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Former Software Tech Announces Purchase Of Creative Colors International In Tampa »

July 07, 2015 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Creative Colors International, Inc.

Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2015 - Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, announced in June that area resident Stewart Gotlieb has recently purchased the Tampa location. This is big news as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever before are seeking out alternatives to increasing upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.
This rising local demand for cost-effective repair and restoration services is what inspired Stewart to purchase the Tampa-based Creative Colors International location on June 8th...

HomeVestors And Local Market Monitor Issue Best Markets Top 10 List »

July 06, 2015 at 11:42AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Demand for Rental Properties Heats up Heading into Summer; Texas Cities Dominate Top 10 Best Markets List; Denver Tops List
DALLAS - July 06, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Despite the decrease in inventory of foreclosed homes, there is still plenty of opportunities for potential real estate investments, this according to new quarterly data from HomeVestors, the We Buy Ugly Houses® people, and Local Market Monitor, the premier real estate forecasting solution.
“For the last few years, investors have been able to find real estate bargains they could turn into rental properties. That period is pretty much over - the inventory of foreclosed homes has been picked fairly clean, at least in the larger markets,” said Ingo Winzer, president and founder of Local Market Monitor...

Vickie Blattner Joins EXIT Realty In Okemos »

July 06, 2015 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Okemos, Michigan (Grassroots Newswire) July 02, 2015 - EXIT Realty Select Partners in Okemos today announced the addition of Vickie Blattner to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Vickie to EXIT Realty," says Sue Dickinson and Mark Kraushaar, Owners of EXIT Realty Select Partners. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Vickie each and every day."
Reigniting her Real Estate career after 34 years of service at Lansing Community College, Vickie brings dedication and creative problem solving skills to her business.
She is looking forward to utilizing the technology and marketing tools EXIT Realty provides to build her business and serve her clients.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Deanna Powers Joins EXIT Realty In Okemos »

July 06, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Okemos, Michigan - June 30, 2015 – EXIT Realty Select Partners in Okemos today announced the addition of Deanna Powers to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Deanna to EXIT Realty," says Sue Dickinson and Mark Kraushaar, Owners of EXIT Realty Select Partners. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Deanna each and every day."
As a resident and previous small business owner in the Greater Lansing area, Deanna brings dedication and real world experience into her Real Estate business. Treating every client as if they were family, she works tirelessly to achieve their goals.
What attracted Deanna Powers to EXIT Realty Select Partners was knowing she would be part of a team of professionals who operate at a high level while getting the individual attention to grow her business...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Office In Wheat Ridge, CO »

July 06, 2015 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care trailblazer, Home Care Assistance, meets growing demand for in-home care services in Denver, Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae, Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities
July 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // Denver, CO – Home Care Assistance Denver, the premier provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Denver community with its newest office. Located at 4990 Kipling Street, B11, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the office is the 106th Home Care Assistance location in North America.
“We are excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Denver, Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae, Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas...

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Opens 33 New Units In First Half Of 2015, Saves 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water »

July 06, 2015 at 4:04AM PDT | Source: Oxi Fresh
Oxi Fresh Opportunities Available

July 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has opened a total of 33 new units in the first six months of 2015 and saved 1.5 million gallons of water, once again anchoring itself as one of the fastest-growing and greenest carpet cleaning companies in the country.
“We continue to make significant progress on our important journey to change the way people think about carpet cleaning," said company founder and CEO Jonathan Barnett. “The environment and our impact on it is a concern for millions, if not billions, of people. The continued loyalty we see from our customers, coupled with the growing number of green companies, all point to the relevance of our vision and the impact our green carpet cleanings are having in the marketplace...

Blue Moon Estate Sales Eases The Burden Of Selling A Personal Estate, Launches National Expansion Initiative »

July 02, 2015 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Blue Moon Estate Sales

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, NC – The estate sales industry, traditionally dominated by mom-and-pop operations that cater to regional clientele, is seeing an emergence of successful franchise businesses with wider-than-local ambitions. One such business, Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, has launched an aggressive initiative to further expand its national footprint.
With 11 locations currently open and operating in four states – including North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey and Texas – company plans call for having a total of 20-25 locations by the end of this year and 50-75 by the end of 2016. Five locations have already opened since the beginning of the year...

WIN Home Inspection Posts A 32% Increase In Overall Revenue Since 2010 »

July 02, 2015 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Average revenue for a WIN Home Inspection franchise also continues to increase as demand rises for home inspection services.
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // The WIN Home Inspection franchise reports a 32% increase in overall revenue from 2010 to 2014, according to our new FDD. That number reflects the dramatic and continuing rise in the demand for home inspection franchise services.
“Home inspection is one of the fastest-growing segments of the real estate franchise industry,” says WIN Chairman Thomas Knapp. “The National Association of Realtors says 99% of its members recommend an inspection, and 77% of all home buyers hire inspectors before making their purchases. As home sales increase, so does the number of inspections...

Lifelong New Yorker Launches New Creative Colors International Location In Westchester »

July 02, 2015 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: Creative Colors International, Inc.

Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees
Westchester, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its first ever New York-based location on June 8th in Westchester, NY. This is big news as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever before are seeking out alternatives to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.
This rising local demand for cost-effective repair and restoration services is what inspired local man Bob Fishman to open the newest Creative Colors International location right here in Westchester...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchise Satisfaction Scores Outpace Competition And Franchise Industry Benchmarks »

July 02, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Service, Training, Marketing and Company Culture Are Just a Few of the Areas Where Franchise Owners Said They Were Well Supported
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Jul 2, 2015) - Franchise Business Review has given College Hunks Hauling Junk top marks in its annual third-party franchise owner satisfaction survey.
FBR is the industry standard for measuring franchisee satisfaction. FBR reaches out to franchise owners in multiple business sectors every year, asking more than 40 questions about how they feel about the training and support they're getting from the home office. Respondents' thoughts on leadership and core values also are assessed, as well as the franchise system overall, the franchise community, the financial opportunity and their own performance and overall satisfaction...

MaidPro Takes Number Four Spot In Franchise Business Review’s Top 80 Low-Cost Franchises Ranking »

July 02, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: MaidPro

Boston, Ma (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - MaidPro continues to win franchising-industry accolades in 2015, announcing today that it has earned the number-four rank in Franchise Business Review’s Low Cost Franchises –Top Opportunities Under $100K report.
“If you are like many people, you have probably been told that franchising is a very expensive proposition and only an option for individuals with specific skillsets,” says FBR Editorial Director Emma Pearson. “In this report, however, we have identified 80 low-cost franchise opportunities, the majority of which are appropriate for first-time business owners.”
FBR’s massive annual franchisee satisfaction study captured data from over 9,200 individual franchises, representing some 132 brands in the low-cost (less than $100K to startup) category...

Always Best Care Unveils Several New Software Updates And Enhancements At 4th International Conference »

July 01, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA – Always Best Care® Senior Services unveiled several new software updates and enhancements at its 4th International Conference held May 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 200 franchisees, area representatives, vendors and employees gathered at this year’s Conference, the senior care company introduced several new technology software improvements to its Universe system designed to strengthen the user experience for its franchisees.
Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Appoints New Marketing And Communications Director Of International Headquarters »

July 01, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lansing, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Kroeger to marketing and communications director of its company headquarters in Lansing, Mich.
Kroeger, of Haslett, began her career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® September 2004 as marketing manager for the Lansing, Mich., franchise along with two Grand Rapids, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise locations, which at the time, were owned by Jon Sorber, one of the original stickmen and current executive vice president. Kroeger oversaw all marketing-related activities for those franchise locations including creating, executing, and tracking the local marketing strategy. Eventually, she transitioned from the Lansing franchise location, to the corporate office...

Two AdvantaClean Owners Team Up To Help Flooded Texans »

July 01, 2015 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: AdvantaClean

Two AdvantaClean franchises were able to respond to far more clients in need, and together provided much-needed relief to Dallas residents days sooner than they would have gotten help from competitors.
Dallas, Texas – June 29, 2015 (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - As Texans reeled from yet another storm system over Memorial Day weekend in a spring weather cycle that has been drowning the state since April, two AdvantaClean franchisees teamed up to give residents and business owners some much-needed relief.
In February 2013, former executives Bryan and Cheri Bennett opened their AdvantaClean business in Dallas, Texas. As of August 2014, the Bennetts were on track to gross $500,000 in total revenue for the year, providing them with $180,000 in net owner benefit, including $156,000 in paid salaries...

25 RE/MAX Firms In Northern Illinois Ranked Among Nation’s Most Successful Residential Brokerages In 2014 By REAL Trends »

July 01, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Real Trends magazine recognized 25 RE/MAX brokerages that operate 51 offices in northern Illinois for ranking among the nation's most successfu based on 2014 sales.
(PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Twenty-five RE/MAX brokerage firms operating 51 offices in northern Illinois were recognized by REAL Trends magazine in its annual analysis of the nation’s largest residential real estate firms. The REAL Trends 500 highlights the nation’s most productive residential real estate firms based on closed transaction sides and closed sales volume.
Named to the top 50 firms in the nation in terms of percentage gain in both closed transactions over the last five years and percentage gain in sales volume over that same period was RE/MAX Synergy, with offices in Flossmoor and Orland Park, Ill...

John Gillespie Of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples Receives Top Industry Lighting Award »

July 01, 2015 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) honored John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples with Top Industry Lighting Award acknowledging outstanding outdoor lighting design for the Best Residential Lighting project.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples was recently acknowledged for his outdoor lighting design excellence by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) at the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples, was awarded the 2015 AOLP Award of Merit for Best Residential (Small) Lighting project. Mr. Gillespie was the designer who led the project is a new member of the AOLP and was honored to hear the news of receiving the award...

Coldwell Banker Commercial Celebrates 500 Graduate Milestone Of Its Emerging Broker Training Program »

July 01, 2015 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today announced its 2015 graduating class of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Emerging Broker Training (EBT) Program. With this class’s graduation, the EBT Program has educated and certified more than 500 Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated real estate professionals since the program’s inception in 2007.
The EBT Program is uniquely designed to accelerate the careers of new professionals with 18 months of industry experience or less. Program graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to succeed and thrive in today’s dynamic commercial real estate market, while interacting with other program participants and expanding their professional networks...

Bella Avezova Joins EXIT Realty In Fresh Meadows »

July 01, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Fresh Meadows, New York (Grassroots Newswire) June 29, 2015 - EXIT Realty First Choice in Fresh Meadows today announced the addition of Bella Avezova to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Bella to EXIT Realty," says Roman Davydov, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty First Choice. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Bella each and every day."
A New Addition To Our EXIT Team!! Welcome to the EXIT Realty First Choice Real Estate family; we are glad to have you with us and look forward to working collaboratively. Congrats Bella Avezova!
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Budget Blinds Announces Sale Of One Thousandth Franchise License »

June 30, 2015 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA - Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, is proud to announce the sale of its one thousandth franchise license. The license was sold to Roberto Ordaz and Marlene Alvarado in June and will cover the territory surrounding Mission, Texas. Ordaz and Alvarado are in-laws and new to the Budget Blinds franchise system. Prior to moving to the United States from Mexico, Alvarado was an interior designer. Ordaz received his master’s degree at Babson College in Boston and relocated to Texas to pursue a career in franchising. Together, the two will offer in-home consultations and installations for a variety of window covering options to consumers in southern Texas...

Home Care Assistance Opens San Francisco Office »

June 30, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader, Home Care Assistance, opens new office in San Francisco, CA to meet growing demand for home care services for San Francisco seniors
June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // San Francisco, CA – Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to announce the opening of its’ newest office in San Francisco, California, located at 1649 Divisadero Street right across the street from UCSF Mount Zion. The office will serve the San Francisco community, adding to the already strong presence Home Care Assistance has established in the Bay Area with seven offices serving the greater North, East and South Bays, as well as the Peninsula. Home Care Assistance has been providing professional home care services to San Francisco seniors for over 14 years, but with the opening of the Divisadero office, the company will be able to strengthen relationships within the San Francisco senior care community as well as serve as a resource to support local older adults, their families and caregivers...



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