Landlord Photography was created by Paul Darvell, an experienced Photographer and Property Investor/Landlord. Paul created this business as he saw a massive opportunity to provide a much needed service to the Property community.
Any property professional is likely to tell you how much more competition they are facing now compared to any other time. The sector has responded to this by upping its game. It isn’t that long ago that photos of a stained mattress would get properties rented. With so much competition for tenants landlords are providing hotel standard accommodation. The shrewd property people are wanting to present their properties in the best possible light, to get the phones ringing and the properties filled. The situation is not much different on the sales side of property as well. In addition, we are experiencing ever growing demand from the commercial sectors.
The Landlord Photography product offering has always been driven by the demands of our client base and we continue to evolve to remain a key strategic partner for our growing client base.
New Franchisees get a lot of value from talking to more established Franchisees. Below is an unedited chat between Paul Darvell (the Founder of Landlord Photography) and Piotr Urban (The Franchisee for Slough & West Drayton). Piotr shares his thoughts on the business.
Let’s get one thing straight right away, no previous photography experience is required. In fact, it is preferred if you do not have much experience. That way we can teach you the Landlord Photography was of taking property photos without the risk of old habits creeping in.
This is a perfect opportunity for people in the property industry who want to create a great business. Our ideal Franchisee is a Property Person who is a people person. A love of meeting people is essential for this opportunity. By property people we mean anyone from Accidental Landlords, Sourcers, R2R Operators and all the way through to time served property professionals.
This is your own business within the supportive Landlord Photography family. As we operate exclusive territories, their is no competition between Franchisees. That creates a supportive environment as the more we collectively build the brand, the easier it is for all of our Franchisees. As it is your business, it is down to you to build that business (with our help). The key skills are: People, Networking, Resilience, Common Sense and a Sense of Humour. Everything else can be taught.
If you have the above skills then we can offer you a fun and rewarding business.
It is down to you to build your business (with the support of us), so the rewards are only limited by your own imagination and hard work.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week to this business, making it ideal as either a full time or part time business that can fit around other commitments. How big you build your business is up to you. You can be an owner operator or build a team, it is up to you. Depending on your ambitions, we will assign a size of territory that can fulfil your goals.
The amount you can earn from this franchise is really down to you. You will get out what you put in. As a minimum, we expect every Franchisee to build a business doing 3 jobs per week (1 to 2 days effort per week). That could mean an annual income around £20k. A star performer working alone could build an annual income over £50k. Once you start to build a team and take on more territories, the sky is the limit! Whatever, size of business you want to build, we are here to support you.
For established Franchisees with a proven track record within our business, additional territories can be made available (subject to availability) so that you can continue to grow your business.
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As mentioned above, the key skills are: People, Networking, Resilience, Common Sense and a Sense of Humour. Everything else can be taught.
If you want to find out if this could be right for you, get in touch and let’s have a chat. There is no pressure or selling of Franchises, we only want to bring people who are the right fit into our family. So get in touch for a no obligation chat to find out more.
Below is a video we recommend all potential franchisees watch before joining our business. The video will help you to identify if this business is the right vehicle for you.
The most important factor for us is to get the right people into our business. Therefore, we have kept the initial Franchise Fee low. The fee is £5,995 and covers buying your exclusive territory, your training, your business pack, our full support during your setup period and initial marketing. On top of that you will need to buy some equipment. However, most franchisees will already own a lot of what is needed. Expect to spend up to £2,000 on the setup costs. Once we speak we can give you a more accurate figure before you decide to proceed.
We can help you work out your exact funding requirements needed to setup your Landlord Photography business. There are many options for funding this investment and it does not have to come out of your own pocket. Government backed loans such as www.startuploans.co.uk/how-to-apply/ are available to new businesses such as these.
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