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Why You Will Need Two Business Plans

Despite 40 years in the property business, I never cease to be fascinated by what separates the most successful businesses from the rest. One of the key differentiators though is that successful businesses nearly always have a detailed written business plan. The crisis caused by coronavirus has demonstrated very clearly why business planning is so…

Adam Walker’s 10 minute video on how your estate agency or letting agency can survive Covid 19

Here is a 10 minute video that I shot for Simply Conveyancing recently on some of the things that you can do to ensure that your business survives Covid 19. I hope you find it helpful. If you would like some individual advice on what your business should be doing at this very difficult time…

Will you be able to get a Business Loan?

In Switzerland the process for applying for a Coronavirus business loan is as follows: 1. Fill out a one-page form online2. Qualify for interest free loan of 10% of your annual turnover repayable in 5 years’ time3. Receive money within a few days sometimes within hours This simple process has enabled the Swiss government to…

7 Ideas For Surviving the Upturn

It might seem a bit soon to be talking about the recovery, but sooner or later it will come and having worked through the last 4 recessions in the housing market, believe me when I say that the upturn will be the time of greatest danger for most businesses. A lot of residential estate agency…

Life Will Never Be the Same Again

One after another my clients are telling me that the changes that they are making in their businesses as a result of Coronavirus are likely to be permanent ones.  One client closed 5 of his 6 offices 2 weeks ago and now has a skeleton staff working at head office and everyone else working from home.…

Why you must keep thinking positively

Close to where I live there are two garden centres. I have been a customer of both of them for many years. The owner of one of them has responded to the coronavirus crisis by shutting down his business and sinking into a black pit of despair. The owner of the other one has adopted…

Will Your Business Survive the Virus?

I hesitate to write anything about the impact of Coronavirus. It is by far the worst thing that has happened to the world in my lifetime and the enormity of the situation and the impact that it is having on people’s lives is terrifying. The debate that is about to commence across the world will be…

Is Your Business Ready for Corona Virus?

Sadly it looks as if Coronavirus may bring tragedy to some UK families but its financial impact could be very serious for many more so what can you do to prepare your business for it? Twenty five years of consultancy experience has taught me that when extraordinary events occur it is the businesses that prepare…

How we can help you sell your agency

Adam J Walker & Associates have over 25 years of experience as brokers for letting agencies and only letting agencies. Nothing else. This focus means you’re guaranteed unrivalled expertise and know-how, as well as a smooth, hassle-free sales process. We’ve sold over 1000 letting agencies. Our well-resourced 7-person team have worked within the letting agency industry and…

Getting the best price for your agency

Follow these 3 golden rules to ensure your letting agency sells for the highest price possible: Review your agencyIf you’re thinking about selling in the near future, now is the time to get your agency ready for the market. Take stock of what’s working and what isn’t. Then make the changes you need to get…