All County® Polk - Lakeland, FL


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Learn more about All County Franchise with the resources below.

One of the biggest questions at the front of your mind when you're considering purchasing a property management franchise is probably 'What does a typical day look like?
In property management it is more easily described as a recurring monthly cycle.

A simple overview of your month as a franchisee would include:

  • Market up coming and current vacancies
  • Inspect and make-ready current vacancies
  • Collection of rents
  • Track delinquent rents and post applicable notices
  • Coordinate maintenance issues
  • Process owner statements

Note: This is just a general overview of your month to give you an idea of what you can expect.

As a property management franchise owner you can also expect to:

  • Work hard for the first few years before reaping the rewards of your efforts
  • Be communicating with the Corporate office for direction and support
  • Marketing and networking to secure new investors and tenants
  • Hiring and Managing Staff
  • Review profit and loss statements
  • Attend annual conferences/meetups
  • Enjoy the benefits of having a network of other franchisees for support :)

On your own, you might well experience a large "learning curve." 90% of new business start-ups fail after 5 years, while 90% of all franchises are still operating after 5 years. What are the right types of publications to advertise in? What types of promotions provide the best return? Are there collateral materials, like pamphlets, that I should consider?

Without the professional training, business experience, or connections it takes to succeed, it is difficult to get off the ground. Many small business owners begin by hiring outside individuals with experience just for advice. Let's face it. Opening your own business independently takes time and money.

That isn't to say that franchising doesn't require time and money, also. However, as a franchisee, you enjoy a number of advantages that a stand-alone, independent start-up does not. You begin with the accumulated experience, know-how, business practices and operating plan that come with a franchise.

As a franchisee, you enjoy name-brand recognition and a network of support provides an immediate and distinct competitive edge over the independent, stand-alone business. You can avoid that costly trial-and-error period that causes so many problems for start-up businesses. As a franchisee, you'll "hit the ground running."

Here are just some of the benefits you will receive as an All County® Franchisee

  • A proven business model for success
  • Superior training package
  • Operating assistance
  • State of the art software and website package
  • Comprehensive operations and procedure manuals
  • On-going training and support
  • Low cost/easy start up
  • Industry leader
  • Long term residual base
  • High demand for services
  • Name brand recognition
  • Rapid start up and growth potential

The All County® opportunity gives you the ready-made framework within which to build a successful business.

Each year, more than $800 billion in goods and services are sold through franchises in the United States. There are over 550,000 individual franchise outlets nationally, and each working day, a new franchise opens every five minutes.

You could be a page of this growth story — as a part of our All County® franchise experience.

The investment level required to participate in an All County® Property Management franchise is usually $59,700 to $89,400. If you already have an office, the startup expenses could be considerably reduced.

Up front franchise fee of $30,000

$29,700 - $59,400 estimated start up capital and operating expenses

Here is a breakdown of startup costs:

Office Rent and Improvements $1,000 - $2,000 You will need to purchase or lease 950 to 1,200 square feet of office space to operate the business.

Signs $500 - $1,000

Capital Equipment and Supplies $4,000 - $5,000 The estimate for required office furniture, including a conference table, desks, chairs, etc. The estimate also includes an initial supply of yard signs and lock boxes.

Technology, Office Equipment, and Supplies $3,000 - $4,500 You will need to purchase or lease 3 desktop personal computers that comply with our specifications. The estimate includes 3 months of the software license fee. The estimate includes other required office equipment such as a printer, scanner, and related supplies.

Start-Up Marketing $1,500 - $2,500 We will train you in our marketing methods that have allowed our franchises to achieve the highest average revenue in the property management industry, but you will need to fund and implement the marketing program.

Insurance $2,500 Our franchises obtain both general liability and errors & omissions insurance.

Professional Fees $1,000 - $1,500 Professional fees may include setting up a corporation or other business entity, filing the necessary forms, setting up an accounting system, etc.

Licenses/Bonds $1,500 - $2,000 Your franchise must be under the direct control of a Managing Owner. This is an estimate of any required state licensing fees for the franchisee entity and the Managing Owner. Also, this estimate includes initial fees to join the National Association of Realtors.

Office Deposit $500 - $1,000

Other Deposits $2,000 - $3,000 This estimate includes any required deposits for utilities and leased equipment, including for a copier and the telephone system.

Expenses While Attending Training $700 - $2,400 You must attend 4 days of training at our main office in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is our estimate of your potential travel and living expenses to attend the training course.

Additional Funds $20,000 - $30,000 Additional funds are an estimate of the amount of cash required to cover any operating expenses during your first 3 months of operation.

These expenses are estimates of your initial investment in one location prior to commencing operations and for the first three months thereafter. We make no estimate regarding real estate acquisition costs. We do not require you to acquire real estate, other than your lease, to operate your All County® business. We relied upon personal experience and our affiliate’s experience in opening a similar business to the Franchise Business in compiling these estimates. You should review these figures carefully with a business advisor before making any decision to purchase the franchise.

Sandy Ferrera and Scott McPherson, founders of All County Franchise, host Meet The Team Days.

After sending in the Franchise Application and speaking with our property management franchise owners, you will be able to schedule your visit to our headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, near Tampa. You will normally be able to meet one-on-one for half the day with Sandy, Scott, and our other All County® franchise support staff. You will also be able to tour one of our property management offices.

The Meet the Team Day will typically begin at 10:00AM, and lunch will be provided. Outgoing flights should be scheduled after 6:00PM in order to allow you to stay for the full Meet the Team Day. If your travel plans allow, we prefer to take you out to dinner the evening before the Meet the Team Day or after the Meet the Team Day has been concluded.

If you have any questions regarding registering for the Meet the Team Day or regarding the All County Property Management franchise opportunity, please call the Franchise Development Department at 855‑245‑7368.

The All County® Property Management Franchise success story is built upon our expertise at property management and building solid long-term relationships. Housing is a basic need, and our particular role in the housing market means that we are always in demand. The people that depend on our services are varied – from banks and realtors to individual property owners. And the relative obscurity of our field means that our client base is as large as we’re willing to make it.

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No. We provide the training, support and proven business model for success. The All County® opportunity is suited for resourceful, motivated individuals or teams, who are willing to make a fairly small initial investment, follow the business plan and then work hard to see it grow.

The royalty fee is 7% of gross revenue each month. In other words, if you manage a rental unit with a monthly rent of $1000 and charge a 10% management fee, then your gross revenue is $100, and you would pay $7 in royalties each month. The royalty fee covers a number of specific items. The most important of those is our ongoing support of franchisees! Additionally, this royalty covers ongoing use of our All County® trademark and systems, and the goodwill of the public image created by our All County® name through a variety of means.

In addition to the royalty, we collect a national advertising fund fee in the amount of 1% of gross revenue. Advertising fund fees are used by us to promote recognition of the All County® Property Management franchise system through regional and national advertising promotional materials and campaigns. The National Ad Fund helps you obtain new rental property owner clients from national and regional methods unavailable to the small mom-and-pop property managers that predominate in the industry, so this is a tremendous competitive advantage.

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Franchise Brochure and Financial Performance Statement

One of the best ways to learn about All County is by reading through the pages on our website, but we know that not everyone learns the same way.

We've uploaded PDFs of our Franchise Brochure and our Financial Performance Statements for you to get a better idea of the All County Brand and how we've performed financially in the recent years.

Franchise Brochure Financial Performance Statement

Franchise Agreement

After submitting your Franchise Application and becoming pre-approved to become a franchise owner, you will be sent a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which includes the Franchise Agreement. The FDD contains all of the information required by the Federal Trade Commission. Our Franchise Development Department will schedule a 45-minute call in order to review the main points of the Franchise Agreement with you.

If you do not have a Franchise Application, please fill out the contact form on our Get Started Page and click on the link in the e-mail you will receive. You can also call us at 1‑855‑245‑7368 or download the Franchise Application from the link below.

Franchise Application