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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
    • 4.9 • 30 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.

    ARPI & the future of home inspections - Mike & Kevin

    ARPI & the future of home inspections - Mike & Kevin

    There have been plenty of big changes & shifts in the home inspection industry this past year. From the pandemic to big acquisitions to new ways of thinking about our business.
    As the case with any industry (and life), we must adapt. We must stay ahead of the curve as a business and help support you as our Spectora family in staying ahead of trends that impact you and your livelihood.
    Kevin & Mike discuss recent acquisitions, how it could impact Spectora and all home inspectors, and kick around ideas on how inspectors can ethically and selectively be in control of their user's experience and increase ARPI (average revenue per inspection) by partnering with services & products that consumers want.
    Could there be a race to the bottom in prices? Could large companies try to make home inspections a complete commodity?
    How are you planning to adapt as big money comes into our space?
     
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    Growing Across State Lines & Partnering With Like-Minded Folks

    Growing Across State Lines & Partnering With Like-Minded Folks

    Brit & Lance are podcast regulars. They're a joy to be around and are always improving and growing. This time it's with Kalyn and Matt Gibson. They struck a unique business arrangement and joined forces and I can tell you it's a great match.
    Hear what it's like to be a new inspection company and be presented with an opportunity to grow quicker, with mentorship. And conversely, hear what it's like to seize an opportunity to grow even faster, in another state, by taking an opportunity to work with like-minded people.
     
    🗣 Want to get in touch with Forever Home Inspection? Head to their website - https://www.foreverhomeinspection.com/
     
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    You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight
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    First Responders Just Figure Things Out - Bobby Ortiz

    First Responders Just Figure Things Out - Bobby Ortiz

    Bobby Ortiz has carried so much of his day job over to home inspections. You can tell he has a growth mindset, humility and an amazing can-do attitude. A great episode for any home inspector with a full-time job still, first responders or aspiring home inspectors!
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    🤓 Got ideas for guests? Send em our way through the chat bubble or email Kevin@Spectora.com
     
    You can find more episodes on the web - https://www.spectora.com/r/spectora-spotlight
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    Work/Life Balance is Bull#$&! -James Hooper

    Work/Life Balance is Bull#$&! -James Hooper

    Ok, James didn't really say the name that's in the title but we talked about it!
    James Hooper had/has a great job.
    But he wants to work for himself, and he's willing to sacrifice living in both worlds to do it. It might be the hardest part about easing into home inspections - deciding when to cut the cord with your previous full-time job and go all in on home inspections.
    James tells a couple fun stories of what it's like doing 2 full-time jobs and some of the ways he's grown organically to make his dream a reality.
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    Life on the Bubble & What Client Success Means - Katie & Lulu

    Life on the Bubble & What Client Success Means - Katie & Lulu

    Ever wonder who's really behind the bubble?
    We're mixing it up today with Katie & Lulu, 2 of our rockstar Client Success folks that you talk to every so often on our chat bubble.
    They talk about what Client Success means to them, advice they'd give new inspectors and what it's like talking to you all each and every day.
    They are 2 of the nicest, kindest humans I know so I hope you all get the chance to say hi to them on the bubble and enjoy this chat!
    🎥 If you want the video version of this, head on over to YouTube for it.
     
    If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 
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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!

    Buying vs. Building a Home Inspection Business - Tom George

    Buying vs. Building a Home Inspection Business - Tom George

    Tom George of A Precise Home Inspection in Colorado Springs, Colorado has tried a couple different routes in this business.
    He's gone at it solo, he's worked for a multi, and now he's the proud owner of a thriving business. But it's the path less traveled. Hear how Tom bought into an existing main player in his town, and what challenges and benefits come along with buying into a home inspection business.
    Find him at his website -> https://www.aprecisehomeinspection.com/
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    If you're enjoying these interviews, leave us a review or share them with your home inspector community! The sharing and distribution of this is the very thing that allows me to keep putting time into it. 
    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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    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!

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Front Porch Inspections ,

A Business Must

If you’re a home inspector and have your own company, you owe it to yourself to have a listen. Kevin does a great job moderating the discussions to cover business basics, industry trends, and just plain fun topics. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a solo inspector or have 20 inspectors, this will be worth your while.

rpayne01 ,

Spectora Does It Again

I can’t say enough about Spectora, it has truly been a game-changer. This podcast has been such an asset to me and there is always something that can be taken from each one. Thank you Kevin and the rest of the crew at Spectora!

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BIG BUSINESS BOOST!

First off spectora is our companies favorite software to use, and has helped us build relations with our clients.

Second of all is Spectora has superb customer service, and have always responded in a flash when ever we have questions.

Thirdly this podcast has given Century Ahead Inspections, LLC tons of great information to get leads, and we are hoping to do a podcast with Spectora in New York City! Thanks Kevin, and thank you Spectora for all your excellent content!

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