MADISON, Ala. - Jan. 7, 2015 // PRNewswire // - For the 5th consecutive year, WIN Home Inspection moved up in the rankings on Entrepreneur Magazine's latest Franchise 500 list, breaking the 200 mark at No. 192. The annual list serves as a guide of top franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs.
WIN Home Inspection is up 16 spots from a year ago. It is the highest ranking so far for the low-cost franchise that started in the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and has locations in 31 states.
The rise in rank reflects the great demand for quality home inspections. According to the National Association of Realtors, 77% of homebuyers pay for a home inspection, and 99% of real estate agents recommend inspections. As the economy recovers and the housing market continues to improve, demand for inspections continues to drive business to current WIN franchise owners while sparking the interest of potential franchise owners looking into the home improvement space.
"WIN offers a service that pertains to every homeowner and buyer," says Jimmy Rocchetta, Director of Marketing. "We are consistently growing and building our franchisee base to accommodate this increasing market need. Above all, we strive to align ourselves with owner operators that are representative of WIN's brand and core values."
WIN is a low-cost franchise, with startup costs as low as $32,900, and the ability to start the business with liquid capital of just $20,000 and net worth as low as $30,000. The business model is flexible enough to be run successfully as a sole proprietorship or as a multi-territory operation with an owner managing a group of inspectors.
"The low cost to own a WIN franchise was key in our decision making, however, it was the support the WIN team offered me that sealed the deal," says Jeff Brown of WIN Mountain View. "I not only spoke to everyone at WIN's corporate office, they also provided me with a list of franchisees to contact on my own. I felt like a part of the team before I became a franchisee and appreciate the family-owned, personalized support WIN provides versus the corporate feeling I got from competing franchise systems. I was within three days of signing with a competitor when I discovered WIN. I am so grateful I did."
WIN Home Inspection began in 1993, offering home inspection business franchises in the Pacific Northwest. Within a year, the company dominated this regional market and has since expanded across the US with 187 locations in 31 states. It is one of the fastest growing home inspection companies in the country, and listed on VetFran and GI Jobs as a top 10 Veteran-Friendly Franchise.
A member of the VetFran Chairman's Corps, WIN is a recognized leader on behalf of veterans and the franchise industry. WIN honors military veterans all year 'round by offering service members a discount of 10% off the franchise fee. Additionally, they choose up to five Veterans a quarter as recipients of their "WIN for America" initiative, awarding a significant discount to those that qualify. Over 25% of the franchise system consists of veterans. For information on WIN Home Inspection and the home inspection business opportunity, call 800.967.8127, or visit www.wini.com or www.winfranchising.com.
SOURCE WIN Home Inspection