Business Idea Center: Real Estate

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
Business Name / Description

Above-Ground Pools

Here's a business that will keep customers cool and profits hot.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Apartment and House Finder Service

Help people find homes with an apartment and house finder service.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Boardroom Facilities

Many small businesses don't have their own boardroom. Woo them with attractive facilities.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Carport Conversions

Make carports more secure for storage by turning them into a garage.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Chimney Repairs

A damaged chimney can be the source of unwanted fires or carbon monoxide intrusion. Keep people safe with a chimney repair service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Commercial Leasing Agent

Start a business by educating yourself about real estate leasing laws. The profits will make you feel right at home.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Commercial Real Estate Guide

Help advertise commercial property for sale or lease with a commercial real estate publication.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Construction Project Management

If you've got an eye for the really big picture, this may be the business for you.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Corporate Retreats

With thousands of retreat sites being unused by corporations, renting out these destinations may amount to your dream job.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Developer Home Sales

Use your sales and marketing skills in a career for independent homes sales.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Elevator Advertising

Sell advertising space that will reach a captive audience.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

For Sale By Owner Kits

Help cars, homes and other property get sold by creating for sale by owner kits. These can include tips on marketing and purchase form templates.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

For-Sale-by-Owner Specialist

Help those who want to sell their own real estate.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Renovation Classes

If you're a handyman, you might want to build a vault for all the money you can make teaching other aspiring do-it-yourself-ers.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

House Numbers On Curbs

No need to curb your enthusiasm. Painting house numbers on curbs will get you outdoors and let your creative juices flow.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

House Preparation Service

Help real estate sell more quickly with a house preparation service.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Houseboat Rentals

Renting out your luxury liner is how you can make your business your escape and your escape your houseboat.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Housing Tours

If you enjoy giving tours, this is the right business for you.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Illuminated House Numbers

It's frustrating when you can't find an address number in the dark, but you can help.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Listing Agent

If you have telemarketing skills, here's a low-cost business venture that calls prospective home buyers.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Leasing Broker

Have a way with connections? Consider being a leasing broker.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Home Broker

Use your broker skills to get this low-cost startup idea on the go.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mortgage Broker

Help clients get the mortgages they need to purchase a home.
Category: Financial
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Appraiser

Good with numbers and values? Start a real estate appraisal business.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Auctions

Use your booming voice to start a booming auctioning business. Business idea sold!
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Listing Preparation Service

Help people prep their home listings with your excellent copywriting, editing and sales skills.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Photo Service

Capture your passion for photography and architecture in a few snaps.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Shared Office Center

Got office space? Monthly rent can be expensive for small businesses, but offering up a shared office center is a win-win situation for you and your small business tenants.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Vacation Property Rental Agent

Caught in the hustle and bustle of a busy tourist area? Consider rental properties to supplement tourists' vacations.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Virtual Tours

Virtual tours can make a hotel or for-sale home much more appealing. Give customers an edge by designing these tours for them.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

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