How to Think Big, Diversify Revenue & Grow Like Crazy: Drew White

March 6, 2019

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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Diversifying Revenue Streams Without Selling Your Soul: AJ Vogler

February 27, 2019

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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1 to 50 Inspections a Month…in 2 Months: How Grant Waller Uses Technology to Grow & Adapt

February 20, 2019

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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Succeeding in a 3rd Career and Putting Quality into Everything You Do - Bill Haughery

February 13, 2019

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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The Future of Home Inspections are $%*&@&: Farren West

February 6, 2019

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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Valuing Your Time and What Success Means to You: Tweit Wickman

January 31, 2019

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

December 26, 2018

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

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

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

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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