Michael Tobbell

Territory: South Orlando, Florida

Years In Business: 5 years

Why franchising?

Franchising is a fast track and sure way to establish a business. It helps you execute a proven market strategy and stay ahead of the competition. The franchise experience typically provides you with invaluable resources and the necessary experience to perform beyond client expectations, and A Buyer’s Choice is no exception.

How does your background qualify you for A Buyer’s Choice?

I studied Building Management and Business Commerce at University in South Africa. I have worked with contractors in several industries and also had very successful experiences in corporate sales and marketing both in the US and internationally.

Why did you pick A Buyer’s Choice?

Timing is everything! A Buyer’s Choice was entering the Florida market at a pivotal time when I signed up. The housing market was in recovery and new legislation to regulate the home inspection industry meant there was a lot of opportunity to grow with the ABCHI brand.

How does your community benefit from A Buyer’s Choice?

The local community of realtors knows they can rely on ABCHI for professional and reliable inspection services. Staying busy and visible in my community on a daily basis has contributed to customer awareness and their peace of mind.

What kind of support have you gotten from A Buyer’s Choice?

There has always been good regional support available when needed. The shared knowledge, local expertise and corporate resources available have been very beneficial over the years.

What has been your biggest challenge?

The nature of home inspections is typically last minute scheduling and then meeting customer deadlines and getting those inspection reports out the next day… it can be a scheduling challenge!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Who knows – time flies when you’re having fun… I’m five years in already!

Best business advice?

Manage your business and services the right way from the start. Your professionalism and integrity is critical to building a sustainable business.

Can you share a word of wisdom for people looking into A Buyer’s Choice/franchising?

If it is for you, all you have to do is make it happen.