Over the past couple years, I have been keeping a mental record of the things that growing inspection firms do, to ensure growth year after year. The industry has came a tremendously long way especially when it comes to technology, networking, education, and outsourcing. Growing businesses in every industry are constantly evolving, and that is no different in the inspection world. These are some items to consider when striving to grow your home inspection business.
In the last several months we’ve been fielding a number of recurring questions about HomeBinder.
Despite efforts otherwise, many inspectors have come to think that our business model is based on soliciting clients. When in fact, our true north is the homeowner and our job is to make sure that they have a great app to manage their largest asset.
These are the most common misconceptions that home inspectors have about HomeBinder:
It’s important to prepare your home before the winter months to prevent costly damage and increase energy efficiency. We compiled a list below of the top 25 fall home maintenance tips. Feel free to post comments if you feel like we missed anything or if you have questions! Continue reading “25 Fall Home Maintenance Tips”
For established home inspectors, time is the most limiting factor when looking for ways to influence your bottom line. You can’t work eight days a week, you can’t be in two places at once, and you may not be in a position to contract inspectors to work under you. Carson Dunlop estimates that inspectors can make an additional $8000 per year by employing efficient business practices to reduce their average inspection time by just 15 minutes.
Nine years ago next month I purchased the home I live in now. We’ve made a number of improvements over the years including a mudroom and partial central air, plus we upgraded a couple appliances, but….we haven’t had a professional come back and see how well things are maintaining (or not) and what we should be aware of…and I find that a bit illogical knowing homes and the industry as I do.