HomeGauge News Alert August 2011

Vegas Baby! | Special Announcement | Upcoming Shows | HomeGauge Version 5

Vegas Baby!

Be in Vegas October 2-4 at the Inspection Expo! HomeGauge is going to be there to say hi to our fellow HG’ers, welcome new inspectors, and answer any questions you may have about all the exciting new changes occurring at HomeGauge. We are making improvements to the software, to marketing programs such as the HG Network, to the 1 year warranty, and to your profile pages in our inspector search feature on our website! These changes are designed to make you money and increase your standout status with your agents and customers!

Who's coming from HomeGauge to Vegas? Tracey, MiChaela, Duane, William, Sean and Russell.

Tracey will listen to your ideas about the software and services that HG provides. As one of our main support staff, she is eager to hear about how HG can help meet your business needs and continue to improve your support experience.

Duane and William will represent our very own HomeGauge Extended 1 Year Warranty program that is new and different and protects you more than any other warranty! Come see why the HG Extended Warranty can add protection for you and your agent that you can't get with traditional warranties! After all, it requires a home inspection and it covers warranty items you passed. Even if it was pre-existing! Why wouldn't you want to promote a warranty that makes your inspection a requirement? Be a Full Service Company! One Year Warranty Info.

Sean will be there too! Of course he will, it's Vegas! He's been buried in code and continues to work on the iPad, iPhone and Android for HomeGauge! Sean is making great progress and we promise to deliver the best report making, finger pecking software out there with cutting edge features! It won't be out before Vegas, but come by and give Sean your ideas. The Android version will be the first released.

Russell will be there too, eager to share his vision on a changing industry! This is a vision where inspectors build long term relationships with their buyers, creating repeat business through consultations, single component inspections on future repairs and projects, programs like annual inspections, and becoming the home manager by being a Full Service company! It starts with HG Services and our new platform The HG Network! We are thousands strong, and because we all have HG Software and HG Services, together we can change the industry. We can be leaders by implementing programs that give more benefits to agents and customers across the US, Canada, and Australia. Read this page and share the vision!

Special Announcement for HG Services Users Only!

Marketing material:

  1. We will be mailing you some soon that you can hand out to a plumber, contractor, etc.
  2. Save this PDF and email it directly to top professionals in your area! Be sure and tell them they get an extra 3 free months or 6 months free total if they put in your username at sign up or selects your company at sign up.
  3. Use our automated invite at your Dashboard sign in at the Network icon.

    Improvements! We just added a way for you to bump or remind the invites you haven't heard back from yet and it now includes a brochure picture in the invite to stand out better in their email.

Shows HG plans to attend

September 10-11, 2011
FABI Fall Conference: Fort Lauderdale, FL More Info

September 22-25 2011
5th Annual Southeastern Home Inspection Conference (Georgia). All inspectors from all orgs welcome at this event! -- More Info -- HomeGauge Booth #404 (Thursday eve, Friday and Saturday)

October 2-6, 2011 The Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas!
Casey, O'Malley Associates 2011 Inspection Conference -- More Info

October 12-16 CAHPI Edmonton, Alberta Canada
CAHPI National Home Inspectors' Conference More Info

October 14-16 CREIA
CREIA Fall Conference

October 27-30 INACHI, Melbourne, FL

January 4-7, 2012 ASHI Inspection World Phoenix, AZ More info

HomeGauge Version 5

HomeGauge Version 5 is close too, and may be closely tied to the release of the iPad, iPhone and Android, since some integration will likely be used. PDF lovers on guard! Version 5 of HomeGauge promises to deliver cool features that a PDF just can't do! Cool interactive reports for your buyer that an inspector using a PDF can't duplicate! The power of html 5 in HG version 5 is great timing. Better looking interactive reports and you will be able to have your own custom style of report appearance that will be different than your competitors! You'll also be pleased to know that HG version 5 will include automatic restoration of your configuration for switching computers or when your computer croaks! With HG Services, a click will bring in your templates, buyers and agents, logos, print settings, report look, etc., and put them where they belong! You'll be set without the hassle! HomeGauge Version 5 release date is set at the year's end, if not sooner. Stay tuned!


Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President
(828) 254-2030