Alexander Jones & his Mother Lilya are the owners of the latest Manchester franchise. Alex has a background in Sales, Key account management and Business Development. Lilya has her own photography franchise of the last 15 years, and they both share a passion for all things property.
Alex: “After seeing the success my parents have had with their franchise, it has always been my lifelong ambition to work for myself. I have always worked in fast paced, sales/account management roles catering to customer needs and ensuring success for the business. I came across Pass The Keys in September while looking for a new business venture. Upon further inspection into the business I was amazed to find that they are an award winning franchise and tick every box for someone who is looking for a management company. After reading more I was so impressed I had to enquire about becoming a partner, and the rest is history!”
Where is Pass the Keys expanding to?
PTK is expanding to North Manchester.
What does Pass the Keys do?
PTK is a management company for short let accommodation, offering an end to end service for your property, from listings, dealing with guests, cleaning, linen and everything in between.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I love to better myself year on year. I have always set goals for myself and ensure these goals are achived. I'm never afraid of a challenge and out of my comfort zone is where I thrive. Living in Manchester all my life I am a huge football fan who enjoys watching live matches with my friends and family. I love traveling, whether that be within the UK or abroad, I find visiting new places fascinating. We have always been mad on DIY, my mum has a passion for interiors and her home Instagram account has over 15k followers!
What drew you to partnering with Pass the Keys?
Account management & customer relations has always been my field. I love taking on new challenges and I have always wanted to one day be my own boss so partnering with a company like Pass The Keys has been perfect for me. With ground breaking technology and unbelievable customer reviews, I understood quickly that I needed to be involved in this business model. After further information from the team (who have been brilliant) I realized this proven business model that has been tried and tested. Owning a branch of the market leading company will allow me to focus completely on growing my portfolio and delivering the 5 star experience we are notorious for.
Why is Manchester good for short-letting on platforms like Airbnb?
Manchester is one of the Major cities in the UK, attracting over 119M visitors per year. We have several major sports teams/personnel who compete on a weekly basis. Not to mention we have one of the largest music scenes in the world that many major artists call home. The city is packed full of modern restaurants and bars with a twist of historical locations such as the library & the opera house. Over 100k people work in the city center. The city caters for all guests, young or old and in our personal opinion, we truly believe it is one of the best cities in the world to short-let.
Why does Manchester need a short-let management company like Pass the Keys?
The development in Manchester is phenomenal. Every time you pass through there are buildings and skyscrapers being built. Because of this, investors are looking to purchase property and the demand for management is high. I mean, there is just so much to do and see in Manchester, people can't stay away! With Pass The Keys being the market leader and having a direct partnership with Airbnb and close relationships with 50 other platforms. I believe we have the technology and resources to offer our landlords & guests an amazing experience.
What is your top tip for homeowners short-letting their property on sites like Airbnb?
Landlords need to question themselves… “Do I need the hassle of managing your property? Late night call outs? Guest queries? Last minute cancellation fillings?”
Leave it to the experts at Pass The Keys!
If you have a property in Manchester and are interested to find out how much you could earn as a short-let host through Airbnb, give Pass the Keys Manchester North a call on 020 8050 2818. You can also visit our website and get a quote on how much your property could earn through short-letting.