Remarkable Growth in 2013 Strengthens the Brand’s Reputation in the Franchise Word
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. housing market is in full swing and A Buyer’s Choice is capitalizing on it.
Entrepreneur magazine has added A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) to its 2014 Franchise 500® list, what is considered the “best and most comprehensive franchise ranking” in the industry. ABCHI was rated number 479 in Entrepreneur magazine.
This prestigious award validates all the progress the company has made this past year and since its launch as a home inspection franchise in 2007.
To be eligible for the Franchise 500®, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one in the United States. All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same objective criteria including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system, number of years a company has been in business, length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. These objective factors are plugged into the magazine’s exclusive Franchise 500® formula, with each eligible company receiving a cumulative score. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500®.
ABCHI is already Canada’s largest home inspection franchise and is steadily growing across North America and select international markets, with nearly 200 offices worldwide. Projections for 2014 call for even bigger and better growth, with corporate growth plans of up to 50 percent across the franchise.
Currently, ABCHI franchise units are seeing nearly 20 percent growth in revenue, a reflection of both improving housing markets and ABCHI’s proven business model. With demand growing for reliable and professional home inspections that publish easy to understand results, the company is filling a void in what is often seen as an ad hoc home inspection industry. Using proprietary software, ABCHI creates comprehensive reports for consumers that help make more informed decisions about homes they are considering purchasing. A growing number of real estate agents are also partnering with the home inspection service, taking a proactive approach to attract homebuyers to properties.
Ideal for corporate escapees in search of greater work-life balance, ABCHI offers franchise investors a turnkey operation. According to company estimates, franchisees can earn a healthy living working less than eight hours a day following the ABCHI business model. “We are working to award franchises to people with professional experience who may be tired of working for someone else or who are seeking a new career path,” Redfern said. “The right franchisees for us are people who want to take control of their career and invest in a proven formula to achieve that. The key to this franchise is in the quality of work one puts into it, not in the quantity of hours worked.”
About A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is a franchise business meeting the huge demand for home inspections. The company is rapidly expanding throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide, on a path to become the world’s largest home inspection company. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, ABCHI is creating a home inspection business unlike any other. Currently, there are more than 130 franchises across Canada, 30-plus in the United States and dozens more internationally. For or more information, please visit www.ABuyersChoice.com.