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Business Opportunities at Lindal Cedar Homes
Interested in becoming an independent Lindal home dealer? We’d like to hear from you!
For over 70 years, we’ve partnered with entrepreneurs across the nation and the world who want to start or grow their own business.
We’re looking for home builders with experience in real estate and custom home projects, as well as sales and marketing entrepreneurs with real estate/custom home project experience.
To learn more, fill out our Contact form or call Dealership Development Manager Todd Callender at 206-892-1291.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a franchise or dealership fee?
Is there a large cost to getting started?
None other than travel costs for training, the cost to register a LLC for the dealership, and the initial few hundred dollars to buy the recommended marketing materials that you may want to demonstrate Lindal products and services.
Do I need to build a model home?
No. there are a variety of dealership options. They include – Commercial Model Home Center, Lindal Design Center, Home Sales Office or Subdivision Dealership. Please contact us for more details.
Is there a training program?
Your Lindal career begins with a “New Dealer Training” seminar in Seattle, WA. We provide additional training through monthly Continuing Education webinars, regional meetings, and a multi-day annual dealer conference each year. The annual conference is usually held in January.
Does Lindal offer advertising/marketing support?
Yes. All dealers are expected to participate in a cooperative advertising program that we fund for new dealers, which helps subsidize various advertising/marketing activities. Every dealer has a webpage for their dealership on the Lindal.com site, that can be modified and personalized by the dealer.
Can I choose any location I want?
Although we will consider any location that you may have in mind, we are actively recruiting new dealerships in select areas.
Do I get a protected territory?
Yes, an area of primary responsibility is assigned to each dealership. No other Lindal Cedar Homes dealer will be set up in your area. Leads are provided by Lindal and result in inquiries by potential customers currently residing in your territory, or additional locations by mutual agreement.
Can I sell to people who want to build in other states or provinces?
You may sell to anyone in your country. You can also advertise in areas outside your territory, as long as you use your approved dealership address. This is sometimes done in cooperation with other dealers. Ads can run online or in print publications which are distributed throughout the state or country.
Other than Seattle-based personnel, does Lindal offer regional support for dealers?
We have regional Dealer Advisory Council members. These are experienced Lindal dealers, elected by the dealership network, who are available to help you.
If I build up a business, is it my asset, and can I sell it later?
Yes, as a result of your efforts, the business is definitely yours, and Lindal will allow you to sell it to an approved person.
Do I need to have a real estate license or building/construction experience?
No, you won’t be selling real estate. Some of our top dealers came from other fields and had no prior experience in the housing industry. However, it does help to have some sales and marketing experience.