We had a chat with Amy, brand ambassador and Franchise Owner of Portsmouth, to learn more about life as a Pass the Keys Franchisee!
Hey there Amy, what is the most exciting part about being a Pass the Keys franchisee?
You never know what each day is going to throw at you and you must be ready for anything. From visiting amazing properties to returning a favorite lost toy and everything in between!
You are the boots on the ground and you can operate confidently each day knowing that you have the support of the national brand behind you which means there is always some on the other end of the phone to help you.
How have you grown professionally as a Pass the Keys franchisee?
Being a Pass the Keys franchisee is not a job, you are a business owner which means you are taking on every single part of the business – even areas you may not have much experience in. It requires you to think on your feet and learn on the job, pushing you out of your comfort zone and into the world of small business ownership.
Personally, I have learnt so many new skills from finance to marketing and discovered skills I didn’t even know I had whilst doing something I enjoy at the same time.
Would you recommend a Pass the Keys franchise?
I would recommend Pass the Keys as a franchise to anyone who is motivated, driven and willing to learn. Local knowledge is key because even though Pass the Keys is a proven business model, in order to apply the knowledge and tech successfully, you must understand the local market and be able to build relationships with local people to really make it work. A love of property also helps!
What makes a Pass the Keys franchise stand out from the crowd?
Most people have heard of Airbnb and are familiar with the concept but they wouldn’t believe the work that goes into running a single property, let alone dozens. The only way it is possible to short-let multiple properties is because of the software Pass the Keys provide, meaning you are not just investing in a property management business, but a tech one.
It’s an exciting an ever-evolving business that is always growing and changing; which is not something many other traditional franchises offer.
Describe PTK in one word!
If you have a passion for the short-letting industry and are looking to become your own boss, then why not consider becoming a Pass the Keys Franchise Partner? Operating and managing properties across their local area, our Franchise Partners are supported by the reputation and technology of a national brand, to grow a successful, cutting-edge local business.