Well, that depends.
Yes, I agree a strange title for a blog but let me tell you how this came about. As a business we constantly watch what is going on in our industry and further afield, to ensure we’re moving with the times. Having observed many industries over the years, it’s obvious that businesses fall in to two categories: Shepherds or Sheep.
As logic would have it, Shepherds lead whilst Sheep follow.
Every industry is the same; some have great innovators who lead through ideas and strive to challenge the norm. Whilst the same industries have followers, happy to reproduce or reengineer what has gone before without the fanfare.
So where do Sourced sit in the grand scheme of things…. on the fence of course. And what I mean by that is we see ourselves as both Leader and Follower.
What makes us an industry leader?
We are proud to be the first and only property sourcing franchise network in the UK.
Furthermore, we are uber focused on supporting our network and enabling them to deliver fully compliant and transparent Investment Property Services to our investors. We feel this adds to our USP and makes us extra-ordinary given the sometimes-unscrupulous nature of the property world.
Finally, we do things a little differently than most other franchisors. We are not here to dictate the terms that our franchisees should run their own businesses by, merely a guiding hand based on our experience and successes. We also have no strict financial or operating covenants that can often hinder franchisee growth. The way we see it is; if our franchisees are successful, then so are we.
What makes us an industry follower?
Let’s get one things straight – we are not here trying to reinvent the wheel at Sourced when it comes to property sourcing and investor services. Both have been around for a long-time and in that respect, we are following a well-trodden path. Yet whilst what we do isn’t new, how we do it is.
We are also naturally industry followers by virtue of our passion to be the best. We submerge ourselves in all thing “property” and are continuously learning. We are not ashamed to admit we don’t know everything, but we guarantee we will find the answers and when we do, we’ll share the knowledge with our network.
So now I pose the same question to you, dear reader. Are you a Sheppard or a Sheep?
Either way, we can help you be part of the Sourced family or benefit from the services we offer. Find out more by downloading our Franchise Prospectus.