Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff
This Ain’t Fishing, It’s Farming! - Reuben Saltzman

This Ain’t Fishing, It’s Farming! - Reuben Saltzman

August 19, 2019

I knew this would be the title as soon as he said it. It's perfect and sums up exactly how he views his blogging and content marketing efforts. And boy has it paid off. 

Reuben Saltzman runs a 30-person inspection company up in Minnesota, Structure Tech. And he still finds time to blog. In fact he schedules himself off of home inspections to write. That's how important it is. And it's changed his business from the beginning.

We talk about his humble beginnings as a home inspector/blogger, his surprising most popular article to date, and his company's unique interview style. This one is great for single inspector companies all the way up to multis.

Here are some of the books we mention in the episode:

Youtility

The 1 Thing

Think and Grow Rich

How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

 

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How This Ex-Marine is Building an Empire: John Robinson

How This Ex-Marine is Building an Empire: John Robinson

August 8, 2019

John Robinson is all about family and working until the mission is complete. 

We met John at the ASHI conference in his hometown of San Diego, CA. He was quiet but fun and energetic. He is now a Spectorian and (we don't pay him by the way) he'll tell you all about it!

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know John and his team. They are warm, professional and very driven to be the best. It's very clear that they are getting to where they are going just by talking to them. From their interview process to the way they handle agents and clients, it's all top-notch and high-quality.

They also have crafted the life and freedom that every business-owner should have. Fishing trips to Alaska is what gets John really excited. We hope you enjoy this long, winding conversation with one of the top dogs in SoCal and in the industry!

You can reach John via his website -> https://home-inspector-san-diego.com/

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How to Handle Customer Complaints and Lawsuits: Joe Ferry

How to Handle Customer Complaints and Lawsuits: Joe Ferry

June 6, 2019

Joe Ferry is a staple in our industry. He's seen it all when it comes to customer complaints and lawsuits.

We jump all over the place but we get some valuable insight into the common reasons claims come about against home inspectors, how they should be handled and how to deal with other legalities that most inspectors fear.

To get in touch with Joe, head to his website, http://joeferry.com/ or email him - contact@joeferry.com

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2019 InterNACHI Inspector Fair Preview with Moranda & Jenny J

2019 InterNACHI Inspector Fair Preview with Moranda & Jenny J

May 29, 2019

Food, CE, networking, education, games, live bands, the Rocky Mountains - this year's InterNACHI Inspector Fair is going to have it all.

We thought it would be a nice primer to have Moranda and Jenny from InterNACHI on the show, since they both have a large part in making this all happen.

From logo & media design to in-person training, these ladies have you covered. 

For InterNACHI marketing help or inquiries, go here or email Jenny at marketing@internachi.org.

 

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If you’re not good at something, that’s now your favorite thing to do: Stephen Whittington

If you’re not good at something, that’s now your favorite thing to do: Stephen Whittington

May 22, 2019

Stephen Whittington is in the sweet spot of home inspectors. He's had enough life experience to have some wisdom and focus on what's important, and still young and nimble enough to keep up with trends.

He's served in the Navy, done property management and learned a ton from his undergrad degree. All of this has helped him grow his company quicker than most new home inspectors.

If you want to get in touch with Stephen, you can find him at his website or at WhittInspections@gmail.com

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Don’t Be Manipulated By Other’s Emotions! -  Bullet Tromblay

Don’t Be Manipulated By Other’s Emotions! - Bullet Tromblay

May 15, 2019

Bullet Tromblay enjoys life. Not because he does more inspections or has more money, but because of his perspective. He brings an unparalleled optimism and energy to everything he does, from the copper mine to his family to home inspections.

It's no wonder he survived the last downturn with his likability and transparency he brings to his customers. He drops a couple gems for everyone around putting systems in place and how showing vulnerability has helped his business. 

He also gives a great counter for "Can you do this inspection for less"?

If you want to get in touch with Bullet, you can find him at his website or at TechnicalHome4.0@gmail.com

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Franchises: What Every Solo Inspector Should Be Thinking About - Brandon Paternoster

Franchises: What Every Solo Inspector Should Be Thinking About - Brandon Paternoster

April 10, 2019

Brandon is one of the nicest, energetic inspectors we've ever met. Well, he's not quite an inspector anymore. He's the Director of Franchise Development for HouseCall USA

HouseCall is growing in the south and Great Lakes region and looks to be gaining more interest.

My biggest question for him was, why franchises? Why should a solo inspector consider buying into HouseCall? He gives some great answers and a few things for inspectors to consider that are either getting into the business or struggling on their own.

 

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Scott Knudson: Work/Life Balance and How to Start From Scratch in a New City

Scott Knudson: Work/Life Balance and How to Start From Scratch in a New City

March 27, 2019

It was great to finally get Scott on the podcast because he has been through the highs and lows with Spectora. He was a very early adopter of the software and has had great benefits and also experienced early growing pains.

Regardless, we've enjoyed getting to know Scott and all his candor. He enjoys the sunny SoCal inspector life and shares some of this secrets to growing a business from scratch in a new city (he's had to do this 3 times), how you have to keep adapting to survive in this business and how to travel as much as he does while still managing a multi-inspector company.

He was also very vocal about how much he loves his Spectora made (shameless plug) website. This is where you can reach him if you are in the SoCal area or want to chat or learn about his little mastermind group. Check it out.

 

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

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

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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