Top Recession-Proof Franchises

These top recession-proof franchises have the highest owner satisfaction ratings and the greatest potential to perform well during volatile financial market conditions. Search the list to find franchise opportunities in many different industry segments, as well as a wide range of investment levels.

FBR surveyed thousands of franchise owners to determine the franchises that rank highest in franchisee satisfaction. Not only do the following companies have outstanding satisfaction among their franchise owners, but they also demonstrate a strong potential to out perform their competitors during challenging economic times.

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Industry: Real Estate

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you can expect a better service experience with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate agents before, during and after the transaction.

Investment: $113,920 - $455,000 Cash Required: $50,000
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Epcon Communities

Industry: Real Estate

Epcon Communities builds homes, neighborhoods, and lifestyles that provide remarkable experiences. Since 1986, the company has been integrating smart, innovative designs with the most desirable of mod…

Investment: $3,107,700 - $4,559,200 Cash Required: $500,000
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Grasons Co.

Grasons Co. provides professional and profitable estate sale and business liquidation services nationwide. Customers rely on the compay’s deep experience, proven techniques and established reput…

Investment: $48,900 - $73,600
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HomeSmart International

HomeSmart agents provide real estate services backed by the knowledge, tools, and support required to market homes for a quick, efficient sale.

Investment: $65,500 - $205,000 Cash Required: $20,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
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HomeVestors of America

Real estate investing franchisor HomeVestors of America buys homes with cash that are in need of immediate repair and that the owners need to sell quickly.

Investment: $80,000 - $456,250 Cash Required: $80,000
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JPAR - Real Estate

Industry: Real Estate

JPAR is a full-service real estate brand focused on productivity and service.

Investment: $36,690 - $237,900
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Kampgrounds of America

Kampgrounds of America is the world’s largest system of privately held campgrounds with more than 525 campgrounds across North America.

Investment: $30,250 - $9,172,925 Cash Required: $500,000
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Keller Williams

Industry: Real Estate

Keller Williams has more than 1,100 offices and 200,000 associates. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeh…

Investment: $183,230 - $336,980 Cash Required: $150,000
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Motto Mortgage

The Motto Mortgage network has access to a wide variety of mortgage products plus a dedicated and experienced home loan personal shopper for each client.

Investment: $62,600 - $86,800 Cash Required: $17,500
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New Again Houses

Industry: Real Estate

New Again Houses is an innovative business centered around turning old houses into great homes.

Investment: $94,000 - $180,000 Cash Required: $35,000
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NextHome

NextHome is committed to changing how people buy and sell real estate, putting the human interaction at the center of the transaction.

Investment: $16,250 - $220,345 Cash Required: $4,500
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Property Damage Appraisers

Property Damage Appraisers (PDA), the nationwide leading independent damage appraisal firm, is revolutionizing the industry by providing consistent quality products at speeds never experienced before …

Investment: $20,300 - $41,950 Cash Required: $20,300
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PropertyGuys.com

Property guys makes it easy to search homes, condos, and other properties for sale and connect directly with private sellers.

Investment: $30,000 - $70,000 Cash Required: $50,000
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Realty ONE Group

Industry: Real Estate

Realty ONE Group NEST is a dynamic, full-service lifestyle Real Estate brand & franchise model with top real estate agents in New England.

Investment: $44,000 - $223,000 Cash Required: $15,000
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Sola Salons

We provide beauty professionals with high-end, fully-equipped salon studios alongside the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time.

Investment: $545,476 - $1,737,517 Cash Required: $500,000
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Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury real estate brand founded in 1976 by Sotheby’s fine art dealers. Sotheby’s International Realty operates as a franchise focusing on brokering a…

Investment: $194,650 - $627,000 Cash Required: $63,650