New home warranty inspections

In an attempt to diversify my services I want to provide warranty inspections to buyers of new homes approaching there warranty expiration. What tips, resources and other advise such as how to market the service and, any pitfalls there might be can you pass on to me.

“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney

Go to where the new homes are and market your service.

Nice first post.:smiley:

Guys you just gave me a brain storm idea:D :smiley: :smiley:
For the past few years this topic comes up serveral times a year,

I do and have done 30-40 new homes inspections per month for the past 3 plus years.
Tell ya what I’m going to do. I’m going to become a nachi vender and offer a proven method that all you can also do 30-40 a month after 6 months of using my method, which includes proven marketing materials , information on how to get your 1st customer and how to have over a 70% referal base after 6 months, valuable effective Inspection Report data, and I’ll include full 24 hr email or phone support during those 6 months.

Hears the plan. I’ll put a full day seminar together and provide it at a $100 off special for nachi members only.
The regular price will be 695.00. 595.00 for nachi members [Less that the cost of 2 inspections]. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
All you got to do is line up 594 other members and it’s a go…:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

The Blind stealing from the Blind.

Robert

We have a number of different letters and postcards we can send you for free that we use.

There is also a company in San Antonio called List brokers that specialize in these mailings. Call our office tomorrow and speak to Julie and she will give you their name and telephone number and the letters if you wish, (1 888 589 2112).

Also if you are on our Automated Inspector Office technology, the letters and bulk emails are a simple click to get out to past customers. Printing 30 to 1000 letters takes only minutes.

This automated tracking and marketing will also be available on www.myinspectionreport.com soon, hopefully by the end of next week if you register your company. This technology is free.

Dan is right, when he talks about data. If you have the “intelligence” as I call it and it is organized in a manner that automated marketing can take place, you can generate these additional inspections and dollars easy, without much or any effort on your end.

In our company, we use list brokers to contact every one that bought a home 11/12 months ago. We also use our technology to generate reports on every new construction final inspection client we worked with 10 and 11 months ago and send at least three mailings (automated), two emails (automated) and one phone call reminder.

Good luck

Michael

Robert I would not waste time with mailings of any sort. Make your own flyers, find the neighborhoods you want to target and go door to door on the weekend. If you can get a couple of people to use your service you can generaly get more in the neighborhood. Title companies will help you find neighborhoods to target.

Good Luck

One trick is in the reporting… It’s a whole different market.
If you use your resale reporting, or a check list your most likley not getting your customers all of the benifit of what there entitled to.

I heard a while ago that Inspection Depot had a new inspection program designed for new homes.
The only problem was you if you don’t pay gromicko 289.00 to be a nacho member you were considered a second class citizen and you could not qualify for a discount.:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Dan,

I hope your giving the people I send your way the benefits their entitled to…:smiley:

Every time someone calls for one they get your phone number from me…:smiley:

Hope your doing well…have a good xmas…:smiley:

I’m wondering if such inspections would be allowed in Texas.

Dan

You are right we do have new construction software. It is based on CSI standards It deals with every piece of construction, it can be used for any inspection type, whether it is warranty, phased construction, remodeling inspections, single element construction inspection (such as window replacement, or expert witness inspections. It has training checklists to enable inspectors to learn how to inspect the various stages of construction and end user get to choose if they want to print with codes or not.

It has many, many codes built in and as a result many inspectors bought the software just for reference.

You can read more about the software or listen to a tutorial on www.automatedinspector.com.

I have spoken to Nick about your membership dilemma and with your relationship here, he wants me to extend this one time discount to you.

I will even go further and offer an additional $200 off the retail cost of the technology and I will pay your NACHI membership if you wish, but you have to purchase by tomorrow.

Regards

Michael

Why would you think they would not be allowed here? Of course they are. Like you so deftly quoted in another thread the Texas Administrative Code 535.223 (e) states: This section does not apply to inspections performed for a lender or for a person other than the prospective buyer or prospective seller. This type of inspection is performed for the owner, not a buyer or seller, therefore is not subject to the TREC rules.

Wow! You and Catherine are amazing Michael! :slight_smile:

Dan is not completely wrong - these homes need to be inspected in a different manner than a normal home inspection. Often times the homeowner most likely knows and understands the problems in a home.

In addition, some jurisdictions such as in Canada and in certain provinces have “standards” to which the inspector needs to comply, if they want to be “fair” and “reasonable” in what is acceptable quality and workmanship.

Here is one example:
http://www.tarion.com/HOME/New+Home+Builders/Policies+and+Guidelines/

Cost of my free course and info - Dan make me an offer!

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Dan

You are right we do have new construction software. It is based on CSI standards It deals with every piece of construction, it can be used for any inspection type, whether it is warranty, phased construction, remodeling inspections, single element construction inspection (such as window replacement, or expert witness inspections. It has training checklists to enable inspectors to learn how to inspect the various stages of construction and end user get to choose if they want to print with codes or not.

It has many, many codes built in and as a result many inspectors bought the software just for reference.

You can read more about the software or listen to a tutorial on www.automatedinspector.com.

I have spoken to Nick about your membership dilemma and with your relationship here, he wants me to extend this one time discount to you.

I will even go further and offer an additional $200 off the retail cost of the technology and I will pay your NACHI membership if you wish, but you have to purchase by tomorrow.

Regards

Mike … My dilemma??
No Thanks on free membership to an org where the owner thinks it’s his role to bash inspectors on an open BB for the business decision they make if it’s not to his approval.
I’m not trying to be disresptful , but, 200.00 off, what a deal. Back when you 1st offered it I recall seeing it offered for something like 4 or 500.00 off to the 1st X amount of nachi only members.

Dan I may be wrong here, but I got the software for the price you are talking about. Michael invited me to an ASHI meeting to give me the software and show a demo on the software. I do not think he would have done that if the offer was only to NACHI members.

All I know is just like anything else that nick posts from a vender, is that any special offer is for nachi members only…
If what your stating is true, I have no reason to dought that]
Maybe the venders should be aware that there are many professionals that also buy HI products and CE, refuse to spend an additional 289.00 in addition to the price their product.
You can bash me all you want for making that business decision…Yes I am one of many that will not support this exclusive marketing tactics for nickey to get more #s .
Mike may have a bunch of pretty girls manning his booths at IW… little ole me will go to the ugly bearded guy and spend more on his products.:smiley: :smiley:

I have missed something!

I’m trying to figure out who “dharris” is or what he is?

Does anyone know “dharris” personally or is he a mirage on the messageboard?

Surely he is not a H/I of our Industry, I mean with his attitude and views, I’d be concerned for the safety of the paying public?

I guess I need to be more understanding, HUH!!

Dan,

Michael has left the office for the rest of the morning, I’m sure he’ll reply to this post when he returns, but in the meantime, Yes, we did offer the New Construction software to the first 100 NACHI orders for only $500. We also had the same discount on the inspectorsuite.com website for the first 50 people regardless of affiliation, in my post I believe I directed everyone to that site to check out the software so you should have seen the discount offered there as well. This offer is no longer valid. It is just like when you buy real estate at pre-construction pricing, the discount is always greater when you get in on the ground floor. For those that took advantage of that offer, it would only be unfair to them to offer the same discount after we promised it was only the first 150 total orders. As a businessman, I’m sure you understand this.

The offer at $799 is still an unbelievable price. The software has most of the codes and training built-in. You can’t buy your codebooks for that price, let alone have the ease of finding what you’re actually looking for. Not to metion the software is not New Construction specific-you can perform and report on almost any inspection type with it - from Roof Replacement to HVAC System, to Plumbing and MEP reports. As an inspector who can’t afford to waste time or buy a different piece of software for each inspection type you conduct or want to conduct, I’m sure you can appreciate this and see the true value in one of the best pieces of technology in our market.

Catherine

Catherine…

Would you please post a link to a free download trial of that software if available?

Thanks

Tony,

I do not have a trial version yet, as it is so new. I am working on a trial though and when I have the info available I will post. There are videos of the software and how it works on automatedinspector.com. Also, if you are going to be at any of the shows coming up, we will have the software there as well to see.

Catherine