Category Archives: Episodes

The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 152 Kate Ivey and Toby Adamson

Ivey and Toby Adamson
Ivey and Toby Adamson

HomeGauge makes it easy to create professional home inspection reports and print them onsite or deliver them online. HomeGauge comes standard with templates for many different types of properties, including single family homes, multi-family, commercial buildings, condos, mold, four point inspections, new construction phases, and also includes support for the Texas (TREC) format. In addition, you can create your own templates for just about any type of inspection you may need to perform. HomeGauge offers technical support and also tips on marketing your business. HomeGauge home inspection software is used by inspectors across the US and Canada, and is widely accepted by all the major trade associations.

Kate Ivey and Toby Adamson are being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

 

 

 

 

The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 151 Grow Your Business with Four Home Inspectors on Tour

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This is an interview about a tour with Four Home Inspectors.

Wally Conway – Increasing your Value in the Marketplace

Wally has been one of the most outspoken inspection business owners in the industry for decades – but he also has done something incredible that no one in the inspection business has ever been able to establish:  High Market Value with High Volume.  Hear how his team in the Jacksonville Florida market has established themselves as the value leader.

Rob Lemoine – Client Communications for Tripling your Business.

Rob is a second generation home inspector out of the Atlanta market and through email campaigns promoting inspection packages and value adds, he’s been able to more than triple his business in 24 months (into the millions plural).  Rob’s style is dynamic and direct and you don’t want to miss this presentation.

Preston Sandlin – New and Developing sources of New Business.

Preston runs one of the largest home inspection firms in history and in his market he has an incredible reputation.  Where do you go when you’ve gone from good to great?  Great to even more Great…and he has found ways to be an even bigger resource in his market you can’t afford not to hear.

Shawn Rossbach – Rapid Growth.

 

Shawn is the youngest and newest of our special guests on the tour, and he’s done something nobody in home inspection history has done before:  $2 million in volume in under 24 months.  Yes, you read that right.  Whether you’re looking to be big, huge, or absolutely enormous you’ll probably have to scale back on what Shawn has done in his business.

Thinterview is lead by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

The Successful Home Inspector Episode 150 Bob Clark

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Bob Clark

Hey, my name is Bob Clark

My favorite part of owning and operating a home inspection business is building the business!

I love building an online presence, creating a brand on the Internet and on Social Media.

I did all this myself and I want to teach you how to do it!

Who am I?

Bob Clark is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 149 Rose Buckley

Rose Buckley
Rose Buckley

Rose comes to US Inspect with several years of education and a teaching background. She has quickly picked up on what it means to be a home inspector and is committed to teaching her clients all about their prospective new homes. She earned her Master’s in Education from Wilmington University in 2014. She then went on to teach several languages (English, French, Italian, and Spanish) at both the high school and community college level. She has a passion for connecting with people and this serves her well with both prospective home buyers and Realtors.

She enjoys traveling, snowboarding, hiking and being with her family.

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

The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 148 Charles Buell.

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As a Seattle Home Inspector, I am committed to bringing all my years of experience, as well as my continuing education regarding home construction practices, to bear, in assisting the Home Buyer/Seller with their Home purchase/sale.

Inspecting NW Homes

Inspecting NW Homes

It is my intention that the Home Buyer/Seller have an accurate, “snap-shot” of the major components of the Home, thus assisting them in making an informed decision. While based in Seattle/Shoreline WA, I inspect homes all over Western Washington State, including King County, Snohomish County and sometimes even Pierce County. Some of the cities I commonly get to are Everett, Lynnwood, Bothel, Kenmore, Kent, SeaTac, Bellevue, Kirkland—-and many others. Some buyers have referred to my inspection reports as “beginning” owner’s manuals for their home.

Business & Inspection Experience

I have been designing and building residential structures for over 35 years.

Inspecting NW Homes

Inspecting NW Homes

Previous to becoming a Home Inspector in 2004, I was a “hands-on” general contractor and I was actively involved in all aspects of residential construction. As a designer and a builder, I had to keep up-to-date in all the trades involved in this work: foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, siding, roofing etc. My specialties have been kitchen design, second story additions, whole house remodels, and new passive solar houses—-including composting toilets and wood foundations.

I currently sit on the Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board of the State of Washington.

I am also on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) technical review committee at the National level and served as chair of the committee for 2016.

I am a Graduate of Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wa., Residential Home Inspection Course (160 hours), and I am currently an instructor with this program. This course is approved by the State of Washington for Home Inspector Education as preparation for new inspector licensing.

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I am a Member of ASHI, (American Society of Home Inspectors), Member #246514.

I am a Licensed Washington State Home Inspector, #220

I am a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, WSDA #67488

Level I Thermographer, ITC Certified

Charles Buell is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home IAsk the Charlotte Inspectornspection Carolina and

The Successful Home Inspector Episode 147 Shawn Rossbach

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Shawn Rossback

Max Home Inspections ® promises to provide outstanding customer service, thorough home inspections, professional and informative reports. You will have the information you need to make a confident decision on your real estate investments. We are always available to help – 24/7.

Professionally educated, licensed and certified, Max Home Inspections strives to give you the best quality service. Our inspectors adhere to a strict code of conduct and have all been trained and educated to ensure that they properly represent the best in the industry.

We always strive to exceed customer expectations – from the time we arrive on sight you will know that we are knowledgeable professionals that have your best interest at mind. If you are not completely satisfied at the end of the inspection, not only will we refund the inspection fee, we will also pay for another licensed inspector of your choice, up to the original inspection fee

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

The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 146 Stephen Rager

Stephen Rager
Stephen Rager

Champion Home Inspection LLC provides the highest quality home inspection service in Evansville, Newburgh, Booneville, Chandler, Dayville, Yankeetown and surrounding counties. Your home will be evaluated for physical condition including the construction, structure and the components of the home. Our trained inspectors will look at roofing, interiors, exteriors, structural components, electrical system, plumbing system, and more. Have a seasoned and licensed home inspector give you peace of mind.

Choosing the right home inspection company can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet your inspector until your inspection appointment–after you’ve hired us. Furthermore, different inspection companies have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor us by permitting us to inspect your new home, we guarantee that we will give you our very best effort.

A thorough inspection of a house is extremely important before you finalize the sale of your new home. At Champion Home Inspection LLC our certified home inspectors take home inspections seriously! We are also certified through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, (InterNashi) as well as Certified, Insured, and Licensed in Indiana so you can trust that you’re getting the most thorough and accurate assessment possible.

We Stand Behind Our Inspections:
When we conduct your inspection, you’ll enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that we GUARANTEE your satisfaction. If, for any reason, you’re not 100% satisfied with the quality of our service, just tell the inspector before you receive your report. We’ll either make it right or you will not be charged for the inspection.

Champion Home Inspection LLC is owned and operated by Inspector Stephen Rager, who is a US Army Iraq War Veteran and has gone from serving our country to serving our community! Stephen will be your home buying or selling advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service as we’re highly experienced and extremely thorough. If you’re looking to buy or sell in the Indiana area, we can help!

Stephen Rager is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

The Successful Home Inspector Episode 145 Four Home Inspectors on a Plane

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I this pocast Rob Lemoine, Wally Conway, Preston Sandlin, and Shawn Rossbach were on a cross country tour giving home inspection presentation.  So Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina of Charlotte NC decided to do a podcast.  Wally Conway owns a home inspection company in Jacksonville Fl. Shawn Rossbach owns a home inspection company company in Miami Fl.  Rob Lemoine owns a home inspection company in Atlanta Ga.  The MC is Preston Sandlin of Ask the Charlotte Inspector

The Successful Home Inspector Episode 143 Inspector Pro Insurance Stephanie Jaynes

Stephanie Jaynes InspectorPro Insurance
Stephanie Jaynes InspectorPro Insurance

In an industry inundated with meritless claims, it can be tough to make it as a home inspector. Even if you do nothing wrong, you can end up being blamed, leaving you frustrated or, worse, out of business.

InspectorPro Insurance aims to change that culture.

InspectorPro Insurance is one of the leading home inspection insurance providers in the nation. With a reputation built on superior claims handling and quality customer service, InspectorPro gives its clients peace of mind. Its risk management education works to decrease how often claims arise. And when claims do occur, its errors and omissions and general liability insurance policies are built to serve your unique business needs.

In this episode, I talk to Stephanie Jaynes, InspectorPro’s Content Marketing Manager. We talk frankly about the most common claims in the home inspection industry and how home inspectors can mitigate their risk with tools like pre-claims assistance, solid report and contract writing, and E&O and general liability insurance.

During the interview, Stephanie referred to a lot of resources available to home inspectors, even if they aren’t insured with InspectorPro. Here are the ones she mentioned in the order she mentioned them:

·         InspectorPro Insurance website

·         Avoiding the Top 12 Claims Against Home Inspectors

·         Top 5 Claims Against Home Inspectors

o   Claim 1: Water Damage

o   Claim 2: Roof Damage

o   Claim 3: Foundation – Will be published on 11/1/2018

o   Claim 4: Mold

o   Claim 5: Plumbing – Will be published on 1/1/2019

·         How to write a report that clients understand

·         3 Ways Your Deductible Determines What You Spend and When

·         4 Ways to (Re)Choose Your Insurance Limits

·         Pre-claims assistance: How your insurance can help you avoid a claim

·         Funny Home Inspection Story Contest: Top 10

o   All Joking Aside: Our Contest Recap – See which of the 10 won

Like what InspectorPro is doing? Want to support their efforts or stay up-to-date with content? You can do so in the following ways:

·         Apply for a no-obligation insurance quote

·         Subscribe to their newsletter

·         Like them on Facebook

·         Follow them on Twitter

·         Follow them on LinkedIn

·         Follow them on Google+

·         Read their blog

Still have questions for InspectorPro? You can reach their team at 866-916-9420 or weprotect@inspectorproinsurance.com. You can also email Stephanie directly atsjaynes@citadelus.com.

Stephanie Jaynes was interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

The Successful Home Inspector Episode 142 Matt Smith

Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Since 2008, Ace Home Inspections has been providing the upstate New York area with reliable and professional inspection services for homes and businesses.

As licensed members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), you can count on us to make sure everything in your home is up to code.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors. To learn more about the national standards for home inspection, visit www.ashi.org today.

Call our experienced owner and operator, Matthew Smith, at any time 24 hours a day and we will provide you with the services that you need to make sure your home is safe.

Matt Smith is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector