Wendy and Neill
I have taken the time to see what email you are both talking about and as you can see have tracked it down and included it below fro everyone’s benefit.
I hope you all are enjoying the features and functions of www.myinspectionreport.com. The system is almost fully tested and ready to launch!
We anticipate the full launch to be on or around January 1, 2007. At that time, we will contact you to see if you’d like to continue using the system. There will be a $199 annual fee to provide yourself and clients with peace of mind in the report delivery process. Because you helped us beta test and “debug”, we are discounting your first year if you sign on in January to continue. You will only pay $100!
Also, if you don’t have a Website yet, we are offering beta testers almost half off of our custom Website design with FREE report upload! You will get 15 pages of custom content with www.myinspectionreport.com integrated into your Website for only $399. The regular price of our custom Web design begins at $699.
Thanks for all your help, we look forward to working with you!
Director of Corporate Relations
Inspection Depot, Inc.
Web site design and on line development technology is a lot more that static pages. We have done much research and received a lot of feed back both from the real estate industry and the inspection industry alike.
The biggest misconception of many inspectors, particularly newer ones is that they can design their own web sites and do a good job. While some can and many advances in technology have allowed inspectors to give it a good shot, the reality is most do not come up to par. Take a look at some of the feed back we received below. Some you are probably aware of.
[li]“we know that the majority of referrals lead to and from our web site either directly or indirectly. We believe that the first impression of the site will be the deciding factor as to whether the client will call our company or not[/ul] [/li][ul]
[li]“The internet has certainly made selling the invisible easier, especially for companies taking advantage of every internet tool available for them, to create the most dynamic and professional web sites available to them in the industry”[/ul] [/li][ul]
[li]“too many inspectors fail because they spend 90% of their time on the inspection and report and only 10% of their time on business development and marketing. I can develop my own brand and collateral. (how much time was spent on the latter compared to inspection software)[/ul] [/li][ul]
[li]Most common response from single operator inspectors is[LIST][/li][li]I have built my own web site[/li][li]** **[/ul][/li][li]77% of real estate referrals came from internet in 2005[/li][li]ALL multi inspectors love home made competitor web sites[/li][li]“the majority of our referrals contact our web site at some point, whether it is through a search engine, referral from the yellow pages, realtor list, report down load, schedule log in, information link or link to my site. [/li][li]This is why I love my competitions home made web sites or template websites. They have eliminated themselves from the playing field before they ever get a chance”[/li][li]If your web site is working? How many realtors call wanting to link to your site?[/li][li]Do you know what the busiest day your web site is?[/LIST] [/li]
As far as our online technology, we are extremely excited about the quality products we have developed. Whether it is our report upload and customer service management system, online scheduling system, online marketing system, online multi inspector company systems or any of our other many systems we have developed.
We are not a one person company, we expect every call to be answered on the second ring, every customer to get the service they expect and the quality software they deserve. Like our home inspection company, we may not be the cheapest, but our inspection is the best and we stand by every one.
As with any service you have to value the end result.
To use an analogy, when we need heart surgery we don’t go to our local GP. I am sure in an emergency he would be very helpful but not the right person. The success of every business is knowing and understanding what their strengths and weaknesses are. How you deal with these is the true difference.
There is no hidden agenda here. I personally get so much joy and gratification from those who have become successful using our systems or from my help.
Your success is ours and it will always be this way, at the most affordable price through our company.
I truly apologize if our email offended you in any way.
Thanks for your feedback.