GLOUCESTER, England, October 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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Property specialist Olivia Melville-Brown is one of the latest professionals to take on a revolutionary new franchise that is turning the lettings agency business on its head.
Olivia, who lives and works in South Gloucestershire, has taken on a Surelet Local Franchise, an innovative field-based initiative which does away with the need for a High Street office, thus slashing both start-up costs and overheads.
The new branch is part of the Gloucester based Surelet network of franchises throughout the country.
Olivia, who has more than five years' experience in the property lettings business around the UK, said: "Launching my own agency was a big move but, signing up my first property on the first day demonstrates that the market is there.
"One of the benefits of working out in the field is that we're on-hand to arrange a viewing or discuss tenants and landlords' needs outside regular office hours.
"We also have a SurePad electronic notebook with enhanced features which allows us to instantly market details and pictures of the property on the major internet sites.
"I chose to go for a Surelet Local franchise because its unique business model set Surelet apart from its competitors. I just love the concept and it's very affordable with set up costs of less than £10,000.
"Even though we don't work from a conventional office environment, our modern technology means that you can still expect the same service as you would from any High Street Surelet branch, and more, with the full back up of Surelet's centralised management centre in Gloucester, which provides a comprehensive admin service.
Surelet's Franchise Manager Dan Lewis added: "The need for a High Street letting shop or office is not as important as it used to be. The majority of leads now come from internet giants such as Rightmove.co.uk and Findaproperty.com.
"We are so confident about our model that, if you don't earn back the franchise for sale fee in your first year of trading, we will refund the difference."
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SOURCE Surelet Local