HouseMaster Home Inspection

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Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
Net Worth Required: $100,000
Total Investment: $60,100 - $106,900
Franchise Fee: $42,500
Royalty Type: 7.5% max, sliding scale down

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: HM SERVICES, LLC
Total Units: 320
Year Founded: 1971
Franchising Since: 1979
Home Office: Somerville, New Jersey

About HouseMaster Home Inspection

At HouseMaster inspectors, we're concerned with checking out all the major systems of homes and providing comprehensive reports on all physical conditions. Our trusted team of inspectors has collectively performed over 2.5 million inspections for prospective homebuyers. Our HouseMaster Express Report can also be completed on-site. Our franchises offer homebuyers a limited inspection guarantee and we have a group errors and omissions insurance program to protect franchisees.

Values & History

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Somerville, N.J., HouseMaster is the oldest and one of the largest home inspection companies in North America. With more than 320 franchised areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, we remain the most respected name in home inspections. For 40 years, we have built upon a foundation of solid leadership and innovation with a continued focus on delivering the highest quality service experience to our customers and providing our franchisees the tools and support necessary to do so. Each HouseMaster franchise is an independently owned and operated business. HouseMaster is a registered trademark of HM Services, LLC.

Industry Performance

Our Advantage

These simple values are at the core of everything we do at HouseMaster.

Take Pride:
The HouseMaster Support team and our franchisees are among the most passionate professionals in the industry. We take great pride in what we do and enjoy bringing true value to our customers and communities. And like a true Master, we continue to look for ways to expand our knowledge and improve our craft.

Make Money:
At HouseMaster we set high goals for all levels of achievement including a strong bottom-line. While we get great personal satisfaction from our work, we are also deliberate and focused on financial success.

Have Fun:
We take what we do seriously. We also enjoy a good time and a great laugh and do all we can to have fun along the way. At our Annual Conference or whenever people from our franchise family get together, a good time is had by all. The more you get to know our brand, the more you'll understand our passion and enjoyment for each other and for what we do.

Why Us?

The HouseMaster System prides itself in providing best of class ongoing support to all of our franchisees. With complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 support structures in place, every franchise is set up for success from day one. Starting with robust sales, marketing, business and technical training — no stone is left unturned to get you started on the right foot. After the initial training, you are paired up with a franchise development team that holds your hand as long as you need it. They bring in all the specialists you need to run your business including technical training, sales and marketing and more. To top it all off — annual regional and national conferences keep you up to date on best practices by your peers and industry pros.

Purchasing a HouseMaster Home Inspection Franchise

There is an initial franchise fee of $42,500 and an initial investment between $60,100 - $106,150. There are also funding options available.

Over 27,000 franchisees were surveyed across hundreds of franchise systems, and our brand came out on top in every single category measured. It's truly a great time to join the HouseMaster team. Owning a HouseMaster Franchise is one of the most affordable ways to develop a solid business in a growing industry by partnering with an experienced leader.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We have been helping entrepreneurs from all educational and business backgrounds realize their dreams since 1979. Few HouseMaster franchisees are contractors or tradesmen. Most come from management, marketing or sales backgrounds.

Our Ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is comfortable speaking in small groups, networking and marketing their business to build relationships and promote HouseMaster in their local market place.
  • Is committed to learning the HouseMaster Method and customer-centric approach to home inspections.
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, strong people skills and a desire to help others.

Training & Support

We support Franchisees in the following business functions:

  • Operations
  • Finance and accounting
  • Hiring and employee development
  • Ongoing education
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
  • Sales and marketing
  • Technical training


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Available In:

HouseMaster Home Inspection is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming