ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

FAQ

Do I need real estate or property management experience to buy a franchise?

No, it is not a requirement. Our franchise owners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the majority of them did not have real estate or property management experience prior to joining our team.

Is a real estate license required as a franchise owner?

In most states the department of real estate requires that the owner of a property management company be either a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson working under a broker. We build time into our training process for you to secure the licensing you need if you don’t have it already.

What territories are available?

Opportunity for new Real Property Management franchises exists throughout the country. A franchise consultant will work with you to find a location that best suits your needs.

Can I start this business from my home?

We require office space from day one for the professionalism and credibility it lends to your business, and to provide a separation between your personal and professional life. That being said, there are ways that we will assist you in keeping this overhead cost as low as possible initially.

Do you offer financing?

We typically do not extend internal financing. There are a number of 3rd party funding sources that can assist you in obtaining additional capital if needed, and we are Small Business Administration approved.

What does the franchise fee include?

The franchise fee gives you access to our Brand, is used to build your customizable website, covers your training and on-going support for as long as you’re with us, and introduces you to a vast array of unique vendor partners and relationships that will help you operate more efficiently and maximize your revenue per unit.

What is the timetable to start?

The timeline between signing your franchise agreement and opening your doors should be completed within 90 days.

Where is the corporate office?

The headquarters of Property Management Business Solutions, franchisor of Real Property Management, is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Our office address is 1455 W 2200 S, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84119.

How do I obtain a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

We are intent on ensuring that we bring the right franchise owners into our brand. Here are the process steps we follow when awarding a franchise:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Webinar Presentation
  • Preliminary Approval
  • FDD Review
  • Validation with our Existing Owners
  • Attendance at Discovery Day
  • Final Approval
  • Signing and Funding

Your franchise consultant will provide you the FDD after you receive preliminary approval.

What if I already own a property management business?

We have several franchise owners who once operated an independent property management company and are now part of the Real Property Management brand. Talk to one of our franchise consultants to determine if this is a viable option for you.

Do you work with veterans?

In gratitude for their service, we offer veterans a 10% discount off of the initial franchise fee. We have many franchise owners who are veterans, and bring valuable perspectives to our business. We have been recognized for being one of the Top 100 franchises for veterans by Franchise Business Review, and were named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Military Times.

Am I limited to managing only residential properties?

Our focus and core business is centered on, but not limited to, residential property management (single family and smaller multi-family rentals). You can take advantage of opportunities to manage commercial units, vacation rentals and HOA or common interest communities as well.

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– Hugh and Gina Jones, Franchise Owner, TN