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

December 26, 2018
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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
 
2) Success is a Choice - Rick Patino (print only but worth it)
 
3) Start with Why - Simon Sinek (also watch the TedTalk)
 
4) EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey
 
5) Tribes - Seth Godin
 
6) Principles - Ray Dalio
 
7) This is Marketing - Seth Godin
 
8) The Daily Drucker - Peter Drucker
 
For Fun, but had a big impact on me personally:
9) The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale
 
10) Undaunted Courage - David McCullough

 

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George Scott: 3 Keys That Helped Him Grow to 17 Employees - Part 1 of 2

December 19, 2018
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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
 
2) Success is a Choice - Rick Patino (print only but worth it)
 
3) Start with Why - Simon Sinek (also watch the TedTalk)
 
4) EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey
 
5) Tribes - Seth Godin
 
6) Principles - Ray Dalio
 
7) This is Marketing - Seth Godin
 
8) The Daily Drucker - Peter Drucker
 
For Fun, but had a big impact on me personally:
9) The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale
 
10) Undaunted Courage - David McCullough

 

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Limiting Liability With Reports & Dealing With Cheap Charlies: Melissa Coon

December 5, 2018
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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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Daylan Whitney: Be the Inspector That Says Yes

November 28, 2018
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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 so many quotable quotes in this interview so I hope everyone enjoys! 

You can get in touch with Daylan through his website, https://sentryinspecting.com/. He's one of the more accessible home inspectors you'll find. He was even kind enough to share his Amazon tool list!

http://a.co/gfqxWKw

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Dave Metzler: How to Grow Your Home Inspection Business to 10+ Inspectors

November 21, 2018
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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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Bert Leffel: Sales Ideas & What Inspectors Should Consider With Angie’s List & HomeAdvisor

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

November 7, 2018
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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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Joey Donofrio: The Grant Cardone of Home Inspections Kicks Knowledge

November 7, 2018
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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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TREC, Cupcakes, Mustaches and the 3-year Rule - John Vaden Interview

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

October 24, 2018
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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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