Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fly South for the Winter: Real Estate Investment Is up in Southern States

Year-end data compiled by Local Market Monitor, the national real estate forecaster, and HomeVestors of America reveals that the hottest markets for investment property sales are in the southern United States. That means good business for property inspectors in that region. Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida top the list of best investment property markets. Continue Reading »

Dedication and Perseverance Bring Success for Award-winning Inspector

Scott Hagan was a maintenance specialist for Caterpillar Tractors, where he’d worked for 16 years. Anticipating a plant shutdown that would put him out of a job, Hagan began to look for another career. “I had never heard the term ‘home inspector,’ but my sister-in-law mentioned it to me and passed along a magazine article Continue Reading »

Assessing a Franchise Opportunity

If you’re thinking of purchasing a franchise, then the first step is to do your due diligence in checking out the franchisor, and the Wall Street Journal suggests that you do a lot of due diligence. “Franchise systems vary greatly, and not just in terms of the products and services they sell,” The WSJ published in Continue Reading »

Business Owners, Employees and Christmas Bonuses

Submitted by Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI I have been a business owner for a long time and have, and do, give bonuses. However, as a business owner, I suggest you never give a Christmas bonus. There is something unique about a Christmas bonus. If you give a Christmas bonus in December, in January you will Continue Reading »

Michigan Franchise Owner Succeeds With NPI

Thom Bowyer brings to his National Property Inspections business a varied background and a mix of talents. Bowyer was a retail store manager for nine years, editor of a golf magazine for one year, and a stay-at-home dad to his two daughters for a year when his wife’s employer transferred her out of state and Continue Reading »

NPI/GPI Franchisee Satisfaction Rate is Tops

Earlier this year, National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National property inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, worked with Franchise Business Review to conduct a survey of our franchisee satisfaction. We could tell you that we have a satisfied franchisee base, but the results of our 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Survey conducted Continue Reading »

Loving His Job and the Freedom It Provides

A journeyman carpenter, Greg Mathias spent 27 years working in the building industry. In May 2009, he broke his knee playing baseball, and the injury prevented him from being able to go back to his job. Mathias had always been interested in the property inspection field, but he didn’t know where to start. He talked Continue Reading »

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections a Top Franchise for Veterans

National Property Inspections, Inc., is excited to be included in Franchise Business Review’s  Veterans & Franchising 2014 special report. The report narrows down the vast array of franchise opportunities available to military veterans by highlighting the 100 franchise companies rated highest in franchisee satisfaction by military veterans who were surveyed. Franchise Business Review’s research looked Continue Reading »