24 Dec 2013

Home inspection franchise owners prosper as real estate industry recovers


The WIN Home Inspection franchise has seen its revenue grow 35% in the past two years as we grab an outsized slice of the recovering real estate market.

The double-digit growth reflects increased sales by local WIN Home Inspection owners, who saw many competitors disappear during the recession. As demand for service increases, fewer home inspectors are available. To meet the demand, and expand market share, WIN is growing.

“WIN is responding to housing recovery by moving into untapped markets and aggressively seeking new Strategic-Partners,” said WIN president Steve Wadlington. “Right now, the only thing that seems to be holding back our growth is the need for more Strategic-Partners to offer our service.”

The National Association of Realtors recently released a reported that showed Realtor transactions rose an average of 20% per person in 2013. Since 99% of Realtors recommend a home inspection and 77% of home buyers pay for one, the success of Realtors is great news for home inspectors — especially those that earn a lot of referrals from real estate agents. WIN franchises are designed to tap into the networks of local real estate agents, who entrust their professional reputations in the excellent work we deliver to their home buyers.

WIN Home Inspection is a top franchise for veterans as well as people looking for a scalable home-based business.

WIN owners come from a wide range of backgrounds — military veterans, bicycle shop owners, restaurateurs and medical device salesman, to name a few. The common threads are a willingness to learn to perform an excellent inspection, an outgoing personality, and a desire to build a strong business.

“WIN is an unprecedented opportunity for those who are looking for a better financial future and more control over their professional lives,” Wadlington said. “Best of all we have a low-cost entry point and significant earning potential.”

WIN Home Inspection started in the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and has grown to more than 170 franchises in 27 states. It is one of the fastest-growing home inspection franchises in the country, and is ranked as a top franchise opportunity by Entrepreneur magazine, and by G.I. Jobs.