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Looking for an exit strategy? Or, would like to sell your

lettings portfolio and concentrate on selling property?


Sell your business to Belvoir!



Are you ready to move on from your business and looking for a quick and easy sale?



Belvoir offer a straightforward process to lettings and sales agency owners who are looking to sell their business quickly and confidentially.

We are experts in managing the purchase of property portfolios, providing a clear and simple  process that we can manage from start to finish to save you both time and money.

Being a longstanding, national brand, you can be confident that we have the resources and experience to come to a decision quickly and ensure a successful outcome for you.



Why would I want to sell my business?


Many estate agents turned to lettings a few years back because of the world economic position hitting the residential sales market so hard. It was an opportunity for many to top up the income whilst the storm was ridden. Fast forward to today and lettings is considered admin heavy, with very small fee income. With the imminent and controversial Tenant Fee Ban as well as the recent GDPR implications of being fined or sued, many are looking at off loading their agencies, or the lettings portfolio to agents that already have a large infrastructure to cope with keeping the right side of the law and economies of scale to make it profitable.


Tenant Fee Ban

The proposed tenant fee ban was introduced to parliament 2nd May 2018 and once passed, it will be illegal to charge any fees to tenants. Income from tenant fee income usually forms approx 40% of all lettings income and is set to hit letting agents hard. To maintain profit, staff redundancies are inevitable relying on the business owner to become more and more heavily bogged down with admin themselves.


GDPR

With the recent change in data protection rules, the new GDPR means estate agency is changing forever. The new rules are complex and difficult to translate by us humble estate agents. There are multiple facets to the new regulation and you are legally responsible (at risk of heavy fines that can equal 4% of the companies turnover) for ensuring you have proven data processing consents as well as separate marketing consents and storing and holding sensitive data securely. We have been working hard on a national level implementing procedures to ensure we meet the EU directive.



Why sell to Belvoir?


We have considerable experience in acquisitions. Present business owners acquired the Belvoir business back in 2005 and in recent years have acquired a number of portfolios of which some of the higher profile names have included:


Redwoods Estate Agents

ClearMove Estate Agents

Swattons Lettings


We are presently in discussions with 2 other business owners to acquire their portfolios.


As part of a national network of franchise offices, there are a number of benefits at branch level including portfolio buying finance, a team of acquisition experts at our central office, experienced portfolio solicitors, clear and precise processes keeping the timeline down to a minimum.



I only have a small portfolio, are you still interested?


I have a very large portfolio, are you still interested?


With our easy access to finance, no portfolio is too large or small for us. Whether it is 1 property or 1000 properties, we have the finance to purchase your business.



Are you just interested in the lettings part of my business?


No, we are proactively growing our residential sales business as well as commercial property sales and lettings. So whatever type of agency you have, we are happy to discuss purchasing all, or part of the business.



What is my business/portfolio worth?


Even if you are not ready to sell yet, please get in touch so we can value your business. You are without obligation to sell and you may come away more knowledge about your own business and may give you a growth target to aim for before you sell. Alternatively we could make you an offer. In many cases, we will pay more than market value to secure your portfolio and to ensure a good onward relationship after the sale.



Want to know more?

Call us on 01264 366611 for an informal, no obligation and confidential discussion to explore the possibilities surrounding the sale of your business.


Alternatively, email us at: exitstrategy@belvoirandover.com