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Home inspection industry trends & home inspector stories, tips and lessons learned growing and running a successful home inspection business. Learn more about Spectora at https://www.spectora.com.

Spectora Spotlight with Kevin Wagstaff Spectora

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

Home inspection industry trends & home inspector stories, tips and lessons learned growing and running a successful home inspection business. Learn more about Spectora at https://www.spectora.com.

    Yon Lucas & Brian Long on YouTube, Home Maintenance Packages, and Learning from Each Other - Ep. 139

    Yon Lucas & Brian Long on YouTube, Home Maintenance Packages, and Learning from Each Other - Ep. 139

    Yon and Brian grew up less than a mile apart. They played on the same sports teams as kids. Now, although they live across the country, they're both home inspectors. And they learn from each other every day.
    In this episode, we get into:
    - Growing a YouTube channel and why client education is so important
    - Building home maintenance plans for clients post-inspection
    - The difference between inspecting new builds and historic homes
    - Different communication styles
    - Why having industry friends/mentors is key to growth
    You can find Yon and Brian's YouTube channel, Home Inspections Matter, at https://www.youtube.com/@UC3biUdnJzw1sMbWtPNfgSaA. You can find Yon at https://homegrowninspectionsc.com/ and Brian at https://workflowhome.com/.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    $850 AVERAGE inspection price tag?! - Thomas Filippone - Ep. 138

    $850 AVERAGE inspection price tag?! - Thomas Filippone - Ep. 138

    Thomas is BACK by popular demand. In the episode, we get into:
    - Why collaboration is the key to leveling up the industry
    - Raising your prices and adding/communicating value
    - Taking ownership of issues clients run into vs learning when to say no this just isn’t our problem/fault
    - Navigating contractor relationships, insurance woes, and how to give recommendations without being the upgrade police 
    - Home health inspections and getting in the door with homeowners who aren't actively buying or selling
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    From employee to owner: how Matt Stonesifer bought the company he worked at - Ep. 137

    From employee to owner: how Matt Stonesifer bought the company he worked at - Ep. 137

    Matt is a beacon of wisdom in this industry. This episode is a must-listen for any inspector thinking about becoming a business owner...or thinking about selling, for that matter. We get into:
    - How Matt went from company employee to company owner
    - Commitment and consistency over hustle culture
    - The future of mergers & acquisitions in the inspection industry
    - Why you need to KYN (Know Your Numbers)
    - How he spent his life savings on his company in a down market...and why that was actually a great thing.
    If you want to get in touch with Matt, you can find him at @acehomeny on Facebook or at https://acehomeny.com/.
     
    📲 Interested in Spectora? Start your free trial today and get all the education and onboarding you'll need to get up and running successfully: https://hubl.li/Q02nfFrR0
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    👥 Learn more about the power of Spectora, visit Spectora Academy: https://hubs.la/Q02pv_G90
    🚨 Not subscribed to the pod yet? Shame! Go do it! We're on Apple & Google Podcasts & Spotify. Click follow or subscribe! This keeps us motivated to keep doing more of this.
    🤓 Got ideas for guests? Send 'em our way through the chat bubble or email Kevin@Spectora.com
    💬 Not using Spectora? See what the biggest and best companies are saying: https://hubs.la/Q02p9SRZ0

    • 57 min
    NAR settlement & implications for home inspectors & buyers - Leigh Brown - Ep. 136

    NAR settlement & implications for home inspectors & buyers - Leigh Brown - Ep. 136

    We're lucky to have not only an incredibly successful real estate broker, but a CEO, best-selling author, coach & keynote speaker on Spectora Spotlight.
    Leigh Brown is a straight shooter and an advocate for serving customers and improving the real estate industry in any way we can.
    Leigh and Kevin have a free flowing conversation around the NAR lawsuit and settlement and what it could mean for Realtors, home inspectors and homebuyers.
    You can find Leigh at her website and the socials!
    https://www.leighbrown.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC11stDD0nfFUYfhPB-E1nLg
    https://www.facebook.com/LeighBrownSpeaker/
    https://www.instagram.com/leighthomasbrown/
     
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    • 58 min
    Starting, growing and passing down a home inspection business - The Precise Inspecting Team, Ep. 135

    Starting, growing and passing down a home inspection business - The Precise Inspecting Team, Ep. 135

    If you don't know Bill, you should. He and his team are some of the kindest, hard-working folks you'll come across. We've been fortunate enough to know them since the beginning of Spectora. Bill & team discuss:
    - Starting a sole proprietorship with a spouse
    - The importance of starting with two
    - Values and excellence
    - Quality software
    - Growing your vision as you grow
    - Hiring & team inspecting
    - Looking for your "off ramp"
     
    Want to connect with Bill? You can email him at Bill@PreciseInspecting.com or hit their website https://www.PreciseInspecting.com
     
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    • 54 min
    Co-op model, recommending contractors & home services value adds - Ep. 134

    Co-op model, recommending contractors & home services value adds - Ep. 134

    Jeremy Smith talks to Kevin about his unique co-op model of growing regionally, and possibly nationally. They also get into his unique backstory, how he extends value beyond the home inspection, and why this industry is perfect for lifestyle and balancing with family life.
    Get in touch with Jeremy!
    jeremy@apexpropertyinspection.com
    http://www.apexpropertyinspection.com/laramie
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Steve 7891 ,

Great software and podcast

Great software and podcast. Listen to it often while I’m out building our business it’s got a good mix of both one-man bands and multi Inspector firms with things were all doing to advance the industry.

Hulusin8 ,

Love Spectora!

We are die hard Spectora fans and users. Their podcast has been a game changer for me and my company. Keep up the great work guys!!!

Musselman Home Inspection ,

Home Inspection Leaders

Listening to Spectora Spot Light is a game changer as a home inspector and for life. If you want to grow in your craft just listen and learn. Thanks Kevin... Your software is great too 😁!

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