[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]First of all let me apologize for the delay in responding to your posts.[/FONT]
Secondly I want to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my history in the inspection industry so that you realize that you are not talking to a receptionist or some inspector’s daughter. I personally have run a small inspection company for over 2.5 years. I have worked for and helped other one man inspector companies market to excel in this industry and have volunteered and worked for the FL Chapter of ASHI. I have watched close inspector friends that have had to close doors because of the industry declines/changes.
The Inspectorocity program is a relatively inexpensive marketing program and comes with a lot of perks. There is an awesome online scheduler that I sure could have used – it eliminates double booking.
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]As inspectors you must understand that when a client calls or requests information about an inspection they want results now. We want to close the deal fast… get the inspector, get it booked. [/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I am sorry that I came across as a “hit and run”. My schedule is demanding between work and my personal life that I haven’t the time to spend on the blogs and message boards. When a lead comes in, we just want it completed by a qualified inspector who is willing to work with us as far as policies, contracts, etc. Our goal is to market, sell, schedule a qualified inspector, audit the report and issue accordingly.[/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I am meeting with Michael this week, to come up with a couple of new programs for inspectors. Yes there is always going to be fees, but they will not be outrageous. [/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I ran an inspection company for years and we spent over $1000/mo on TV ads, 800 on realtor mag ads and never was there a guarantee. How many of us have spent hundreds, maybe even thousands of on some advertising that didn’t bring any work? As you can see… Inspectorocity is coming alive and working. Of course as it gains in popularity it will be an even more rewarding marketing site.[/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]If you can find a magazine, online marketing company that will give you work for free or advertise for you for free and guarantee work, please jump all over it. Please also let me know too…. as I will be very interested.[/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Thanks for all those who responded. The feedback will teach us. [/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]This is all new to us right now too, we are working on forms, systems, procedures etc. for all inspectors that want to contract with us. I promise I will get back to you all soon. Maybe I’ll have some free time this weekend.[/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Regards[/FONT]
[FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Melanie[/FONT]