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The HomeTeam Inspection Service

With this franchise, no one will think you're a snoop for inspecting houses with a fine-toothed comb.

This story appears in the January 2001 issue of

Are you a detail-oriented person with a natural curiosity to check out other people's homes? If so, The HomeTeam Inspection Service may be a franchise worth looking into. Although this can be run from your , you won't be working alone. Your handpicked team-which typically includes a master inspector, a support inspector and a (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) specialist-will thoroughly inspect clients' homes that are up for sale. Your other day-to-day activities include direct-mail , trade show exhibitions and presentations to offices and realtor boards.

HomeTeam Inspection Service provides marketing materials to target all market sectors, including homebuyers, home sellers and the general public. But the franchisor has found it most effective to target industry professionals. Because realtors and other real estate professionals are in a position to recommend this service to both home buyers and sellers, strong working relationships should be made with these individuals who will see you as a necessary go-to person when a home is being resold.

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