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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Agent Presentations & Helping Other Home Inspectors | Joe Billings

October 17, 2018
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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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Jamie Ward: Is answering your own phone hurting your company?

October 10, 2018
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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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Glenn Fricke on the Real Estate Bubble and Knowing Your Place as a Home Inspector

September 19, 2018
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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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Joy Hawkins: SEO Expert Talks Google Updates & SEO Best Practices

September 12, 2018
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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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Ben Gromicko: How to be a successful home inspector

September 5, 2018
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Ben Gromicko of InterNACHI updates us on what InterNACHI is up to in Florida, upcoming conferences, and what new home inspectors should be doing to set themselves apart and become successful. We also get into what he did as a home inspector to eventually get to the mythical $1000 per inspection price tag. Most importantly, we talk about who used to win wrestling matches between him and Nick.

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