A-Pro Home Inspection Services Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

A-Pro Home Inspection Services Franchise

A-Pro Home Inspection Services is a franchise for a home inspection service company. It was founded in 1994 and started franchising in 1997. They now have 71 locations nationwide.

The current president of the company is Greg Mangiaracina. He’s the author of Marketing Outside the Box and was the Co-Chairman of Louisiana’s first Licensing board for Home Inspectors. They have certifications from Certified Home Inspections (CHI), Professional Home Inspections (PHI), and International Society of Home Inspectors (ISHI). They have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Smart Money, and several other newspapers in the United States.

What services do A-Pro Home Inspection Services offer?

For the buyers, their home inspection already includes a Foundation Level Survey that costs $150 free of charge. They do a 500 point inspection of the whole structure, provide an easy to understand reports within 24-48 hours, and they also add a free 120 day guarantee which makes them liable for even the oversights within that period of time. For the sellers, the home inspections help you price your home more accurately, it makes it easier for you to obtain the Use & Occupancy permit, prevents stumbles on undisclosed information in the future, lessens the liability with the professional documentation to the disclosure statement, makes your home more marketable with the “Certified Pre-Owned Home” status, and what makes A-Pro different is that they also point out the positive aspects of your property which adds to the selling points. For the realtor, the home inspections gives them a fair and balanced reporting, guaranteed protection for the buyers and sellers, more accurate pricing, added professionalism, no required “further evaluations” guaranteed, easier sale for a better price, and avoids if not eliminates the 11th hour renegotiation. Included in reports are energy analysis that gives you a heads up in solving possible issues such as high energy bills, mold, mildew, musty odors, cold floors in winter, damp basement, dust, drafty rooms, ice dams, moisture on windows, hot or cold rooms, peeling paint, and dry indoor air in winter.

Costs and Requirements Associated with Running a A-Pro Home Inspection Services Franchise

Expect to be investing about $30,000. Franchise fee is $29,900 to $49,900 with an on-going royalty fee of $145 per week. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. They require a general business experience, marketing, and computer skills. This business can be run from home. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership. 95% of current franchisees own and operate their own locations.

What’s included in the A-Pro Home Inspection Services franchise package?

There will be 100 hours of training at the headquarters and 8 days at your location. You will receive A-Pro Home Inspection Services newsletters, a toll free number, and internet access. They will be assisting you during the grand opening and expect occasional field evaluations to help you track your progress. You will gain access to purchasing cooperatives. They will be awarding you exclusivity in your territory. For marketing, you will be provided with marketing materials such as graphic designs and there will be email marketing.

Contact Details

You May Reach Them At:

Address: 1141 N. Loop 1604 E., #105-176 San Antonio, Texas 78232

Phone: (800)793-2776

Email: inspectionfranchise@a-pro.net

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