Professional Home Inspection for the First Time in India
30th March 2016, Kolkata
Bill Redfern, founder and CEO of internationally recognized A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), announced today a signed agreement through partnership with MACJ, India to bring the company to India with plans to open 100 units in the next five years. The aggressive expansion strategy will dramatically increase the company’s footprint to nearly 400 franchises across the world in the next few years.
The venture, which covers the entire country including major metropolitan areas, is a partnership between ABCHI, USA and MACJ, India
A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) started in the mid-2000 by Bill Redfern is an industry leader in the home inspection franchise in USA & Canada and is presently having 200 franchises spread across 15 countries on a path to become the world’s largest home inspection company.
MACJ, India has been co-promoted by Mahendra Sureka, Arvind Kumar Bhotica along with a couple of investors.
“This is an incredible moment for our company to expand into India,” said Bill Redfern. “We’ve recognized a growing need for professionally certified home inspections across the country through ongoing analysis in local real estate markets. MACJ is the perfect team to lead the efforts to fill this unmet need.” “The momentum of the brand is remarkable and we are thrilled to be bringing ABCHI’s high-quality services and franchise opportunities to India.”
Mr. Mahendra Sureka (Director-CEO, MACJ India) said, “Professional Home Inspections Services is the need of the hour. The demand is unlimited and we hope to provide quality & assured services with complete transparency that will fulfill the need of all stake holders, i.e., developers, home buyers, real estate agents, bankers, insurers and the government. It will fill the void of the real estate industry as well as open new avenues of skilling and providing employment opportunities in India”. Mahendra informed that a Professional “Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of all accessible areas (systems and components) of a property using normal operating controls, using specialised tools & equipment, is designed to identify and report issues within specific systems & components that are both observed and deemed critical by the inspector and generate software driven inspection reports for the customers. Home Inspectors are function and safety examiners”.
The Indian entity will submit comprehensive home inspection reports for customers (real estate developers and individual home buyer / owners) after inspections that will help them to make more informed decisions about the homes they are considering. The JV Company will also market the franchisees to other motivated business oriented people around the country, including those in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad and all other major cities of India. For individual franchisees, it is an ideal offer, as it’ll offer greater work life balance, opportunity to work as entrepreneurs and in a sunrise sector with unlimited potential. The franchisees investment includes multiple certification courses from US, training, use of specials tools & equipment, softwares, and on-going support from the corporate offices in India and USA.
Mr. Ravindra Chamaria (Chairman, Infinity Group), a benchmarking real estate developer was happy to learn about the “arrival of this much needed service in India which is a Win-Win for all”. Mr. Kamal Prakash (Co-Promoter, Jiwanram Sheoduttrai Group) having a global business in 40 counties feels that “Finally a standardized practice of the developed economies, successfully accepted in 15 countries, has arrived in India which will benefit all the stakeholders” Mr. Jonathan Ward (US Consulate General’s Principal Commercial Officer, Eastern / North-Eastern India) was glad that a leading American company, ABCHI has come to India to introduces its US standards and also invest in the JV. Mr. Sushil Mohta (Promoter, Merlin Group / President, CREDAI, Bengal) said that this initiative will be a boost to the industry by giving quality assurance to the end user and enhancing developers’ goodwill and brand.
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