A company that claims to be the UK’s first real estate agency to operate 24/7 has announced a new franchisee.
Meyers Estate Agents, based in Dorset, was founded seven years ago and announced earlier this year that the franchise network would be expanding across the UK.
Now Jon Williams – who is already self-employed after three decades of experience in high street offices – has bought the Meyers franchise for Weymouth.
Brand founder Mark Meyer says: “Jon came to our headquarters a year ago. During that time he has embraced and embodied our brand values and strengthened his ties to the local Weymouth community where he has lived and worked for most of his life.
“We are proud of the way he has now invested in his confidence in the Meyers brand by taking over his own franchise and we look forward to continuing to support him as he grows and continues to develop his business in the future.”
Williams himself says: “I have over 30 years of real estate experience working for brands like Mann & Co, Palmer Snell, Connells and Humberts in and around Dorset. I was aware of Meyers and admired the company’s marketing, but wasn’t entirely sure how they had become so successful. “
He says most of the assignments in his new role come from word-of-mouth recommendations. “I had never seen the opportunity to run my own real estate agency business before, so I’m grateful to Mark and the team for advancing my own career while providing or selling highly personalized service to clients who want to buy.”
Meyers says it has taught over £ 1.3 billion worth of real estate since it was franchised in 2003, and states that there are other consumer franchise opportunities in various locations.
All Meyers franchisees are required to work with a local charity of their choice, and a portion of the network’s profits go to the Mind mental health charity.
Last year Williams took a 500,000-foot walk and raised £ 3,150 for the Weymouth Food Bank. He has pledged to donate an additional £ 50 for each completion of personal property in 2021.