Inspector Toolbelt Talk

By Ian Robertson

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A weekly home inspection podcast hosted by the founders of Inspector Toolbelt. Get tips, insights, strategies, and more from our hosts and guests to help give your home inspection business a boost. Ian and Beon are property inspection and tech industry veterans with over 20 years of experience each. Sometimes they even stay on point :)

Episode Date
Business Structure, Taxes, & Paying Inspectors - With Tom Kubiak
2382

How should you structure your business? What are some safe investments in a recession? How can you save money on your taxes? All these questions and more in our interview with Thomas Kubiak, accountant extraordinaire.

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Check out Tom at www.owlviewtax.com

Jun 28, 2022
Mid-2022 Home Inspection Market Outlook
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Beon and Ian look at the state of the home inspection and real estate market and things are looking a lot brighter than you may think. Why do we say that? Listen in and find out!

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Jun 16, 2022
Part 2 - Q&A With Nick Gromicko, the Founder of InterNACHI
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In Part 2 of our interview with Nick Gromicko, Nick talks about: how to become a millionaire, are we entering another 2008 situation, why you should hire more employees, inflation, good side businesses for home inspectors, and much more - stay tuned for this episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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Jun 16, 2022
Part 1 - Q&A With Nick Gromicko, the Founder of InterNACHI
2331

In this episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk, we interview Nick Gromicko, the founder of InterNACHI (the world's largest home inspector association).  Nick talks about how he met his wife, Lena, why he has so much steel in his house, how he hunts for deals, how tall he is(?) - and much more. Stay tuned for this episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk, and listen in for Part 2 next week!

Jun 10, 2022
How to Manage Client Expectations
2432

Have you ever had a client upset after an inspection because they thought you would do more or you didn't tear out a wall to find a defect? In this week's episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk, Beon and Ian discuss how home inspectors can ensure that they reduce client complaints and issues after inspections by properly managing client expectations. If you are expecting another excellent episode of ITB Talk, we promise you won't be disappointed!

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Jun 03, 2022
Social Media Strategy For Inspectors - With Inspector Media
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Inspector Media has been helping home inspectors with their marketing strategies for years. Listen in as Ian and some of the Inspector Media team talk about how inspectors can use social media. You might also learn a thing or two about posting mummified squirrels online and how to engage with real estate agents better. Enjoy this week's episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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May 26, 2022
Home Inspection Marketing Ideas
2340

In this week's episode of ITB Talk, Beon and Ian are discussing 5 methods of getting your name out there that you might not have thought of. Enjoy your listen!

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May 19, 2022
What Does InterNACHI Plan To Do About The “Takeover of Our Industry" with Nick Gromicko
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In Nick Gromicko's first-ever podcast with us, he tackles the big question on a lot of our minds - "What Does InterNACHI Plan To Do About The Takeover of Our Industry". Stay tuned for this special episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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May 11, 2022
Is InterNACHI Worth It? With Ben Gromicko
2392

Is InterNACHI worth it? It's a question that new inspectors and seasoned inspectors alike might ask. Ben Gromicko of InterNACHI discusses this question and shows us some ways that InterNACHI helps home inspectors in a big way.

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May 03, 2022
Should You Hire a Home Inspector Call Center? - with Paula Pinnix of ACC
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You're in a crawlspace and your phone rings. It is a potential client looking for a home inspection. How likely are you to make sure you land the deal? Are you going to be able to make a good argument for your ancillary services? This is one of the reasons why home inspectors choose to hire a call center. In this episode, we will talk with Paula Pinnix from ACC and learn how a call center can make your life easier.

For more info about America's Call Center, visit https://americascallcenter.com/

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Apr 28, 2022
How to Increase Your Per-Inspection Revenue - Dave Klima
2087

Dave Klima has some valuable experience to share that will help you add revenue - even after your inspection. He will discuss how some of these programs work - and how he has already instituted them in his own home inspection company. Please enjoy the latest episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk.

See the company references Dave makes here: www.wellguardian.us as well as here: www.guardhomewarranty.com

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Apr 21, 2022
Inspectors Eat Well When They Charge Enough - James Gonte
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James Gonte, a home inspector with 30 years of experience and admin of WING - one of the largest Facebook groups for home inspectors, tells us how he can charge an average of $850 per inspection. He will also give some thoughts on why most home inspectors should reconsider how much they charge. Stay tuned for another episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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Apr 12, 2022
How to Deal With Client Complaints
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Have you ever had a dissatisfied client? If so you are not alone. In fact, complaining about services seems to be the favorite pastime of some people. In this episode, you will get a few tips on how to deal with complaints successfully. Stay tuned and listen in!

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Apr 05, 2022
How To Beat Inspector Burnout
2353

What is burnout? Are you experiencing it? In this episode, we help you see some ways to beat burnout in small, practical ways. Stay tuned and listen in! 

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Mar 31, 2022
Fuel Prices & Interest Rates - What They Mean for Us
2038

Gas is up and interest rates are going up - what does this mean for us as home inspectors? A bit of a "mixed bag", but there is some good news in there. Stay tuned and listen in!

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Mar 23, 2022
The Ancillary Service Every Home Inspector Should Offer - With Harold Van Dyk
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If you aren't offering this ancillary inspection as a home inspector - you should be. Harold Van Dyk helps us see why this booming service is the "secret sauce" of the home inspection industry. Learn more by listening in!

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Mar 17, 2022
Home Inspection Agreements With Isaac Peck
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Tighten up your home inspection agreement with the expert advice of Isaac Peck of OREP and Working RE Magazine. Isaac helps us "plug the holes" that may be in our inspection agreements that we may not even know are there. Listen in!

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Mar 09, 2022
Home Inspector Safety with Bob Madewell
2330

Bob Madewell was attacked and has a cautionary tale for all home inspectors, and some advice to keep us safe. We are put in a lot of risky situations - and this podcast has some important information that we all need to hear in our industry.


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Feb 28, 2022
The "State of the App Address"
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In this podcast, we take a moment from our usual podcast format to talk about where we are at with our app - Inspector Toolbelt. Upcoming features, our "meteoric" increase in users, and just some of the great things that have happened here at ITB!

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Feb 21, 2022
How To Be a Better Communicator
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Communication is half our job as home inspectors. We know houses, but we can sometimes struggle with communication aspects of the business. So how do we become better communicators? Beon and Ian talk about this in this week's episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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Feb 11, 2022
Barry Cohen - The Creator of Homeinspectology.com
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In this episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk, we interview Barry Cohen who created and maintains homeinspectology.com - a website that provides a wide range of resources for home inspectors. Barry has been a great support for the home inspector community. Listen in to hear what makes him tick.

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Feb 03, 2022
How To Make a Home Inspection Blog Easy
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Most of us don't want to sit down and blog, but blogging can increase our conversions, website traffic, and gets us more inspections. In this episode, David Nyman will help us make blogging easier (and maybe even a bit less painful to do).

Jan 28, 2022
Joe Ferry - The Home Inspector Lawyer!
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In this episode of Inspector Toolbelt Talk, we interview Joe Ferry himself - "The Home Inspector Lawyer".  Joe discusses who owns the home inspection report, arbitration clauses, and his experience defending home inspectors for over two decades. Don't miss this episode!

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Jan 21, 2022
How to Make Your Own Home Inspection Website
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In this episode, two inspection website "nerds" (Ian and temporary co-host Jason) talk about how you can make your own home inspection website. What platform you should choose, some tips to improve conversions, and how to structure your website to make it a real success. Have a listen and learn about how to make your own home inspection website!

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Jan 11, 2022
Accepting Bitcoin as a Home Inspector
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Bitcoin - do you accept it as payment for a home inspection? Should you even consider it? If you do accept it - how do you do that? We discuss all of this and more in Episode 1 of the new season of Inspector Toolbelt Talk!

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Jan 03, 2022
2022 Home Inspection Market Outlook
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2020 and 2021 were wild years for the home inspection industry. What will 2022 bring for us as home inspectors? Beon and Ian discuss some of the positive aspects of what is coming up, how to adjust for it, and some of the challenges that may be coming our way in the home inspection industry.

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Dec 27, 2021
Why Branding is Important For Home Inspectors
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"I have a logo" is something we hear often - but do you have a brand? We show you, in this episode, why a brand is important, how it gets you inspections, and ultimately, how to use your brand as a tool. 

Dec 20, 2021
Grow Your Business Without Hiring Other Inspectors
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In this episode, we will explore other ways to grow your home inspection business without hiring full-time home inspectors. Reduce the risk of a great employee leaving to start a competing business and taking clients and referring agents with them

Dec 13, 2021
Home Inspector Marketing with Dave Klima
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We talk marketing with Dave Klima, CEO of Aardvark Inspector. Get insight into some of the secrets he learned along the way to become one of the largest independent home inspection companies in the US. We also learn about his brand new platform Inspected Houses.

Dec 07, 2021
You Aren't Charging Enough!
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It's the thing you do over and over again, are always thinking about and if you're not... you should be. Time to talk about your prices and reasons why you're very likely not charging enough. How to figure it out? How to make the change? When to make the change? Ian and Beon have some pointers to help you out.

For more information, check out our blog on How to Price Your Services 

Nov 29, 2021
Scot Baker on Crawlers for Inspectors
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We get to chat with the King of the Crawlers, Scot Baker himself! We will talk about crawlers (particularly the BIGCrawler), marketing with a crawler or drone in general, and some of the things that has led Scot to a career in home inspections and building the BIGCrawler - so sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds of Scot Baker :)

Brought to you by Inspector Toolbelt Home Inspection Software

Nov 26, 2021
Fractional Marketing Strategies for Inspectors
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You may have heard the term "Fractional Marketing". Listen as our hosts discuss a unique definition of the term and how it can help you create a diverse revenue stream for your home inspection business.

Nov 19, 2021
Who are we? What is this?
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Meet your hosts and get some insight into what to expect on Inspector Toolbelt Talk in the coming weeks and months.

Nov 17, 2021