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Lindal is Accepting Applications From Sales Professionals, Custom Builders, Architects & Design-Build Firms
Here at Lindal, we recognize that we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re always seeking local custom home builders, architects, and sales and marketing-oriented entrepreneurs (with experience in real estate and custom home projects) who want to build businesses for themselves.
Does that describe you? If so, then we’d like to introduce you to an opportunity to start your own small business or expand your current custom home-building business!
Although it is very beneficial to have direct experience in housing or construction for this opportunity, it is not completely necessary, as we will train you.
The advantages of working with Lindal:
- Housing leader for 70 years
- Zero franchise fees
- National marketing and brand recognition
- Highly motivated Lindal leads: more than 50% own land
- Marketing co-op
- Corporate team, the most experienced in the industry
- High-quality material and exclusive designs
- The only green-approved, system-built home
- Industry’s only Lifetime Structural Warranty
- Industry’s best home design plan books
- Social media and marketing support
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, contact us for more information 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 dealer 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 an annual dealer conference each year, 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 web page 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 sales and marketing experience.