FAQs

Do I need to rent an office and open a storefront?

No, we do not require that you rent space or open an office. You can work from a home office with a computer, printer and internet access. In some markets, an office makes sense for owner and guest service, so eventually you may want to set up a small office.

How do franchisees make money?

Your income is based on the revenue that your vacation rental properties produce. The more properties you manage the more income you can earn. We make it easy by handling all of the revenue management and collection so that you can focus solely on providing an exceptional guest experience and recruiting new property owners in your territory.

How does Grand Welcome get bookings?

Grand Welcome has a sophisticated real time booking platform that is connected with online travel sites including Airbnb, HomeAway, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity and many more so that your properties are offered and sold on a regular basis. We also provide a robust website and social media campaigns that help maximize the amount of vacation units rented.

Do I need experience in a vacation rental business?

No. Our proven business model is designed to take the stress away from the franchisee. We handle the revenue management, marketing, backend support, reservations, technology and optional customer service, staffing and accounting allowing you to focus on growing your business even without previous experience in the industry.

Is there any specific experience that may be valuable?

We make it easy for anyone to build a successful vacation rental business. A background in sales, networking, real estate or any other sales related industry may be well-suited to opening a Grand Welcome franchise.

What training & support is offered?

We offer comprehensive 1-week training at our headquarters and another 1-week training at an existing corporate run location. We also provide an initial in-market training following your opening for a few days. Ongoing support is also provided with mentors, coaches, Grand Welcome staff, and online programs to encourage continuous development and collaboration.

What’s different about Grand Welcome?

Grand Welcome is offering all the support and strength of an experienced company to our Franchisees. No matter how small or big a market your location serves, you will have all the best possible tools and training to succeed and grow your franchise. We are in a unique industry compared to other franchise opportunities that require more infrastructure investment and focus and have a proven model of success that stretches back more than a decade.

How long has Grand Welcome been in business?

Grand Welcome and affiliates started business in 2004 and have since grown the number of properties and destinations offered to customers. We are now pursuing new markets to allow entrepreneurs to grow successful franchises and get the benefit of this rapidly expanding vacation rental market.

Why the vacation rental industry?

The vacation rental segment is one of the fastest growing in the vacation industry. In the next 5 years, the market is expected to grow to more than $20 billion with over 34 million people renting vacation homes each year.

Does Grand Welcome have local partners and vendors?

Yes. Grand Welcome encourages you to cultivate strong local relationships to support vendor management and help drive property owner growth and guest satisfaction.

Do I need to be certified in any area?

No, except for in a few states that require a real estate broker’s license to run a vacation rental business.

Can I get an expanded territory?

Yes, we do offer an expanded territory that would require a larger franchise fee. Grand Welcome has developed the tools, techniques, and technologies needed to expand into new markets. We want to work with you to grow your business.

What is the timeframe to get my franchise up and running?

Very quickly since this is typically home-based and not brick and mortar to start. The typical length of time between the effective date of the Franchise Agreement and opening your Grand Welcome Franchise will be 30-90 days.

Where do I start?

Fill out the request more information form and a franchise representative will give you a call to discuss your interests and the franchise opportunity.

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