HomeTeam Inspection Service Expanding to NW Metro Atlanta

Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States, and is pleased to announce its newest location in Metro Atlanta.

HomeTeam’s newest owner Scott Irmscher has almost two decades of experience as a real estate agent and investor.  He became interested in the home inspection industry because it married his passion for helping people with his experience and understanding of the home.

When asked why he chose HomeTeam Scott said, “I was blown away with the technology.   It takes what used to be a 6-hour event and efficiently produces a quality inspection in a third of the time. It’s a true win-win for everyone involved in the inspection process.”

“Scott’s extensive background in real estate industry combined with his drive for helping others will pave the way for a successful business,” states Buddy Stark, Director of Operations at HomeTeam Inspection Service.

In his free time, he is an avid runner and cyclist which lead to his participation and completion of an Ironman Triathlon.  He is involved in the Chamber of Commerce and local Real Estate Boards.

ABOUT HOMETEAM
For more than 25 years, HomeTeam has taken great pride in being Fast, Trusted and Accurate. HomeTeam Inspection Service brings a TEAM of inspectors on site, so inspections are faster and more efficient than traditional one-man operations and utilizes the leading technology in the industry to perform inspections. For information on franchise opportunities with HomeTeam Inspection Service, call 800.598.5297 or visit hometeamfranchise.com.

HomeTeam Inspection Service Ranked As Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Annual Highly Competitive 40th Annual Franchise 500®

Milford, OH – HomeTeam Inspection Service recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks HomeTeam Inspection Service as 280 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“2018 was a great year for HomeTeam and we are thrilled to again be ranked within the Franchise 500,” says Adam Long, President of HomeTeam. “Franchise support is the focus of our company and we are honored to be included among this list of strong, successful franchise brands.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”

Over its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. HomeTeam Inspection Service’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

ABOUT HOMETEAM

For more than 25 years, HomeTeam has taken great pride in being the most unique concept in the home inspection industry. HomeTeam brings a TEAM of inspectors on site, providing a faster, more accurate home inspection. Fast, Trusted and Accurate. That’s the HomeTeam Promise. For information on franchise opportunities with HomeTeam Inspection Service, call 800.598.5297 or visit hometeamfranchise.com.

HomeTeam Inspection Service Proudly Debuts Its Newest Location in Tacoma, WA

Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States and is proud to open its newest location in Tacoma, WA.

Owners Jason and Tom Geris are brothers who have always dreamed of starting a business together. Jason, who will be managing the operations of the business, served 9 years in the US Navy and then spent time teaching nuclear physics, electrical theory, and thermal dynamics before working for the City of Tacoma in his most recent position as an electrical power grid high voltage operator.

“We are excited to have Jason and Tom join HomeTeam. Their technical aptitude and genuine personalities make for a great working dynamic,” says Adam Long, President of HomeTeam.

When asked why he chose the home inspection industry, Jason stated, “My brother Tom and I recognized just how good the business model was for the HomeTeam franchise.  We were easily able to see ourselves being successful in this system.”

In his free time, Jason loves participating in ‘Tough Mudder’ challenges, playing sports, camping, snowboarding, skiing and spending time with his two daughters.

ABOUT HOMETEAM
For more than 25 years, HomeTeam has taken great pride in being Fast, Trusted and Accurate. HomeTeam Inspection Service brings a TEAM of inspectors on site, so inspections are faster and more efficient than traditional one-man operations and utilizes the leading technology in the industry to perform inspections. For information on franchise opportunities with HomeTeam Inspection Service, call 800.598.5297 or visit hometeamfranchise.com.

3 Key Criteria for Evaluating a Home Inspection Company

As a trusted professional, clients naturally look to their real estate agent for a home inspector recommendation. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, HomeTeam has identified several considerations to use when recommending a home inspection company:

Knowledge
Look for licensing and professional certifications. Not all states require home inspectors to be licensed to perform home inspections. In many states, home inspectors can be part-time or there one day, gone the next. Do your homework to ensure that the home inspection company your client chooses has the proper state licenses or, in states where there isn’t licensing, that they’re members of a professional organization like ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) or InterNACHI, where they can receive training and certification.

Experience
Seek national brands like HomeTeam Inspection Service that have developed proprietary resources, tools and technology designed to provide a level of service above what an independent home inspector can provide. On the national level, they can be found at conferences and events and are constantly tracking industry news, trends and challenges to collectively provide the best service to clients and agents.

Professionalism
There’s no standard insurance coverage for home inspectors, but two types of coverage are critical. General liability insurance, which covers damage that occurs while performing an inspection, is the most common. Professional liability (errors and omissions) insurance applies to issues related to the inspection. This type of insurance covers the agent, so agents can have peace of mind knowing that they’re indemnified from recourse after the transaction.

Some states require home inspectors to have professional liability (errors and omissions) insurance, but the minimum requirements vary. Texas, for example, one of the most stringent states with home inspection regulations, requires home inspectors to carry $100,000 per claim and $100,000 aggregate of professional liability, or errors and omissions, insurance. However, they don’t require general liability insurance.

Look for a home inspection company that carries both professional liability (errors and omissions) insurance and general liability insurance at coverage amounts of at least $250,000 per occurrence/ $500,000 aggregate. A national home inspection company, like HomeTeam, requires that all locations have these coverages regardless of state requirements.

At the end of the day, it’s up to the client to choose the best home inspection company for them, but being able to provide some criteria for evaluating a company will help position the agent as even more of a resource.