HomeGauge News Alert December 2015

HG Turns 15 | HG Support | 3 Day Training | Website Training | Warranty | Training Service

15 Year Anniversary

HomeGauge turns 15 years old next month!

After 15 years, HomeGauge remains the innovator and leader in the industry! We set the pace for others to follow. Over 10,000 buyers (not counting their agents) come every week to get their report using our Web Presentation with video and expanding pictures! Fact: One third of all buyers are signing in to view their report on their phone. What does this mean? It means that our videos will work for them while videos in PDF's will not. Use HomeGauge to reach more customers with better report delivery technology! Agents love it, customers love it, and we have 15 years as the leader to prove it!

HomeGauge is going to leave the competition in the dust in 2016 — making it a great time to be using HomeGauge! Stay tuned as we roll out new features in:

HomeGauge 5.2

We are adding some cool new features, such as support for high definition computer screens, a new video maker, more ability to modify the report with Section Containers, and some new print formats!

New Online Appointment Manager

Our new online appointment manager is currently booking hundreds of inspections a day! Next we are going to add multiple agreements, online payment improvements, and then the ability for customers and agents to book their own appointments.

Your Secret Weapon (patent pending)

We don't want to let the cat out of the bag yet, but let's just say agents will love you more and it will make your report even more impressive and valuable.

Stay tuned for more improvements all year long!

HomeGauge Support
HomeGauge Support is growing!

Social groups are growing organically by HG users!

FaceBook: Frank Rotte and Scot Baker, both HG users, have created a friendly HG user group on FaceBook. It is managed by Frank and Scot and is a great resource to get help from other users! Visit the HomeGauge Users Group. Frank is also the winner of the InterNACHI HomeGauge Report Contest.

LinkedIn: Jay Otis has created a HomeGauge forum on LinkedIn and invites users to join. HomeGauge LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn: Glenford Blanc has also created a HomeGauge forum on LinkedIn and invites users to join. HomeGauge Users LinkedIn Group

InterNACHI: InterNACHI hosts a dedicated HomeGauge forum. It's a great place to interact with other inspectors and talk about HG. InterNACHI's HomeGauge Forum

HomeGauge: Our own Support Center is growing and is a great resource. We have also been monitoring support to help with emergencies outside of office hours.

4 Seats Remain
HomeGauge Three Day Training this January — we only have 4 seats left!

Don't wait, these classes usually sell out. Our next training class in Asheville is January 13-15, 2016. Russell will be the main speaker along with others.

Call and reserve your seat today. Southern hospitality and lunch is included! (Hawg jowls, pickled pigs feet, grits, and more.) Cost for the class is $300 for the first attendee, $200 for each additional (multi-inspector firms only). Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today — (828) 254-2030.

Website Training
Want to learn about websites too?

Learn to whip your website into shape with our one-day add-on WordPress Essentials course for only $99!

Come out a day before our Three Day Training and join the HomeGauge website experts on January 12, 2016 to learn how to navigate, manage, modify, revamp and advance your WordPress website. This immersion course is designed with beginners in mind, but also for anyone who wants to learn more about how to edit their websites and improve search engine results themselves. We'll cover everything from getting around your WordPress dashboard to making your website SEO-friendly. That's worth $99 alone, but once you've got the basics down pat, you'll also learn how to integrate social media, embed video, make a media gallery, and more!

Call us now at (828) 254-2030 to reserve your spot and revitalize, refresh, and revamp the public face of your home inspection company: your website.

*This class is open to all. You do not have to attend the Three Day Training Class to attend our WordPress Essentials course.

Home Warranty
Home Warranty Update

Our One Year Home Warranty that Guarantees the home inspector's covered items* has just become easier to afford! Now your buyers can set up a monthly recurring plan at no interest! When the buyer asks for a warranty quote there will be an option to go monthly, making it easier than ever for your customers to get peace of mind.

*According to the terms of service.

Attention multi-inspector firms:
Report Authority
If you can't send your team to Asheville for the HomeGauge Three Day Training, consider having HomeGauge come to you! Shancy Garrison, a former employee, has become an independent contractor to train inspectors — either one-on-one or entire companies. She is fee-based and can save you a lot of dough by having her come train your whole team at your office. She is highly qualified and a great teacher.

Find out more: Report Authority

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President