Canadian Residential Inspection Services franchise and InterNACHI.

Nice InterNACHI logo on their website:

Interested in acquiring a home inspection franchise? Check them out.

This is slightly cheaper than most other Franchise costs $24,500 Franchise costs plus $15,000 to $20,000 start-up costs and advertising at $100 per month. That’s a first year start-up cost of $40-$45K.
Put another way, at $450 per inspection that’s 100 inspections before you make any profit.

Not for the faint hearted.

Pillar to post: Franchise Fee $16,900, Royalty 7%, Advertising 4% total investment first year $31,550 - 36,550 (US)
Amerispec: Franchise Fee $23,100, Liquid Capital requirement 50,000 (US)
A Buyer’s Choice: Franchise Fee $29,000. Liquid Capital required 40,000 (US)

Does the AVERAGE InterNACHI inspector really need this? OPEN QUESTION!!!

From my experience - good people that own it; and good inspectors. It’s simply a growing franchise!

With the exception of Pillar to Post guys, most inspectors who go the franchise route are happy they did.

I am happy I did. Leonard, your base fees seem to be pretty low. Not saying you are wrong but I know Pillar to Post was $34,000 to buy into in 2009 when I looked into it. 8% royalty and 5% advertising.

I’m not saying buying or running a franchise is good or bad. I’m just saying that it’s not for the faint of heart.

I would not hesitate for a millisecond to buy a MacDonald’s Franchise in the right location. I couldn’t afford one, but it would be worth the risk if I could.

The first year is always a hump year in a franchise, and a profitable franchise is always a good investment, because it’s a tangible asset you should be able to sell when you retire, move on, pass-on.

I got my information from here: