global franchise newsletter sign up graphic

Stay in the know and receive the latest international franchising news, insight and investment opportunities

close catfish

Five home and property franchises worth your investment

Five home and property franchises worth your investment

Maintenance and repair will always be necessities, but which brands should you turn to when entering this reliable sector?

Keep up to date with the latest Global Franchise News sent straight to your inbox. Sign up here.

From gutters to greenhouses, or smartphones to swimming pools, property is often a priority for consumers. Materialism pays, it seems, and franchises have been generating exponentially growing revenues based on this single fact for over a decade. The thing is, the home and property sector is as vast and diverse as the requirements of its clients. Which brands best align with your values, or maximize your skillset? To help narrow down your options, we’ve handpicked some of the best franchise opportunities open to entrepreneurs – regardless of experience or expertise.

1. uBreakiFix

The story behind uBreakiFix rivals even the very best millennial underdog tales. Founded in 2009 in an Orlando bedroom, the phone repair brand began as a grassroots mail-in service. Demand for a same-day turnaround led to an inaugural brick-and-mortar store, and within three years, this bedroom project grew to a network of over 47 locations with $27m revenue.

Today, uBreakiFix has a 540-unit-strong presence across the U.S. and Canada, and has completed more than 7.3 million repairs on phones, tablets, and any other electrical device you could think of. New stores open seemingly every week, so the property repair specialists aren’t stopping anytime soon.

“We want to be a household name in electronics repair,” said Justin Wetherill, co-founder, in an interview with Forbes. “We now fix anything with a power button – phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, drones, hoverboards, and vacuum cleaners.”

2. Fantastic Services

“The future of technology will massively affect our industry and the way services are delivered to customers,” explains Anton Skarlatov, founding director. This is much more than a hypothetical prediction; it’s the backbone of the Fantastic Services franchise model.

Now operating more than 530 units in the U.K., U.S.A., and Australia, Fantastic Services is an intuitive service wrapped in a convenient package. Using an entirely online, automated booking service, customers are put in touch with skilled tradespeople who carry out whatever maintenance work is required. This reduces the burden of paperwork-heavy admin, and allows franchisees to make the system work for their needs. “Our franchisees can run their business remotely, wherever necessary, thanks to our digital management systems,” says Skarlatov.

“Our online systems allow master and area development franchisees to run their business from either their office or from an Airbnb in Zimbabwe.”

3. Gutter-Vac

Cleaning out gutters might not seem like a franchisable concept, but when Warren Ballantyne pioneered the technology behind Gutter-Vac in 1995, he knew he’d struck on something that handymen had been struggling with for decades.

“I had a plumbing business and I was constantly asked to clean gutters,” says Ballantyne, MD and founder. “To do this work we had to use our hands, and we repeatedly cut ourselves, were confronted by spiders and vermin, and had the added danger of hanging over the edge of gutters and roofs.”

Fast-forward two decades, and that innovation has paid off. More than 80 Gutter-Vac franchises operate across Australia, and the brand has grown internationally to Atlanta, Georgia, in the form of Outback GutterVac.

Are new markets on the horizon? “Yes,” explains Ballantyne, “Gutter-Vac has plans to expand into New Zealand in 2020, and 2021 will see expansion into the U.K. market with a slightly different version of the Gutter-Vac business model.”

4. N-Hance

It’s not often that a brand comes along and speeds up a process by 2,100 per cent, but that’s precisely what N-Hance did with its wood refining technique, which allows franchisees to complete work in two days which previously took professionals upward of six weeks.

Now at over 500 locations open in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, N-Hance is looking to bring its bespoke approach to even more homeowners and business operators around the world. By perfecting a refinishing method that allows franchisees to earn revenue from several streams – including wooden floors, cabinets, furniture, and doors – N-Hance has crafted a bankable franchise model that practically guarantees hefty returns. The brand is currently looking for master franchisees in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America, and would like to speak with entrepreneurs, regardless of experience, who have a passion for delivering quality customer service.

5. Restoration 1

Nobody likes dealing with the side effects of Mother Nature. Thanks to Restoration 1, this concern is largely a thing of the past, as this restoration and repairs franchise specializes in dealing with the effects of damage caused by water, mold, fire, and smoke.

According to Marketwired, more than 14,000 people in the U.S. experience water damage every day, which can add up to costing insurers and consumers more than $10bn every year. The unfortunate fact is that these numbers will only climb, but the silver lining is that franchisees are signing up for a recession-proof business. And with more than 500 locations planned for the next three years, Restoration 1 is aiming to be the frontrunner in emergency repairs.

“We will ensure consistent quality by continuing to add to our franchise operations team,” explains Gary Findley, CEO. “Each franchisee has their own franchise consultant, and these staff members are highly experienced in the industry and work closely with the franchisee.”

Findley’s previous experience at the boutique fitness franchise, Curves, provided him with deep insight into how he could make Restoration 1 thrive when he joined the brand as CEO in 2016. “My experience at Curves taught me how to treat franchisees, and I’ve brought that same experience to Restoration 1,” says Findley.

“I also learned the importance of building a phenomenal team – this is what will give you long term success.”

you may be interested in

franchise directory

  • TaxAssist Accountants

    Business & Professional Services, Financial Services, <100K, Featured

  • Cafe2U

    Food & Catering, Coffee, Take-away, <100K, Featured

  • 800 Pizza

    Food & Catering, Fastfood, Pizza, Take-away, Featured

view more
Connect with Linkedin Logo
Global White Logo Click Here
Close button


Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs) To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you) To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs) To process transactions your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature To send periodic emails The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.


We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.


Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.


This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.


Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at


By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.


If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below. All correspondence relating to the Website should be sent to: Global Franchise 21/23 Phoenix Court Hawkins Road Colchester Essex CO2 8JY Email: