HomeGauge News Alert January 2016

HomeGauge Training | HomeGauge Turns 15 | ASHI San Diego | HomeGauge Tips

HomeGauge Training

Our 3-day training continues to sell out every time! Our next one has been announced for April 6-8, 2016.

Don't miss out by waiting too long, these classes sell out. We've had inspectors come to our training classes in Asheville, NC from all corners of the country — Alaska, California, Maine, Florida, and everywhere in between. It's a great opportunity to learn the advanced features of HomeGauge to help you create better reports faster than before. And while you're here, you can meet other inspectors from all around and explore what Asheville has to offer.

Call and reserve your seat today. Southern hospitality and lunch is included! (Collard greens, corn puddin', possum, 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 too! On April 5, 2016, the day before our 3-day training class, we're having a full day class just about WordPress websites. We'll start with the basics, such as how to modify your website content — add/edit pages, add new photos, update your menus — and move on to advanced topics such as working with themes, image galleries, and setting up your site for SEO. This class is a bargain at only $99. Anyone can attend.

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HomeGauge 15 Year Anniversary
HomeGauge celebrated its 15th birthday!

This month HomeGauge turned 15!

15 years in business and we continue to lead in innovation:

The Secret Weapon

Yep, it's fully in beta now. We have a bunch of inspectors trying it out, ironing out the bugs. We'll be adding a few features based on their feedback and will be releasing it as soon as possible. This feature promises to be a game changer. Agents love it and your business will too!

A New Online Agreement System

This will be easier to use and more flexible than ever. It will support multiple agreements too!

HomeGauge 5.2

We're busy cranking out the 5.2 update to add some nice improvements. Some of the highlights include support for the new HD computers (like the Yoga, Surface Pro, etc.), improved video support, editing of section containers, some new print formats, and more.

An Updated Online Payment System

For those taking online payments, this will help get it done better!

HomeGauge at ASHI's Inspection World 2016
HomeGauge attended the ASHI show in San Diego

ASHI celebrated its 40th anniversary this year at Inspection World 2016! HomeGauge staff braved Winter Storm Jonas to fly to sunny San Diego to attend. We were glad to be able to talk to so many long time HomeGauge customers and met many new inspectors too. Congratulations go to ASHI! We look forward to attending next year's show in Las Vegas and hope to see many of you there.

HomeGauge Tips
HomeGauge Tips

1. Make your photo thumbnails larger

We've heard it a few times lately where users are having a hard time viewing the photo thumbnails in their HomeGauge Software because they are too small. There's an easy fix. In the photos pane in your software, click on the Options button at the top. In the window that pops up, change the value for Picture Thumbnail Width from its default of 150 to something larger that works better for you, like 300. That's it! You can also drag the separating bar on the left side of that pane to make it larger to accommodate multiple columns of images.

2. Search your contacts in HomeGauge

Many inspectors have hundreds of contacts in their contact list in their HomeGauge Software and sometimes it can be a chore to find the right contact to use in your report. Did you know you can search these? At the top there is a search field where you can start typing. Type a few letters of the last name and it will jump to the right person. You can also sort by the columns — click on the first, last, or company name to do a quick sort.

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President