Doug left a corporate job at Blue Cross and Blue Shields to become a home inspector. He was struggling last year and thought he was going to leave the home inspection profession and this year he did over 400 inspections
Favorite book: Slight Edge by Joel Olson
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Graduate of the Professional Association of Building Inspectors (PABI) with over 145 hours of residential inspection procedures and technical training
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
Favorite Quote “Be a teacher and a student everyday”
Dan helped found Inspection Support Network in 2000. Dan has been training inspectors and real estate agents across North American for over 25 years. He was a top producing real estate agent for many years including being a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. He founded Home Pride Inspections in 1997 which is a multi-inspector firm and market leader in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 35,000 inspections performed. He sold in 2012 to focus completely on the growth of Inspection Support. Dan’s understanding of the business needs of the inspector, real estate agent and client has helped the Inspection Support Network stay focused on real world solutions for growing inspection companies whether they are sole proprietors or multi-inspector firms.
Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual interest among people, constitutes the foundation of ethics. The members should recognize such a standard, not in passive observance, but as a set of dynamic principles guiding their conduct. It is their duty to practice the profession according to this code of ethics.As the keystone of professional conduct is integrity, the Members will discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, their clients, and with fairness and impartiality to all. They should uphold the honor and dignity of their profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, or apparent conflict of interest.
The member will express an opinion only when it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
The member will always act in good faith toward each client.
The member will not disclose any information concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their representatives.
The member will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
The member will not accept nor offer commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from other parties dealing with their client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.
The member will promptly disclose to his or her client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality of the results of their inspection work which they may be called upon to perform. The inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the inspector to deliberately obtain work in another field.
An inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain, and improve the professional integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession. He or she will report all such relevant information, including violations of this Code by other members, to the Association for possible remedial action.
Born: A while ago
Family: Wife Kerry of 20 years, 3 Sons and 2 Grandchildren
About Paul: Paul has had a passion for real estate since he was small. His mother always said that he came inside the house after a long day outside with half the real estate in the neighborhood stained on his clothes. So now you know, this is how it all began. With 26 years of advertising agency experience and another 22 since he bought his first investment property, Paul has grown a thriving real estate practice. His disciplines include residential, commercial and investment real estate in many areas of the country and of course the main focus, North and South Carolina. He has used his years of advertising to also help his clients, learn, sell and evaluate the creative side of the real estate market. Paul is also host of a weekly radio show “Your Real Estate today” Where he brings to his listeners the opportunity to learn about different opportunities and sheds the light on the positive news that our market and country lack today. “I love what I do” Paul says. We are so blessed to be in not just this area, but in this country.” The opportunities in real estate we have today… will not come along again in our lifetime” is what he believes.
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
Fox Inspection Group was founded in 1989 by Gordon and Lesley Fox. From its humble beginning as a single inspector company, it has expanded over the years and now is comprised of multiple inspectors and office staff. Since we now also provide Wood Destroying Insect Inspections, Swimming Pool Inspections, and HVAC Inspections, we have updated our name to Fox Residential Services Group.
The success of this company is due mainly to following a simple philosophy about real estate: we put ourselves in the home buyers’ shoes and treat them like family. Because we adhere to this policy at all times the majority of our clients are past clients, their family members, close friends, or associates of theirs. Many of our clients are Realtors, their family, or close friends.
Fox Residential Services Group – Providing Peace Of Mind, One Home At A Time, Since 1989
In this episode Preston Sandlin the host of The Successful Home Inspector Podcast introduces his new podcast and explains what it’s about. He wants it to be a positive place where home inspectors, vendors, and realtors are interviewed. The credo is Home Inspectors helping Home Inspectors.
Favorite Book: “Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” both by Ayn Rand
Favorite Quote:It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat
Hi I am Preston Sandlin, a home inspector in Charlotte NC. As a home inspector I realize we spend a lot of time in our vehicles traveling before, between and after inspections. We listen to something on the radio and quite frankly songs get old after a while. I usually listen to sports talk radio but my teams got so bad I just couldn’t bear to listen to that. I thought wouldn’t it be great if there was a weekly show by home inspectors for home inspectors where different home inspectors were interviewed as well as vendors and realtors. Wouldn’t it be great if it was designed to help all of us and not be negative or condescending? Check the egos at the door. I wish there was a show about home inspectors, or home inspectors helping inspectors. My hope is this show will help inspectors with their business, raise the industry as a whole and help provide better services for our clients. There wasn’t one so it is my hope to create it here on this weekly podcast. Thanks for checking us out.