The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 8

The final phase in your evolutionary journey, and you are at the point where you are very much on the outside looking in. You’ve exceeded the 3000 property mark, and your business is now being run by your chosen directors, who fully believe in your ethos, and have...

The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 7

You’ve made it so far in the evolutionary scale – you’ve worked through some tough challenges, from start-up, employing those first members of staff, dealing with hiring managers and directors… and now, here is perhaps the hardest thing you will have to face in your...

The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 6

In this post, we are entering one of the most interesting a challenging phases in the evolutionary scale. Up to now, we have begun to put our trust in a management team (see stage 5), and have handed over some of the responsibility, in order to step back a little from...

The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 5

Last time, we talked about stage 4 of the evolutionary scale, where we discussed what happens when we are employing teams, and starting to think about putting department managers in place to create a more defined structure to the business. Here, we move on from that,...

The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 4

In stage 3,  we looked at how getting the right staff doing the right jobs was vital to moving forward. Now, we’re going to take things a step further. At stage 4, our teams have grown, and we’re in the ‘serious business’ territory. It’s time to step it up once again...

The Eight Stages of Evolution – Stage 3

In this post, we are going to take a look at stage 3 in the evolutionary scale of running a successful letting agency. We have explored stages 1 and stage 2, and seen how at each stage we have to learn to recognise and overcome various difficulties in order to move...