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Agency Express Franchise

Agency Express is the UK’s largest and only nationwide estate agency board company. Van-based franchise.

Ben Brookes Agency Express

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Managing Director

At a Glance

Established: 1998

UK Presence: 117 franchisees

Average start up cost: £25,000

Min personal contribution: £12,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

Agency Express franchisee standing in front of a house for sale sign

The award-winning, van-based franchise

If you want to succeed in franchising it is essential that you invest in an established and ethical brand which supports their franchisees from day one. Today, via a network of 117 successful franchise operators Agency Express erects, services and maintains over 60% of all estate agency boards in the UK; that’s over 100,000 property visits per month!

As the UK’s largest and only nationwide estate agency board company, and with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Agency Express provides franchisees with a thoroughly tried-and-tested franchise model and all the tools needed to build and manage a thriving business.

If you’re looking for a proven franchise with excellent rates of success, we’d love to hear from you.

Reasons to choose Agency Express

  • Low start-up costs
  • Accredited by both the British and Irish Franchise Associations
  • Minimal paperwork
  • Centralised invoicing and payments system
  • Simple to operate
  • Family friendly working hours
  • No national competitor
  • Existing national accounts
  • 100% daily repeat business
  • A van based business with low overheads

Established franchise and lucrative market

Launched in 1998, Agency Express is the UK’s largest and only national estate agency board franchise.

The services we offer will always be in demand, so our franchisees will continue to benefit from investing in this highly lucrative market.

The earning potential of Agency Express

Agency Express franchisees’ earnings are determined by the level of their ambition. This is a low-investment, high-profit franchise opportunity where top franchisees turn over in excess of £160,000.

At Agency Express we want our franchisees to continually experience this level of success, so we ensure that their exclusive territories are designed to give them the maximum return for their investment and hard work.

Agency Express employee putting up a for sale sign

What do you get for your investment?

The cost is £24,500 + fully claimable VATThe franchise package includes:

  • Territory licence: A 10-year renewable franchise agreement to trade under the fully protected Agency Express identity (European Trademarked) within your own exclusive territory.
  • Launch and on-going support: Pre-launch and post-launch business support. Comprising extensive territory research, customer database creation, pre-launch and post-launch mailshot campaigns.
  • Public liability insurance: The premium paid on your first 12 months' public liability cover (£5,000,000)
  • Stationery and marketing materials: All the start-up corporate stationery supplies you will require to market your business, including business cards and a wide range of marketing literature.
  • Corporate clothing: An all-weather range of high quality banded corporate clothing and essential day to day safety wear.
  • Specialist tools and equipment: Included in our comprehensive package is an Android smart phone, a specialist vinyl printer, together with supplies of vinyl, 4mm ‘correx’, compact ladders and a variety of other bespoke tools makes the completion of all work straightforward and efficient.
  • Fully sign-written van: The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van supplied complete with Agency Express graphics, removable racking and satellite navigation system.

Agency Express franchisees standing in from of a house

Comprehensive training and support

In addition to the franchise package all Agency Express franchisees receive 8 days comprehensive training and support from our dedicated team. However, our franchisees are never alone in their franchise journey as the team are only a phone call away with help and advice.

Agency Express also provides franchisees with a 10 year licence to access SignMaster3, the Agency Express online board management system.

SignMaster3 and the Signmaster3 Franchisee App enables franchisees to seamlessly manage all work on a daily basis, plan and navigate shortest routes, and divide work economically amongst your workforce. With SignMaster3 administration is vastly reduced, giving franchise owners more time to concentrate on offering a top-quality service and building up a thriving business.

Awards winners

At Agency Express are passionate about the services we provide, the foundations of our successes and of our franchisees are built on excellent customer service and unrivalled solutions. This is why Agency Express are multiple Gold award winners in the HSBC bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards, The Negotiator, The ESTAS and The Sunday Times ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards.

Don’t just take our word for it

“I was impressed by the professional approach & care that Agency Express took in selecting the right people to join the franchise. The training course was extremely helpful, but the ongoing support, once I’d started the business, was even more valuable. The team at head office were on the end of the phone whenever I needed any help.” Agency Express, Shropshire

“I was attracted to Agency Express because of the potential that is out there to grow the business. So far my experience has been fantastic, I really do enjoy the day to day job. As soon as I see a new estate agent pop up I can’t wait to go in and introduce myself!” Agency Express, Chelmsford

Ben Brookes Agency Express

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Contact Ben Brookes

Managing Director

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Agency Express Franchise Resales

Success Stories

Success Story
Taking control of his future with Agency Express franchise

Richard Jones became an Agency Express Franchisee during the 2020 COVID pandemic. Previously a manager within transport optimisation departments for logistics companies, Richard decided that it was time to take control of his future and fixed his sights on owning a franchise business.

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Success Story
Finding Dymonds in the COVID Economy

Following a diverse career ranging from a Business Analyst for a FTSE 250 company to a local courier driver, Paul was ready for a new challenge and set his sights on becoming his own boss. He like many others, Paul had begun his journey in to franchising when the COVID-19 lockdown began, but confident in his decision to buy a franchise business and undeterred he continued on his path.

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Success Story
Interview: "The Agency Express training program is well-structured and very helpful."

Following a 15-year career in the supply and maintenance of fitness equipment, Bert decided that it was time for a new challenge and a change in his work-life balance. An opportunity to purchase his local established Agency Express franchise from the exisiting franchisee became available and Bert seized his chance! Learn how Agency Express' training support has helped Bert hit the ground running in his franchise!

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Success Story
Interview: Agency Express gave me flexibility and security for my family!

The ability to provide flexibility and security for her young family was what drew Gemma Vettranio, a Human Resources manager for 15 years, into becoming an Agency Express franchisee. Learn about her complete change of career direction as an opportunity to venture into franchising presented itself, and how she has never looked back!

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Success Story
Agency Express gave John Burke the opportunity to become his own boss!

John Burke has run a successful Agency Express franchise since 2004. Previous to this he had worked for 15 years as a long-distance lorry driver, which meant spending long hours away from home. This was the driving factor in wanting to change his career and become his own boss.

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Success Story
Agency Express was the change of direction Neil Chapman needed!

Neil Chapman became an Agency Express franchisee in November 2012. Previously a Hackney Proprietor based in Oldham, Neil was ready for a new challenge and a change of direction. Being self employed for many years Neil knew of the uncertainties that starting a new business could bring. This is why a franchise opportunity appealed to him, because of the high levels of support and the increased rates of success.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Ben Brookes, Managing Director, Agency Express

Since starting his Agency Express journey 13 years ago, Ben Brookes has helped to grow the company to over 150 franchisees.   In this article, Ben talks about why the need for a single solution for the thousands of for sale and to let boards erected daily, led to the formation of Agency Express in 1998.  And why franchising was the preferred choice for expanding the service nationwide. Ben also talks about the company’s successes and achievements to date, as well as overcoming the recent challenges of Covid-19, and ultimately why Agency Express is one of the leading franchises in the UK today. 

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Agency Express make ESTAS 'Supplier of the Year' shortlist for a 7th consecutive year

Agency Express are delighted to announce that they have once again been shortlisted in the ESTAS estate agency ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards.

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Agency Express announce new Managing Director appointment

Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services are delighted to announce the promotion of Ben Brookes, Director of Franchising to Managing Director and equity shareholder in Agency Express Ltd. Agency Express founder Stephen Watson will now assume the position of Chairman, alongside his continued role as a board member of the British Franchise Association.

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Agency Express wins a supplier award at the 2019 ESTAS

Agency Express are delighted to announce that they have once again been recognised for their outstanding customer service to clients, by the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry.  The ESTAS determines the best suppliers in the industry based purely on feedback from estate and letting agents who are asked a series of questions about the service they have received. 

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Agency Express make ESTAS shortlist for the 6th consecutive year

After several months of collecting customer votes we are thrilled to announce that Agency Express has for a sixth consecutive year been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by The ESTAS, the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry.

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Silver success for Agency Express

Agency Express are delighted to announce their silver success at the 2018 ‘bfa HSBC franchisor of the Year’ awards.

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Agency Express voted as 'Suppler of the Year' for a second year at the ESTAS!

Agency Express the UK’s largest provider of estate agency board services, is delighted to announce that they have for a second consecutive year been voted as the UK’s best supplier to the property industry in the 2018 ESTAS Awards.

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