Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff
Giving the People What They Want! - Christian Adams | RepairPricer

Giving the People What They Want! - Christian Adams | RepairPricer

January 16, 2020

We've spoken to Christian a couple times over the years and we've always liked his no-nonsense approach to business. He's a straight shooter with a great product and that's why we're integrating with his company, Repair Pricer.

Christian has the experience as an agent, which is important because like me, he knows what homebuyers ask of us. And it's "how much will these items in the home inspection report cost?". So he went out and solved it.

We also chat about ways inspectors can market this tool, common objections and other home inspector and realtor related topics. We hope you enjoy it!

If you want to learn more about RepairPricer, you can get in touch at their website, https://www.repairpricer.com/.

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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!

Companies mentioned and shout outs:

Gordon Fox of Fox Inspection Group

Hedderman Engineering

Amerispec

Killing People With Kindness: Kari Cheek

Killing People With Kindness: Kari Cheek

December 31, 2019

Kari Cheek grew up with 4 brothers so it's never been out of the ordinary for her to try anything and be comfortable in her own skin. The owner of Rosie Home Inspections is a breath of fresh air in our industry. She has grown her business the right way, with old school kill em with kindness customer service and showing agents value by giving them time back.

Ironically, she came across Spectora by reading an interview on other women making an impact in the industry. Now she is one of them!

We can all learn a lot from business owners like Kari. She shows that having a passion for what you do and showing true empathy makes for a special business. And she has big plans for the future.

If you want to reach out to Kari, you can find her at her website -> https://www.rosiehomeinspections.com/contact---schedule-appointment.html

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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!

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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!

 

Procrastinating on Purpose and Expensive = Good! - Tim Wojnar

Procrastinating on Purpose and Expensive = Good! - Tim Wojnar

November 27, 2019

Tim Wojnar has taken the leap to becoming a multi-inspector company and it wasn't an easy one. He grinded out working nights and weekends and made some mistakes along the way. As a former engineer, Tim takes a very pragmatic approach to growing the business. Hire and delegate so he can keep growing the business.

He also shares one of his favorite books and a great story about how he found us here at Spectora. 

You can find Tim at his beautiful website, or email him: tim@homeinspectiongeeks.com

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

To learn more about Spectora 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 Open Houses & Confidence Built My Business: Mel Edwards

How Open Houses & Confidence Built My Business: Mel Edwards

November 12, 2019

Mel Edwards just went to where the agents were to grow his business - open houses. When he wasn't teaching or coaching middle school football, he spent his early time dropping by open houses, chatting up agents and getting business cards. This has served him very well as he is busier than ever in year 2.

We talk about confidence, juggling a part-time job with inspecting homes and how he wants a network of inspectors to lean on to learn how to grow!

If you want to get in touch with Mel, shoot him an email at thihomeinspector@gmail.com or find him at his website, https://www.thihomeinspector.com

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!

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

To learn more about Spectora 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!

Creating Your Own Luck as a New Home Inspector | Kevin Ninnis

Creating Your Own Luck as a New Home Inspector | Kevin Ninnis

October 28, 2019

Sometimes a business can grow from pure luck and random interactions. Sometimes it's from your own attitude towards people. For Kevin Ninnis, it was all the above.

Kevin is a brand new home inspector. He happened to know a Realtor that happened to show his Spectora report to her new broker class. They all happened to start using Kevin. This all can't be luck.

Whether you're thinking about getting into the home inspection business, already started and struggling to gain traction or an experienced inspector wanting to hear how hungry this new class of inspectors are - this is a good episode for you.

Kevin drops his cell at the end of this episode, so that shows you how much he likes networking. You can reach him in the following ways, and at his soon to be built Spectora website :)

Genuinely Giving a $&#% & What’s Important to Agents: Andrew Sams & Richie Averill

Genuinely Giving a $&#% & What’s Important to Agents: Andrew Sams & Richie Averill

September 5, 2019

Andrew Sams holds a special place in our hearts. We met him at a coffee shop about 3 years ago and told him our vision for Spectora. He told us his vision for Alpine Building Performance. Both are off to a good start.

Andrew is in this business for the right reasons. And his results show it. He is a self-proclaimed "energy and building nerd" and will talk to you all day about it. That energy and passion shows to his clients and agents and might be why he has 137 5-star Google Reviews.

One of those agents that noticed that was Richie Averill of The Knoll Team. Richie is a sharp, client-friendly agent in Denver who just does right by his clients. He understands emotional intelligence and likes to see that from the team he recommends. I loved hearing him speak candidly about what's important to him and how home inspectors can add value to their team.

This is what connected these two and the rest is history.

 

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

To learn more about Spectora 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!

Are You Treadmill Guy? How to Not Become a Hostage to Your Business - Chuck Blakeman

Are You Treadmill Guy? How to Not Become a Hostage to Your Business - Chuck Blakeman

August 22, 2019

Chuck Blakeman's resume speaks for itself.

He isn't a home inspector (although he has worked with some) and that is exactly why we should all listen to him. He's seen hundreds of different types of businesses and consulted on more. I am most of the way through his book and I gotta say, it's caused me to take a fresh look at how we do things at Spectora and how to challenge myself to be a better business owner.

I hope each of you take the time to check out some of his resources. They are thought provoking and I think there is something each of us can take from his work.

https://www.inc.com/author/chuck-blakeman

https://www.cranksetgroup.com/

http://makingmoneyiskillingyourbusiness.com/

http://whyemployeesarealwaysabadidea.com/

 

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

To learn more about Spectora 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!

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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https://www.youtube.com/spectora

To learn more about Spectora 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 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/

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 - iTunes, Google Play, 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 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 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

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 - iTunes, 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 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!