Are you looking to invest in a real estate brokerage that will combine real estate concepts with innovation and technology? If so, then the HomeSmart franchise could be for you. The franchise was founded in 2000 by Matt Widdows, who believed that supporting real estate agents in their day to day business needs has left the industry behind in systems and technology. Since the company began franchising in 2005, it has grown to almost 200 locations across the U.S. To grow your brokerage, the franchise offers centralized career services. This includes offering calls, emails, and schedules appointments on your behalf, meaning that you can put your time and energy in other areas to accelerate growth. The brand's systems minimize redundancies to make life easier for both the brokerage and the agent.
The franchise provides the franchise owner with an initial training program that consists of virtual and classroom instruction. This is called HomeSmart University, which also has a KickStart program that is designed for new licensees. Additionally, franchise owners can expect the franchise to provide them with site selection assistance, marketing tools, and will be there for them during their entire time with the company. There are also podcasts, webinars, guides, and more to help you run the business properly and keep up with the industry's best practices. You will be provided with selling tools, which will help you sell properties efficiently and quickly; its listing tools will allow you to effectively market your current listings; and agent tools that will help you stay ahead of the competition.