HomeGauge News Alert June 27, 2012

TRM is Here! | Upgrade Special | HG 2 Day Training | HG Companion Tip

TRM is here!

It's here, it's wonderful, it's TRM! Time Release Messaging is out and you can now set email marketing template letters to be sent based on the uploaded report date! No Per Report fees, just the same price HG Services has always been. This feature makes it worth it alone to use HG Services! Some of you are paying $4 a report. That is per report! 40 reports a month is $160 a month, just to send out some email letters. It is now included in HG Services at no additional cost! For the same $300 a year, or $30 bucks a month, our HG Services now includes email marketing based on the report delivery date!

Watch the video on TRM and learn how to save hundreds a month by using HG Services! Take the savings and buy that bass boat you deserve. Now you can tell your wife that HG has saved you money and it's like getting that bass boat for free!

Upgrade special for ole HG vets — if you currently use Version 2, 3, or 4 — here’s where you can let us help you and give you a hundred bucks!

Existing users of HomeGauge! This is a special offer to get you up to speed with the latest and greatest! You are our long time, loyal customers, and we want you to upgrade so you can use the best features that HG5 users enjoy. Years ago, HG users were taking market share away from their local competitors. Now, only days since HG has sold more than 10,000 licenses, many "new HG users" are reaping the benefits and chipping away at the vets of HG that are stuck on version 2, 3, or 4. Many vets are upgrading now, but some of you are saying...I'm afraid, it may be difficult to learn? Truth is, you can click the same buttons in version 5 as you do in the earlier versions. You don't need to use any new features and can still get the benefit of video, better pictures, expanding pictures, better picture tools, speedier reports, and more — and you don't have to learn anything new to get those!

Here is my special offer to get you to say, "Change is good, bring it on."

  1. Upgrade to version 5 for $300 and get HG Services free for a full year! Those already using HG Services get Version 5 at no cost.
  2. Download version 5 here and install it. The download will not interfere with your older version. You can use them both until you are comfortable making the switch.
  3. Call HomeGauge toll free at 828-254-2030 and ask for Tracey or Shancy. Tell them you are ready to schedule your Upgrade One on One to transform from the old dried up version to the new sexy cool Version 5. They will set up a time with you and will do the following:

    1. Bring your old templates into Version 5. Versions 2 and 3 will require them to convert to V5 for you. You can use the same templates you've always used!

    2. Logo, cover pages, and agreements you are currently using will be examined or tweaked to be in optimum format for HomeGauge Version 5.

    3. Help you set up print/upload settings to fit your style, such as create multiple print settings based on your preference (i.e. invoice in the report or separate, pictures in the summary or not, narrative look or grid with many new choices, etc.).

    4. Explain the ease of use on using The Cloud and train you in minutes! No more wires, thumb drives, etc. Send report info to and from the field and office with the cloud!

    5. Setup your online click agreement and demonstrate how easy it is to use. Electronic signatures are captured and stored at your "See All Events" link at each report.

    6. Using our upload service and how to have the buyer come to your website to pick up their report (full setup assistance, so it's automatic). Brand your company name and create loyalty with your agents.

    7. Optional: We will even go over the benefits of using an Android phone or tablet to automatically place the picture with the item, record voice notes, and speed up your report time. Replace your notepad and pen with the HG Companion.

    8. Lastly, answer any questions you have and get you up to speed on the latest and the greatest. Now you can give your agents and buyers the best experience with an Inspection Presentation.

All this is yours free when you upgrade your old version to the new HG Version 5 and emerge as the new you! There never is a good time to change, except right now!

Don't hesitate. You know you need this for your image and to remain strong in your area. Call right now to set up a time with either Tracey or Shancy here at HomeGauge! Tell them you want the Upgrade One on One! Operators are standing by, but if you call after hours (ahem) leave a message. But wait! What's this?..... There's more!

Complete the Upgrade One on One and receive a $99 off coupon for your choice of one of these two great deals:

Deal One: Get in FREE at Russell's 2 Day HomeGauge Upgrade Training this August in Asheville, NC or in Vegas this October at www.inspectionconference.com.

    — or —

Deal Two: Use your $99 coupon toward the
purchase of the HG Companion! (Normally $199)

Call Shancy or Tracey at 828-254-2030 and tell them you are ready for change! Get an Upgrade One on One Session! Note: The Upgrade One on One Sessions are for version 2, 3 or 4 users only. New users are always welcome to call in for individual questions or help.

HG 2 day upgrade training this August in Asheville — only $99!

Dates: August 2-3, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza, Asheville, NC.

Get 2 days of HomeGauge Training on Version 5 as well as the Android HG Companion. This training is focused on new HG friends as well as old HG friends ready for an upgrade to Version 5. Your spouse is welcome at no extra charge. Please reserve now so we know how big of a room we will need. A laptop is not necessary, but is strongly recommended. All inspectors welcome — new users too! Call 828-254-2030 and ask for Shancy to reserve your seat now!

Hotel: We have secured a special rate for this hotel, a grand resort in Asheville with many amenities. Ask us for details or get more info here.

HG Companion for Android Tip

If you like, you can use the HG Companion for simply entering voice notes and taking pictures at inspection items — and that’s all. When you're done, send the report to the cloud at home using your wireless router. Then, sitting at your desktop, in HG5 select "Get Report From Cloud", and your report is there! Next, at the top of HG5, where it says Find Unanswered... select Find Voice Recordings, click Find First and it will take you to the item where you recorded audio, so you can type while listening. Then select Find Next again, and repeat. Next, at the top where it says Find Voice Recordings, change it to Edit All Photos, and click Find First. It will automatically take you to each picture in the report to add an arrow, text, etc. Save tens of minutes off the report or more by using the HG Companion for your data collection!


Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President