Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff
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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1 to 50 Inspections a Month…in 2 Months: How Grant Waller Uses Technology to Grow & Adapt

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

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

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

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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