How Starting a Home Inspection Franchise Differs from Opening a Business Independently

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, especially with the many options available to you. Here’s why starting a home inspection franchise beats going it alone.

Those considering opening their own business might be enticed by the prospect of striking out on their own, being their own boss, and experiencing the thrill of the unknown. The fact remains, however, that there is a lot of “unknown” to contend with. Building a business from the ground up is a daunting task, and requires a lot of a costly trial and error. The financial landscape is uncertain, you won’t have a built-in support system, and if you lack industry experience, you may find yourself falling behind. When you franchise, however, you have the luxury of settling into an established business model with support mechanisms in place. Opening a home inspection franchise means starting a business where many of the hurdles have already been considered, and resources have been provided to help you overcome them. Here are the important differences between opening a home inspection franchise and starting a business from scratch.

A Proven Concept

Investing in a home inspection franchise means investing in a proven system that has worked for franchisees before you. Thanks to our sophisticated franchise system, Pillar To Post franchisees don’t have to worry about creating their own business model, or determining whether the market exists for their services. We’ve identified the obstacles, and done our best to put you in an advantageous position to overcome them.

No Industry Experience Needed

We understand that you won’t know everything: that’s why we provide strong marketing and business operations support. Even if you have a background in home inspection, you will still need to learn the ins and outs of running a home inspection franchise, but we make it easy for someone with no industry experience whatsoever to slide into a role as a franchisee. We do, however, expect our franchisees to be self-motivated, understand our mission, and have a passion for the business.

A More Concrete Investment

Unlike starting your own independent business, where it’s difficult to anticipate everything you’ll need to pay for, when you invest in a franchise like ours the financial boundaries are more clearly defined. The franchise fee and royalty payments should be easily found on the franchisor’s website, as should a description of what you will receive in return.

Entrepreneurs starting their own business might find estimating costs more challenging, since they are often working within a new, unproven model. We strive to eliminate as many financial questions as possible, allowing you to walk into your new franchise with clear expectations.

Higher Success Rate

No degree of profitability can ever be predicted with complete certainty, whether in an independent business or a home inspection franchise, but our franchises are designed to be owner-friendly and set franchisees up for a smooth operations experience. Of course, countless entrepreneurs go into business for themselves and see great success, but the risk is much greater. Franchisees start off with an established brand, existing customer base, and can reap the benefits of well-established training and support systems — it’s no surprise that they’re more likely to succeed.

If starting your own home inspection franchise sounds like the ideal way to pivot into new business ownership, get in touch with us to learn more.