This success story focuses on Molly Maid, the UK’s number one cleaning franchise, which has been operating for nearly 40 years.
We spoke to Director of Business Development, Aaron Watson, who has been with the brand for 15 years. Molly Maid is not only the most recognised brand in the home cleaning industry (confirmed by YouGov) but has also won the 5-star Franchisee Satisfaction Award with WorkBuzz four times!
“We don’t only provide customers with a clean and sanitised home. We give them the gift of time back, so they can spend more time doing what they love,” says Aaron. “We also work hard to support our franchise operators, helping them grow sales and become more profitable. Over the past few years, some of our franchisees have seen sales double or even triple in size. We’ve seen some really strong growth,” he adds.
Aaron explains that BusinessesForSale.com has been a helpful resource to Molly Maid for many years. Out of all the platforms the brand has used, BusinessesForSale.com has given the most support and success.
“It’s a great source of high-volume leads, and it gives us valuable exposure, particularly with our franchise resales,” says Aaron.
Assisting Molly Maid’s quickest sale
BusinessesForSale.com offers franchise brands the opportunity to connect with serious franchise buyers, but lead times usually last between 6 to 8 weeks and deals usually conclude over a period of 6 to 12 months.
However, Molly Maid recently converted a lead through BusinessesForSale.com in a record time of 8 days!
“The listing went live on the site, and we had two serious enquiries in the first couple of days. I had my first conversation with a potential buyer a few days later. The buyer had previously researched the industry and was aware of the strength of the Molly Maid brand. They knew exactly what they were looking for so when this opportunity presented itself, they were ready to move quickly. It’s the quickest sale we’ve seen. There was an 8-day turnaround from the listing going live to an offer from the buyer,” Aaron explains.
While this confidence from the buyer stems from Molly Maid’s stable business model and unmatched reputation, Aaron explains that BusinessesForSale.com helped them refine their search and understand exactly what the opportunity offered.
“BusinessesForSale.com gives us targeted exposure to people who are confident in buying a business in our sector. They filter it even further by attracting buyers who are interested in specific locations. It’s a great partnership,” says Aaron.
Aaron’s advice to new franchise buyers:
Identify the industry that you want to operate in. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What are the pros and cons?
- Does it have longevity?
- Is it sustainable?
- What are the margins?
- Thoroughly research the brand. Understand who the franchisor and franchisees are, and if your values align with them. Review competitors so you can make sure the brand you do choose is best suited to your skills and lifestyle.
- Interrogate numbers. Always understand the financial details. Ensure you aren’t getting presented with aspirational numbers. You should be able to achieve them, and the brand should be able to demonstrate examples of where these have been achieved before.
We’d like to thank Aaron for taking the time to speak to us. We appreciate your acclamation and will continue working hard to support your goals.
You can find out more about franchise opportunities with Molly Maid here.
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