An examination of a journey into the user experience of a home inspection report to find a better way to communicate.
Archive for the ‘The Art of Business’ Category
What do you need to know about the services of Houston home inspection companies? Doing a comparison analysis of data on their website may not be enough.
Each business does competitor research, but this is usually for internal use to revise business plans, revenue options, and budgets. Would customers benefit from a knowledge of Houston home inspection cost? The obvious answer is yes, so I thought that I would share my research.
As the end of the year approaches, I am thinking of the trends that I noticed in Houston real estate.
A home inspector can give you the information about the findings verbally, but a home inspection report is the document that you need. Should you be kept waiting for this report?
Guest post: Why is a good online reputation so important for real estate agents? Read on to find out!
Can your home inspector find every single problem in your home? Probably not. Even the best home inspection could possibly miss an issue, but we can strive to make home inspections better.
Are we heading into a new set of operating rules in real estate? Could this mean there is a chance for evolution in the home inspection industry? If home inspectors want to stay ahead of the curve, they may wish to be looking at other business opportunities.
Marketing tactic or honesty: what secrets do think need to be revealed?
If you were going to do your job better, should you not use a technique that ensures improved performance? A checklist can be one tool that a home inspector should have during an inspection.
We have one side calling for a halt to all foreclosures, while the other side states they should proceed. However, do we know what we are trying to accomplish? Will our efforts result in a desired result?
Somewhere in the mission statements of various businesses there is a line about service to the customers. We need reminders at times as to what that means.
Forum posts are now transferred to the blogs
Originally published in the forum. I am placing it here since it has an explanation as to why Houston is not in this index
Several recent home inspections show a trend, where sellers hide defects, but we have to be concerned whether a repair was made.
Consumers are looking for value, at least that is what the trend gurus state. However, How do you know that you are getting value. Is value only described by price or by other factors?
More posts coming soon, but currently I am working on improving current pages.
The effects of the recession on real estate commissions.
A recent comment by me on Facebook prompted an acquaintance to ask me to justify how I determine the average amount of time spent on an inspection.
The internet provides us with so much information to check on what a home inspector should check, but you may be leading yourself astray.
I am moving part of one category of posts to a new site.
There are new ways to search the real estate market in Houston for homes or professionals. From sidebar widgets to Twitter, and I am exploring the possibilities.
Real Estate, Banks, and the Internet. Why do we need S 413 (HR 111)? Realtor Associations seem to take a view of stopping any change that could effect their business model. Maybe it is time to have them evaluate their own model.
A brief explanation of what has been happening behind the scenes at this site.
For a small business targeting a local area, a blog can be an effective tool. You do not need to work on it like many other blogs to have it drive clients to you.
A post disputing some articles about going into the home inspection business at this time.
Documenting my efforts of creating and marketing a real estate destination site for Houston to benefit my home inspection business.
The taxpayers require the bailout package to help the economy, but lawmakers place policies in it which do not benefit us, such as the insurance for bad securities.
SEC failures lead to the financial crisis; Congress may come to a resolution if conservative Republicans can be placated; and HUD acts to help communities deal with rising foreclosures.
Hurricanes can effect businesses
Free inspection report form for Texas in HTML.
Continuing efforts of pulling the curtain aside to look at the development of a real estate site.
Now that the housing crisis is fully a political issue, what are the candidates saying, and waht may we expect to happen to Fannie and Freddie.
RE professionals should consider creating their own alternative search engine to be ahead of the curve, and to create a community hub on the net for their own area.
A creative means to generate income with a home maintenance service from one Builder/Remodeler may be a benefit to homeowners. This is an area that home inspectors have noticed is not being taken care of, but it could cost homeowners in the future.
Finding that Firefox does not list related links for my site, I decided to create my own list of home inspection blogs for those wanting to see what else is being written.
To expand my authority, I found that I could use an open source survey creation software to produce a questionnaire about real estate issues. This allows a website to create its own data for finding answers.
Adding a forum helps create a new dimension to my blog site, and I found that bbpress offers the best solution for the average user.
Common features in some reports from other home inspectors can cause problems for people trying to understand those findings. After analyzing a few reports, I go over some problems for the consumer.
These are the steps I take each month to improve traffic to my website, so a website tune up if you will. Partly focusing on keywords/phrases, while also looking at navigation. The method also improves retention (time spent on the site).