Refocus Your Home Show Approach

Home shows bring loads of homeowners together, and real estate is your bread and butter. So it makes sense that you’d want to participate once in a while. But there’s a problem. You’re in the business of selling home inspections, and home shows are more like window shopping. Most of the time, inspections just don’t…

Why a One-Time Client is Something More

Automation makes the home inspection industry work a little quicker and probably adds a lot of efficiency, too. As a home inspector, you go in and get the job done, and then the customer gets the report in hand faster, too. But in all of this fast-paced, efficient reporting, where does that leave the customer,…

Marketing Yourself to an Educated Customer Base

Is your marketing strategy killing your chances of standing out? Unfortunately for a lot of inspectors, that’s exactly what’s happening. Your target customer base might not know how to inspect a house, but they do know a little something about the inspection process. So do yourself and them a favor – use your valuable marketing…

Build Your Business by Eliminating Risk

Risk management is part of any good business strategy, and it can drive more customers in your direction. There’s risk involved with selling coffee, and there’s risk in being a physician. But while not every business has many avenues for managing and even reversing risk, home inspectors have a great opportunity to assume all risk.…

3 Inspection Reporting Systems to Check Out

Home inspection software can make your life easier, or it can make you long for the days where a clipboard and ink pen were the pinnacle of technology. The industry as a whole supports digital inspection reporting software, but the field is wide open. Just because it’s designed for inspectors doesn’t mean it’s user-friendly. That’s…

What is a HUD Home Inspection?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, more commonly known as HUD, helps people who need assistance find housing that’s both decent and affordable. Part of determining which properties qualify is the HUD home inspection. Although HUD inspectors may perform these inspections, privately owned inspection companies might also. A HUD inspection is a little bit…