Prospective EweMove franchisees are inquiring at the rate of 900 per month – and among them are agents employed by some of the big firms.
Recent new franchisees who have signed up include senior people from Countrywide, Romans, Andrews and Whitegates. Some are said to have been made redundant, while others have left voluntarily.
‘Head shepherd’ Glenn Ackroyd said: “We have had to triple the size of our franchise department.”
The firm – now part of The Property Franchise company and a sister firm to Martin & Co – recently cut the cost of entry to experienced estate agents.
They pay £1,950 plus VAT, against £19,950 plus VAT.
Ackroyd said that in seven consecutive days a fortnight ago, seven new franchisees signed up.
EweMove currently has 102 live franchisees, with five due to launch imminently “and a large pipeline” which consists of both experienced estate agents and people from other walks of life.
Ackroyd said that the reduced price offer to experienced estate agents is likely to run for the whole of this year.
The network currently has 961 properties available for sale, 131 to let, and 1,293 properties under management.