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How Much Does a Molly Maid Franchise Cost?

Since 1984, Molly Maid has been providing home cleaning solutions to clients in the U.S.

By Victoria CampisiStaff Writer
Updated 11:11AM 08/19/22

Opening a Molly Maid franchise costs between $127,00 to $184,450 with an initial franchise fee of $14,900. You can also pay $35,000 to $40,000 for an exclusive territory. 

Total estimated initial investment is determined on a case-by-case basis based on factors such as your existing equipment, supplies and other details, according to data from The Balance Small Business. The home cleaning franchise also requires available liquid capital of $65,000 and a minimum net worth of $250,000. 

Other factors that the cost of your investment include: 

Territory size: Where you want to operate, the number of households and businesses in the desired territory, any areas to which you would like to expand, where your current customers are, and other factors may cause variations in your initial franchise cost. 

Startup costs: Molly Maid calculates how much a franchise costs based on your individual needs and circumstances. For example, you may be starting from scratch with the purchase of equipment, vehicles, supplies and marketing. Or, you may just be rebranding, which will cost less. 

Veterans discount: The franchise offers a discount of 15% off the initial franchise fee to honorably discharged veterans who qualify via the VetFran program guidelines. 

Molly Maid also offers options such as Small Business Administration loans and unsecured lines of credit, which they will assist franchisees with. Additionally, if you already own a cleaning service, there is a possibility of “rolling in” existing clients for a discount.

The franchise is a good option for those who want to invest in a business that requires little training or technical expertise. It is also beneficial for those who desire a positive work/life balance. The typical Monday to Friday schedule allows for franchisees and customers to enjoy their weekends. 

If Molly Maid isn’t the best fit for you, here are six other home cleaning franchise brands to look into:

Home Clean Heroes** | Investment range: $76,902–$100,851

Maid Right* | Investment range: $99,100–$144,500

MaidPro* | Investment range: $94,560–$119,800

ecomaids* | Investment range: $116,465–$141,815 

The Carpet Chemist* | Investment range: $77,300–$109,700

Men in Kilts* | Investment range: $157,290–$191,950

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.