17 Feb 2020

Many people who consider investing in a home inspections franchise are concerned over whether doing so will be a good fit. As it turns out, this industry attracts people from all walks of life.

The true question of whether you should enter a field that’s growing at a such high rate really comes down to a few specific traits. Anyone with the appropriate level of motivation can be successful with a home inspections franchise.

There are those who choose to own an inspection business, though, and then there are those who choose to own one through WIN Home Inspection. The differences may seem subtle on the surface, but they can have a huge effect on your success.

Qualities of Our Strategic Partners

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Succeeding with a home inspection franchise can be boiled down to two words: hardworking and motivated. Of course, this is typically the case with any type of company. After all, over half of half of business owners work at least 50 hours a week.

While these qualities are important, our franchisees – who we refer to as our Strategic Partners – have additional traits that make them perfect for this opportunity.

Self-Motivated with Desire for Financial Freedom and Flexibility

It’s not enough to simply be motivated to become successful. You need to be self-motivated. It’s one thing to get the job done when there’s a boss breathing down your neck. When you invest in our home inspection franchise, though, you are the boss.

In addition to this type of drive, our Strategic Partners have a desire for flexibility and financial freedom. Some want to spend more time with their family, friends and community. There are also those who just want to ensure they can give themselves some quality time.

All this is possible while avoiding the headaches of merchandise inventory and running a physical store – all thanks to our franchise model. We offer a solid foundation built on cutting-edge marketing programs to help promote your business, and a lifelong training program comprising highly customized technical and business training that is second to none in the industry.

Desire for an Attractive Business While Helping Others

Home inspection is a very attractive industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 10 percent growth in the industry historically, and is also expected to grow at a higher pace than many other professions over the next five years. This means you should have no issue expanding your business.

Whether you want to do everything on your own or hire employees, the desire to own a consistently growing business is essential. Even more importantly, though, our Strategic Partners are motivated to help others. Our franchise owners take pride in helping people in their communities make the biggest purchase decision of their lives.

New Skills, New Boss and New Hats

Those who want the freedom of being their own boss are also excited by the opportunities to learn new skills and wear multiple hats. We prepare our Strategic Partners through our rigorous and comprehensive ongoing training program to teach skills related to inspecting, running a business and interacting with clients. Our unique and comprehensive support model allows our WIN franchise owners to seamlessly change hats, whether an inspector, budgeter, financial reviewer, marketer and relationship builder. Many people might think this sounds overwhelming, but WIN Strategic Partners see it as fully controlling their own future while enjoying top notch support.

Do Home Inspectors Need Prior Experience?

One of the main hurdles people believe they’ll face with home inspection franchises is a lack of experience. In reality, experience from just about any industry can provide the necessary foundation for your success in this growing field. Additionally, our comprehensive training program is very well rounded and we will provide all the instruction and guidance you need so that you may run a successful home inspection business.

Our training program is conducted by industry experts and catered to each Strategic Partner’s particular needs and learning style. This includes classroom and field training to ensure you’re properly prepared for your exciting new entrepreneurial journey as a WIN Home Inspector.

You’ll even be taught how to perform specialized assessments – such as infrared, or sewer scans – to ensure you can handle any task your clients may need.

Who’s Attracted to Home Inspection Franchises?

There’s no doubt that people from every industry and walk of life can have the traits essential for success in this industry. At WIN Home Inspection, though, we’ve found that those with experience in the following industries do especially well.


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It’s not the 20 percent discount we offer veterans on their initial startup fee that attracts so many of our nation’s heroes. The fact is they have the leadership qualities, work ethic and teamwork mindset that can move them straight to the top of this industry. If this applies to you, a home inspection franchise might be the next logical objective.

Corporate Professionals

Professionals from the corporate world play a significant role in helping other companies become successful. It only makes sense that they’d transition this experience into becoming a success in their own right. If this is you, your ability to adapt quickly, knowledge on scaling businesses, experience with collaborative approaches and willingness to learn will serve as valuable assets.

Construction Professionals

Those in the construction industry spend years learning about home conditions while engaged in physically demanding work. With a home inspection franchise, they can transition this experience and begin a career that’s far less straining on their backs and knees. Their service mindset, strong work ethic, adaptability and knowledge in the field are all essential traits that will really pay off.


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Over 125,000 Realtors® have chosen to use WIN Home Inspections in their real estate career. This recognition of the quality provided makes these professionals the perfect candidates for such an opportunity. With their stellar rapport with customers, enthusiasm for helping people, and intimate understanding of the local community, Realtors® could potentially dominate their market.

Architects, Engineers and Skilled Trades Professionals

Those who work as architects, engineers and in other skilled trades are uniquely qualified for the home inspection industry. They’re able to quickly identify issues and visualize better solutions – an absolute necessity in the field. Individuals in these trades also have the exceptional ability to understand how their part fits into the overall puzzle. If you’ve got this mindset, a home inspection franchise is right up your alley.

Independent Inspectors

If you already work independently in this field, a home inspection franchise is the obvious next step. Small companies – even those with committed owners – often fall short in an increasingly demanding market. When you combine your experience with the national brand and best-in-class marketing at WIN Home Inspection, though, you’ll be prepared to take your career to the next level.

What are You Waiting For?

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With in-depth training programs, nationwide support, low startup costs and a stellar customer service reputation, there’s no reason you shouldn’t get started with our award-winning franchise investment immediately.

We attract a very specific type of budding entrepreneur at WIN, but anyone from a construction worker to a corporate CEO can have the traits necessary to be successful here. Do you fall into this category?

If you’re interested in starting your own franchise and for more information, please call (800) 967-8127 or email us at franchising@wini.com and one of our experts will contact you promptly.

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