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Non-Urban Real Estate, Land Sales Build Momentum In Spring, Early Summer »

July 31, 2014 at 11:54AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

United Country Reports Double Digit Increases in Farm, Country Home Volume
July 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate, the largest seller of lifestyle and rural properties in the U.S., reported substantial gains in the first part of the year. Farms and country home sales volume realized extremely strong growth, experiencing double-digit increases, according to the global lifestyle property firm.
"It's clear non-urban real estate is going to continue to have strong sales again this year," said Jason Cole, chief financial officer of United Country Real Estate. "Spring and early summer numbers show an increase in the sales volume of farms at 38 percent and country homes over 6 percent year-to-date...

Spring-Green Adds Services To Help Franchise Owners And Customers »

July 31, 2014 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

Company Offers Water Conservation Strategies and Irrigation Maintenance Programs in Select Markets
Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 - Spring-Green Lawn Care continues its efforts to add services for customers and support for franchise owners with the introduction of an irrigation maintenance program. In 2013, Spring-Green's Plainfield-based support center successfully introduced the program throughout the Chicagoland area. Several franchise owners throughout the country are now offering the service as well. Candy Wolfe services the Michiana area, including Michigan's Berrien and Cass counties and Indiana's St. Joseph county, Rodney Gaddis covers the greater Franklin, Tennessee area, Jim Hoelsworth supports the New Jersey counties of Cape May, Camden and Gloucester, franchise owner Matt Holker services Maple Grove, Plymouth, and the surrounding greater Minneapolis and St...

Right At Home Launches Care Partnership For Japan's Aging Population With Commemorative Seminar »

July 31, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

International In-Home Senior Care Franchise Opens to Serve Seniors and Disabled Adults in Japan
Omaha, Neb. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 - Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care company, is embarking on a project to improve care for Japan's rapidly growing aging population. In conjunction with Watahan Kouki Ltd., Right at Home has positioned itself to meet the in-home care needs of the more than 30 million seniors over the age of 65 living in Japan. The Statistics Bureau of Japan reports Japanese residents over the age of 65 account for 23.5 percent of the country's total population are predicted to swell to 40 percent of the population in 30 years, clearly demonstrating the need for Right at Home's services.
Understanding the importance of supporting the senior population of Japan, Watahan developed a "Platinum Life" business segment offering seniors equipment rentals, preventative care, and housing and day care centers; services that have all been very successful...

Philadelphia Retains Top Spot In Fifth Annual Ranking Of Most Bedbug-Infested Cities »

July 31, 2014 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Terminix

Terminix® Research Indicates Bedbugs Remain Problem Throughout United States
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - July 30, 2014) - Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today released its fifth annual ranking of the most bedbug infested cities in the United States, with Philadelphia, Penn. retaining the top spot for the third consecutive year. New York City topped the list for the first two years of the rankings in 2010 and 2011.
The 2014 list of Most-Infested Bedbug Cities include:



1.
Philadelphia, Penn.       
09.
Baltimore, Md.


2.
Cincinnati, Ohio
10.
Washington, D...

EXIT Mountain Realty II Opens In Hendersonville NC »

July 31, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

The Fastest Growing Real Estate Brand in Western NC Opens New Office
Hendersonville, North Carolina (Grassroots Newswire) - July 30, 2014 - The owner of EXIT Mountain Realty, Jason Jacques, would like to announce the official opening of a Real Estate brokerage, EXIT Mountain Realty II at 306 White Street in Hendersonville, NC.
Jason founded EXIT Mountain Realty in Brevard in January 2007, and it has become one of the largest firms in Brevard. In a few short years, during the worst Real Estate downturn anyone can remember, the team in Brevard increased the business year after year.
Jason says "My team and I passed several competitors that have been on the scene for decades! I attribute the success to the early adoption of critical technologies, and being among the first to use HD videos and professional quality photography to market our sellers’ properties...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Updates Plan To Announce Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Results »

July 31, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Preliminary Financial Results Release Scheduled August 4; Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results after 3:00 pm central time on Monday, August 4. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company's operating results and a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook...

Snellville, GA EXIT Realty Office Gives Back To The Community »

July 30, 2014 at 6:31AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Snellville, GA (Grassroots Newswire) - July 28, 2014 - In gratitude for the support shown to EXIT Realty Integrity Group by the local community, the real estate brokerage recently announced its partnership with Mr. Eric Thigpen & the South Gwinnett High School Faculty & Students.
"It takes a village to raise a child!" EXIT Realty Integrity Group and its Associates are excited to be a part of the CLUSTER KICK-OFF on 8/4/2014 as well as the host of upcoming events, Academy launches and continual support!
"We appreciate being a part of this wonderful community and welcome the opportunity to give back," says LaShone Butler, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Integrity Group.
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...

Maid Brigade Announces Franchisee Award Winners »

July 29, 2014 at 12:13PM PDT | Source: Maid Brigade

Green Cleaning Franchise Honors Top Two Franchisees During Annual Convention
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Maid Brigade, the green cleaning franchisor with more than 400 locations, honored their top two franchisees with "Franchisee of the Year" and "New Franchisee of the Year" awards during the company's annual convention held July 18 in Sonoma, Calif. Award winners were chosen based on top sales performance during the past year along with their commitment to customer service and local community stewardship.
"These outstanding award winners demonstrate a firm commitment to quality and customer service, making them the two standout franchisees of our organization," says Bart Puett, president of Maid Brigade. "With an inspiring dedication to the areas in which they serve, they balance a drive to build their business while supporting their local communities...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Enters India »

July 29, 2014 at 12:10PM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed an agreement with RealPro Infra Private Ltd. to develop the Sotheby's International Realty® brand in North India with the opening of North India Sotheby's International Realty.
Amit Goyal is co-owner and chief executive officer of the firm, which will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Northern India. The first office begins operations in September 2014 in New Delhi followed by Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh and Jaipur.
"Northern India is one of the most exciting, beautiful and fastest growing markets in the world, with a developing luxury real estate market," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC...

Keller Williams Realty Stafford/Quantico, VA Relaunch Under New Ownership - Management »

July 29, 2014 at 10:01AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

STAFFORD, Va. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America, announced today its relaunch of its Keller Williams Market Center in Stafford, VA. This premier Market Center is now under new ownership and management. It has expanded its network to the Quantico, and Southern end of Prince William County.
Stafford Keller Williams is led by Operating Principal Pam Martin and Team Leader Mary Jo Miller, who are excited to continue to offer Stafford, Dumfries, Fredericksburg and all other surrounding areas exceptional service to buyers and sellers.
"Keller Williams is excited about relaunching the Stafford Keller Williams office," said CEO Mark Willis. "Our company has a policy of limiting its market presence by selecting only the premier partners in any given area...

Mr. Electric Announces Partnership With Bright Vision LED »

July 29, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Mr. Electric

WACO, TX - (Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc., has announced today their partnership with Bright Vision LED, a Genesis Energy Management Company partner, to enhance customers service across the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Electric is a nationally recognized franchise company that provides residential and commercial electrical and lighting services in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Electric is focused on and committed to providing the best business to customer experience. Mr. Electric electricians are specialized in residential kitchen, bath and outdoor lighting and installation services, code updates to meet regulated guidelines and many other home electrical services.
Commercial services by Mr...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

United Country Team Members Attend CLA Game Fair In Oxfordshire, England »

July 29, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

Company Brings American Lifestyle Property to Europe
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Team members of United Country – the nation’s largest lifestyle1 real estate company – attended the Country Land Association Game Fair in Oxfordshire, England July 18 through 20. The CLA – which features the finest wares and purveyors for the hunting, fishing and land industries – is a highly attended event for United Kingdom and Western European land investors.
This event allowed United Country to bring its vast inventory of North American lifestyle properties to land buyers and investors overseas. The team produced a custom, high quality catalog to distribute to attendees and found the conference to be an excellent opportunity for both real estate sales and potential expansion of its international network...

Orkin Establishes Franchise In Quito, Ecuador »

July 29, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Orkin

ATLANTA - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rollins Inc., a global consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Quito, Ecuador.
Orkin Quito will offer commercial and residential pest control and termite services.
"We are proud to further expand Orkin's services in South America," said Tom Luczynski, Orkin group vice president of global development and franchising. "This is a great opportunity for Orkin to bring our services to a new city and country and provide customers in Quito with Orkin's customized services."
The franchise co-owners look forward to establishing the franchise operation in Quito to take advantage of the strong Orkin brand and related franchise support...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Participates In Fire House Poker Run For Charity »

July 29, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - ServiceMaster franchises are not only dedicated to serving their communities with quality disaster restoration and cleaning services, but also to giving to the community by participating in charitable events. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler recently participated in the first annual Fire House Poker Run held in Greene County Ohio to benefit child victims of domestic violence. This event was held on Saturday July 19 and was organized by First Responders and Bikers Advocating Against Abuse (FRABAAA) to help raise funds for the “Shoe Barn Project” which provides shoes for children through the Greene County Children Services or the Family Violence Prevention Center. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler donated food to the Spring Valley Township Fire Station to feed the bikers participating in this event...

Military Veteran-Focused Franchise JDog Junk Removal Sets Stage For National Growth »

July 29, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: JDog Junk Removal

Strategic Partnership with Private Equity Firm Provides Capital Infusion, Management Support
WAYNE, Pa. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - JDog Junk Removal, a full-service junk removal franchise offered exclusively to armed service veterans, active-duty members of the United States Military, and their family members, is expanding nationwide offering business ownership and employment opportunities for thousands of military veterans.
The company is the only U.S. franchise business devoted solely to military veterans and their families. JDog Junk Removal recently entered into a strategic partnership with Julip Run Capital, LLC, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm, to support the capital needs of the business and to help manage growth...

Screenmobile Looks To Capitalize On Growing Demand For Window And Door Screen Repair »

July 28, 2014 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: Screenmobile

Add Nearly 30 Franchises by 2016
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Screenmobile, one of the nation's largest screen repair companies with nearly 100 franchises nationwide, is looking to capitalize on the growing demand for residential fenestration, as window and door, porch, patio screen repair and replacement activity gets back on the road to recovery.
According to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the residential window market showed growth of 10% for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, forecasting 9.1% and 8.3% respectively. In addition, residential entry door showed modest growth of 5...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Growth Continued With Q2 Earnings »

July 28, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Franchisee Earns Revenue of $1 Million in a Month's Time; Thriving Brand Signs 300th Location
LANSING, Mich. -  July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue the first half of 2014, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wrapped up a solid second quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling $100,135,200, a 12.56 percent increase from the preceding year. Over the entirety of Q2, the brand saw record-breaking numbers. April was among the highest referral months in the history of the company, totaling 96...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Results »

July 28, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced it will release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5. Additionally, the company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company’s operating results and a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

EXIT Realty: First-time Homebuyers Savings Plan »

July 25, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Future Homeowners Can Start Saving For Buying A Home
Culpeper, Virginia (Grassroots Newswire) July 22, 2014 - Now that Virginia has put in place a tax free savings plan for first-time homebuyers, consumers can begin to think outside the box. When a child is born, not only can parents or grandparents set up a college fund, but now they can plan for the purchase of that child's first home!
This new plan allows up to $50,000 to be contributed to a savings account by any Virginian and can increase in value up to $150,000. The funds in the account can be put towards closing costs or other "eligible costs" on the purchase of a new home by any first-time homebuyer that the account holder designates or by the account holder themselves...



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