5 Simple Reasons to Become a WIN Franchise Owner
A recent report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor finds that 27 million working-age Americans are starting or running new businesses, marking record high numbers for the annual study since its inception 16 years ago. More than half of the working population considers entrepreneurship a desirable career option with good opportunities currently available.
Franchising provides an opportunity for those who would like to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves. Here are five simple reasons why becoming a WIN Home Inspection owner and Strategic-Partner may be for you:
Home inspections are recommended to homebuyers by 99 percent of real estate agents, and nearly 80 percent of homebuyers have a home professionally inspected prior to purchase. More people are now conducting pre-listing home inspections before placing their properties on the market.
In fact, the inspection industry is projected to grow five percent through the year 2020, with global business intelligence leader, IBISWorld, predicting a surge in demand for building inspection services over the next five years.
- Ease of Operations
With proven systems, technologies and marketing strategies in place, WIN Strategic-Partners have all the tools and support necessary to successfully establish their business. They have the freedom to set their own hours, and there’s plenty of room for scalability.
Franchise owners can utilize an innovative proprietary software platform that significantly speeds up the process of inspection and provides a detailed, finished report with ease. They also have access a business management system that:
- Keeps track of clients and real estate agents
- Tracks the progress of the business
- Allows for easy printing of marketing collateral
- Grants access to WIN’s intranet for additional support and peer networking
- Low Startup Costs
Becoming a WIN franchisee is an affordable opportunity. Startup costs are around $45,000, and in-house financing options for those who qualify.
Franchise owners also work out of their homes and have very low overhead, which primarily consists of a vehicle, gas, Internet and a cell phone – items most individuals already have at their disposal.
- True Community of Strategic Partners
Demand for services is often greater than the amount of inspections a franchise owner can single-handedly perform daily. WIN Strategic-Partners work together in the markets they operate in, referring jobs they cannot complete to other available franchise owners.
Operating as Strategic-Partners rather than competitors allows WIN franchise owners to sustain healthy relationships with the real estate agents they consistently work with. This helps them maintain their status as the go-to home inspection professional within their network of agents.
The real estate agents that have come to rely on their WIN franchise owner will get the same level of service and professionalism every time – keeping that relationship and the WIN business thriving for everyone involved.
- Strong Support Network
WIN franchise owners have a built-in network of likeminded peers willing to share information and knowledge to help each other succeed. Through a mix of online, classroom and in-the-field training, franchise owners receive comprehensive training and ongoing education from a strong support team to ensure success, regardless of whether they come from a background in construction or real estate.
Furthermore, the WIN support team will help fully train employees when a Strategic-Partner scales the business. This helps the franchise owner ensure they deliver a consistent, professional WIN experience to every customer.
Learn more about WIN Home Inspection and available franchise opportunities here.