By Kevin Grimes
When I used to play junior hockey, I would read up about the real estate industry while I was on the road. After I got my licence and became a real estate agent myself in Smiths Falls, Ont., coaching hockey in my spare time turned out to be a perfect networking tool for connecting with new clients.
By Richard Foster
Many factors aligned for me to own and run my Prep ‘n Sell franchise in Langley, B.C. With three grown children and the need for a new challenge in my professional life, I took considerable time to review my options before making a choice.
Residential property management franchise system Real Property Management has opened a mobile location in Calgary, owned by Hasib Rahman. The mobile office allows Rahman, who is also a full-time realtor, to connect with his clients on short notice and at their convenience.
By Peter Saunders
When national residential carpet cleaning business Fabrizone Canada found its market declining because an increasing number of homeowners were opting for hardwood floors, it branched into a new business: optimizing homes for sale on behalf of real estate agents. The resulting concept, Prep ‘n Sell, has now seen 10 years’ success and is embarking upon franchise expansion.
By Frank Deluca After contemplating becoming your own boss, making pilgrimages to seasonal franchise shows and mulling over piles of glossy brochures from franchisors, you are ready to take the plunge and become a fast-food restaurant franchisee.