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ByLucy McMullan

We Don’t Grow When Things Are Easy, We Grow When We Face Challenges!

Here at BeckettHanlon, we have adjusted our strategies for the time that is now, to try to take advantage of the situation as best as possible. We’ve decided to market our business for the buyer of tomorrow. Right now, we can’t travel (unless you want to spend time in quarantine and risk your health). That’s a huge problem when you’re selling international property… like us. HOWEVER, with many people stuck at home… they’re spending a lot more time scrolling through social media. We’ve made it our mission to be SEEN & HEARD.

In the past 2 weeks, we’ve published new episodes of our Podcast ‘Can You See It – A BeckettHanlon Podcast.’ The most recent episodes feature local Belfast entrepreneur and influencer Chris Suitor, and legendary (award-winning) entrepreneur Brian Reid. The podcast can be viewed on all major listening platforms. The podcast has helped us connect and network with some amazing people, from here (Belfast) and afar.

We launched our brand new Franchise Website…. (The website you’re currently reading this on). And personally, we think it’s pretty great. We’re hoping it can educate potential partners on our journey building BeckettHanlon so far, and how we continue to do so in the current climate.

Our current partners know how much we focus on education. We had a group call last Thursday evening with everyone, to share some recent success stories and to educate on how our current partners could be using social media to their advantage in this time.

We continue to showcase new and exciting properties on our website, offering virtual tour viewings for interested buyers. We truly believe that in a few months time… or however long it may be… that when the airways open again, and it’s safe to travel, many people will be excited to do so. If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that time is precious. We never know what tomorrow brings. We believe a lot of people will be deciding to finally buy that home abroad that they’ve lusted over for many years. And… personally, I’d rather be quarantined in a gorgeous Villa in Spain, than in rainy ole’ Norn’ Iron or wherever you are reading this from.

Catch you in a few weeks with some exciting news and updates!

Bydarranwallace

Dessy Moen talks about his Franchise with BeckettHanlon

What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

“I always had an interest in overseas properties, especially in Spain, France and Portugal. A love of the Mediterranean climate coupled with this interest in property ignited a desire in me to pursue this further though I wasn’t sure how. This is where Drew Beckett and Becketthanlon came in. I came across Becketthanlon on Facebook, contacted Drew and bought the franchise. I was apprehensive at first as I was aware of the somewhat poor reputation that selling property abroad had attracted, and have built up a strong reputation in the food industry over 30 years I didn’t want to be associated with anything that might diminish this. However, after meeting Drew I was totally assured that here was a man and a company that was selling property abroad right and safe. After a few meetings with Drew, I was in no doubt that I had made the right decision.”

 

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

“As stated above I have spent over 30 years in sales and management in the FMCG industry where my roles have included company owner, Managing Director, Sales Director and Commercial Director. I am still employed in this industry presently.”

 

Talk us through your initial training with the company and what that involved? 

“I have to say that I really enjoyed my initial week’s training with Drew in our Belfast office. I found him hugely knowledgeable in everything concerned with purchasing property overseas. And even though I went along thinking that there would not be much I could learn in the art of selling I was very wrong. Drew has a wealth of experience gained in the financial consultancy business and property sales and I gained a lot from him during this week.”

 

What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?

“I believe that Becketthanlon is unique in that everything we do is geared up to assuring that our clients are buying their home abroad SAFELY. This is a keyword and train of thought in our company and one that filters down from Drew himself. Also, we are not just about selling our clients an overseas property. We take them through the whole process of finding the property that best suits them, arranging a mortgage if required, taking them through all the legals involved with buying abroad and accompanying them out to view properties in their desired area.”

 

What are your BH hopes for the future?

“I have often said that is my ambition to eventually be able to dedicate myself fully to my franchise as holding down a very demanding full-time job makes it difficult for me to pursue my dream of been fully committed to it. My hope is for my sales to increase to a level that will make this decision easier. I also want to see Drew been hugely successful with his company as he works tirelessly with us all to achieve his dream also.”

 

 

We also had Lucy from OnlyJustMedia create this short partner video for Dessy Moen.

 

Video Credit: OnlyJustMedia

Bydarranwallace

We would like to welcome TRIVEE as one of our new collaborators in overseas developments

TRIVEE is a consolidated promoter descendant from GQ with more than 40 years’ experience in the property and residential development throughout the Costa Blanca, such as Villamartín, Las Ramblas, La Finca Golf and others.

Becoming an independent business in 2010, TRIVEE stays true to its philosophy of a professional cooperation and which is trusted within the construction field, property promotion and sales. We grow dynamically and steady, in order to lead the building construction market in all Spain.

One of the keys to our success was to adapt ourselves to today’s’ actual market, offering always a wide range of products, which of course reaches out to what different kind of clients are looking for. Either if it is a townhouse, semi-detached property, bungalow, duplex, a luxurious penthouse or a villa.

TRIVEE not only achieves and fulfils its projects but also carries out a quality and progress control over the building construction, right from the very start until the handover of the property to the buyer.

Today, TRIVEE is one of the prime leading promoters of new generation properties in the Costa Blanca

Bydarranwallace

BeckettHanlon Expands Across the Overseas Property Market

A growth in franchise partners has led Belfast based international property company, BeckettHanlon to open a new office space on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

The office, which is the only one in Northern Ireland in 2020 to specialise in selling international property, has seen an almost 50 per cent growth in franchise partners over the last two years, increasing from five in 2017 to 23 currently.

Under the guidance of CEO, Drew Beckett, who has over 30 years of experience in the international property market, the company’s franchise partners are based across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England and have been helping clients to find their dream homes abroad for almost six years.

Although mainly focused on selling properties in Spain and Portugal, BeckettHanlon has sold approximately 70 properties located worldwide including France, New York and Florida since 2013.

Aside from selling property internationally, Drew also trains and educates his own franchise partners ensuring that they are well equipped to help clients buy properties safely abroad.

ByLucy McMullan

What’s been happening at BeckettHanlon?

We’d be lying if we said 2020 hadn’t been a hard year. Like many people, we haven’t been able to operate our business as we usually would. However, we’ve created our own opportunities by focusing on elevating the BeckettHanlon online brand presence. It’s so important to not be frozen in fear by current obstacles or events. There is an opportunity in every moment of uncertainty. We launched our own podcast where we’ve been interviewing successful entrepreneurs and individuals. The conversations so far have been eye-opening and inspirational. So far, through sharing my personal stories of failure, success, family and business, I’ve created meaningful online relationships with individuals who could become clients one day in the future. I also recently spoke at an event in Ten Square Hotel Belfast, called ‘Think Inspired.’ This gave me the opportunity to connect with some local legends, and hear their inspirational stories too.

So what’s the point of all of this? Our aim is that we can foster the relationships we already have, and work to create new ones. We can’t travel abroad right now. We have online, virtual viewings of luxury homes abroad, but it’s not quite the same. One day, however, we will be able to travel freely and safely again… and when that day comes, we hope to have built up our online presence, so that when someone is thinking about buying property abroad, we are the first and only company they decide to purchase with.

If you are reading this and would be interested in being a guest on our podcast – please email me at drew@becketthanlon.com

Bydarranwallace

Visit from our Franchise Partner Fred Manning

We had one of our Franchise partners visit our BeckettHanlon Belfast office during the month of August. Fred is based in Kent and has been part of the company as a Partner for over a year now.

 

Fred spent the day going through his own marketing strategy and engaged with our marketing team to go through some new lead generation ads on his business Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

We also had Lucy from OnlyJustMedia create this short video of Fred’s day.

Video Credit: OnlyJustMedia

Bydarranwallace

BeckettHanlon marks growth in business with new office opening

A growth in franchise partners has led Belfast based international property company, BeckettHanlon to open a new office space on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

The office which is the only one in Northern Ireland in 2020 to specialise in selling international property, has seen exponential growth in franchise partners over the last three years, increasing from 13 franchise partners in 2017 to 23 currently.

 

Under the guidance of CEO, Drew Beckett, who has over 30 years of experience in the international property market, the company’s franchise partners are based across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England and have been helping clients to find their dream homes abroad for almost six years.

Although mainly focused on selling properties in Spain and Portugal, BeckettHanlon has sold approximately 70 properties located worldwide including France, New York and Florida since 2013.

Aside from selling property internationally, Drew also trains and educates his own franchise partners ensuring that they are well equipped to help clients buy properties safely abroad.

Speaking about the latest expansion, he said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new office space on the Lisburn Road which will be a one stop shop for our clients.

“BeckettHanlon has been operating for almost six years and as one of the first companies in Northern Ireland to sell international property, we have a great deal of experience in the area. The company has steadily grown in size since its inception, especially in terms of our franchise partners, which is very encouraging. Hopefully our new office will provide an ideal space where our partners in Northern Ireland and clients can meet face-to-face to discuss options for purchasing a home away from home.

“Buying a property abroad can be daunting but BeckettHanlon prides itself on the fact that we support our clients through each step of the process and ensure that they’re making the right decisions to purchase safely. It’s our mission to make each purchase as seamless as possible and to achieve that, we also offer a range of additional services including assisting with mortgage applications, finding the right insurance deals and legal services.

“The past six years have been very exciting for BeckettHanlon especially seeing our franchise partners grow. We’re always striving to attract new franchise partners to the team and hopefully this growth continues well into the future.”