Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff
What’s Interesting in the Home Inspection Industry w/ Mike Wagstaff

What’s Interesting in the Home Inspection Industry w/ Mike Wagstaff

October 20, 2020

For our 50th episode, I was able to snag my brother and co-founder Mike to talk shop!

We each threw out a few current events and topics that are interesting to us and sure to impact you and the industry in 2021. Hope you enjoy!

 

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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!

Donuts > Certifications - John Battaglia

Donuts > Certifications - John Battaglia

October 13, 2020

Do you think you're the greatest inspector that ever lived? Then this episode is for you.

John wasn't sure if he even wanted to be a multi-inspector company. Then he kinda just turned into one! Now his growth is continuing and he's picking up a ton of lessons on the way.

We also talk about the importance of what IEB is doing for our industry and the key lessons he's learned from working with them.

John is all about collaboration so reach out to him! https://www.ateaseinspections.net/

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

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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!

To Grow or Not to Grow - Efficiency and Staying Lean - Zac Knoblauch

To Grow or Not to Grow - Efficiency and Staying Lean - Zac Knoblauch

September 28, 2020

Zac could be a multi-inspector firm already. He's just not sure if that's what he wants. And that's ok. Zac is part of a new wave of inspectors that are in their first 5 years and growing nicely. He is efficient and knows the "time is money" saying is more than a cliche. He lives it.

 

We talk about efficiency - using the software to get reports done more efficiently and using Spectora Advanced to reduce the need to hire office staff (30-40 min saved per inspection!).

 

We talk about answering your own phone - the same dilemma everyone faces when they get to hundreds of inspections a year.

 

We talk about mentors and peers in the industry. I have a feeling some will be reaching out to him after this one!

 

Find Zac at this website https://rigidinspections.com/ or on Instagram, @rigidinspections

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

Negative Reviews, Prices & Supply/Demand of Inspectors - Allen Dicharry

Negative Reviews, Prices & Supply/Demand of Inspectors - Allen Dicharry

September 9, 2020

We're mixing things up for Episode 47! We have Allen Dicharry back on to shoot the shit with me about what we think is interesting. I don't have a clever name yet on what to call this series....Water Cooler Talk? The Random Episodes? Fireside Chats? 

Either way, I hope you enjoy our random conversation! Let us know what you think!

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

Falling Off Roofs & Raising Prices - KC Bartley

Falling Off Roofs & Raising Prices - KC Bartley

August 11, 2020

I've never had an interaction with KC that didn't leave me energized and happy. He is just a ball of positivity and I love it. KC is a Spectora OG and has some great stories and conviction in who he is, and what his company stands for. 

 

With one of the best websites around and hundreds of Google Reviews, he shares a little on how he runs a very efficient 1-man shop. 

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

Inside the Mind of a COO of a 70 Inspector Company - Damon Durham

Inside the Mind of a COO of a 70 Inspector Company - Damon Durham

August 4, 2020

Damon is a humble man. He is the COO of the largest inspection company in the country and he speaks so casually about very difficult things.

 

Damon is somewhat from outside the home inspection industry - that's why he intrigued me. He has a fresh perspective, some of which traces back to his early days at Pizza Hut where he learned about service, pride and efficiency.

 

If you want to learn more about Greenworks, head over to their website. I'm sure you can get in touch with Damon there.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

 

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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!

What nurses, restaurants, and photo booths have to do with home inspections - Allen Dicharry

What nurses, restaurants, and photo booths have to do with home inspections - Allen Dicharry

July 29, 2020

Allen is wise beyond his home inspection years. My guess is it has something to do with his previous careers in nursing, ministry, home flipping and owning a photo booth rental service.

 

This was such a fun and refreshing conversation. Allen is only in year 2 of his home inspection career, but he is off to an amazing start. 100 Google Reviews. A thriving agent referral network. A healthy work-life balance.

 

We can all learn from Allen's blend of focus, humility and dedication to his clients and learning. He dropped so many tidbits of wisdom that has me excited to share this episode.

 

Here are most of the books we referenced, some of which I've read and highly recommend!

 

  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity  by David Allen
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
  • Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What’s Best Next by Matt Perman
  • Unstuck: Breaking Free from Your Barriers to Productivity by Matt Perman

 

Allen can be found at his website or emailing him at allen@housetohomeinspector.com

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

Understanding Your Buyer’s & Agent’s Perspectives - Gary Dahl

Understanding Your Buyer’s & Agent’s Perspectives - Gary Dahl

July 24, 2020

Gary Dahl may be new to home inspections but he's not new to walking people through complex technical situations. Gary has a perspective I like capturing - of the new home inspector that has experience from previous careers. It's a particular set of challenges.

 

The part I loved the most is when we talked about empathy. A key ingredient to any successful home inspector.

 

If you're a new inspector and wanting to connect, you can find Gary at his website.

 

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

 

You can also 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!

Obsess Over Being a Clear Communicator + Automated Upsells: Adam Pontier

Obsess Over Being a Clear Communicator + Automated Upsells: Adam Pontier

May 14, 2020

Adam Pontier of KC Property Experts is a refreshing guy to talk to. He is an everyday guy that just seems to do what's practical.

And he's winning in the Kansas City area. We get into his backstory and how we jumpstarted his growth years ago with clear communication, being himself and putting effort into relationship building.

You can tell he pays attention to the details - from his report to his emails to the way he mirrors different agents when he interacts. Something we can all learn from.

Other topics we cover:

  • Services he uses like Blipp, ACC, Spectora Advanced
  • Growth activities he used on Facebook
  • Sending schwag to agents
  • How to structures his emails to get clients to read them
  • The one email he sends that has increased his revenue by an average of $50/inspection

If you want to link up with Adam, find em on Facebook! Adam Pontier with KC Property Experts.

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review or shoot me a note. I always appreciate that :)

You can also subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, 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, 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 Call Centers to Make Life Easier: 2 Inspector’s Experience Using ACC

Using Call Centers to Make Life Easier: 2 Inspector’s Experience Using ACC

April 9, 2020

The decision to use a call center (with Spectora Advanced of course ;)) seems like a tough one until you hear stories from Bryan and Nick. I randomly chose a couple of our users that also use ACC to see what their mindset was before using a call center and what it's like now that they've been using ISN for a couple months.

Clearly they are happy. With ACC being one of our partners, that makes me happy. I do believe the ACC-Spectora combination is a powerful one as you hear both of these guys talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with a high-quality team.

If you're interested in learning more about ACC, you can find them at their website. If you've been waiting on this integration to use Spectora for all your needs, ask us about Spectora Advanced!

If you're enjoying these interviews, let us know with a review!

You can also subscribe to Spectora Spotlight to get notified when new episodes drop - Apple Podcasts, Google Play, 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, 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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