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Learn from the professional home inspectors as we support the home inspection profession. We showcase new vendors, offer tips/advice for home maintenance/upkeep and bring you news and events from our real estate industry colleagues. Follow Today's Home Inspector - we're "In The House"!

Learn from the professional home inspectors as we support the home inspection profession. We showcase new vendors, offer tips/advice for home maintenance/upkeep and bring you news and events from our real estate industry colleagues. Follow Today's Home Inspector - we're "In The House"!
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Learn from the professional home inspectors as we support the home inspection profession. We showcase new vendors, offer tips/advice for home maintenance/upkeep and bring you news and events from our real estate industry colleagues. Follow Today's Home Inspector - we're "In The House"!

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English

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601-691-1496


Episodes

America's Call Center - Interview with Paul Zak

4/11/2019
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Hi I’m Gary Smith - welcome back - My next guest is Paul Zak. What a treat it was to speak with Paul. He manages the largest office support services company in the home inspection profession. America’s Call Center or ACC is more than a “call center”. It’s a 60+ employee and growing “Home Inspector Partner”. Whether you are a one may shop or a growing multi-inspector company their approach and commitment to your business success is something they take very seriously. So - - enjoy my...

Duration:01:22:47

Vendor Spotlight - Smoke Detector Pole

4/10/2019
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Our vendor spotlight features James Truscott - over the years James worked as a building inspector in the Dallas Metro - Often his job included testing smoke detectors - sometimes he’d ask a tenant to borrow a broom or mop or walking cane - anything that would help get to the unit in out of reach spots. I’m sure you’ve been there - - if not a stick - you’re carrying a ladder or a stool. In some cases the housing unit was vacant - so...no broom or mop or cane. To fulfill the need - he...

Duration:00:47:17

How a Report Review Video Adds Value

1/30/2019
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VALUE PROPOSITION 1) What sets you apart? Why should I hire you? Keep reading and listen/watch - - because you want to give the client a "Unique" value proposition. 2) Who is your target audience? If you can't answer this question you can't answer Question #1. 3) What are your client's pain points? How well do you know your client? You should be able to very quickly identify with your client's challenges. 4) How will your inspection service remedy the issues? Once you have a good...

Duration:00:20:29

5 Ways Competition is Good For Business

1/21/2019
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Innovation Competition leads to innovation. If you’re the only inspector in your area it’ll be difficult to improve. And if you’re working in a crowded market, you won’t succeed by doing what everyone else does. Healthy competition encourages change. Customer Service Home inspectors offer similar products - they compete for customers. Improved customer service leads to loyal followers and the best marketing in the marketplace - word of mouth. Complacency Competition shakes off...

Duration:00:02:00

You Need an Edge

1/19/2019
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My one minute shot of advice and opinion - I called it my "ad-inion"! Thanks for listening - subscribed yet? Please be my guest - it highly appreciated and hope you visit often!

Duration:00:01:18

Questions To Ask After The Inspection

1/14/2019
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Here are some sample questions a home inspector should be prepared to answer: When most buyers think about questions to ask a home inspector, it’s usually about things before they hire them. Real Estate professional Bill Gassett wrote an article titled “Questions to Ask The Home Inspector After The Inspection is Completed”. Today on Open Mic - Charles and I will answer Bill’s 5 questions, we’ll discuss a few of our favorite threads posted on our Open Group and we’ll hope to share...

Duration:01:30:23

DOME and Homeworthy - Part 2

12/21/2018
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Hi I’m Gary Smith - you know the internet has made the world smaller. No doubt about it. The websites you use every day may originate here in the US - or - from any country in the WORLD! We’re in the house today with just such a company. Actually two companies - - both companies originate from Australia but are offered online here in North America. As you may recall a few weeks ago we spoke with Pat Butler and the things he’s doing with Homeworthy. Well - we’re back with Homeworthy - -...

Duration:01:15:35

National FHA 203(k) Expert - Mike Young

12/13/2018
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My conversation with Mike Young. Mike is a national 203(k) Renovation Loan Expert. The FHA insured loan helps homeowners purchase and remodel a home and finance the purchase and rehab with a single loan. Mike's team of consultants, home inspectors and contractors are ready to help you take "blah" - to WONDERFUL! Learn from Mike as we discuss changes to the program and learn how home inspectors can get support and consultant training. Join Mike's Team and Contact...

Duration:00:28:12

Dome and Homeworthy - Part I

11/29/2018
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Hi I’m Gary Smith - you know the internet has made the world smaller. No doubt about it. The websites you use every day may originate here in the US - or - from any country in the WORLD! We’re in the house today with just such a company. Actually two companies - - both companies originate from Australia but are offered online here in North America. As you may recall a few weeks ago we spoke with Pat Butler and the things he’s doing with Homeworthy. Well - we’re back with Homeworthy - -...

Duration:00:54:31

101 Things You Don't Want In Your Home

11/7/2018
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How well do you know your home? If you’re like most people, you have a vague sense of all the various systems and components and who to call when they don’t work anymore. Did you know you can avoid expensive repair bills by discovering major defects before you buy a home? If only you knew what to look for before you even made an offer! GET THE BOOK HERE: https://amzn.to/2D5YQyd Of course, you’ll get a home inspection once the contract is ratified. Then the inspector’s report turns up all...

Duration:00:39:58

Heating and Cooling Maintenance with Bryan Orr

8/4/2018
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Bryan Orr says: The HVAC School is a free, online community that compiles and shares the best, most applicable HVAC/R training material we can find. We source from real technicians who work on equipment everyday to keep the content from getting stale. We publish a weekly podcast, daily tech tips, resources, quizzes, videos and more…. We love to share his knowledge and this episode is no different. The conversation speaks to techs but in plain and simple language fit for homeowners,...

Duration:00:41:44

ScribeWare - Quality Home Inspection Reports - FAST

7/26/2018
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Dylan is Washington State licensed home inspector #365 and Structural Pest Inspector #65540, and a licensed real estate clock-hour instructor # I 4978. He is also the vice president of ASHI Western Washington - 2017. Dylan has made a business out of his personal mission to advocate for home buyers, homeowners, inspectors, and real estate professionals. Honing his talents from carpentry in his youth to construction and remodeling through college, and eventually establishing a career in home...

Duration:01:23:00

Inspecting Crawl Spaces

7/12/2018
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Inspecting Crawls Spaces - They’re right up there with attic spaces in terms of “places homeowners don’t or won’t enter”. But they’re super important and when drainage is poor water can hide out there and create mold and if the home’s floor system is leaking that bad air can enter. Listen to my conversation with professional home inspectors Charles Buell from Washington state, Dusty Jameson and Michael Conrad from Tennessee and Energy Expert Brent Loya in Florida talk about inspecting...

Duration:01:44:11

My Client Wants a Refund - NOW WHAT

6/24/2018
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My Client Wants a Refund - NOW WHAT?! First of all, it’s not the end of the world. If you’re in business long enough - sooner or later you’ll be confronted with this situation. What is most important as it relates to this topic? Priority #1 is to SAVE THE RELATIONSHIP with your client. Do you have a SUPER CLEAR refund policy? Don’t React First - Use THEIR insight as a tool to change YOUR perspective. Don’t communicate with your client when you’re angry. Ask your client for...

Duration:01:08:43

Home Inspectors and The Home Energy Score - with Brent Loya

6/24/2018
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Developed by the Department of Energy, the Home Energy Score provides information about a home’s energy use. Similar to the MPG rating for a car, it reports the home’s efficiency on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes. The inspection needed to provide the data is performed by home inspectors. Brent Loya has been presented with the Innovation Award for 2018 by the Department of Energy and he and his company IDENERGY helps inspectors become...

Duration:00:58:45

How Home Inspectors Should Inspect The Cooling System - with Bryan Orr

6/21/2018
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This week I had the pleasure to speak with Bryan Orr - he and his dad operate a large HVAC company in FL. Bryan has a strong background in the heating and air business and shared some great tips on the techniques, tools and methods of how a home inspector can effectively inspect and report on a home’s cooling system. I think you’ll learn something - I know I did. He has a simple approach - listen in to my conversation with Bryan Orr. Catch Bryan online: www.HVACRschool.com He mentioned the...

Duration:01:02:02

Jack Huntress - Founder and CEO of HomeBinder

6/21/2018
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In today's world your inspection calendar is probably totally blank two to three weeks and beyond. The way I see it, you'll know 50K to 100K in revenue is already booked each year! :: Jack Huntress Meet a really smart guy building a product that encourages homeowners to maintain their home and helps inspectors keep their brand alive - long after the inspection. Jack is introducing a concept called "Annual Property Reviews" and believes inspectors are leaving tons of cash on the...

Duration:01:09:37

Multi-Inspection Companies 101

6/16/2018
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Whether you are planning a 2 man team or growing a large multi-inspector group listen to our pros share inside tips and helpful advice. Reuben's Blog: structuretech1.com/blog/ Catch Chris Murphy: www.houstontexashomeinspection.com/ Keep up with Charles Buell: www.buellinspections.com/ Reuben's Presentation at inspection world (as mentioned in the show) can be found online at ASHI Inspection World Presentations: softconference.com/ASHI/ Follow us:...

Duration:00:34:37

Performance and Functionality vs Design and Code

6/15/2018
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We're speaking with professional home inspectors Charles Buell, Dylan Chalk and Reuben Saltzman. Are you adding too much minutiae to your report by including code related details that could increase liability and pull you away from the Standards of Practice (SoP). Find home inspector support at: www.todayshomeinspector.com Gary Smith www.garynsmith.net Dylan Chalk orcainspect.com/ Charles Buell www.buellinspections.com/ Reuben Saltzman structuretech1.com/ Sunday OPEN MIC...

Duration:00:30:32

You Clearly Have a Moisture Problem

6/14/2018
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Just say, “You clearly have a moisture problem.” I’m sure you’ve seen this condition, water seems to be either leaking from or forming on the air supply register in the ceiling. Why do we have a moisture problem? Most often it’s because we’re adding water to the indoor air space. We know that water is tricky. It can enter the space as a vapor or a liquid. Once it’s inside - if the space is too cold, you’ll have a moisture driver from the outside. The risk of having the thermostat set...

Duration:00:11:13