The Property Franchise Group

Contact details

Member - Full
Estate Agencies/Property Management
Penny Sanders
The Property Franchise Group  
01202 292829
2 St Stephens Court, 15-17 St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6LA

About The Property Franchise Group

The Property Franchise GroupCompany Overview

The Property Franchise Group is a multi-brand estate agency operation that provides the services of traditional sales, residential lettings and property management.

The Group’s core focus has been on lettings, dealing with a private rented sector that grows on average 8% p.a. and continues to do so.

However, each brand in The Property Franchise Group offers a sales service, offering multiple revenue streams within the UK property market.

Franchise Overview

The Group’s network consists of nearly 300 offices spanning the length and breadth of the UK, encompassing five established brands: CJ Hole (south west), Ellis & Co (London), Martin & Co (national), Parkers (south east) and Whitegates (north west and Midlands).

The franchise has been in operation since 1985 and franchise opportunities are available as either ‘cold’ starts, resales of existing offices or rebrands of agencies that are currently not part of the Group.

Sixty percent of the Group’s franchises have been operating for over five years and we do not have any company-owned offices.

The Property Franchise Group

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £60,000 (varies for resale)
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £35,000
  • Franchise Location: Office-based
  • Market: B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Training covers all aspects of running an estate agency with a focus on generating business, progressing sales and lettings, and marketing.

Franchisees will also have access to the Group’s internal Training Academy helping them reach their specific needs and continue training for their staff.

The Property Franchise Group

Daily Life of a Franchisee

As a franchisee you will to be office-based in a prominent high street location with a member of staff from day 1. Once your business is up and running, you will meet with potential landlords and investors, manage & grow your team and will deal with day-to-day property management issues.

Depending on your success you may have an office manager in place and focus on expanding the business through acquistions or with additional offices in your territory.

The Property Franchise Group Case studies

  • Mitul Gadhia

    The Property Franchise Group: Mitul Gadhia

    “Franchising has been a wonderful team effort.”

  • Gail Loller

    The Property Franchise Group: Gail Loller

    “I evolved from an office junior to being identified as the benchmark for the Group.”

  • Craig Pearson

    The Property Franchise Group: Craig Pearson

    “My ambition was to become No1 in the UK, and now I’ve achieved that ambition.”

  • Tom Parry

    The Property Franchise Group: Tom Parry

    Tom Parry was the first new franchisee to join The Property Franchise Group in 2017, completing his purchase of the Ellis & Co Tonbridge office on January 1st 2017. How is Tom finding the experience of running his own business, and what drew him to becoming a franchisee?

  • Brian Phillips

    The Property Franchise Group: Brian Phillips

    Brian Phillips has owned the Bath Martin & Co office since July 2015, when he bought it after completing his MBA. Since then he’s broken many of the records set before his arrival, and he plans on opening at least two new offices with The Property Franchise Group.

  • Craig Lundberg

    The Property Franchise Group: Craig Lundberg

    Craig Lundberg is the franchisee at Whitegates Woolton and has been since 2016. However, his story is an unconventional one – how did he end up running an estate agency?

    Smallprint (Franchising) Ltd - Franchisee case study

    Prior to owning her own successful Smallprint franchise in west London, Erin Thomas-Wong enjoyed a fast-paced career in television production.

    Read the full case study
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