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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$172K - $302K
Units as of 2015
50 61.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

John L. Stedman and Joseph M. Giovannelli founded Commission Express, based in Fairfax, Virginia, in 1992.

With most real estate transactions, an agent waits between 30 and 90 days to receive his or her commission. In the meantime, the agent still has to cover the costs of running an office and paying employees. Commission Express franchisees essentially offer agents cash advances by purchasing an agent's outstanding commissions at a discount. When the home purchase is completed and the commission is received, Commission Express withholds between 8 and 14 percent in fees. Franchisees provide their own capital to purchase the commissions.

About Commission Express

Related Categories
Business Financial Services
Founded
1992
Leadership
John Stedman, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1996 (26 years)
# of employees at HQ
5
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states:

# of Units
50 (as of 2015)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
8306 Professional Hill Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Commission Express franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$10,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$172,300 - $301,500
Net Worth Requirement
$112,000 - $192,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
9%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
1 week
Additional Training
Annual conference
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Marketing Planning & Support

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021