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Caring Transitions

2014 Franchise 500
#227
At a Glance

Products & Services: Sales of estates and household goods

Number of Locations: 152

Total Investment: $52.9K - $81.5K

Founded: 2006

Began Franchising: 2006

About Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions franchisees offer a range of services, including decluttering, downsizing, document organization, estate sales, online auctions, total household liquidations, and senior relocation and resettling. A majority of clients are seniors and their families, but the company also serves empty nesters and individuals facing a major transition in their lives, such as death, divorce or downsizing.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 152 0 0 0
2013 147 1 0 0
2012 127 0 0 0
2011 110 0 0 0
2010 82 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $52,850 - $81,530
Franchise Fee: $36,900 - $42,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%+
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $34,799 - $63,479
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. Regional/national meetings; sales boot camps
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #227 (2014), #182 (2013), #181 (2012), #210 (2011), #500 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #74 (2012), #68 (2010),
Low-Cost: #26 (2013), #28 (2012), #43 (2011),
Top New: #7 (2011), #31 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #64 (2014), #39 (2013), #41 (2012), #60 (2011),
America's Top Global: #166 (2011),