Blue Moon Franchising FAQs
We are restricted by the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations from providing you with specific profit projections. However, we do have our franchisee earnings within our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). To learn more about actual experiences, we will encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our application process.
Our estimated total franchise investment ranges from $53,865 to $99,925 (with an initial fee range from $24,500-$57,000). In compiling this financial data, we relied on our and our affiliate’s industry knowledge and experience as well as the experience of existing franchisees. These figures are estimates only, and we cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses in starting the franchised business.
We can’t publicly disclose actual numbers, but you get what you put into it. Unlike a sandwich stall in a mall where your sales are pretty flat all year round, our business model does require someone to work a territory up to sustainability (usually 12 months). Some have only dipped a big toe in, while others have dived right in. We give you all the training, tools, and technology to make the quickest ROI, but it’s up to you to follow through with it. On average, we see our franchisees make a return on their investment in under a year, while other franchise concepts may take over five years to see a return on investment.
The total turnaround time is about 60 days from first reaching out to us, coming to a discovery day, receiving the FDD, signing the FDD and completing our mandatory two-week training class. During this time we plug you into our online systems and software. It is not uncommon for our new franchisees to have sales calls during the later part of training. This business is obtainable in a short amount of time.
Our two-week training program covers all disciplines of the industry. We teach you proper marketing techniques, sales, set-up, event planning, our extensive front and back of house marketing platform, item assessment and identification processes, pricing strategies and more.
We are constantly investing in the online marketing platforms that drive leads to you. We also plug you into our innovative sales platform that integrates social media, email, rewards, and sales data marketing, all together in one place.
Request a brochure, and speak with one of our representatives. We have the answers to all your estate sale franchise questions. If you like what you see, we plan monthly “discovery days” where we provide a more in-depth view of the business and share our FDD. The FDD illustrates all costs of running the business.
I am so much happier since I said goodbye to corporate life! I have been successful, and I feel very proud of the value I am providing and the achievements I’ve made.Toby Affuso, Owner/Operator of Blue Moon Estate Sales of Northern Virginia