What is an Ecclesiate Joint Venture Partner?

Whether you have an existing real estate or letting agency or you would like to start one up, becoming an Ecclesiate Joint Venture Partner means that you will tap into our all-encompassing administrative, marketing and service delivery aspects.

A JV Partner sources properties available for letting in their area, find suitable tenants and let Ecclessiate do the rest. We'll take care of the necessary background and credit checks and undertake all aspects of managing and administrating the property from there on.

How do you earn?

As a JV Partner, your income is generated through a number of ways. Ecclesiate will pay you a finder's fee for every new property you source, plus for services our Head Office requests from you. With the collection of every month's management fee paid by the landlords in your portfolio, you'll earn a share as well.

There are also great commissions to earn if you sign up Sectional Titles or Body Corporates, refer your clients to an Ecclesiate insurance underwriter and more.

Do you qualify?

All our JV Partners are screened to ensure our standards and brand image is upheld across the group. We look for motivated, honest, customer-focused individuals with great people skills. You must be able to take direction and follow the Ecclesiate systems. At the same time, we value people who are innovative thinkers and leaders in their own right.
Previous self-employment or business experience is essential and you do need to have liquid capital at your disposal. It is beneficial, but not critical to have previous property management experience.

What capital do you need?

A JV Partner is not a franchise, so you never have to pay royalty fees. Your business is 100% your own.
As with any new venture, there are initial costs involved in becoming an Ecclesiate Joint Venture Partner, but these are quickly recovered by the influx of business. We ask an annual fee of R4 000 to cover the upgrading of your systems, plus a few extras, such as marketing material, on-site assistance and training will be for your account.
Depending on the premises and equipment you already have at your disposal, we suggest start-up capital of at least R35 000. Through our supportive network, we can help you with your financial planning, if you need it.

Benefits

A JV Partner is not a franchise, so you never have to pay royalty fees. Your Below is an overview of the benefits you'll be able to look forward to. Download the complete JV Partner brochure here.

Affiliation with a trusted brand

•     Ecclesiate is an established name with over 20 years' experience
•     Automatically benefit from all Ecclesiate marketing activity
•     Shared client base (locally and internationally)
•     Access to strategic partners

Unlimited support

•      Use of all Ecclesiate software, forms and documents
•      Collective expertise from Ecclesiate team and JV Partner network
•      Administration of properties, rent collection etc.
•      Market research and development

Effective tenant management

•      Screening of and credit checks on tenants
•      Collection of sufficient deposits
•      A tenant reward rating and performance incentive program

Better landlord protection

•      Professional lease agreements
•      Entry and exit property inspections, accompanied by photos
•      Monthly rent rolls for landlords with more than one property
•      Access to the Ecclesiate legal partners
•     Rental income, building and content insurance

Increased customer service offering

•     Rental projection on investment properties
•     Levy and rate payments can be made on behalf of clients
•     Installation and maintenance of pre-paid electricity meters