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HomeVestors Management Explains Its Role In The Recovering Residential Real Estate Market »

November 26, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

As the nation's largest cash home buyer, HomeVestors provides a way for franchisees to navigate the residential investment market.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors of America, Inc.'s Co-Presidents, David Hicks and Ken Channell, recently stated that during the residential real estate recovery, local investors and hedge funds reacted to the recovery by absorbing many available investment properties. Hicks and Channell participated in an interview with Corporate Review, a program that offers the business solutions from some of America's leading companies.
Watch HomeVestors' segment airing on the Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) on November 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (EST). Check your Local Listings for airtimes...

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team Joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center »

November 26, 2014 at 5:24AM PST | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center as a Mega Agent Branch Office.
White Plains, NY - November 26, 2014 - (PR.com) - Mark Seiden Real Estate Team, one of New York’s top-producing real estate offices, has joined Keller Williams NY Realty in Westchester County.
"I am beyond excited to be joining with Keller Williams NY Realty! Even though I have been very successful as an independent broker in Westchester, I was always searching for ways to increase business for my team and also improve on my clients’ experience during the real estate process. The perfect answer for me was a merger with Keller Williams NY Realty. The only real estate company I know of that is truly 'agentcentric'- the agent comes first! I knew that joining forces with KW would offer the best training resources for my team and assist me in delivering the highest level of service to my clients...

Home Care Assistance Opens Jefferson County, CO Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Jefferson County, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Jefferson County community and surrounding areas with its newest office. Located at 12792 W. Alameda, Pkwy, Unit F in Lakewood, Colorado, the location is the 101st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident our location will be a wonderful service that the Jefferson County community, particularly aging adults, will enjoy," said Steve Coe, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an activities-based program designed to stimulate the brain and delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Solar Universe Puts Power On Sale With The Industry's First-Ever "Bright Friday" »

November 25, 2014 at 8:24AM PST | Source: Solar Universe

SAN FRANCISCO - Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Solar Universe, the leader in solar franchising, announced the industry's first-ever Black Friday sale on power. Instead of participating in the traditional hype of Black Friday, Solar Universe decided to lighten the meaning and call the event "Bright Friday." The holiday deal includes a $1,000 gift card for new customers who visit BrightFridaySolar.com by Dec.1, and sign-up with Solar Universe by Jan. 5.
"Black Friday has historically been about waking up before the sun rises and waiting in long lines hoping to save your family money over the holidays. We want to give homeowners the option to take advantage of solar savings, and with our Bright Friday event, give them an extra $1,000 as a way to help pay off their holiday shopping," said Joe Miller, executive vice president at Solar Universe...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Partners With Bancorp For Car Leasing Program »

November 25, 2014 at 7:14AM PST | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Flexible Funding Option Offered by WIN Home Inspection Franchise Decreases Upfront Cash Needed to Launch a Franchise
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - WIN Home Inspection, America's most advanced home inspection franchise, is helping franchise owners cut the cost of driving a new vehicle with an innovative partnership with The Bancorp, a major national financial service company and commercial lender.
WIN franchisees - called Strategic-Partners - can apply for a generous car leasing program offered by The Bancorp that can greatly decrease the amount of upfront cash it takes to open a home inspection franchise. This flexible funding option has no mileage restrictions or charges for wear and tear. It also may require no down payment...

ServiceMaster All Pro Opens New Facility In McAllen, TX »

November 25, 2014 at 4:54AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

McAllen, TX (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - ServiceMaster All Pro has been providing restoration and cleaning services to the McAllen and Harlingen areas in the Rio Grande Valley since 2010 and they recently celebrated the grand opening of their newest facility in McAllen, TX. Their brand new facility was opened on October 30 of this year and it will help ServiceMaster All Pro provide quality disaster restoration for their customers in McAllen. The new building will also provide a state-of-the-art working environment for their employees. ServiceMaster All Pro provides water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and odor removal as well as pack out and cleaning services that can be done at the new facility.
The new building for ServiceMaster All Pro is 12,000 square feet and it features a large capacity warehouse along with state of the art cleaning and deodorization rooms for off-site content cleaning...

After Weathering Tornado, Spring-Green Franchise Owner Steve Peterson Sees Blue Skies Ahead »

November 25, 2014 at 4:17AM PST | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

Platteville Spring-Green Lawn Care Turns Disaster into Triumph
Platteville, WI (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 - On June 16, 2014, a tornado devastated the city of Platteville. Included among the many businesses impacted was Steve and Justin Peterson’s Spring-Green Lawn Care, which was nearly wiped off the map. Yet in the face of their adversity, the company is now doing better than ever.
The Platteville tornado formed a mere one quarter mile from the Peterson household, but, luckily, did not touch down near their home. Unfortunately, it did make a direct hit on the Petersons’ Spring-Green office. When Justin arrived at the office the next day, he was amazed at the destruction he saw: three of the company’s five trucks were totaled; the company’s ride-on spreader was destroyed; and, save for some fertilizer and a few supplies, everything else was gone...

HomeVestors' Growth Pace Through The Roof »

November 24, 2014 at 11:23AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Largest Group of Franchisees in a Single Quarter Show Continued Belief in Market Performance
DALLAS - Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., announces its highest ever class enrollment of new franchisees in a single quarter.
"Seventy-one new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months, which is the highest number of franchisees that have previously enrolled in a single quarter," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. "This number is remarkable and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors in today's market...

Always Best Care® CEO Provides Americans With Helpful Advice For Family Caregiver Month »

November 24, 2014 at 10:47AM PST | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

Company Receives Industry Leader Recognitions; Honors Own Caregivers
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA - In support of family caregivers nationwide and National Family Caregiver Month in November, Always Best Care® Senior Services Chief Executive Officer Michael Newman announced today his "Best Advice" for helping families identify the need for increased care for their loved ones at home.
Founded in 1996, Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and is one of the fastest growing senior care franchise systems in the USA and Canada. It was recently recognized with several industry leader distinctions and also honored those among its own 5,000+ caregiver network with its annual awards series.
Best Advice for In-Home Caregivers
"With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, very few of us are free from the vital and very difficult role of caring for an aging parent or other loved one," said Michael Newman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Always Best Care...

TV Host Jason Cameron Toplines Backyard Transformation »

November 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PST | Source: TruGreen

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and BALTIMORE - November 24, 2014 / PR Newswire / - On location in beautiful Maryland, TruGreen and Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, helped make a crisp, fall day feel more like a spring renewal for one lucky homeowner. After a multi-week transformational process, reveal day arrived for Lisa Noble, grand prize winner of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. Go see before and after videos of Noble's impressive backyard makeover featuring Cameron, now available from TruGreen, America's #1 lawn care company*, inspiring America to live life outsideSM.
With charismatic Cameron on hand to guide Noble and friends through highlights of her $10,000 grand prize backyard makeover, she appeared wowed by the changes...

Turkeys Cause Massive Spikes In Plumbing Emergency Calls Every Year »

November 24, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Shares Top Five Tips for Avoiding a Plumbing Emergency this Holiday Season
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 - Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie, if cooks know the do's and don'ts of their drains and garbage disposals.
Year in and year out, the Thanksgiving holiday brings a spike in emergency calls to plumbers for malfunctioning garbage disposals and clogged drains. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers, seeing a nearly 50% spike in emergency visits.
"At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we want to make this holiday enjoyable for our customers, so we're available in case a plumbing disaster strikes," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr...

Janet Antosh Joins EXIT Assurance Realty, Groton MA »

November 21, 2014 at 10:18AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

EXIT is Growing!
Groton, MA (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Assurance Realty is proud to announce that Janet Antosh has joined their Groton Team of Realtors. "While attending EXIT's Massachusetts Certified Real Estate Salesperson's Training Program, I had the pleasure of meeting many of the Agents in the Groton office. Their professional, friendly, and helpful attitudes made me want to join their team,” said Janet.
"I am excited to get started in this new adventure of Real estate. After years of personal interest, I will be assisting clients with selling, buying, and renting properties in Massachusetts. I am fully aligned with EXIT's mantra of professionalism, patients, loyalty and communication. EXIT's state-of-the-art technology and Digital Marketing Strategy is clearly the best...

Ken Patterson Joins EXIT Realty In Billings »

November 21, 2014 at 7:00AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Billings, Montana (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Realty Yellowstone in Billings today announced the addition of Ken Patterson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Ken to EXIT Realty," says Bill Porta, Owner/Franchisee of EXIT Realty Yellowstone. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Ken each and every day."
Ken joins us from another local Brokerage.
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. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training...

Penni Christianson Joins EXIT Realty In Minneapolis »

November 21, 2014 at 4:30AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Realty Metro in Minneapolis today announced the addition of Penni Christianson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Penni to EXIT Realty," says Carson Brooks, Broker Owner of EXIT Realty Metro. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Penni each and every day."
Penni started her career in the loan department at a small bank where she gained extensive experience in processing and originating residential mortgage loans. She eventually moved into the title industry, providing her with an in-depth understanding of closing documentation and process. With Wells Fargo for six years, Penni assisted customers throughout the renovation of their residential properties and initiated a Customer Service Advocate position that resulted in improving client satisfaction rates...

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big At 2014 Annual Conference »

November 20, 2014 at 9:21AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

Thirty-Nine Awards were given to Top Performers
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.
The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.
The awards are based on three main criteria:

Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
Size and location of franchise market
Length of time the franchise has been in operation

"These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets," said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

Black Friday, Busy Day For Retailers And Plumbers Too »

November 20, 2014 at 6:48AM PST | Source: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Plumbers Prepare for One of the Busiest Days of the Year.
Why the day after Thanksgiving leaves so many people stuck.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gobble, gobble, stuff, stuff and uh-oh…stuck. It's a common scene plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® see every year on Black Friday. All the cooking, eating and clean up that comes with the Thanksgiving meal can create problems for your plumbing. Calls typically increase more than 50% on Black Friday over a typical Friday in November for plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, one of the largest residential plumbing companies in North America.
Plumbing managers say one of the biggest problems is that people often try to put too much, or the wrong things, down the garbage disposal...

All County® Property Management Opens First Washington State Location »

November 20, 2014 at 5:10AM PST | Source: All County Property Management

Tacoma, Washington (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - All County® Evergreen opens its doors on Nov. 17th as the first All County® location in the Tacoma area. Property owners in Pierce and King Counties can look forward to expert property management services that are reliable and skillful. They'll also enjoy the hassle-free side of owning an investment while All County® Evergreen grows their most valuable asset.
Owners Doug and Connie Kittelman are lifetime residents of the Tacoma area. With 15 years of Real Estate experience and 10 years managing rental properties, Doug has a passion for serving the local community, and his clients have always trusted him and enjoyed how personable he is. Having researched several franchise opportunities, Doug chose to partner with All County® to open an office in the Tacoma area because he found they had superior communication, industry-leading software, and customer service that was second to none...

"Deck The Halls" Safely: Christmas Decor Stresses Safety For The Holidays »

November 20, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: Christmas Decor

Leading Holiday and Event Decorating Company Educates Families on Proper Holiday Decorating
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lubbock, TX – 'Tis the season to enjoy good times with family and friends. The holidays are marked by a wide range of traditions, and one of the most popular and enduring of these traditions is putting up holiday decorations. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 15,000 people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating, and this number continues to rise.
As experts in the service industry, Christmas Decor specializes in professional holiday and event decorating, eliminating unnecessary accidents for residents nationwide...

Merry Maids Offers "Season's Cleanings" Tips For Hosts And Hostesses To Get (and Keep) Homes Holiday Ready This Year »

November 19, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Merry Maids

'Tis the Season to Be… Cleaning?
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - From tackling the naughtiest holiday stains, like red wine on the carpet and cranberry sauce on an antique table cloth, to cleaning the crevices most commonly inspected by mothers-in-law, keeping a clean home around the holidays can seem like an impossible task. This year, Merry Maids, the nation's leading home cleaning company and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, is sharing its expert tested tips and tricks to keep homes and hosts on the "nice" list.
Between entertaining unexpected guests and hosting get-togethers with friends and family, having a clean home is never more important than it is around the holidays.
"The holidays are a fun, but often stressful time of year...



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