HomeGauge News Alert February 2011

HomeGauge 10th Birthday! | HG at InspectionWorld 2011 | 10th Birthday Special

HomeGauge celebrates its 10th Birthday!

HomeGauge incorporated in 2001 and today, 10 years later, we are as strong as ever and continue to be the leaders in technology for home inspectors!

Did You Know... facts about HomeGauge:

  • We were the first in the inspection industry to create an upload service, and we still remain number one as a powerful marketing tool for you, to your agents. Our upload service includes dynamic tracking of your report, storage and delivery, and can boost your website traffic.

  • Our 1,000,000th report was uploaded October 2, 2009. Wow, one million!

  • Over 4,000 reports are uploaded every week.

  • More than 200,000 agents use HomeGauge Services to pick up their home inspection reports! We store their reports for them through the inspector, which is a marketing tool in itself. Have agents and customers come to your website to pick up their report. It drives traffic to your site, promotes your search engine status, and is more professional than emailing a big bulky pdf attachment! Try HomeGauge Services and see for yourself!

  • Did you know that for many years these fine companies have used special HomeGauge versions tailored just for them?
  • HomeGauge has never had a price increase on its HG Services all these years...yet? See what is included in HomeGauge Services.

  • Many home inspectors call in regularly to thank HG for contributing to their success!

  • Our latest HG Business Scheduler books an inspection every 12 minutes on average! Why pay $2-$4 a report when you can get the HG Business Scheduler as part of the HomeGauge Services? Expect another facelift and a round of enhancements on it this year!

  • Since we enabled the rating feature "Gauge your Inspector" in June of 2009, there have been 27,092 HG inspector gauges and counting. Our collective HG inspector rating is Excellent!

Our birthday present to you!

Get a FREE bundle of special pdf forms included in the latest version of the software. Download it now!
  • Florida Wind Mitigation Forms
  • Roof Certification Form
  • Four Point Inspection Form
Need more forms? HUD forms, pest forms, custom forms, government mandated forms? Visit our store or call us at 828-254-2030 for a free quote to convert your forms today.

Special pre-announcements:

HomeGauge has been used by more than 10,000 inspectors and several thousand currently remain strong and active in the business community. HomeGauge will continue to accept new inspectors into the fold, but a shift has occurred! Thanks to inspectors like you, HomeGauge dominates the industry and we are the key-makers (meaning you, the inspector who uses HomeGauge, and the HG Staff). HG will focus on its HomeGauge Services subscribers to create a marketing engine for just $300 a year (basic)! Our biggest addition to the HomeGauge Services is designed to set you apart from all other home inspectors in the industry. It is called The HomeGauge Network. Stay tuned!

We are also bringing in a full year home warranty that covers you (that's right, you, the inspector) for whatever components you passed in the inspection. If the inspector passes it, it's covered! This will truly be a value to the inspector, as well as to the customer. No more pre-existing conditions — if the inspector passes it, it's covered! And, it doesn't cost the home inspector a penny. Stay tuned!

Several other new products or services created by HomeGauge are in the pipeline, but are too sensitive to mention at this moment. Ok, well a few…yes, we will be coming out with a Droid and iPhone/iPad app, but at first it will be a limited app. It will be similar to how the Pocket HG works, as far as still requiring the full version of HomeGauge to complete. Hey, how about an app that you can give your agents, mortgage brokers and attorneys that helps you make more money? Here at HomeGauge, we are going to focus our energy in 2011 and beyond on those of you supporting us every day using HomeGauge Services.

Some other changes you'll see soon include when you upload your report (as html), the agent or buyer will be able to automatically save it to their computer in PDF format. Continue to upload using the customer and agent preferred html setting (which is best when viewing a report), but we will automatically convert a copy to PDF on the website for those customers or agents who want to save a copy.

HomeGauge at InspectionWorld 2011

HomeGauge was happy to attend this year's InspectionWorld in Atlanta. We enjoyed the opportunity to talk to many new inspectors and got feedback from many of our existing customers. InspectionWorld 2011 was a success and we'd like to thank ASHI for putting on another great conference!

10th Birthday Special!

To celebrate HomeGauge's 10th Birthday, take 10% off anything you buy in February 2011. Take $20 more off the price if you sing us Happy Birthday. This applies to any HomeGauge product we offer, including:
  • New desktop software license (normally $845)
  • Upgrade to version 4 and a full year of HG Services (normally $300)
  • Pocket HG Software (normally $299)
  • ASTM Template
  • HG Services for a full year (normally $300)
  • Website and one year of hosting (you build it with our builder) normally $150 a year
  • Website and one year of hosting (we build it) normally $449 ($299 to build it and $150 hosting for the year)
Take 10% off if you call in at 828-254-2030 and mention our 10th Birthday Special! Take $20 more off the price if you sing us Happy Birthday. This offer is only available during the month of February, 2011. This offer cannot be applied to any previous offers, sales, or pricing. No exceptions. This offer does not include non-HomeGauge products, such as Radon Test Kits, AHW home warranties, Home Systems Illustrated Book, etc.

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President