Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff

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Home inspection & real estate trends, tips and tools to help the modern home inspector grow and run a successful business. Learn more about Spectora at https://www.spectora.com

Episode Date
Do you KYN home inspectors?! JT back again to drop wisdom...
53:41

JT is always a treat. He's one of those guys that seems like he's got it all figured out. This time we get into:  

  • His acceptance into the Enterprise level of IEB
  • Using Spectora Advanced for both of his companies
  • Self-improvement
  • KYN (Know Your Numbers!)
  • Training & personality assessments
  • How he's thinking about growth, digital vs. Realtors

If you want to see JT's impressive companies, you can find them below:

Central Florida Building Inspectors: www.cfbinspect.com Elite Mold Services: www.moldinspect.org
Jul 28, 2022
”Let me be your 3rd inspector” - Trish Wise on content, Google Reviews & more
56:57

Trish is practical and effective. She got agent lists, created content, did "fireside chats" and got Google Reviews! And she's building an amazing business up in Canada. Listen in and Kevin and Trish talk about her first inspection, getting a big ole list of agents, creating content, training and more!

 

You can connect with Trish at her website - https://www.wiseonhomeinspections.com/ or wiseonhomeinspections@gmail.com

Jul 21, 2022
Your clients want a home consultant! See how Inspect Canada handles their biz
01:03:04

In this month's Spectora Spotlight, we got the Inspect Canada team to talk about their journey in the Canadian home inspection market, creating content to grow and how to wow client's with true home consultant services.

You can connect with Dave and his team at their website - https://inspect.ca/

 

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Jul 07, 2022
Recession proofing your business through partnerships - Spectora Team
46:09

On today's episode we have special guests Mike Wagstaff and Liz Devine. You know Mike (co-founder and CEO) but Liz is a talented Product Manager at Spectora that's running our partnerships program. We have always been all about looking forward and finding ways to elevate our industry. This is one of the ways our industry is transforming in real time. 

They talk about:

  • The state of the industry and how it relates to clients, data, leads and monetization for inspectors
  • Spectora's stance on ethical ways home inspectors can and should benefit
  • The needs of the modern homebuyer
  • How our industry will evolve in the coming years and how you can be ahead of the curve

What do you think about the future? How can we position and protect home inspectors by participating in this sea change? Shoot Liz an email with what you think at Liz@Spectora.com or write into our chat, we'd love to hear your thoughts.

Jun 02, 2022
5 takeaways from the IEB Unite home inspector conference - Mini episode
15:34

The Spectora team always enjoys being a sponsor at the IEB Unite conference. What the team enjoys the most is sitting in on the sessions and soaking up the knowledge of the biggest and best in the industry.

Kevin gives you his 5 key takeaways from his notes on the conference.

May 21, 2022
Why staying small can be very profitable in home inspections - Zac Knoblauch
55:16

In this month's Spectora Spotlight, Zac Knoblauch talks about staying small and the benefits of running a very profitable 1 man home inspection company.

They also get into:

  • Importance of websites, branding and social media
  • The economy and slowdown
  • Tacos 🌮
  • Reports
  • Spectora Connect and the future of subscription revenue for inspectors

You can connect with Zac at his website or on his Instagram account.

 

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May 21, 2022
Conquering your local market, using social media & future state of the industry
01:01:42

Adam is on the first team nice guy list in the home inspection industry. Adam has a thoughtful chat with Kevin about using social media & CRMs, his small town approach and how he sees his company helping homeowners past the inspection.

They also get into:

- How Actions is the best thing that happened to him (Spectora Advanced)

- Future state of the industry

- Websites, communication & efficiency

- You can get in touch with Adam at his website

 

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

📲 Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq

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Apr 29, 2022
Taking a journey through the first year as a home inspector
43:43

Josh tells Kevin his story of getting into the home inspection industry, the ups and downs and how he approaches client service, empathy and buyer psychology.

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Apr 27, 2022
Inspecting million dollar 2nd homes + firing crazy people
54:33

This was a fun conversation with Stephen Saturno out of Lake Tahoe/Truckee, CA. We get into a few fun topics:

  • What it's like inspecting million dollar/2nd homes
  • Charging higher prices
  • Dealing with unreasonable clients
  • Handling growth & hiring
  • The future of the industry

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

 

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Mar 21, 2022
You can’t grow your way out of a bad business model - Hyde Anderson
01:02:45

Hyde is one of the clear thinkers in the industry. He has a vision for scalable growth and has accomplished a ton in 5 years.

Kevin and Hyde cover SO much in this one, so buckle in.

  • "Chuck in a truck days
  • Early days of using Spectora
  • Growth lessons and do-overs
  • Get your marketing and branding game tight
  • Never repeat yourself
  • How using Spectora landed 1000 inspections
  • IEB and the future of the industry
  • Contractor referrals

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

 

📲 Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq

 

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Mar 11, 2022
🤯 Getting to a $650 average home inspection price
58:20

Phil is back! And he brings the heat again.

Phil gives us a business update and how he's building his culture of obsessive client service and what that means to him.

They also get into:

- How his average home inspection price is $650

- What the 70 Google Review mark meant for him

- Being a human and connecting with agents over social media

 

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

 

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Mar 04, 2022
Calling all building performance and home energy nerds!
54:59

On episode #85, Kevin talks with Jonathan Gach of Energy Home Inspection out of Saluda, North Carolina.

They talk building performance, home energy and how he thinks about the role of those types of inspections within his main inspection business.

They also get into some websites, Actions and the future of the industry!

You can find Jonathan at his website - https://www.EnergyHomeInspection.com

 

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

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Feb 11, 2022
STOP doing this in 2022 when dealing with agents - Realtor Perspective
01:01:41

This might be the most helpful episode yet!

Kevin talks to 2 top producing real estate agents, Jenn Kessel-White and Kim Purdy-Valdez about what home inspectors need to STOP doing when trying to network with them, as well as what they LOVE about certain home inspectors.

Kim and Jenn bring it - they are candid, knowledgable and full of life.

Other topics covered:

  • Current market conditions and how buyers are responding
  • The worst thing new home inspectors can do to win their business
  • What home inspectors should do to get their foot in the door
  • How home inspectors can better set client expectations
  • Their thought process throughout the home inspection

You can find Jenn on Instagram @welcomehome614 or her website - https://lkwhometeam.com/

You can find Kim on Instagram @purdyyogarealtor or her website - https://kim-purdy-valdez.business.site/

 

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

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Jan 05, 2022
🧐 Why you should care about Spectora NextGen - James & Megan
23:06

Curious what all the hype around NextGen is about? Hear directly from our Product Managers and the guy who built the new mobile app about how NextGen benefits you and your business.

Through a beautiful and fast mobile app, new client portal and solid infrastructure, you'll be just as pumped as we are about the future of home inspection technology.

Want the YouTube version? Click here to watch the interview.

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48 📲  Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq 🚀  Bundle a year of the app with a custom website: https://bit.ly/30x9NXp

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Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying - https://bit.ly/2YDDLZg

Dec 15, 2021
Not Asking Questions is Hearing No - Joe Neese
59:11

On episode #82, Kevin talks with Joe Neese of S4 Inspections out of Issaquah, Washington.

Joe tells his story of being an "industry outsider" and using his practical sales background to win over agents. He also talks about differentiation and minding the details that add up to a wonderful client experience.

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48 📲  Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq 🚀  Bundle a year of the app with a custom website: https://bit.ly/30x9NXp

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Dec 14, 2021
Do it, Write it Down, or Delegate it! - Tim Wojnar
59:43

In episode #81, Kevin talks with Tim Wojnar, a recurring guest about many things:

- How to easily calculate your market share

- Being a visionary vs. an integrator

- How to have the right person in the right seat on your team

- Leveraging your strengths as a leader

- Listening to your emotions 😱

 

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Dec 07, 2021
Spectora‘s Product Process for 2022 and Beyond
22:53

We have a special, short episode of Spectora Spotlight with James and Megan from our Product team here at Spectora!

We talk about how they are improving the way Spectora thinks about feature requests, bugs, prioritization and process improvements that will keep Spectora on the forefront of the industry in 2022.

 

🗣 Wanna talk to a real person about Spectora? https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

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Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying - https://bit.ly/2YDDLZg

Dec 02, 2021
First year inspector gets 87% review take rate 🤯
59:03

See how a private banker turned home inspector has grown quickly using Instagram and Google Reviews. Phil Dancer is also a champion for our industry - he believes all home inspectors undervalue themselves, a lot.

He is also maniacal about the client experience. He lives and breathes it and his results show.

Don't miss the magical number of reviews he says you need to get to rank higher in Google!

 

🤗 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

📲 Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq

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Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying - https://bit.ly/2YDDLZg

Nov 11, 2021
Back by popular demand - James Hooper
56:47

James Hooper's show in February of 2021 was a surprise hit, so Kevin got him back for a full hour for a wide ranging talk about innovation, the roller coaster of 2021, and managing his own growth this year. You can find Jame's first episode here: https://spectora.podbean.com/e/worklife-balance-is-bull-james-hooper/ 

🗣 Talk to a real person about Spectora: https://bit.ly/2Xk1r48

📲 Get the full version of the app for five free inspections: https://bit.ly/3BOphUq 🚀Bundle a year of the app with a custom website: https://bit.ly/30x9NXp

 

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Nov 02, 2021
Investing in leaders, training and taking care of clients beyond SOPs - Super Inspector - Part 2
49:58

This is part 2 of the Super Inspector interview so you can find part 1 here and the video version of part 1 on YouTube here.

In part 2, the Super Inspector leadership team talks about investing 10s of thousands of dollars into their leadership development and other topics including:

  • How they grow their agent base
  • Training new hires
  • Their interview process
  • Taking care of clients, not just handing them a report
  • Concierge services being the way of the future

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You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight

Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying - https://www.spectora.com/reviews

Sep 20, 2021
How the largest company in the country keeps growing - Super Inspector - Part 1
47:30

You don't get 3,122 5-star Google Reviews by being complacent. Super Inspector is special. They have leadership that understands how to turn a vision into reality, build leaders, listen to customers and they continue to evolve even though they are the largest company in the country.

In part 1 of this amazing episode, Kevin talks with the Super Inspector leadership team about:

  • Blake and Angela's origin story
  • Evolving the company vision as they grow
  • Handling liability and focusing on your customers over everything
  • Building leaders
  • How they build relationships with customers
  • Super's interview process

Part 2 of this episode will drop on Monday!.

Looking for the video version? Find it on YouTube here.

You can visit Super Inspector at their website.

Sep 17, 2021
You can‘t work ON your business and IN it at the same time - Chuck Striler
50:05

Chuck is a practical straight shooter. It's refreshing how he just seems to do what makes sense to grow his business steadily with great people.

We talk about hiring family and friends, social media, letting go and more!

You can hit Chuck up at his website.

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Sep 09, 2021
Being scrappy in a small town - Alicia Leiviska
54:39

Alicia doesn't believe in barriers to success. She was a house cleaner. She lives in a tiny town. She has 3 kids. She wasn't part of the good ole boys club. Doesn't matter - she has created a successful business and has plans to keep going. This was such an enjoyable conversation because Alicia knows her stuff. She knows what it takes to succeed and she's doing it.

You can find Alicia at her website

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Sep 06, 2021
Mini Episode #2 - Letting go to grow
11:49

In this mini episode Kevin talks about the 4 step approach he and other home inspectors take to let goooo to grow!

Leave a comment if you like the short format mini episodes sprinkled in between the regular interviews!

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Sep 02, 2021
Getting clear on what you want - Greg Bryan
01:01:19

Kevin and Greg cover a lot:

  • IEB updates
  • Conference recap
  • Backstory and how IEB came to be
  • Current events in the industry
  • Getting clear on what you want from life and business
  • Money and compensation
  • Vulnerability
  • And Greg makes Kevin slightly uncomfortable in the last 10 minutes 🤭

Learn more about IEB at their website.

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You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight

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Jul 28, 2021
No peacocking home inspectors! - Ben Morehead
01:02:06

Here is what Ben and Kevin cover:

  • Growing in a small town
  • How to use humility as a differentiator
  • Not shutting people up with your knowledge
  • What IEB has meant to Ben

You can hit Ben up at his website.

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You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight

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Jul 23, 2021
Soft skills, hiring sooner and growing in a smaller community - Josh Ryan
49:33

Here is what Josh and Kevin cover:

  • How to succeed in small towns
  • Agent red flags
  • Working on soft skills to win over clients and agents
  • When to hire
  • Growth & IEB

You can hit Josh up at his website.

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You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight

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Jul 15, 2021
No one wants to work with a jerk - Steven Silva
01:13:20

So many nuggets in this episode! Steven and I get into:

  • How his business was born out of necessity
  • Having a supportive spouse
  • How he did 179 inspections in his first year, 250 in his first full year
  • How to sell by being authentic
  • Increasing your odds to meet agents
  • Choosing optimism and putting yourself around like-minded business owners

You can hit Steven up at his website.

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You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight

Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying - https://www.spectora.com/reviews

Jun 23, 2021
Mini Episode #1 - Common home inspector mistakes & how to overcome them
16:41

We're trying out a new format today! Kevin talks through an article and YouTube video he made on common mistakes he sees and hears home inspectors making regularly.

Leave a comment if you like the short format mini episodes sprinkled in between the regular interviews!

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Jun 21, 2021
Leadership, culture and buy-in from 2 leaders at a top 10 inspection company
59:15

Lexy and Corey of ProTech Inspection Services in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area are leaders. They are the kind of leaders you want running your company.

We talk about the IEB conference, culture, buy-in, being women in a male-dominated industry and more!

This was fun to interview them for a few reasons:

✅ They have a perspective outside of this industry

✅ They learn, grow and take accountability more than some that own their own business

✅ They have a growth mentality and make those better around them

✅ They are clear on who they are and what they want to accomplish

✅ They are fun

 

🎥 Want the YouTube version? Check out the video interview here.

Want to learn more about Protec? Check out their website.

 

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Jun 17, 2021
Playing the long game with Realtors & how to approach agents - Whit Green & Alissa Jenkins
58:48

We had the rare pleasure of having a top-producing agent join Spectora Spotlight, along with Whit Green, her favorite home inspector.

We dive into their friendship and delayed working relationship and what you can learn as an inspector from first interactions.

Here's a hint: It's ain't over if they don't use you right away. Whit also goes into his backstory and how he's gotten off to such a hot start despite being new to the industry and not having a typical background. Give

Alissa's podcast a listen too! https://www.hustlehumblypodcast.com/

🎥 Want to watch the video version on YouTube? Go here.

 

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May 27, 2021
Networking as a New Inspector & Doing Things That Don't Scale - Adam Van Wyk
52:22

Adam doesn't have it all figured out, but he's off to a good start.

Adam started Vantage Home Inspection in the Kansas City area late last year in the middle of a pandemic. He started his career networking with a couple big names in the KC inspection circles and doing things that don't scale, like hand-written notes.

You can reach Adam at his website or text/call him at 816-591-5615.

 

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May 10, 2021
ARPI & the future of home inspections - Mike & Kevin
36:35

There have been plenty of big changes & shifts in the home inspection industry this past year. From the pandemic to big acquisitions to new ways of thinking about our business.

As the case with any industry (and life), we must adapt. We must stay ahead of the curve as a business and help support you as our Spectora family in staying ahead of trends that impact you and your livelihood.

Kevin & Mike discuss recent acquisitions, how it could impact Spectora and all home inspectors, and kick around ideas on how inspectors can ethically and selectively be in control of their user's experience and increase ARPI (average revenue per inspection) by partnering with services & products that consumers want.

Could there be a race to the bottom in prices? Could large companies try to make home inspections a complete commodity?

How are you planning to adapt as big money comes into our space?

 

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Apr 06, 2021
Growing Across State Lines & Partnering With Like-Minded Folks
01:09:30

Brit & Lance are podcast regulars. They're a joy to be around and are always improving and growing. This time it's with Kalyn and Matt Gibson. They struck a unique business arrangement and joined forces and I can tell you it's a great match.

Hear what it's like to be a new inspection company and be presented with an opportunity to grow quicker, with mentorship. And conversely, hear what it's like to seize an opportunity to grow even faster, in another state, by taking an opportunity to work with like-minded people.

 

🗣 Want to get in touch with Forever Home Inspection? Head to their website - https://www.foreverhomeinspection.com/

 

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Apr 02, 2021
First Responders Just Figure Things Out - Bobby Ortiz
58:36

Bobby Ortiz has carried so much of his day job over to home inspections. You can tell he has a growth mindset, humility and an amazing can-do attitude. A great episode for any home inspector with a full-time job still, first responders or aspiring home inspectors!

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Mar 24, 2021
Work/Life Balance is Bull#$&! -James Hooper
59:58

Ok, James didn't really say the name that's in the title but we talked about it!

James Hooper had/has a great job.

But he wants to work for himself, and he's willing to sacrifice living in both worlds to do it. It might be the hardest part about easing into home inspections - deciding when to cut the cord with your previous full-time job and go all in on home inspections.

James tells a couple fun stories of what it's like doing 2 full-time jobs and some of the ways he's grown organically to make his dream a reality.

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Feb 27, 2021
Life on the Bubble & What Client Success Means - Katie & Lulu
39:50

Ever wonder who's really behind the bubble?

We're mixing it up today with Katie & Lulu, 2 of our rockstar Client Success folks that you talk to every so often on our chat bubble.

They talk about what Client Success means to them, advice they'd give new inspectors and what it's like talking to you all each and every day.

They are 2 of the nicest, kindest humans I know so I hope you all get the chance to say hi to them on the bubble and enjoy this chat!

🎥 If you want the video version of this, head on over to YouTube for it.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Feb 17, 2021
Buying vs. Building a Home Inspection Business - Tom George
59:29

Tom George of A Precise Home Inspection in Colorado Springs, Colorado has tried a couple different routes in this business.

He's gone at it solo, he's worked for a multi, and now he's the proud owner of a thriving business. But it's the path less traveled. Hear how Tom bought into an existing main player in his town, and what challenges and benefits come along with buying into a home inspection business.

Find him at his website -> https://www.aprecisehomeinspection.com/

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If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

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Feb 16, 2021
YOU are the Product, Home Inspector - Andrew & Sarah Wilson
01:02:34

➡️ Andrew & Sarah are fun. And Authentic.

Without a traditional home inspector's background (like many nowadays), they've used authenticity, communication and social media to win in their first year.

They are a dynamic combo with Andrew having the calm, reassuring vibe and Sarah having the high energy, driven style. And it's clearly working!

📲 You can find them on Instagram @wsinspect

💻 and their website - https://wsinspect.wixsite.com/website

Here are some of the books and podcasts mentioned:

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Advantage-Organizational-Health-Everything-Business/dp/0470941529/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1SVOCDF29VXLJ&dchild=1&keywords=the+advantage+patrick+lencioni&qid=1612208179&sprefix=the+advan%2Caps%2C189&sr=8-3

📚 https://www.daveramsey.com/store/product/entreleadership-by-dave-ramsey-ebook

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Start-Punch-Escape-Average-Matters/dp/1937077594/ref=sr_1_3?c[…]jon+acuff&qid=1612208310&sprefix=start+by+%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-3

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Give-Yourself-Gift-Done/dp/0525537317/ref=sr_1_4?crid=[…]jon+acuff&qid=1612208333&sprefix=start+by+%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-4

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Be-Our-Guest-Perfecting-Institute/dp/1423145844/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=be+our+guest+book&qid=1612208364&sr=8-2

🎧 https://open.spotify.com/show/4hZwj3WfCNUYlBoLFoLD7k?si=VY41iiwtQ6uqi2dPEqXS1g

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Feb 08, 2021
The More Common Home Inspector's Journey - Jed Kaessner
01:00:23

Not growing a zillion percent a year? Not turning away business in your first year? Not becoming a multi after years in the biz?

That's ok.

Read that again, that's totally ok. And more normal than you think.

I was so happy Jed reached out to be on the pod. His journey is more representative of many home inspectors first years in the business.

Hear how he navigated a part-time job and eventually quitting and going into inspections full time. We'll also chat about what worked to steadily grow this business.

 

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Jan 13, 2021
How a Top 10 Home Inspection Company Handles Training, Buy-in & Culture
01:18:26

Reuben Saltzman and George Ury of  @Structure Tech Home Inspections  in Minnesota share how they think about culture, buy-in, training, content marketing, inspection efficiency and more.

➡️ They are one of the biggest companies in the country and it's truly refreshing how down-to-earth and personable they are. They just flat out do things well and have maintained high standards all the way up to 30+ employees. They are just fun guys that are dominating Minnesota and the internet (have you seen their blog?).

🎥 If you want to watch Reuben and George's beautiful faces, you can find the YouTube version of this video here.

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Dec 15, 2020
Changing an Industry By Being a Part of Something Bigger - Jennifer Riley
01:10:25

Did you know less than 3% of inspectors are women?

Jennifer Riley didn't see any in her new inspector class. She wants to change that. Jennifer owns Doyenne Inspections in Austin, Texas and she's well on her way to growing that number.

We talk not only about women in the business, but also how growth in many major markets is resulting in builders passing on phase inspections, how reports matter and how she's growing her company.

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Dec 07, 2020
How Tim Gets 20 Extra Inspections a Month From Writing
59:48

Tim is back with some amazing metrics and results! For only being in the business a few years, ranking 1st in Chicago is no small feat! He is a shining example of just how powerful content marketing is. He's proven it.

We talk about just taking action when it comes to writing (and anything really), not being a perfectionist with certain things, being an above average inspector and other little tips and stories.

Want to see what he's been writing about? Check out his website (psst, Spectora made it and we'd love to make yours too!)

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 30, 2020
Using Creativity, Confidence and Hustle as a New Inspector
57:39

Jamie is the guy that made a clever, unique video called "Will He Fit". Check it out, it's pretty funny.

Any new inspector that is this creative and just goes for it, I want to talk to. Jamie tells us his windy path to the home inspection industry and how he thinks about the business, just being in his first couple months.

If nothing else, just go for it and don't worry about what anyone else thinks! 

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 26, 2020
Home Inspector SEO in 2021: What You Need to Know
55:06

Doug Schatz is one of my favorite partners (they are our digital marketing partner at Market Hardware) because he is such a great guy and deeply cares about the client experience the way we do.

We get into where SEO stands today, what's important, what's not and the most common mistakes inspectors make when thinking about their SEO. 

We also go into the playbook for solo inspectors, mid-career, and large multis on what you can do at your stage and phase of your business. 

If you want to learn more about digital marketing, write into our chat or check out the blog! We're happy to connect you with the right person to see if digital marketing is right for you.

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 24, 2020
Becoming the Chick-Fil-A of Home Inspections - Nick Wright
58:03

Nick is a another Spectora OG that has grown phenomenally over his 5 or so years in business.

He has a great story about deciding to get into this business in 2 days and quit his job and jumped in.

We talk about the hustle of drumming up business before you're ready, putting the customer experience FIRST, not being the cheap guy in your market, and how to be unique in this business.

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! This is what keeps me doing these.

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 18, 2020
How Industry Outsiders Have Scaled a Home Inspection Company in 4 Years - Brit & Lance Coffman
01:13:00

Brit & Lance Coffman don't have traditional "home inspector" backgrounds. They come from education and business/marketing.

They've used this to explode their business in only 4 years and they're not stopping now.

They have aggressive plans to expand their organization into an Oklahoma powerhouse. We talk about hiring, training, expanding into other markets, meeting new agents and leveraging technology to scale efficiently.

If you want to get in touch with Brit or Lance, use the contact form at their website, or just email Lance@foreverhomeinspection.com

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 10, 2020
Do You Have a Vision for Your Business? - JT Edgren
01:07:00

JT is one of the nicest guys around, which already made this a pleasure. He's also a wealth of wisdom when it comes to scaling and growing home inspection businesses.

We hit hiring, training, culture, leadership, business models to grow and diving deep on your vision.

You can find JT at his website, or shoot him an email at jt@cfbinspect.com.

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Nov 04, 2020
How Vulnerability and Authenticity Win - Dave Adams
01:10:18

How vulnerable and transparent are you? Did you ever think it could help transform your business?

I'm certainly a believer after meeting Dave Adams. From sharing stories about a divorce to having his leg amputated, he is all in on being vulnerable and authentic. And it's working.

Just one look at his website and you can tell - he owns who he is.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Oct 26, 2020
What's Interesting in the Home Inspection Industry w/ Mike Wagstaff
57:20

For our 50th episode, I was able to snag my brother and co-founder Mike to talk shop!

We each threw out a few current events and topics that are interesting to us and sure to impact you and the industry in 2021. Hope you enjoy!

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Oct 20, 2020
Donuts > Certifications - John Battaglia
58:31

Do you think you're the greatest inspector that ever lived? Then this episode is for you.

John wasn't sure if he even wanted to be a multi-inspector company. Then he kinda just turned into one! Now his growth is continuing and he's picking up a ton of lessons on the way.

We also talk about the importance of what IEB is doing for our industry and the key lessons he's learned from working with them.

John is all about collaboration so reach out to him! https://www.ateaseinspections.net/

 

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Oct 13, 2020
To Grow or Not to Grow - Efficiency and Staying Lean - Zac Knoblauch
01:06:27

Zac could be a multi-inspector firm already. He's just not sure if that's what he wants. And that's ok. Zac is part of a new wave of inspectors that are in their first 5 years and growing nicely. He is efficient and knows the "time is money" saying is more than a cliche. He lives it.

 

We talk about efficiency - using the software to get reports done more efficiently and using Spectora Advanced to reduce the need to hire office staff (30-40 min saved per inspection!).

 

We talk about answering your own phone - the same dilemma everyone faces when they get to hundreds of inspections a year.

 

We talk about mentors and peers in the industry. I have a feeling some will be reaching out to him after this one!

 

Find Zac at this website https://rigidinspections.com/ or on Instagram, @rigidinspections

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Sep 28, 2020
Negative Reviews, Prices & Supply/Demand of Inspectors - Allen Dicharry
01:07:37

We're mixing things up for Episode 47! We have Allen Dicharry back on to shoot the shit with me about what we think is interesting. I don't have a clever name yet on what to call this series....Water Cooler Talk? The Random Episodes? Fireside Chats? 

Either way, I hope you enjoy our random conversation! Let us know what you think!

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Sep 09, 2020
Falling Off Roofs & Raising Prices - KC Bartley
01:19:01

I've never had an interaction with KC that didn't leave me energized and happy. He is just a ball of positivity and I love it. KC is a Spectora OG and has some great stories and conviction in who he is, and what his company stands for. 

 

With one of the best websites around and hundreds of Google Reviews, he shares a little on how he runs a very efficient 1-man shop. 

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Aug 11, 2020
Inside the Mind of a COO of a 70 Inspector Company - Damon Durham
01:03:02

Damon is a humble man. He is the COO of the largest inspection company in the country and he speaks so casually about very difficult things.

 

Damon is somewhat from outside the home inspection industry - that's why he intrigued me. He has a fresh perspective, some of which traces back to his early days at Pizza Hut where he learned about service, pride and efficiency.

 

If you want to learn more about Greenworks, head over to their website. I'm sure you can get in touch with Damon there.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

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If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Aug 04, 2020
What nurses, restaurants, and photo booths have to do with home inspections - Allen Dicharry
01:25:28

Allen is wise beyond his home inspection years. My guess is it has something to do with his previous careers in nursing, ministry, home flipping and owning a photo booth rental service.

 

This was such a fun and refreshing conversation. Allen is only in year 2 of his home inspection career, but he is off to an amazing start. 100 Google Reviews. A thriving agent referral network. A healthy work-life balance.

 

We can all learn from Allen's blend of focus, humility and dedication to his clients and learning. He dropped so many tidbits of wisdom that has me excited to share this episode.

 

Here are most of the books we referenced, some of which I've read and highly recommend!

 

  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity  by David Allen
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
  • Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What’s Best Next by Matt Perman
  • Unstuck: Breaking Free from Your Barriers to Productivity by Matt Perman

 

Allen can be found at his website or emailing him at allen@housetohomeinspector.com

 

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Jul 29, 2020
Understanding Your Buyer's & Agent's Perspectives - Gary Dahl
54:00

Gary Dahl may be new to home inspections but he's not new to walking people through complex technical situations. Gary has a perspective I like capturing - of the new home inspector that has experience from previous careers. It's a particular set of challenges.

 

The part I loved the most is when we talked about empathy. A key ingredient to any successful home inspector.

 

If you're a new inspector and wanting to connect, you can find Gary at his website.

 

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Jul 24, 2020
Obsess Over Being a Clear Communicator + Automated Upsells: Adam Pontier
01:06:59

Adam Pontier of KC Property Experts is a refreshing guy to talk to. He is an everyday guy that just seems to do what's practical.

And he's winning in the Kansas City area. We get into his backstory and how we jumpstarted his growth years ago with clear communication, being himself and putting effort into relationship building.

You can tell he pays attention to the details - from his report to his emails to the way he mirrors different agents when he interacts. Something we can all learn from.

Other topics we cover:

  • Services he uses like Blipp, ACC, Spectora Advanced
  • Growth activities he used on Facebook
  • Sending schwag to agents
  • How to structures his emails to get clients to read them
  • The one email he sends that has increased his revenue by an average of $50/inspection

If you want to link up with Adam, find em on Facebook! Adam Pontier with KC Property Experts.

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May 14, 2020
Using Call Centers to Make Life Easier: 2 Inspector's Experience Using ACC
56:29

The decision to use a call center (with Spectora Advanced of course ;)) seems like a tough one until you hear stories from Bryan and Nick. I randomly chose a couple of our users that also use ACC to see what their mindset was before using a call center and what it's like now that they've been using ISN for a couple months.

Clearly they are happy. With ACC being one of our partners, that makes me happy. I do believe the ACC-Spectora combination is a powerful one as you hear both of these guys talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with a high-quality team.

If you're interested in learning more about ACC, you can find them at their website. If you've been waiting on this integration to use Spectora for all your needs, ask us about Spectora Advanced!

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Apr 09, 2020
Free Money: Government Programs to Help Home Inspectors
13:55

I'll skip the part about unprecedented times and get right to it: 

There are a number of programs the government has rolled out this past week to help small businesses of all kinds. And the normal restrictions have been dropped so that means home inspectors need to be taking advantage of these programs to keep their inspectors on-board and to help themselves stay afloat.

We did our best to interpret these bills that were rushed out as there is plenty of ambiguous language (so forgive us if we missed anything!) but please read through these and consult with your CPA and legal counsel. 

Here are links discussed in this episode. We encourage each of you to check all of these out!

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

Paycheck Protection Program

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Independent breakdown of programs

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/paycheck-protection-program-sba-loan-program-expanded-cares-act

Sample Paycheck Protection Application

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf

 

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Apr 01, 2020
How One of the Largest Companies in the Country is Handling the Slowdown - Rob Lemoine
46:57

I caught up with Rob Lemoine for 2 reasons: 1) I just enjoy him as a person and think he is a great leader in our industry and 2) To see how one of the largest companies and top minds in the home inspection industry is thinking about this economic slowdown.

We purposely didn't have an agenda so I could just capture the raw emotion and feeling of this time. We just had a chat and hope it keeps us all connected. I know in these times it's important to not feel isolated so we hope it gave you some good insight into his way of thinking!

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Mar 27, 2020
Contraction vs. Expansion - Why You Will Lose Following the Masses - Dirk Van Reenen
01:06:18

We recorded this episode on Wednesday and put it up on YouTube that afternoon and the podcast on Thursday. With the news flowing in at such a rapid rate and our world and economy changing before our eyes, we just wanted to get the conversation out there for our industry.

One thing is clear from talking with such an action-oriented, inspiring person like Dirk - you can either sit on the sidelines and talk about how bad things could get, or you can get your mind right and take action.

In a 24-hour news cycle that is incentivized to be polarizing and get you to click or watch, Dirk is one of those leaders that gives us balance. Yes things are bad out there. Yes they will likely get worse. But we know from every single recession in our history, there is always opportunity and companies can come out of it stronger. So control what you can control!

You can find Dirk at the IEB website - https://www.iebcoaching.com/

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Mar 19, 2020
The Quest to Change How Homebuyers "Own" Their Homes - Jack Huntress
01:00:30

One thing I've learned about Jack Huntress, CEO of HomeBinder, is that he is hungry. He brings the energy and is laser-focused on HomeBinder becoming a massive success. He is an experienced businessman that is investing deeply into this industry.

This fun interview coincides with our integration with HomeBinder so we are more than excited to partner with a company with a vision and hunger for innovation and constantly improving how things are done.

About HomeBinder

HomeBinder offers invaluable tools to help homeowners manage and record work done on their most valuable asset. It’s getting real traction via home inspectors eager to help home buyers.

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Mar 13, 2020
Growth Mindset and Focusing on What Really Matters - Sheehan Thomson, Part 2 of 2
01:30:14

This is part 2 of our interview with Sheehan Thomson of Blipp Reviews and Onsite Home Inspections. We go into handing reviews, customers, efficiency, how home inspectors focus on things that don't really matter and many more ways home inspectors can improve their processes and mindset!

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Jan 24, 2020
Coming From Nothing to Running Multiple Businesses - Sheehan Thomson, Part 1 of 2
56:37

Sheehan, owner of Blipp Reviews and Onsite home inspections has an inspirational story that we all can be humbled by hearing. And for those of you that have come from less than ideal circumstances, then you'll really like part 1 of this 2 part interview! 

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Jan 23, 2020
Giving the People What They Want! - Christian Adams | RepairPricer
51:21

We've spoken to Christian a couple times over the years and we've always liked his no-nonsense approach to business. He's a straight shooter with a great product and that's why we're integrating with his company, Repair Pricer.

Christian has the experience as an agent, which is important because like me, he knows what homebuyers ask of us. And it's "how much will these items in the home inspection report cost?". So he went out and solved it.

We also chat about ways inspectors can market this tool, common objections and other home inspector and realtor related topics. We hope you enjoy it!

If you want to learn more about RepairPricer, you can get in touch at their website, https://www.repairpricer.com/.

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Companies mentioned and shout outs:

Gordon Fox of Fox Inspection Group

Hedderman Engineering

Amerispec

Jan 16, 2020
Killing People With Kindness: Kari Cheek
01:16:00

Kari Cheek grew up with 4 brothers so it's never been out of the ordinary for her to try anything and be comfortable in her own skin. The owner of Rosie Home Inspections is a breath of fresh air in our industry. She has grown her business the right way, with old school kill em with kindness customer service and showing agents value by giving them time back.

Ironically, she came across Spectora by reading an interview on other women making an impact in the industry. Now she is one of them!

We can all learn a lot from business owners like Kari. She shows that having a passion for what you do and showing true empathy makes for a special business. And she has big plans for the future.

If you want to reach out to Kari, you can find her at her website -> https://www.rosiehomeinspections.com/contact---schedule-appointment.html

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Dec 31, 2019
Procrastinating on Purpose and Expensive = Good! - Tim Wojnar
01:15:08

Tim Wojnar has taken the leap to becoming a multi-inspector company and it wasn't an easy one. He grinded out working nights and weekends and made some mistakes along the way. As a former engineer, Tim takes a very pragmatic approach to growing the business. Hire and delegate so he can keep growing the business.

He also shares one of his favorite books and a great story about how he found us here at Spectora. 

You can find Tim at his beautiful website, or email him: tim@homeinspectiongeeks.com

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Nov 27, 2019
How Open Houses & Confidence Built My Business: Mel Edwards
01:00:13

Mel Edwards just went to where the agents were to grow his business - open houses. When he wasn't teaching or coaching middle school football, he spent his early time dropping by open houses, chatting up agents and getting business cards. This has served him very well as he is busier than ever in year 2.

We talk about confidence, juggling a part-time job with inspecting homes and how he wants a network of inspectors to lean on to learn how to grow!

If you want to get in touch with Mel, shoot him an email at thihomeinspector@gmail.com or find him at his website, https://www.thihomeinspector.com

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Nov 12, 2019
Creating Your Own Luck as a New Home Inspector | Kevin Ninnis
01:02:51

Sometimes a business can grow from pure luck and random interactions. Sometimes it's from your own attitude towards people. For Kevin Ninnis, it was all the above.

Kevin is a brand new home inspector. He happened to know a Realtor that happened to show his Spectora report to her new broker class. They all happened to start using Kevin. This all can't be luck.

Whether you're thinking about getting into the home inspection business, already started and struggling to gain traction or an experienced inspector wanting to hear how hungry this new class of inspectors are - this is a good episode for you.

Kevin drops his cell at the end of this episode, so that shows you how much he likes networking. You can reach him in the following ways, and at his soon to be built Spectora website :)

ninnishomeinspection@gmail.com  

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Oct 28, 2019
Genuinely Giving a $&#% & What's Important to Agents: Andrew Sams & Richie Averill
01:09:02

Andrew Sams holds a special place in our hearts. We met him at a coffee shop about 3 years ago and told him our vision for Spectora. He told us his vision for Alpine Building Performance. Both are off to a good start.

Andrew is in this business for the right reasons. And his results show it. He is a self-proclaimed "energy and building nerd" and will talk to you all day about it. That energy and passion shows to his clients and agents and might be why he has 137 5-star Google Reviews.

One of those agents that noticed that was Richie Averill of The Knoll Team. Richie is a sharp, client-friendly agent in Denver who just does right by his clients. He understands emotional intelligence and likes to see that from the team he recommends. I loved hearing him speak candidly about what's important to him and how home inspectors can add value to their team.

This is what connected these two and the rest is history.

 

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Sep 05, 2019
Are You Treadmill Guy? How to Not Become a Hostage to Your Business - Chuck Blakeman
01:00:27

Chuck Blakeman's resume speaks for itself.

He isn't a home inspector (although he has worked with some) and that is exactly why we should all listen to him. He's seen hundreds of different types of businesses and consulted on more. I am most of the way through his book and I gotta say, it's caused me to take a fresh look at how we do things at Spectora and how to challenge myself to be a better business owner.

I hope each of you take the time to check out some of his resources. They are thought provoking and I think there is something each of us can take from his work.

https://www.inc.com/author/chuck-blakeman

https://www.cranksetgroup.com/

http://makingmoneyiskillingyourbusiness.com/

http://whyemployeesarealwaysabadidea.com/

 

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Aug 22, 2019
This Ain't Fishing, It's Farming! - Reuben Saltzman
01:03:29

I knew this would be the title as soon as he said it. It's perfect and sums up exactly how he views his blogging and content marketing efforts. And boy has it paid off. 

Reuben Saltzman runs a 30-person inspection company up in Minnesota, Structure Tech. And he still finds time to blog. In fact he schedules himself off of home inspections to write. That's how important it is. And it's changed his business from the beginning.

We talk about his humble beginnings as a home inspector/blogger, his surprising most popular article to date, and his company's unique interview style. This one is great for single inspector companies all the way up to multis.

Here are some of the books we mention in the episode:

Youtility

The 1 Thing

Think and Grow Rich

How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

 

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Aug 19, 2019
How This Ex-Marine is Building an Empire: John Robinson
01:32:16

John Robinson is all about family and working until the mission is complete. 

We met John at the ASHI conference in his hometown of San Diego, CA. He was quiet but fun and energetic. He is now a Spectorian and (we don't pay him by the way) he'll tell you all about it!

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know John and his team. They are warm, professional and very driven to be the best. It's very clear that they are getting to where they are going just by talking to them. From their interview process to the way they handle agents and clients, it's all top-notch and high-quality.

They also have crafted the life and freedom that every business-owner should have. Fishing trips to Alaska is what gets John really excited. We hope you enjoy this long, winding conversation with one of the top dogs in SoCal and in the industry!

You can reach John via his website -> https://home-inspector-san-diego.com/

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Aug 08, 2019
How to Handle Customer Complaints and Lawsuits: Joe Ferry
01:04:03

Joe Ferry is a staple in our industry. He's seen it all when it comes to customer complaints and lawsuits.

We jump all over the place but we get some valuable insight into the common reasons claims come about against home inspectors, how they should be handled and how to deal with other legalities that most inspectors fear.

To get in touch with Joe, head to his website, http://joeferry.com/ or email him - contact@joeferry.com

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Jun 06, 2019
2019 InterNACHI Inspector Fair Preview with Moranda & Jenny J
42:00

Food, CE, networking, education, games, live bands, the Rocky Mountains - this year's InterNACHI Inspector Fair is going to have it all.

We thought it would be a nice primer to have Moranda and Jenny from InterNACHI on the show, since they both have a large part in making this all happen.

From logo & media design to in-person training, these ladies have you covered. 

For InterNACHI marketing help or inquiries, go here or email Jenny at marketing@internachi.org.

 

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May 29, 2019
If you're not good at something, that's now your favorite thing to do: Stephen Whittington
01:05:27

Stephen Whittington is in the sweet spot of home inspectors. He's had enough life experience to have some wisdom and focus on what's important, and still young and nimble enough to keep up with trends.

He's served in the Navy, done property management and learned a ton from his undergrad degree. All of this has helped him grow his company quicker than most new home inspectors.

If you want to get in touch with Stephen, you can find him at his website or at WhittInspections@gmail.com

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May 22, 2019
Don't Be Manipulated By Other's Emotions! - Bullet Tromblay
01:08:46

Bullet Tromblay enjoys life. Not because he does more inspections or has more money, but because of his perspective. He brings an unparalleled optimism and energy to everything he does, from the copper mine to his family to home inspections.

It's no wonder he survived the last downturn with his likability and transparency he brings to his customers. He drops a couple gems for everyone around putting systems in place and how showing vulnerability has helped his business. 

He also gives a great counter for "Can you do this inspection for less"?

If you want to get in touch with Bullet, you can find him at his website or at TechnicalHome4.0@gmail.com

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May 15, 2019
Franchises: What Every Solo Inspector Should Be Thinking About - Brandon Paternoster
43:30

Brandon is one of the nicest, energetic inspectors we've ever met. Well, he's not quite an inspector anymore. He's the Director of Franchise Development for HouseCall USA

HouseCall is growing in the south and Great Lakes region and looks to be gaining more interest.

My biggest question for him was, why franchises? Why should a solo inspector consider buying into HouseCall? He gives some great answers and a few things for inspectors to consider that are either getting into the business or struggling on their own.

 

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Apr 10, 2019
Scott Knudson: Work/Life Balance and How to Start From Scratch in a New City
01:24:23

It was great to finally get Scott on the podcast because he has been through the highs and lows with Spectora. He was a very early adopter of the software and has had great benefits and also experienced early growing pains.

Regardless, we've enjoyed getting to know Scott and all his candor. He enjoys the sunny SoCal inspector life and shares some of this secrets to growing a business from scratch in a new city (he's had to do this 3 times), how you have to keep adapting to survive in this business and how to travel as much as he does while still managing a multi-inspector company.

He was also very vocal about how much he loves his Spectora made (shameless plug) website. This is where you can reach him if you are in the SoCal area or want to chat or learn about his little mastermind group. Check it out.

 

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Mar 27, 2019
How to Think Big, Diversify Revenue & Grow Like Crazy: Drew White
44:08

Drew White is a special breed. That's probably because he was Army Special Forces. Or maybe it's his finance background or growing up in family where he learned sales. Either way, Drew thinks BIG. So big that he's made AmPro Inspections out of Colorado Springs, CO one of the fastest growing home inspection companies in the country, ever.

They went from 8 inspections in March 2017 to 150 inspections in February 2019. And they are thinking even bigger. 

We cover a wide range of topics including:

  • AmPro's early growth
  • Defining your goals and vision
  • COLD CALLING (Eek!)
  • Mastermind groups
  • Diversifying revenue with insurance

Drew is open to anyone contacting him and he can be reached at his site above or at 719-648-4098. 

Some of the software, products and services that were talked about:

https://www.eztexting.com/

https://www.hubspot.com/

https://grantcardone.com/

https://www.iebcoaching.com/

 

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Mar 06, 2019
Diversifying Revenue Streams Without Selling Your Soul: AJ Vogler
48:01

I know what you're thinking. Alarm systems are sexy. 

In all seriousness, Secure 24 has been one of the easiest partnerships because they are just so easy to work with and seem to hire good people. That's why we wanted to have AJ on - to talk about how inspectors can add a revenue stream by offering something 20% of people want anyway.

He also gives some stats on the home security and ways inspectors can talk about home security systems and home automation, which is actually a sexy and trending area that Secure 24/ADT is getting into.

You can learn more about Secure 24 at their website -> http://www.secure24promos.com/

*Episode Giveaway* Spectorians receive FREE Spectora Software for one month when you sign up with Secure24. Just let them know when you sign up and they'll send you a check.

 

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Feb 27, 2019
1 to 50 Inspections a Month...in 2 Months: How Grant Waller Uses Technology to Grow & Adapt
01:17:16

You would think Grant Waller doesn't sleep with how high energy he is. But he sleeps like a baby. That's because he is doing what he loves. He lives and breathes this industry and his growth story shows it.

We go all over the place from his early growth hacks to how he uses technology to get ahead of where the industry is going to how to diversify and adapt. He is an open book that is so refreshingly honest that you can't help but like him.

You can find Grant at his website, PacWest Home Inspections or on Facebook. Or shoot him an email Info@pw-hi.com 

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Feb 20, 2019
Succeeding in a 3rd Career and Putting Quality into Everything You Do - Bill Haughery
53:26

Bill is not on the podcast because he sends our team chocolates and Starbucks gift cards (although it doesn't hurt). Bill is one of the kindest home inspectors you'll find. We had the pleasure of meeting him at the ASHI conference and seeing him connect with other Spectorians. 

I was personally impressed at how Bill (in his 3rd career) still walked around and shook everyone's hand and soaked up all he could from them. He is a life long learner and makes personal connections. It's no wonder his 2nd year business, Precise Inspecting, out of Lancaster, PA has done so well.

Bill has navigated getting into the tight circles that smaller towns can have with agents and grown his business the old school way - high quality work and high quality relationships.

I hope you enjoy!

 

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Feb 13, 2019
The Future of Home Inspections are $%*&@&: Farren West
01:18:26

Everyone should meet Farren West. He has become a friend of mine over the last year so this was a fun interview. He has so much energy and a passion for life that bleeds into everything he does. He's a genuine guy that really does like helping people. 

His background, upbringing and path to home inspections is as interesting as they get. He speaks his mind and doesn't sweat the small things.

His FORD approach is also something every inspector can learn from.

Oh yeah and he's traveled the world, written a book and done 2 tv pilots for home inspection tv shows, no biggie.

You can get in touch with him and his team at his website - https://www.keyinspectionservices.com/contact/

He was also kind of enough to pen a quick "5 Tips for New Inspectors" article for us -> https://www.spectora.com/r/5-tips-for-new-home-inspectors/

 

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Feb 06, 2019
Valuing Your Time and What Success Means to You: Tweit Wickman
01:12:04

Tweit has seen the light. He is on a mission to become a better leader for his team. Tweit is as sharp of a businessman and inspector as they come and he couldn't be a nicer guy. He's built Dream Protection Home Inspection to a very respectable multi-inspector company but wants more. And more doesn't necessarily mean money or inspections. 

We talk about valuing your time as a business owner, how success looks to you at different phases, agent relationships, IEB, and how being friendly and caring is a form of liability protection. This was such a fun and refreshing interview that inspired and motivated me!

You can learn more about Tweit and his company at his website -> http://www.homeinspectionsteam.com/about.html

You can also email him at dreamprotection@comcast.net.

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Feb 01, 2019
George Scott: Working With Family, Using Technology, & 1 HUGE Tip Every Inspector Should Do - Part 2 of 2
50:16

This is part 2 of George Scott of Scott Home Inspections, based out of Berthoud, CO. We continue on talking about working with and hiring family, where he gets his marketing knowledge, how they use technology and how their home inspection company communicates and thrives.

If you missed part 1, you can find it here -> https://spectora.podbean.com/e/george-scott-3-keys-that-helped-him-grow-to-17-employees-part-1-of-2/

If you want to get in touch with George and Scott Home Inspection, you can find them at https://scotthomeinspection.com/

As promised somewhere in the episode, here is George's top books to read to be successful!

Business 1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey http://a.co/d/39jTYR9   2) Success is a Choice - Rick Patino (print only but worth it) http://a.co/d/3yQ3tTM   3) Start with Why - Simon Sinek (also watch the TedTalk) http://a.co/d/aLWE7Hs https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en   4) EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey http://a.co/d/7Sitql4   5) Tribes - Seth Godin http://a.co/d/9qkVm31   6) Principles - Ray Dalio http://a.co/d/fQSVXMy   7) This is Marketing - Seth Godin http://a.co/d/gQkogI6   8) The Daily Drucker - Peter Drucker http://a.co/d/1ykWW0D   For Fun, but had a big impact on me personally: 9) The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale http://a.co/d/07tWd1l   10) Undaunted Courage - David McCullough http://a.co/d/glTFQOb

 

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Dec 26, 2018
George Scott: 3 Keys That Helped Him Grow to 17 Employees - Part 1 of 2
44:33

George Scott of Scott Home Inspection gets great satisfaction from helping people. He is always thinking about how to improve process, communication, technology and relationships. This is essential when you're a home inspection company of 17 people.

As one of the larger companies in the region, George is as humble as they get. He drops so much knowledge but does it in such a practical way that we can all learn from. You can tell he's enjoying what he does and it's awesome to hear.

We went for so long that we broke this into 2 episodes. Check back next week for part 2, where I'll include his book list recommendations!

If you want to get in touch with George and Scott Home Inspection, you can find them at https://scotthomeinspection.com/

As promised somewhere in the episode, here is George's top books to read to be successful!

Business 1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey http://a.co/d/39jTYR9   2) Success is a Choice - Rick Patino (print only but worth it) http://a.co/d/3yQ3tTM   3) Start with Why - Simon Sinek (also watch the TedTalk) http://a.co/d/aLWE7Hs https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en   4) EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey http://a.co/d/7Sitql4   5) Tribes - Seth Godin http://a.co/d/9qkVm31   6) Principles - Ray Dalio http://a.co/d/fQSVXMy   7) This is Marketing - Seth Godin http://a.co/d/gQkogI6   8) The Daily Drucker - Peter Drucker http://a.co/d/1ykWW0D   For Fun, but had a big impact on me personally: 9) The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale http://a.co/d/07tWd1l   10) Undaunted Courage - David McCullough http://a.co/d/glTFQOb

 

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Dec 19, 2018
Limiting Liability With Reports & Dealing With Cheap Charlies: Melissa Coon
01:14:31

We were lucky to have Melissa Coon of the Inspection Connection in Guthrie, OK on the podcast. She is a very sharp businesswoman, home inspector and also serves on the home inspection examiner's committee so she sees her fair share of reports that receive complaints. Oh and she also teaches a new home inspector class. So she definitely knows the industry.

 

We get into the current competitive landscape with new inspectors getting in the business (aka Cheap Charlies), how to limit your liability with shorter reports, a race to the bottom on pricing, being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and how we can raise the profile of our industry with more professionalism.

Melissa is one of the great mentors in the industry. She can be reached at melissa@theinspectionconnection.net and at her website, http://theinspectionconnection.net/.

 

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Dec 05, 2018
Daylan Whitney: Be the Inspector That Says Yes
01:34:24

Daylan Whitney is owner of Sentry Inspecting out of Cottonwood, Arizona. He also happens to be one of the fastest growing new inspection companies in the country so he knows a thing or two about making a splash.

This was a blast of an interview not only because I've known Daylan for some time now, but because you can tell he has a passion for doing good business and serving people. He has also been such a loyal Spectora promoter since the beginning that understands the power of the platform. He has so many quotable quotes in this interview so I hope everyone enjoys! 

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Nov 28, 2018
Dave Metzler: How to Grow Your Home Inspection Business to 10+ Inspectors
59:03

We were lucky enough to catch up with Dave Metzler of Tiger Home & Building Inspections while he was down in Denver to do our first LIVE episode of Spectora Spotlight at the Spectora offices.

Based in Dillon, CO and servicing the entire Western Slope of Colorado and parts of Denver, Dave shares his wisdom on the following topics:

Deciding between starting your own home inspection business or buying an existing or joining a company.

How to get started in the early days.

How to weather a recession.

How to go from a 1 man shop or small multi to 10+ inspectors.

The basics of solid customer service and how to retain agents.

What professionalism means and how to stay consistent.

Overall a great conversation and someone that everyone can learn from!

You can learn more about Tiger or get in touch with Dave at their website: https://tiger-home-inspections.com/

 

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Nov 21, 2018
Bert Leffel: Sales Ideas & What Inspectors Should Consider With Angie's List & HomeAdvisor
41:48

Bert Leffel is the national sales director for Residential Warranty Services (or Inspector Services Group as some know them). He previously was the national sales manager for Angie's List where he helped grow the business tremendously. 

He gives some sales ideas and strategies that home inspectors can use when dealing with agents and his take on how home inspectors should be looking at lead generation platforms like HomeAdvisor.

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Nov 14, 2018
Joey Donofrio Part 2: Multi-Inspector Problems and Solutions
37:14

Joey Donofrio of Donofrio & Associates has one of the quickest and most impressive growth stories in the home inspection industry. He has grow from 3 inspectors to 16 in just 3 years. Yes, 3 years. This gives him fresh insight into the journey, what worked well, what he learned from and how to keep the growth going.

Even at his level, he is able to maintain his "beginner mind" where he listens to others and grows. Something I suspect has to do with his company's crazy growth.

Even if he didn't use Spectora, we would still want him on to hear his insights since everyone can learn from him. He has contagious energy, non-stop drive to improve and succeed. I am just so impressed how nothing seems to get in his way of achieving goals and having fun along the way.

If you want to get ahold of Joey and his team you can find them at their website - https://donofrioinspections.com/contact/

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Nov 07, 2018
Joey Donofrio: The Grant Cardone of Home Inspections Kicks Knowledge
45:52

We welcomed Joey Donofrio of Donofrio & Associates back because this guy knows how to motivate people. He has such a zest for life and drive to grow and succeed that I think all inspectors can learn from. He has grown his company through emotional intelligence (which our industry isn't exactly known for).

Joey Donofrio of Donofrio & Associates has one of the quickest and most impressive growth stories in the home inspection industry. He has grow from 3 inspectors to 16 in just 3 years. Yes, 3 years.

Even if he didn't use Spectora, we would still want him on to hear his insights since everyone can learn from him. He has contagious energy, non-stop drive to improve and succeed. I am just so impressed how nothing seems to get in his way of achieving goals and having fun along the way.

If you want to get ahold of Joey and his team you can find them at their website - https://donofrioinspections.com/contact/

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Nov 07, 2018
TREC, Cupcakes, Mustaches and the 3-year Rule - John Vaden Interview
01:03:48

John Vaden has a great mustache. That's not the whole reason we had him on the podcast.

He's a SUPER helpful guy and wants what's best for the industry and those that come after him. He's also a board member of TPREIA. He openly will help anyone that comes his way and with 3 years under his belt and a thriving business, I'd say some inspectors should take him up on it.

He can be found on Facebook (John Vaden) and at his website -> http://vadenpropertyinspections.com/

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Oct 31, 2018
From a Top Agent: How Inspectors Can Win Over More Agents - Amy Kissinger Interview
50:15

This week we speak with a top Denver Realtor, Amy Kissinger of Urban Luxe Real Estate. We her perspective on the local and national real estate markets, where they're headed and how buyers and sellers should react.

We also talk about how home inspectors can get their foot in the door with top agents like herself, what all good inspectors should be doing, and how home inspectors should be thinking about differentiating themselves.

She is super sharp, kind and we're thankful she gave us the time to talk about how home inspectors can get in front of agents like her!

She can be found at Amy@UrbanLuxeRealEstate.com or at her website.

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Oct 24, 2018
Agent Presentations & Helping Other Home Inspectors | Joe Billings
39:50

This week we chat with Joe Billings of Billings Home Inspections out of West Palm Beach, Florida. We chat about the evolution of his company, agent presentations, getting creative with pricing, new inspector mistakes, his take on the state of the home inspection market, crazy stories, and how to differentiate in a crowded market.

Joe has consistently been one of the most helpful members of the Spectora community. If you're a newer inspector you have to find good mentors. Feel free to reach out to him.

Billings Home Inspections boasts 123 Google Reviews with a 4.9 star rating. You can get in touch with him through his website.

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Oct 17, 2018
Jamie Ward: Is answering your own phone hurting your company?
50:24

This week on Spectora Spotlight we are joined by Jamie Ward, owner of Simple Solutions Call Center. We had a great conversation and covered a number of topics that home inspectors at any stage might be interested in, such as:

Common mistakes inspectors are making in terms of answering the phone, responding to leads, etc.

When call centers are appropriate for inspectors.

Phone demeanor, language and upselling.

Being a woman in this male-dominated industry.

And much more!

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Oct 10, 2018
Glenn Fricke on the Real Estate Bubble and Knowing Your Place as a Home Inspector
01:06:10

This week we chat with Glenn Fricke of DG Inspekts, a multi-inspector company in Tampa Bay, Florida. I like Glenn (not only because he's a long-time Spectora user) because he is a very sharp, well-read businessman that seems to understand the perspective of others. He's a no bs kind of guy that does a nice job sharing his experience and very pragmatic perspective on his job as a home inspector.

Some of the topics we get into:

What trade, contruction and contractor types should be thinking about when getting into the home inspection industry.

Hiring, mentoring and training.

Knowing your role as a home inspector.

Why he thinks we're in a real estate bubble that's destined to pop soon.

Importance of a website.

On why he doesn't take himself of this business too seriously and helping others.

Glenn can be found at this website, http://www.dgciflorida.com/.

 

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Sep 19, 2018
Joy Hawkins: SEO Expert Talks Google Updates & SEO Best Practices
53:01

We are fortunate to be joined on Spectora Spotlight by Joy Hawkins, owner/founder of Sterling Sky, a prominent Local SEO Agency. Joy is a top columnist and writer for the likes of Search Engine Land and Moz, and speaks at a number of high profile SEO conferences and Expos. 

I've personally learned so much from her research and work, so I am so happy we got the chance to speak to someone who is on the cutting-edge of what Google is up to.

We mentioned a couple sites and links in this episode:

http://tomwaddington.com/

https://www.sterlingsky.ca/

https://www.localsearchforum.com/ *Joy recently acquired this popular local SEO forum, so be sure to check it out and ask questions. Lots of experts in there.

 

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Sep 12, 2018