Management Business - Franchise Opportunity in Spain
It is a fact that many Brits arrive
in Spain and are unable to find work. No doubt, many non-Spanish
speaking people of other Nationalities are having the same
problem. Since the launch of the Citrus Iberia website, we
have received many enquiries from both men and women asking
for work - gardening, property maintenance, cleaning, or decorating.
These enquiries, plus the fact that we are having to decline
work for areas that we are unable to cover, has prompted the
idea for this innovative new Franchise type business opportunity.
NOT INVEST IN YOUR OWN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FRANCHISE BUSINESS?
Because of our excellent marketing, we
receive enquiries for all areas of Spain regarding our Property
Many of the most popular holiday destinations
are simply way beyond the vicinity that we can cover and
we are constantly turning property owners away, unable to
offer them our services.
There is a wealth of business opportunities
in property management with enormous potential to build
a lucrative and challenging business.
This is being marketed as a 'Business
Opportunity', and does not follow the traditional franchise
method - i.e. there are no ongoing profits or percentages
payable after the intial fee.
PAY CITRUS IBERIA FOR A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FRANCHISE?
If you're serious about venturing into
the property management market, this is probably the best
small investment you'll ever make. We already have an establshed
name in the property management market with two offices
on the Costa Blanca.
Advertising successfully on the internet
and reaching a worldwide targeted audience is the best,
and cheapest, form of advertising available - we will set
up website pages for your chosen area, promote them, and
organise your email addresses.
You could also put an advert each week
in the local paper, but which one and how much? English
or Spanish? We have tried it all over the past 3 years and
can offer advice and information on the best way to go.
We will create your own localised pages
on the Citrus Iberia website, and promote these pages to
the search engines, and provide leads from our main website
whilst you get established. We already have a list of owners
waiting to hear if we can offer them property management
Marketing is a specialised field - not
everyone has the attributes required. We have already researched
our market, have links on many popular, successful and RELEVANT
websites, and placed adverts both online and in newspapers.
What skills do I need?
Basically - energy, commitment,
honesty and people skills. You will also need to be able
to keep records of accounts for your owners and yourself
and a diary for changeovers, meetings, deposit returns etc.
Establishing a trusting
relationship is crucial in this business, and regular contact
with your site visitors and owners via email is essential
as you will be managing the financial side for your owners
and holding the keys to their property.
How Do I start?
The most important ingredient
for any successful franchise business is the advertising.
Eventually, jobs come about through word of mouth, which
I consider the best form of advertising - but of course
you have to rely solely on advertising for quite a long
time before this happens. We have had many more enquiries
via the website than any other form of advertising as our
target audience is mainly in the UK - easily reached by
an online presence.
As we already have a name
for ourselves, half the job is already done!
Normally, you can arrange
a meeting with enquiring owners to discuss their requirements
when they next visit Spain, but occassionally they may give
you the go ahead just based on correspondence or telephone
calls. We have even been asked to furnish a house, supervise
a pool to be built, and get the garden landscaped by an
owner who had never even visited the property she bought
in preparation for letting!
If I am interested in a property management
franchise with Citrus Iberia, where do I go from here, how
much does it cost and what do I get for my money? >>