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Are Gutters Important in Selling Your Home?

By | Gutter Systems, GutterShutter News

It’s peak home selling and buying season, which means most homeowners who plan to sell are completing renovations and repairs to get their home in the best shape for a great offer. In a good housing market when making renovations, most people aim to make a profit, or at least a return on their investment.

Real estate agents and sellers know the typical renovations to make – flooring, painting, updated hardware – but what about your gutters? Are they something you need to be concerned about when selling your home?

If your gutters are damaged, you’ll absolutely need to have them replaced. April is the month of rain showers, and broken or cracked gutters won’t go unnoticed. You’ll also want to evaluate the color – do your gutters match the rest of your home, or do they stick out and draw attention? Are they faded or dirty? It’s the small details that buyers will be paying attention to, considering how much time and money they’ll be putting into a home after the sale.

The GutterShutter system is proven to be a big selling point for potential buyers. The thought of having no maintenance, less time climbing up a ladder and more time to enjoy their new home is a huge perk for anyone! Plus, the warranty on the GutterShutter system is transferrable, and new owners will receive the same benefits as previous owners, at no cost. Should the system ever clog or pull away from the home (we guarantee it won’t), GutterShutter will fix it!

If you’re selling your home this year and need to replace your gutters and add even more reasons for potential buyers to make an offer, give us a call at (877) 617-4888 now for a free quote, or use our handy online locator to find a Gutter Shutter dealer near you!

New Dealer Territories Available

By | Gutter Business Blog

We’re pleased to announce several new exclusive territories are now available for Factory Authorized GutterShutter Dealer opportunities.  These markets have been identified for expansion based on homeowner demographics, potential market share, competition and overall home improvement industry growth.

GS_B2B_Legacy_ImgGutterShutter Dealers benefit from extensive sales, operations and operations training, based on our proven retail strategy in use with other dealers and at our flagship retail locations.  New dealers start with all the tools and knowledge needed to run a very successful gutter protection business.  Those who follow our process usually earn a full return on their initial investment within the first year!

The fast ROI, combined with low startup costs and no ongoing franchise fees make GutterShutter the smart choice for starting a new business!  We are now accepting new dealer applications in these cities:

  • Albany, NY
  • Madison, WI
  • Kansas City, MO and KS
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Lansing, MI
  • Bergen County, NJ
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
  • Syracuse, NY
  • And other select areas (call for your specific city)

If you or someone you know is ready to own their own successful business, now is the time.  With our proven system, you don’t have to be a contractor or have home improvement industry experience.  GutterShutter makes a great business for retirees and their families, former military personnel, recent college graduates or anyone who wants to be in charge of their own destiny and have a business that will last for years to come.

Download our free guide to starting your own home improvement business (above), or contact us today for a no-obligation conversation about your market and whether a GutterShutter Dealer opportunity is right for you.  Call 877-677-4888 and ask for John Cross, today. Or learn more about our dealer program.

When is the Best Time to Start a Home Improvement or Remodeling Business?

By | Gutter Business Blog, Starting a Business

The best time to start a home improvement or remodeling business is, quite simply, NOW!Over the last several years, the remodeling Industry has experienced a tremendous upward trend in revenues in all areas, from roofs to basements, and has created hundreds of thousands of new, unique customers as well as repeat customers enhancing their homes. The gutter protection business specifically is among those leading industry growth. Read More

The Best Business Investment for Rapid Return on Investment and Profitability

By | Business ROI, Gutter Business Blog

Business owners and investors look for the best business investment that delivers a rapid return on investment (ROI) and profitability.  Many franchises and similar business investments can take five or more years before the investor or owner gets a return on their initial investment, much less recouping the principal investment.

Increase Sales RevenueA rapid ROI is one of the reasons the GutterShutter gutter protection business model is so attractive to business investors.  There is limited equipment to purchase, and once the first projects are sold, you aren’t re-purchasing your inventory — your customers are paying for new inventory.  That means GutterShutter factory authorized dealers quickly generate positive cash flow — a smart part of any business investment.

In addition, because there are no franchise fees, GutterShutter dealers keep more of their revenue in the business, either to help with operations and fund growth, or as increased profits.  With quick payment collection on projects and a short time between the sale and project completion, GutterShutter dealers don’t have cash tied up in inventory or projects for weeks at a time.

If you are looking for a business investment that lets you quickly recoup your up-front costs and become profitable within the first year, GutterShutter may be the smart choice for you.  We provide all the training, systems and processes, so you can focus on running your business using a successful model, rather than working in your business, trying to figure out what to do next.

For more information, and to find out if GutterShutter exclusive territory is available in your area, call 877-677-4888 or complete the contact form below.

Why You Don’t Need to Be a Contractor to Start a Gutter Business

By | Gutter Business Blog, Starting a Business

Why You Don’t Need to Be a Contractor to Start a Gutter Business

Many potential dealers who contact GutterShutter are surprised to learn that you don’t need experience in the home improvement or construction industries to start and run a very successful gutter protection system business. In fact, among our most successful dealers are business people and investors who understand that the key to success in every business is finding and following a proven system that generates profits and earn a return on their investment. Read More

What is the Difference Between an Authorized Factory Dealer and a Franchise for Starting a Gutter Business?

By | Franchise Business, Gutter Business Blog

What is the Difference Between an Authorized Factory Dealer and a Franchise for Starting a Gutter Business?

One of the questions we are often asked by potential new gutter business dealers is about the difference between a dealer opportunity and buying a franchise. Two of the biggest differences involve operational control and fees.

A gutter system franchise typically has a buy-in fee, plus monthly royalty payments that are a percent of gross sales. So each month a percentage of your sales are sent to the franchise for the use of their brand, marketing support and other benefits. Read More