His Advice: Don't Skip Your Home Inspection during this Seller's Market
(SAN ANTONIO, TX)---One piece of advice I know I can give,” said Jose Fiallos, a San Antonio resident and the new owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, serving the greater San Antonio market. “Don’t skip your home inspection, no matter what, in this hot sellers’ market.”
As far as choosing home inspection as a new career, these are industry facts: The U.S. building inspector industry, measured by revenue, is estimated to have a market size of $4.9 billion in 2022, according to global research firm IBISWorld.
Fiallos is a 23-year veteran of the United States Navy, having retired in 2013, and he couldn’t have found a more perfect fit for a second career with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, which launched operations Sept. 1.
Veterans represent 14 percent of franchisees in the U.S., and they prove a good fit for the franchise model because veterans possess strong leadership skills and a thorough understanding of being part of a team. Franchises also operate on proven systems and defined procedures and the military training that veterans go through allows them to easily adapt to a system and find success in franchising.
“I was looking to start and run my own business and when I was researching franchises, I came across Pillar To Post Home Inspectors,” Fiallos said. “My reason for choosing to join them was the great sense of camaraderie I received from everyone I spoke with. I missed that from the military.”
Fiallos was a Career Counselor for his last 13 years of service and prior to that was a Navy Cook. In addition, Fiallos served in several capacities outside his job field, including as a Navy Recruiter, Drill Instructor and Master Training Specialist. When you think of individuals who are well-rounded and ready to lead a business a business of their own, people such as Fiallos come to mind.
“I am the type of leader who leads from the front. I set the example. I am firm and fair, and I have high expectations in all I do,” Fiallos said. “As a businessperson, I am going to put all my skills from my previous experience into my business to ensure it is successful and prosperous and has a great reputation.”
One of the many reasons Fiallos chose Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the innovative technologies the company recently introduced. These advanced technologies, along with the business model, provide an exceptional home inspection with unique and innovative features that are all delivered within a seamless brand experience. All developed pre-pandemic and ready to be utilized when the pandemic struck, the new features further highlight Pillar To Post Home Inspectors’ standing as a visionary in its industry. The package is now known as the Ultimate Home Inspection and it’s revolutionizing the home inspection industry. So much so that the company was just awarded the much coveted Best Innovators by Franchise Update Media in the category of “best customer service tools.”
PTP360 is available with every home inspection and provides an interactive, 360-degree visual inspection summary that brings the inspection report to life and includes every room and a home’s exterior. It can be accessed anywhere, anytime from any device and shared with family or contractors.
PTPEstimates provides a cost estimate for inspection summary items. This upgrade is extremely useful for sellers who do a pre-listing inspection, letting them learn what recommended repairs will cost based on prices charged in their area. Estimates can be requested with one click.
PTPFloorPlan provides an accurate floor plan of the entire home. This useful upgrade can be used to determine furniture fit and placement, and also provide exact dimensions to contractors for estimating purposes.
PTPHomeManual is an upgraded service that provides a digital owner’s manual for a home, letting users download manuals/warranty information, find safety recalls on appliances, learn the age and useful remaining life of systems and much more.
Fiallos has found making the transition to being a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise owner an easy one. As a Navy Recruiter he was charged with finding and enlisting future Sailors and as a Career Counselor, his focus was on assisting, guiding, and developing Sailors’ careers. Both skills have translated easily to his new career. “Interestingly enough for me, I decided to start a business in which those skills have enhanced my ability to run my business,” Fiallos said. “It’s just in a reverse role, where I am still going to be taking care of people and developing relationships, but it will be for the purpose of succeeding in and building my own business.”
About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America with home offices in Toronto and Tampa. There are nearly 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. They’ve ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise500® for 26 years. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years. For further information, please visit www.pillartopost.com or for info about a franchise go to www.pillartopostfranchise.com