US Franchise: new-york-real-estate-directory.com
Franchise Holders: Brian and Simon Anderson
My father and I manage the International Real Estate Alliance franchise New York Real Estate Directory. With a good credit rating and a commercial background, my father had all of the necessary requirements to be considered an IREA-AII franchisee, and I was interested in starting my career with his guidance and experience, eventually being able to take over when he retires.
We looked into various franchises, and my father was initially interested in traditional service provider options but after much deliberation we decided instead to go into Internet marketing with the IREA-AII. For a relatively low initial investment we gained a flexible online business we can run from our home office, which generates demonstrable returns. There is no merchandise to buy, no outlet to refurbish and we have no current need for staff, though we may look into that option later as the business grows.
Our business is based around sale of advertising to real estate agents and individual vendors. As part of our initial training we were advised on a simple and effective business plan, and by sticking to it we have made an excellent start, exceeding our hopes for our first two quarters in business. We have great feedback from our clients, who say that they receive many more inquiries with us than with any other website they have advertised on, because their properties appear directly in the top 10 Google search results.
Our website was fully operational and established before it was offered to us as a franchise unit, meaning that we already appear in the Google top 10 for the keywords ‘New York real estate directory’. We have a PageRank of 4, which is excellent.
We are very pleased so far with the progress of our franchise, and have no hesitation in recommending this option to others in search of a flexible and profitable business opportunity.
Spanish Franchise: nx-cb.com
Franchise Holders: Jacob Sutherland and Partners