Frequently Asked Questions
NPI gets many questions about our franchise opportunity. We've provided basic answers to the most commonly asked below. If you have additional questions that you want answered, give us a call at 800.333.9807, Ext. 10, or send us an email.
What is a franchise?
A franchise is a business development system that allows you to start your new business rapidly. From business plan to website, NPI takes care of the little things so you can concentrate on your business. We provide ongoing support and advice, and in return we earn royalties. A franchise is like being in business for yourself but not by yourself.
How long will it take to get up and running?
Most franchises start to earn income within the first 30 days of operation.
Can I do this part time?
Your NPI franchise must be a full-time effort.
What do I get for my investment?
Your investment includes the following:
- Access to NPI's National Accounts Department
- Most inspection tools needed
- Complete training package
- In-the-field mentoring
- Telephone inspection support
- Step-by-step business and marketing plan
- NPI MarketLaunch program to jump-start your marketing effort
- Training on social media marketing and website management
- Complete library of marketing materials
- Electronic package, which includes a tablet computer, portable printer, digital camera and NPI's inspection software
- Marketing coach
- Marketing supplies
- Business operation support
- Professional website
What is NPI's history?
Started in 1987 by Roland Bates, NPI has spent nearly 30 years perfecting our business services and franchise support system, and it keeps getting better.
NPI is continually selected as one of the top property inspection franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Entrepreneur has consistently ranked NPI as one of the top property inspection franchises in the Franchise 500 category, Top Home-Based Franchises and Top Low-cost Franchises.
In addition, National Property Inspections, Inc. has been named to several top franchises lists and is a member of the Better Business Bureau in good standing.
How can I learn more?
Request an NPI information packet to be mailed or emailed to your home for your review. You can also call our friendly staff Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central at 1.800.333.9807, Ext. 10.
Do I need a construction background?
No. If you want to be an inspector, you must make a concerted effort to learn. Some of our most successful franchisees come from business, sales and marketing backgrounds. Our instructors will train you on all of the systems and components of a property. You will also be able to participate in field training with an existing franchise owner/mentor. Extended phone support for inspection-related questions is available seven days a week.
Is this opportunity right for me?
We’ve designed our business to help almost anyone become successful. If you have the willpower, drive, commitment and business sense, and follow NPI's proven system, then you should do well.
What’s it like to be a property inspector?
Click here to read some of our franchise success stories for yourself.