Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff
Work/Life Balance is Bull#$&! -James Hooper

Work/Life Balance is Bull#$&! -James Hooper

February 26, 2021

Ok, James didn't really say the name that's in the title but we talked about it!

James Hooper had/has a great job.

But he wants to work for himself, and he's willing to sacrifice living in both worlds to do it. It might be the hardest part about easing into home inspections - deciding when to cut the cord with your previous full-time job and go all in on home inspections.

James tells a couple fun stories of what it's like doing 2 full-time jobs and some of the ways he's grown organically to make his dream a reality.

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Life on the Bubble & What Client Success Means - Katie & Lulu

Life on the Bubble & What Client Success Means - Katie & Lulu

February 17, 2021

Ever wonder who's really behind the bubble?

We're mixing it up today with Katie & Lulu, 2 of our rockstar Client Success folks that you talk to every so often on our chat bubble.

They talk about what Client Success means to them, advice they'd give new inspectors and what it's like talking to you all each and every day.

They are 2 of the nicest, kindest humans I know so I hope you all get the chance to say hi to them on the bubble and enjoy this chat!

🎥 If you want the video version of this, head on over to YouTube for it.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Buying vs. Building a Home Inspection Business - Tom George

Buying vs. Building a Home Inspection Business - Tom George

February 16, 2021

Tom George of A Precise Home Inspection in Colorado Springs, Colorado has tried a couple different routes in this business.

He's gone at it solo, he's worked for a multi, and now he's the proud owner of a thriving business. But it's the path less traveled. Hear how Tom bought into an existing main player in his town, and what challenges and benefits come along with buying into a home inspection business.

Find him at his website -> https://www.aprecisehomeinspection.com/

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If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

YOU are the Product, Home Inspector - Andrew & Sarah Wilson

YOU are the Product, Home Inspector - Andrew & Sarah Wilson

February 8, 2021

➡️ Andrew & Sarah are fun. And Authentic.

Without a traditional home inspector's background (like many nowadays), they've used authenticity, communication and social media to win in their first year.

They are a dynamic combo with Andrew having the calm, reassuring vibe and Sarah having the high energy, driven style. And it's clearly working!

📲 You can find them on Instagram @wsinspect

💻 and their website - https://wsinspect.wixsite.com/website

Here are some of the books and podcasts mentioned:

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Advantage-Organizational-Health-Everything-Business/dp/0470941529/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1SVOCDF29VXLJ&dchild=1&keywords=the+advantage+patrick+lencioni&qid=1612208179&sprefix=the+advan%2Caps%2C189&sr=8-3

📚 https://www.daveramsey.com/store/product/entreleadership-by-dave-ramsey-ebook

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Start-Punch-Escape-Average-Matters/dp/1937077594/ref=sr_1_3?c[…]jon+acuff&qid=1612208310&sprefix=start+by+%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-3

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Give-Yourself-Gift-Done/dp/0525537317/ref=sr_1_4?crid=[…]jon+acuff&qid=1612208333&sprefix=start+by+%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-4

📚 https://www.amazon.com/Be-Our-Guest-Perfecting-Institute/dp/1423145844/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=be+our+guest+book&qid=1612208364&sr=8-2

🎧 https://open.spotify.com/show/4hZwj3WfCNUYlBoLFoLD7k?si=VY41iiwtQ6uqi2dPEqXS1g

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

The More Common Home Inspector’s Journey - Jed Kaessner

The More Common Home Inspector’s Journey - Jed Kaessner

January 13, 2021

Not growing a zillion percent a year? Not turning away business in your first year? Not becoming a multi after years in the biz?

That's ok.

Read that again, that's totally ok. And more normal than you think.

I was so happy Jed reached out to be on the pod. His journey is more representative of many home inspectors first years in the business.

Hear how he navigated a part-time job and eventually quitting and going into inspections full time. We'll also chat about what worked to steadily grow this business.

 

Sharing is Caring

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

How a Top 10 Home Inspection Company Handles Training, Buy-in & Culture

How a Top 10 Home Inspection Company Handles Training, Buy-in & Culture

December 14, 2020

Reuben Saltzman and George Ury of  @Structure Tech Home Inspections  in Minnesota share how they think about culture, buy-in, training, content marketing, inspection efficiency and more.

➡️ They are one of the biggest companies in the country and it's truly refreshing how down-to-earth and personable they are. They just flat out do things well and have maintained high standards all the way up to 30+ employees. They are just fun guys that are dominating Minnesota and the internet (have you seen their blog?).

🎥 If you want to watch Reuben and George's beautiful faces, you can find the YouTube version of this video here.

Sharing is Caring

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@

Changing an Industry By Being a Part of Something Bigger - Jennifer Riley

Changing an Industry By Being a Part of Something Bigger - Jennifer Riley

December 7, 2020

Did you know less than 3% of inspectors are women?

Jennifer Riley didn't see any in her new inspector class. She wants to change that. Jennifer owns Doyenne Inspections in Austin, Texas and she's well on her way to growing that number.

We talk not only about women in the business, but also how growth in many major markets is resulting in builders passing on phase inspections, how reports matter and how she's growing her company.

Sharing is Caring

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

How Tim Gets 20 Extra Inspections a Month From Writing

How Tim Gets 20 Extra Inspections a Month From Writing

November 30, 2020

Tim is back with some amazing metrics and results! For only being in the business a few years, ranking 1st in Chicago is no small feat! He is a shining example of just how powerful content marketing is. He's proven it.

We talk about just taking action when it comes to writing (and anything really), not being a perfectionist with certain things, being an above average inspector and other little tips and stories.

Want to see what he's been writing about? Check out his website (psst, Spectora made it and we'd love to make yours too!)

Sharing is Caring

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Using Creativity, Confidence and Hustle as a New Inspector

Using Creativity, Confidence and Hustle as a New Inspector

November 26, 2020

Jamie is the guy that made a clever, unique video called "Will He Fit". Check it out, it's pretty funny.

Any new inspector that is this creative and just goes for it, I want to talk to. Jamie tells us his windy path to the home inspection industry and how he thinks about the business, just being in his first couple months.

If nothing else, just go for it and don't worry about what anyone else thinks! 

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Home Inspector SEO in 2021: What You Need to Know

Home Inspector SEO in 2021: What You Need to Know

November 24, 2020

Doug Schatz is one of my favorite partners (they are our digital marketing partner at Market Hardware) because he is such a great guy and deeply cares about the client experience the way we do.

We get into where SEO stands today, what's important, what's not and the most common mistakes inspectors make when thinking about their SEO. 

We also go into the playbook for solo inspectors, mid-career, and large multis on what you can do at your stage and phase of your business. 

If you want to learn more about digital marketing, write into our chat or check out the blog! We're happy to connect you with the right person to see if digital marketing is right for you.

If you're enjoying these interviews, share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 

Subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Overcast, etc. You can also check out more interviews at the links below!

 

https://spectora.podbean.com/
https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight/
https://www.youtube.com/spectora

 

To learn more about Spectora the home inspection software, follow the link!

If you have a recommendation for a guest, email Kevin@Spectora.com and we'll see if we can make it happen!

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