If you are buying a franchise, the transaction should be considered in part in the same way as any other purchase. However, the difference lies in the fact that the purchase is not an absolute purchase due to the remaining interests and obligations of the franchisee and the controls you would have to manage. A question that comes up extremely often is whether franchise agreements are negotiable or not. The answer is that they are negotiable, provided that the negotiated changes are based on a request from the franchisee and offer the franchisee more favorable, but no less favorable, terms and rights. While franchise agreements are usually negotiated and often amended, changes are most often limited, as franchisors do, and must emphasize consistency within their franchise systems.