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The Ultimate Agency Guide for GTA Online & GTA5 explores the new update with chapters outlining why you would want an agency, purchasing options, earnings and ROI, story line missions, Imani Tech, and more. Join Discord to discuss more.
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The Ultimate Agency Guide for GTA Online & GTA5: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

In this comprehensive guide, Old Grumpy Gamers takes you through everything you need to know about purchasing an agency in GTA Online & GTA5. This is one of the biggest updates ever seen in GTA Online, and there’s a lot to learn. The guide is broken down into easy-to-digest chapters, with timestamps provided below.

Why Buy and Costs

Firstly, the guide explores why you might want to buy an agency and the associated costs. It’s essential to consider your budget before committing to the purchase, and this chapter goes into detail about the options available to you.

Earnings and ROI

Next, the guide delves into the potential earnings and ROI of owning an agency. As the cost of the agency is significant, it’s important to weigh up the potential income streams that are available.

Tour the Agency Property

The chapter on touring the agency property is particularly useful if you’re just starting with GTA Online or GTA5. It’s an excellent way to become familiar with the property and the areas where you’ll be making missions.

Story Line Missions and Security Contracts

Two significant components of owning an agency are story line missions and security contracts. This chapter details how to get started with these elements and the associated earnings.

Passive Income and Payphone Hits

This chapter goes into more depth about passive income and payphone hits. The guide explains how to maximise your earnings by completing these tasks efficiently.

Playing as Franklin / Lamar

If you’re a fan of Franklin or Lamar, this chapter is perfect for you. It details how to play as these characters and the associated benefits.

Imani Tech and Agency Services

The guide then goes into how to make use of Imani Tech and the various agency services available, such as making use of the garage or calling for transport.

Anti-Griefer Measures

If you’re new to GTA Online or GTA5, griefers can be a real problem. This chapter outlines how to make use of anti-griefer measures to keep you and your property safe.

Pro Tips and Is it Worth the Effort?

Finally, the guide wraps up with some pro tips to help you make the most of owning an agency. The chapter concludes with whether it’s worth the effort to own the agency, based on the cost and benefit analysis provided earlier in the guide.

The Ultimate

If you’re looking for the ultimate guide for GTA Online & GTA5, this is it. Old Grumpy Gamers has left no stone unturned in exploring everything you need to know about owning an agency.

Before You Buy Old Grumpy

If you’re keen to get started with GTA Online & GTA5 but want to make an informed choice, this guide is essential. The ‘Before You Buy Old Grumpy’ chapter will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your purchase.

GTA 5 Walkthrough

If you’re looking for a walkthrough of GTA5, The Ultimate Agency Guide for GTA Online & GTA5 is an excellent place to start. The guide will take you through everything you need to know, from beginning to end.

Is it Worth the Effort?

Ultimately, the decision of whether it’s worth it is up to you. The guide provides a clear and comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits of owning an agency in GTA Online & GTA5, so you can make an informed decision.

So, what are you waiting for? Watch the video and become an agency owner in GTA Online & GTA5 today!

hi in this video we’re revisiting the
agency in gta 5 online why you need one
how much it costs and how to make
chopper loads of money
hi and welcome back my name’s dan and
i’m an old grumpy gamer grand theft auto
is a truly massive game between gta 5
and the constant updates from rockstar
for gta online there’s no shortage of
new content and interesting things to do
join me then as we look at one of the
very best solo businesses in gta 5
online as we go through the contract
updates agency business before we dive
in if you’re new to the channel we do
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to stay up to date we’ve got a lot of
ground to cover here this is one of the
biggest updates gta online has seen in a
while and there’s a lot to take in so
we’ll break this down into chapters with
timestamps in the description below
we’ll be going through why you’d want an
agency purchasing options earnings and
return on investment touring the agency
property starting the first mission
starting the storyline and storyline
missions the security contracts passive
income pay phone hits playing as
franklin and lamar amani tech the
anti-griefer measures agency services
and finally some pro tips so first
things first why on earth would you want
to buy an agency well there’s a ton of
things the agency offers firstly chop
for fans of story mode chop was a
highlight with a few missions featuring
him he’s a bit of an older puppet now
but look at him he is awesome amani the
master hacker employed by the agency who
provides access to anti-griefer vehicle
mods called imani tech as well as a
number of other handy services security
contracts which are essentially vip work
on steroids for what they are the
contracts pay out really well and are
reasonably straightforward especially if
you have a sparrow or a mark ii
oppressor hey phone hits which is
another free roam vip work type of caper
where you can take out specific targets
in a specific way for some pretty decent
money the dr dre contract in a similar
fashion to the tuna contracts this is a
great little heist series that can get
you a fair wad of cash for each
playthrough short trips which are a
series of missions that have you playing
as either franklin or lamar which is the
first time gta online has allowed us to
play as anyone other than our own player
character let alone a story mode
protagonist genuinely passive income and
this one more or less speaks for itself
a max setup will net you twenty thousand
dollars per in game day or around twenty
five thousand per real world hour in
addition the agency itself has an armory
where you can purchase discount body
armor weapons and ammo and that includes
mark two ammo if you’ve got them
unlocked free snacks i mean it kind of
speaks for itself relief they’re free
and they’re easy to refill a spawn point
which is handy especially considering
it’s right next to the armory and the
snack stand garage with 20 additional
parking spaces for standard vehicles a
vehicle workshop which makes it really
convenient to tweak your vehicles and
also includes access to special
anti-griefer measures put together by
omani and agency services which includes
cheap access to a chopper fast travel
use of the company’s armored suv supply
drops and a funky take on going off the
radar suffice to say this was not a
small update right so let’s talk budget
to do anything meaningful in the agency
business you’ll need to be a vip
motorcycle club president or a ceo
honestly though you don’t want to be
doing this as a vip there are some
serious restrictions and it’s a pain in
the backside so realistically the
cheapest option here is becoming an mc
club president and to do that you first
need to have a motorcycle club set up
the cheapest one you can grab is the
great chaparral clubhouse at 200 000
it’s a bit out of the way but if you’re
on a budget this is the one to go for
once you have the clubhouse set up
you’ll need an actual agency once this
is unlocked you can purchase this
through the dynasty 8 executive website
on your phone starting with the agency
itself where we have four distinct
locations to choose from little seoul at
two million and ten thousand dollars
vespucci canals at two million one
hundred and forty five thousand dollars
rockford hills at two million four
hundred and fifteen thousand dollars and
harwick at two eight three each of them
has the same capacity and facilities
that’s 20 vehicle spaces with a workshop
an armory hacker and snacks access to
chop and a 250 000 safe so there’s no
difference there nor is there any
difference in the passive income making
the only real difference travel distance
to your other properties and of course
budget next we have some upgrades
starting with the artwork the power and
money set is included in the purchase
price but you can upgrade to one of the
other artwork sets for up to three
hundred and forty thousand dollars
wallpapers next with the floral pattern
being free but you can spend anywhere up
to an additional four hundred and forty
to five for a fancier finish highlights
are next again there is a free one the
charcoal in this case but you can spend
up to a hundred thousand dollars on
something a bit different next up we
have the functional upgrades and the
armory is a bit of a cost at seven
hundred and twenty thousand dollars but
offers discount access to weapons armor
and ammunition the armorer will even
sell you mark 2 ammo which is super
handy if you go for this option you’ll
also get a gun safe which helps manage
your loadout accommodation is next
adding a personal quarters allows you to
spawn in to the agency and will set you
back 275 000 and finally the vehicle
workshop which is a must at 800 grand
mainly because it unlocks the amani tech
mods for selected vehicles which is a
fantastic set of anti-griefer measures
so that is a minimum spend of two
million two hundred and ten thousand to
get you started including the motorcycle
club but if you can set aside five
million you can get a more central
location and all of the functional
upgrades oh and that includes the ceo
office too if you don’t already have one
daily fees are less than 302 which is a
bit of a change from some of the other
more complex properties as well so
earnings and return on investment next
now assuming it takes about five hours
to rail through the storyline for the
first time and then you just redo the
vip contract again which takes a bit
over two hours depending on your skill
level you’ll probably hit break even
after around seven or eight hours after
that between running security contracts
and pay phone hits you could be looking
at up to 450 grand per hour working
actively plus up to an additional 25 000
per hour of completely passive income
now let’s take a look at the agency
itself so once you’ve grabbed the
property that suits head on over and
wandering where you’ll be presented with
an absolutely brilliant cutscene do not
skip it lamar is fantastic after that
you’ll be dropped into your office and
you can have a bit of a wander around
starting down one floor which is
actually the entrance to the agency
where you typically start from we have
our main reception area not much here
but it’s pretty welcoming up one floor
is the client and executive area where
we can find franklin’s office shops
hangout board room and our new office
which is where we can access the
computer and collect their passive
income and heading up the stairs to the
top floor we have the staff workspace
and the wreck area this is where we’ll
find the armory if you grabbed it
including the gun safe for our new arms
dealer we can also collect snacks from
the kitchen take a few moments in the
lounge or use the personal quarters if
you purchase them as a neat little aside
you can see amani smashing code over
here too so heading to one of the
elevators next which you can find on the
top or the bottom floor down to the
garage from the first basement level we
can see the company suv that’s an
armored jubilee the workshop and the
garage management console there’s often
a couple of other cars or motorcycles up
here too but unfortunately they belong
to other staff so we can’t use them
heading downstairs we have our main
garage area where most of our personal
vehicles will end up stored as we
acquire them onto the first mission next
so when you’re ready head to the middle
floor where you’ll find your office make
sure you’re registered as a vip mc club
president or a ceo then head to the
computer sit down and log on at this
point we will not be able to start the
dre storyline so we have to do a quick
security contract instead franklin will
pipe up and give you a bit of a briefing
on the application when you’re prompted
click security contracts on the top left
there’s another quick briefing where
you’ll be prompted to select a security
contract have a look through and pick
the one you like or you know the one
that pays the most click the accept
contract button on the bottom right and
you’ll be pulled back out of the pc head
downstairs and out to the free mode
lobby after a few moments you’ll receive
a call from franklin which will take you
through the mission listen to it
carefully it is important follow the
instructions to complete the contract
and then head back to the agency where
you’ll get a quick atta boy from
franklin and uh jobs done onto the
storyline next so after a few moments
you should get another call from
franklin prompting the start of the
storyline proper head over to the los
santos golf club when you’re ready to
get started after a bit of a cut scene
and a game of keep away with the golf
carts you’ll sort out a new friend get a
quick cut scene and that will be the
setup complete fun as it was we won’t
have to do this one again though take a
breath for a few minutes maybe go load
up with ammo if you’re low and wait for
another call from franklin once you’ve
heard from him head back to the agency
where we’ll get another cracking
cutscene and a bunch of information so
sound up and pay attention after lamar’s
finished making a bit of a tour of
himself head downstairs to the office
and log into the pc again where you’ll
get a bit more of a brief from romani
and have a new option vip contract give
it a click when you’re ready and that
will reveal the first setup mission now
this is an interesting format we have a
setup mission then three chapters for
the next setup series each with three
separate missions followed by a raid on
record a studios and the finale at the
hangar in los santos international now i
won’t go into the individual missions in
this video that’s a bit much to cram
into one vent but there are detailed
walkthroughs linked in the description
below once you’ve completed the finale
you’ll catch some sweet new work from
dre and also receive a million dollars
for your troubles now the first time
through this will likely take you around
five hours in total maybe a little more
depending on your skill set after that
you’re probably looking at under 2.5
hours for a complete round so that works
out to around 400k per hour it’s still
not kaio money but it’s pretty fun and
is great shooting practice on to
security contracts next now i know we
touched on these before but we should go
through them in a bit more detail so
there are six distinct type of contracts
that’s asset protection where you fend
off attackers and protect some sort of
cargo or shipment gang termination where
you assassinate high-level gang leaders
liquidize assets which is a straight-up
destruction fest recover valuables where
you strangely enough recover an asset
rescue operation which has you
collecting a vip and vehicle recovery
where you retrieve a vehicle in addition
to the six contract types there are
three different grades of difficulty
with the easiest professional paying
between thirty one thousand and forty
two thousand specialists paying between
forty four grand and fifty six grand and
finally the most difficult specialist
plus paying between 60 and 70k so when
you’re ready you can either head to your
computer in the agency office or give
franklin a call to request a security
contract pick the one that pays the most
and then wait for a bit of a briefing
the rest is just a case of kind of
following the bouncing ball the security
contracts are very much like vip work in
regular free mode and typically take
about the same time as air freight or
haulage so as far as bang for your buck
goes they’re pretty damn good the really
good news though is they only have a
five minute cooldown so if you’re good
you can rail through four or five in an
hour if you intersperse them with
payphone hits which we’ll get to in a
moment you can really crank up the
earnings onto passive income so while
we’re speaking of earnings there is one
more aspect to the security contracts we
should cover so you may have noticed
there is a safe in your agency this is
where your passive income is deposited
every in-game day or every 48 real world
minutes and here’s where it gets
interesting for every five security
contracts you do regardless of
difficulty the amount deposited in your
safe each in-game day will increase by
500 so after you’ve completed five
contracts 500 will be deposited after 10
contracts 1 000 and so on all the way to
200 contracts where you’ll be receiving
the maximum deposit of 20 000 per in
game day it’s a hell of a grind to get
there at a minimum of around 50 hours
but that 20 000 will keep rolling in
every in-game day forever and that’s in
addition of course to the 12 million or
so you likely earn doing the contracts
to get you to that level of passive
income in the first place not bad okay
next on the list is pay phone hits now
anyone who’s done the leicester
assassination missions in story mode
knows where this is going but this is
essentially another type of vip work now
you do not need to be a vip an mc club
president or a ceo for this one so it’s
a great free mode activity if you’ve got
a few minutes or your lobby’s ceo quota
is maxed but you do need to have
completed three security contracts in
order to unlock this mode assuming
you’ve finished three security contracts
and received the subsequent call from
franklin as you’re moving around the map
you’ll notice these blue pay phone icons
pop up periodically when you see one
head over to the marker pick up the
phone and listen to the brief and i
really mean listen to it there is key
information in there that will help you
maximize your earnings if you don’t
quite catch it though you’ll receive a
text with a bit of additional info when
you start heading towards the target all
up there are eight distinct targets each
with three distinct possibilities for
the assassination method so that’s 24
different mission types in total and
once you practice these will only take a
few minutes each now if you follow
instructions and take out the target
using the method that franklin asks you
to you’ll score a whopping 85 grand for
your trouble if you botch it or are a
bit lazy and the target is not killed
using franklin’s suggestion you’ll only
receive 15 grand so it is imperative
that you pay attention and follow
instructions once you’ve carried out the
hit there will be a 20 minute cooldown
and after that you can either wait for
another one to pop up or you can call
franklin on your phone and request
another so still with me fantastic next
up we’re looking at possibly the biggest
change to online since release the
ability to play as someone other than
your character so sometime after you’ve
completed the story you’ll receive a
call from dre and then another from
franklin inviting you to record a
studios now these are two person
missions so i highly recommend doing
this next part with a friend you can try
it on your own if you don’t have anyone
you kick around with but it means
playing with randos and that really ends
well so when you’re ready either head
over to the f on the map or start the
short trip seed capital job from the
pause menu you’ll get a pretty decent
cut scene which i recommend watching on
your first playthrough and after that
you’ll be dropped into franklin’s
perspective if you’re the lead or
lamar’s if you’re the second then you
can start blasting and having a bit of
fun once you’ve completed the first
mission you can either head back to
record a or jump into the pause menu for
the subsequent missions short trips
fired up or og kush there’s not a lot of
cash in these ones but it’s a heck of a
lot of fun so i recommend doing them at
least once or twice rightio next on the
list is imani tech which is
unsurprisingly named after master hacker
imani this is an add-on you can fit two
specific vehicles from your workshop
that will do one of two things depending
on which option you choose and which
vehicles do i hear you ask well it’s the
enus deity the debauchee champion
bravano buffalo stx the eunice jubilee
mammoth patriot mil-spec and the classy
granger 3600 lx right onto the upgrades
the first mod is a lot of fun and a bit
of a griefer’s dream to be honest
fitting a remote control to a full-size
vehicle at a cost of
235 000 essentially creating a giant rc
bandito complete with self-destruct it’s
locked to first-person mode though which
isn’t great for third-person uh people
but it does get you kind of off the
radar and can be handy if you fitted
weapons to the vehicle too to use this
when you’re in the free roam lobby open
your interaction menu that’s m on your
keyboard double squares on your xbox
controller or swipe on your playstation
controller scroll down to inventory
remote control vehicles then select rc
personal vehicle and you’ll be kicked
over to first-person view in the car and
from there you can just drive more or
less as normal the next amani tech piece
is a bit of a counter to the mark ii
oppressor the missile lock-on jammer at
a whopping 400 grand this prevents any
type of homing missile from locking onto
you including missiles from the sparrow
and the mark ii oppressor as well as
regular shoulder mounted homing missiles
while that doesn’t make you impervious
to missile fire it means whoever is
attacking needs to manually aim to be
able to do some damage which knocks out
about ninety percent of the tryhard mark
two griffis out there nice while we’re
on anti-griefing countermeasures and
safety there’s a couple of other things
amani set up which is kind of neat both
of these can be accessed while you’re
outside in the free roam lobby by
opening your phone going to contacts
scrolling to amani and giving her a call
so the first service money will organize
is out of sight this is sort of like a
semi permanent off the radar for a very
specific area when you activate this via
your phone at a cost of 12 dollars
you’ll be off the radar for as long as
you stay inside a 500 meter diameter
area do not attack anyone stay alive and
stay in the same session once you fire
this up if you head into the map you’ll
see this gray circle with a 500 meter
diameter with the center being where you
first activated the surface this is your
off the radar area where you will not
appear on the map to other players if
you attack another player that is
outside your organization or your mc
club or die for any reason the services
stops and you become visible if you
change sessions the service is also
stopped in a surprising move though you
can leave the protected area and
re-enter it at any time you’ll appear on
the radar if you’re outside of the area
but the moment you wander back into the
gray circle you’ll disappear from the
radar again just note that if you do
something to cancel the service that is
attack another player dive chain session
there is a 10 minute cooldown which can
be a bit of a pain in the backside the
other thing amani’s teed up is the
ability to source a motorcycle at a cost
of two thousand dollars this is more or
less as it sounds when you select this
service you’ll see a new map marker
appear which shows the location of a
motorcycle with bulletproof tyres this
is handy if you need to make a quick
getaway under fire as the cops won’t be
able to shoot out your tyres and normal
other players one last thing before we
get to a couple of pro tips is the
concierge service similar to the ceo’s
office motorcycle club penthouse and the
yacht the agency also has its own
services which you can use for a nominal
thing you can access these services by
wandering over to the reception area in
your agency and there are three options
available exit via personal vehicle
which does more or less what it says on
the tin exit via helicopter which allows
you to select a helicopter to pick you
up on the roof giving you full control
of the chopper when you leave the velito
is free with this service or you can use
another heli for a small fee and the suv
service which is a fast travel service
that allows you to spawn in in one of a
number of locations around the map this
is really handy if you need to go like
way north once you’re outside there are
similar services available from franklin
all you have to do is open your phone go
to contacts select franklin and once mr
clinton has picked up you’ll get a new
menu top left putting aside the job
requests we have three services again
company suv which spawns in the armored
suv nearby which is really handy if
you’re under pressure the suv service
which is the same as before more or less
a quick travel and a supply stash which
orders a supply drop containing health
armor and ammo at a cost of five
thousand dollars now to finish up let’s
go through a couple of pro tips first up
like most other businesses if you’re
registered as some sort of manager
that’s either a ceo vip or an mc
president the game assumes you’re
actively running the business and that
can leave your other businesses open to
raids and attacks if you’re not actively
working a business and you’re not doing
something that expressly requires you to
be registered as a ceo vip or an mc
president then you should resign this
will significantly reduce the chance of
you having stock stolen or otherwise
destroyed while you’re not actively
working the agency and finally afking is
a great way to grind out some of those
hours for that purely passive income if
you’ve not heard the term before afk
means away from keyboard which is the
practice of keeping the game open
without actually participating in now
the more experienced of you all know
that after 13 minutes of inactivity
rockstar will terminate your session and
boot you from online but there is a way
around it if you have an ls car meet
membership which you can get for 50
grand you can head to the test track
once you’re in simply reverse back out
and as you head back up the ramp you’ll
be dropped into an action menu when that
pops up
do nothing just leave your pc or your
console on that screen and your session
won’t terminate my standing record for
afk in this way is around two days
straight and if you don’t have an ls car
meet membership you can do something
similar at the casino just head to the
ground floor entrance hop out of your
vehicle return it to storage and wander
to over to the front door you’ll get
this interrupt screen again asking where
you want to go just leave it there and
you won’t be booted well damn that was a
lot to take in it’s certainly a massive
task to put this guy together so if you
found it in any way helpful please drop
a like and a comment down below we do
our best to reply to everyone so even if
you just want to say hi chances are
we’ll say g’day right on back and thanks
again for persevering check out the
video at the top for another business
guide or the one down the bottom for
some more old grumpy game of goodness
stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see
you in the next video

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