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The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 123 Simone Cartwright

Simone Cartwright
Simone Cartwright

Simone Cartwright, has been experienced in the home services industry since the year 2000 and has personally performed over 2,100 home inspections. As a Public Insurance Adjuster, Simone aided families by identifying damages to their homes caused by unforeseen events, such as, storms, plumbing leaks and fires.

Simone’s knowledge and understanding of building structures, rebuilding, restoration and reconstruction costs gained as a Public Insurance Adjuster prompted her decision to expand into the home inspection business.  Before becoming a Public Insurance Adjuster, Simone spent 20 years putting her degree in Business Administration to work in various management and supervisory roles in marketing, advertising and sales

Simone Cartwright is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina, Ask the Charlotte Inspector, and HICarolina

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The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 121 Pat Butler



    Choosing the right inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. Furthermore,different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, and experience, reporting methods, pricing. Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the inspector’s own effort. If you will honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee to give you my very best effort. This is my promise to you.

Pat Butler is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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The Successful Home Inspector Episode 120 Preston Sandlin

Preston Sandlin
Preston Sandlin

In this interview Kevin Wagstaff of Spectora Inspection Software Interviews Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

Preston has learned success through the process of elimination

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Episode 119 The Successful Home Inspector Kevin Wagstaff

Kevin Wagstaff
Kevin Wagstaff


Founder | Digital Marketing Specialist | Content Producer

Hi, I’m Kevin. When you join Spectora, I’ll be the guy you interact with for on-boarding, digital marketing solutions, and product support. I’m also the writer behind many of the articles found in our Resource Center.

Prior to founding Spectora, I worked as an SEO Specialist on the Search Engine Optimization Team at HomeAdvisor, where I did content creation, link building, on-page optimization, competitive research, partnership building, and rank tracking.

I have also been a Realtor for several years. After talking to dozens of home inspectors during real estate transactions, I learned of the pain points inspectors had with software, marketing, and business growth. My brother and I started building a platform to solve these problems.

I bring an analytical approach to marketing for Spectora clients, using data metrics and the latest in SEO knowledge to improve home inspection businesses. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions!

Kevin Wagstaff is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 86 Tyrus Parrish

Tyrus Parrish
Tyrus Parrish

Tyrus Parrish is a code certified home inspector who has a passion for educating and empowering homebuyers in the metro Atlanta area. This passion and sense of commitment radiates whether he’s performing inspections or teaching at home buyer’s seminars at the Atlanta Urban League and Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation.

The old saying, “ the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, couldn’t be more fitting for Tyrus.  Being the son of a real estate agent has provided him with an intimate and insightful perspective on the home buying process. He’s very much aware of the anxieties and unforeseeable obstacles that present themselves during this whirlwind period in a buyer’s life.

In 1999, Tyrus took his 12 years as an “unofficial” real estate assistant along with his passion, integrity and technical know-how and founded Safe & Sound Home Inspections. He takes this knowledge and provides clients with peace of mind.  This enables them to make confident decisions during the negotiation process of the real estate transaction.

In addition to the 16 years of banner customer serviceprovided to over 2500 metro Atlanta homeowners Tyrus has acquired some highly respected certifications in the home inspection industry.

  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) #247572
  • International Code Council (ICC) # 4951
  • International Property Maintenance & Housing # 1106S

Individuals looking for a person with integrity, compassion, experience and a spirit of servanthood need look no further.

The combination of “real life” real estate experience and field related certifications makes this gentleman an invaluable asset to any real estate team.

Tyrus Parrish is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 74 Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa
Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa ~ Owner/President

  • Se Habla Español
  • Home Inspector # 121 – A.C.F. Home Inspections

                        509 S. Chickasaw Trail, # 118, Orlando FL 32825 – Owned and Operated since 9/2001

  • International Association of Certified Home InspectorsInterNACHI –  Current Proud Member # – NACHI05092895
  • Wind Mitigation Inspector
  • Wood Destroying Organism Inspector (WDO/Termite Inspector)

Employee of DL Pest Control # JE141205 (2006 – present)

  • Certified Commercial Inspector– CMI Approved School – Commercial Property Inspection
  • InterNachi Certified #05092895

Courses, Educations and Training:

  • Radon Measurement Technician – Earned – RADLINK – 1/2012
  • Advanced Wind Mitigation Inspection Training – Inspection Depot Inc. – 5/2011
  • Inspection Universe – 20 hours of NACHI –CEU – 3/2007
  • ACE III-Initial Disaster Housing Inspector Training – Presented by PARR– Partnership for Response and Recovery, a Contractor for FEMA – 8/2006
  • IRIS Certified – Earned designation as “Residential Inspection Specialist” – 4/2006
  • IFREC – ABC’s of New Home Inspection – 4/2006
  • IFREC – Home Inspection Program/course – 3/2006
  • Initial Mold Inspection training – through ESA (Environmental Solutions Associations) – 2/2006
  • The Inspection Depot training Institute –

Certified as a “New Construction Inspection Specialist” -11/2004

  • Ed Kolpfer – Schools of Home Inspection – Home Inspector – 2001


Additional Training Courses taken via InterNACHI :

  • Inspecting HVAC Systems      – Certificate Earned – 1/2013
  • Safe Practices for the Home Inspector – 1/2013
  • Radon Measurement Technician – 1/2012
  • How To Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections – 5/2012
  • WDO/WDI – 2/2012
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know – 6/2011
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections – Certificate Earned – 9/2007
  • Commercial Inspections – 2/2007
  • ABC Of New Home Inspection – 4/2006
  • Home Inspection – 3/2006
  • Basic Mold – 2/2006
  • Basic And Advance Mold Inspection – 2/2006
  • Roof Inspection –  11/2005


Accomplishments, Certificates, Memberships and Seminars:

  • Pro-Lab – Professional Partners Program – in good standing– 3/2006 to current.
  • Understanding Mold in the Restorpreston Sandlination Industry – Certificate Earned – SERVPRO – 11/2009
  • Electrical Inspection – Certificate Earned – 9/2007
  • Florida Association of Building Inspections Inc.

–          FABI Summer Seminar “Fishin for Knowledge” – 6/2002

  • Florida Association of Building Inspections Inc.

–          FABI Winter Seminar “Gearing up of the New Year”  12/2002

  • State of Florida Notary Public – 10/2005 – 11/2009
  • Pervious Affiliations:  Better Business Bureau (BBB) ,  Orange Regional Real Estate Association  (ORRA)

Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR), Century 21 Preferred Vendor Affiliate

Luis Figueroa is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 73 Preinspections (Your Real Estate Today Show)

Preston Sandlin
Preston Sandlin

Although Preston owns one of the largest multi-inspector home inspection firms in the country; Home Inspection Carolina, he is only the boss at work.   That is because at home Preston has a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters, a dog, some fish and a hermit crab.  As you can imagine he is way down the food chain there.  Preston also owns to other home inspection related businesses; Home Inspection Flyers and Inspect New Homes.  He has master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Finance both from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.  Preston is a great person to learn from because in his 20+ years of being in the home inspection business he has done just about everything wrong you can do.  You Preston is successful by the process of elimination and if you listen to him maybe he can shorten your learning curve.

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Episode 46 Delivering Happiness

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin

In this episode of the Successful Home Inspection Podcast Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Home Inspector reviews the book “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh.

Now in trade paperback, the hip, iconoclastic CEO of Zappos shows how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving remarkable results — by actually creating a company culture that values happiness –and then delivers on it.

  • Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit
  • Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department
  • Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
  • Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
  • Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
  • Seek to change the world
  • Oh, and make money too . . .

Sound crazy? It’s all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that’s doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.

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Episode 11 John Tyler


Checklist Inspections has been servicing the Metro Phoenix and surrounding areas since 1998. We have preformed over thousands of inspections. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or an investment team, we provide one the best inspections and report delivery in the industry. We work with domestic and foreign investors routinely. It doesn’t matter if it’s a starter home or an luxury winter home, everyone gets the same thorough inspection. We inspect as if it’s our personal home each and every inspection. We do work with buyers from around the world and all walks of life, so communication and being able explain the findings and issues with the home is a key factor that we strive for each and every inspection. We, also, have performed many inspections for the hearing impaired community. Call or email us for a recommendation for an ASL Certified Interpreter/Realtor.

Our experience allows us to effectively inform our clients and realtors in an non alarmist way. This allows all parties to make a rational informed decision, and not an emotional one.

Our philosophy is simple, we put ourselves in your shoes. We treat you as family and your money as if it’s our own. We’re very conscience of the emotion that is involved in purchasing a new home and the stress that can be involved. We do all that we can to ensure that the inspection process is one of the easiest and informative step in the purchasing process for you.

On a personal note, Checklist Inspections is owned and operated locally in Gilbert, Arizona, (though we service all of the valley and growing) by John and Kathy Tyler. Our Marketing and Customer Service Representatives are Dakota and Ciana, our Labradors, who also take inspections seriously. As a team we value loyalty to our clients and realtors, precise and thorough inspections and building relationships one inspection at a time.

Licensed Home Inspector in AZ. Full voting member of ASHI.
Better Business Accredited Member since 2003.
Licensed for Termite Inspection.
We offer General Home and Termite Inspections.
Our great benefits include:
1. Free 120 day Termite Warranty
2. Free appliance RecallChek
3. Inspection report printed onsite with color photos
4. Summary page of items in need of repair
5. 200% Satisfaction Guarantee!
Property of 8 yrs and newer are Thermal Imaged to detect low insulation of attic and outside walls.
Also an avid hiker, and back country explorer of Arizona
480-361-8120 Checklist Inspections

John Tyler is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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Episode 5 – Dan Huber



President / CEO

Inspection Support Network

Favorite Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad

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.

website: Inspection Support Network

Dan Huber is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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