challenge in a the waterfront homes market, in which you would like to become “the acknowledged expert and market leader for your area”. Of the four main board directors of Waterside Properties, one was a marina manager, one was a yacht broker, one a corporate estate agent and one an independent letting agent, so there is lots of scope!

You don’t want to start from scratch; the option to have your own business within an established and successful network (thus avoiding some of the prohibitive set up costs and mistakes a start-up business is bound to make) sounds appealing. Especially when you realise that all you need is an office, lots of energy, some experience and minimal investment capital!

Waterside are looking for long-term business partners; ours is a people business and we need to look carefully to find those who have what it takes to become our long-term business partners and friends.  Professional standards and high levels of commitment from our franchisees are of course essential.

The Waterside Network

Buy your own Waterside business franchise and:

* Run your own Waterside Properties branded office

* Become No.1 in this exciting and lucrative niche sector, with local exclusivity

* Reach you target market through the top property portals and websites

* Enjoy a proven marketing “edge” that none of the competition can offer

* Access full state of the art IT systems, combined with full training and back-up

* Receive business support, forums, seminars and conferences

* Become part of the Waterside Properties team and a growing, vibrant network


We will need to see that you have:

* Some related business and/or property industry experience

* A willingness to work towards industry qualifications

* Appropriate office premises

* Most importantly, the attitude and acumen to run and fund your own business, through start-up to maturity


In return we will provide you with:

* A generic, well-known and highly respected brand, that is active in estate agency, lettings and property management, and boat sales

*A networked, online data management and marketing system

* A website and web hosting with XML feeds to other portals

* A wider marketing platform with a REAL edge!

* An exclusive territory

* A ten year renewable licence

In addition, we will support franchisees with a whole host of valuable tools to help them “get the job done”, including

* Systems training

* Operating guidelines

* Marketing and promotions menu

* Website services

* Brand guidelines

* Mandatory and optional accounting services

* Business support and forums


Our pricing structure is simple, allowing members the advantage of:

* A very competitively priced start-up licence fee

* Comprehensive inclusive services within a competitive monthly service charge

* Additional packages providing flexibility in marketing and business support


How much does it cost to join Waterside Properties?


Franchise Network Membership - £20,000 + VAT

Monthly Property Sales Service Charge – 7% + VAT (minimum £500 + VAT)

Monthly Lettings and Property Management Charge – 10% + VAT

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Interested? Want to know more?

Contact us for our Network Information Pack:

T: 02392 262409
E: network@watersideproperties.com

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