We’re a long-running home inspection business real estate professionals prefer
Home inspections are a typical part of home purchase transactions, but that wasn’t always the case. The idea of hiring someone to inspect a home was not common 30 years ago. Now, the vast majority of all home purchases involve a home inspection, according to the National Association of Realtors.
In the 1990s, Tom and Dianne Knapp, successful real estate brokers from Seattle, saw a need to bring more knowledge and professionalism to the home inspection business. They developed a business plan to offer licensed and insured home inspectors, launching World Inspection Network in 1993. By 1995, we had grown so rapidly they decided to franchise the idea. Nearly 25 years later, we have continued to experience consecutive growth and are now in more than 30 states with more than 180 designated marketing areas.
At WIN, we set ourselves apart by offering a consistent, professional experience that home buyers understand, home sellers appreciate and real estate agents respect. Training, technology and marketing support help franchisees develop loyal relationships in the real estate industry that lead to a steady stream of customer referrals. WIN inspectors arrive early in professional, branded vehicles and provide vital information to home sellers and home buyers to ensure a smooth home transition. WIN inspectors help make a house a home.
The real estate market is thriving again
The strengthening economy bodes well for the home inspection business as a wave of pent-up demand is expected. Why? Millennials are entering the home-buying market in force, according to Money Magazine, adding many more prospective homeowners to the ranks of potential WIN clients, and older generations like Baby Boomers and Gen X continue to have high rates of home ownership.
That swell of buyers is significant for home inspectors, as more than 70% choose to have a home inspection prior to purchase, according to the National Association of Realtors. With such a large potential client base, now is a great time to consider the WIN franchise opportunity.
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