DALLAS, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeVestors® of America, the professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees that is the number one buyer of houses in the U.S, has been selected as a recipient of Franchise Business Review's 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award, the franchise industry's most prestigious award in addition to two honors from industry leader Opportunity World as one of the Hottest 125 Franchises of 2012 and one of the Top 20 Veteran-Friendly Franchises.
"Receiving recognition from FBR and Opportunity World is receiving recognition from our franchisees. We are humbled as leaders to know that the success we strive for in ourselves satisfies those who invest their futures in us," said David Hicks, HomeVestors' co-president. "It is great to be ranked by the ones we serve, especially veterans who have served us for so long."
Ken Channell, company co-president, adds, "HomeVestors is based on entrepreneurship and the opportunity to excel and enjoy the benefits of self-employment. We are only as successful as our hardworking franchisees."
The annual Franchisee Satisfaction Award is sponsored by Franchise Business Review, honoring excellence in franchising. The industry group annually recognizes franchisors with the highest overall franchisee satisfaction based on its survey of franchisees as part of a national project that looks at satisfaction at some of the country's most popular brands. Each year Franchise Business Review conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry, recognizing the leading franchise companies with the highest levels of overall satisfaction among their franchise operators.
Opportunity World distinguishes HomeVestors as a well-recognized national brand with a proven training program to help its independently owned and operated franchises succeed in the investment real estate business. Honored as one of the "Hottest 125 Franchises of 2012," Opportunity World based its criteria on key aspects of franchising such as financial stability, company history, client satisfaction and attitude of current franchise owners. Additionally, Opportunity World honors the leading real estate investment company as a "Top 20 Veteran-Friendly Franchise" for its assistance in aiding veterans' desire to grow their own businesses by providing quality information to prospective small business owners and offering new incentives to veterans such as an initial franchisee fee discount, help in obtaining financing, and long-standing support through a network of veteran and other franchisees.
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