Brandon Ezra started Grand Welcome originally with a handful of condominiums in Mammoth Lakes, California, and grew his property management company to be one of the largest in that destination and now the US. That was the start of a larger vision and the umbrella growth of Grand Welcome via franchising.
[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Brandon Ezra of the Grand Welcome franchise system.
[2:01] Josh welcomes Brandon to Franchise Euphoria.
[2:30] Brandon shares about his business history and what led him to launch a franchise system.
[4:13] Very early on, Brandon recognized that vacation rentals posed a great opportunity for a franchise model.
[5:24] Grand Welcome is conveniently integrated into all of the major vacation rental companies such as VRBO and AirBnB.
[5:55] The first thing Brandon did when looking at franchising Grand Welcome was to map out what their expectations would be of their franchisee and vice versa.
[7:11] Right now, the franchisor headquarters is located in Nevada for Grand Welcome.
[8:05] For Brandon, success in a couple years for now would be a good profit and return for them as well as their franchisees. He would also like to see the first five or ten locations in place.
[11:13] The key duties a Grand Welcome franchisee would be to manage their vendors and communicate with their property owners.
[13:16] Brandon recognizes that the vacation rental industry is becoming more professionalized, and as a result, he thinks the industry is on the uptrend.
[16:57] Something that surprised Brandon when franchising Grand Welcome was the level of restructure that was required to make it a scalable business.
[19:24] If you want to learn more about Grand Welcome, visit their website listed below.
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