HALIFAX, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - It's a good news story that flies in the face of all the recent doom and gloom about the state of the economy. 2009 was such a strong expansion year for Canadian-based franchise A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections it now claims the title of being the #1 fastest growing home inspection franchise in Canada, and one of the top in North America.
The home inspection industry is experiencing rapid-fire growth and quality inspectors are in high demand across North America. 95% of real estate transactions involve a home inspection and Money Magazine named home inspection as one of America's 50 hottest jobs AND one of the top 10 highest income home businesses.
For entrepreneurs, franchises like A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections are a solid investment. According to statistics, 92% of franchises businesses are still operating after five years due to the support a franchise system provides. However, 80% of individual start-up businesses fail within those same first five years.
"We're thrilled with our rate of growth in Canada," says CEO Bill Redfern from head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. "But we have no intention of resting on our laurels. A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections is already aggressively expanding across the United States, and we're eyeing opportunities in Europe and beyond."
Founded by Redfern in 2006, A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections was created to serve realtors and offer protection, peace of mind and comfort to the buying and selling public.
"During my 20 year career in real estate, I saw firsthand the need for quality, professional home inspectors and the impact they can have on the success of a sale - for the realtor, buyer and seller combined," says Redfern. "Developing a franchise model to meet this demand and also offer a great investment opportunity seemed like a smart venture."
For Redfern and his partner, Arne Tjerno, president of international franchise development, the secret to A Buyer's Choice's growing success is their unique business model.
"We offer opportunity for on-going sales and royalty income plus our structure of regional franchises and unit franchises provides local guidance and support, thereby strengthening the success rate for everyone," says Tjerno.
A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections offers people the pride of owning their own business with the freedom of being their own boss. A Buyer's Choice also provides complete training as part of the franchise package.
"I was really impressed with the extensive training program, the support of the franchise system and the lucrative business model that A Buyer's Choice provides," says Southwestern Ontario Regional Franchise owner, Ray Sikkema. "I believe it's a solid and exciting opportunity for investors looking to own and operate their own business. It has been for me."
SOURCE A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections
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