Territory: Regina & Southern Saskatchewan
Years In Business: 8 months
How does your background qualify you for A Buyer’s Choice?
I have been a jack-of-all-trades since the early 1980s, when I worked as an electronic technician. I have also worked in commercial architecture and hardware, as a locksmith, in plumbing sales and service, as well as cabinetry, carpentry, and foodservice. All the while, I remodelled and renovated, bought and sold many residential homes, all here in Regina where I was born and bred.
Why did you pick A Buyer’s Choice?
Becoming a part of the biggest and most trusted home inspections company in Canada and, arguably, the world (15 countries and growing) has a nice ring to it. Customers see that as confidence in a brand.
How does your community benefit from A Buyer’s Choice?
In 2016, we unveiled a great warranty ancillary service package along with our inspections options. It provides clients with a peace of mind that they are protected. ABCHI also donates a portion of each inspection to Autism Speaks Canada, which is dear to our CEO Bill Redfern’s family and our hearts.
What kind of support have you gotten from A Buyer’s Choice?
Overcoming the anxiety of the unknown. The home inspection industry varies day-to-day; you never know when the phone will ring. The realty world is fast-paced and sporadic, and you have to be ready for a roller coaster ride.
What has been your biggest challenge?
Be patient, but confident!
Can you share a word of wisdom for people looking into A Buyer’s Choice/franchising?
My best advice is to listen to the plan of ABCHI and follow it - it works!