Podcast about the home inspection business

George Scott, the founder of Scott Home Inspection sits down with Kevin Wagstaff from Spectora to talk about the home inspection business in Colorado.

Listen to the full podcast episode below. George and Kevin go into topics such as building a business, technology, hiring and 3 keys to success.

The talk was broken up into 2 parts. Enjoy!

Episode 1

George and Kevin go through the basics of running and organizing our home inspection business. They touch on our business practices and talk about how the business has grown from a single inspector to the 17-person team we have now.

They also talk about how the real estate market hasn’t slowed down much this year and how grateful we are for all of our partners keeping us busy throughout the year.

Towards the end of the first episode, Kevin and George talk about 3 keys to success that we believe have helped us succeed in the home inspection industry, which are transcribed below.

  1. Attitude: maintain an easy going personality and positive attitude, and display a willingness to help each individual with a low-stress mentality.
  2. Technology: use of cutting edge technology to present yourself in the most forward-thinking way possible.
  3. Knowledge: displaying a solid knowledge of homes and positioning yourself as an expert in your industry.

Episode 2

The 2nd half of the episode goes deeper into technology, marketing and working with family. Also, George provides a must-read book list to help learn about business and leadership. Here is a list of those books below.

1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven Covey
2) Success is a Choice – Rick Pitino (print only but worth it)
3) Start with Why – Simon Sinek (also watch the TedTalk)
4) EntreLeadership – Dave Ramsey
5) Tribes – Seth Godin
6) Principles – Ray Dalio
7) This is Marketing – Seth Godin
8) The Daily Drucker – Peter Drucker
For Fun, but had a big impact on me personally:
9) The Strangest Secret – Earl Nightingale
10) Undaunted Courage – Stephen Ambrose

Big Thanks To Spectora And Their Commitment To The Home Inspection Business:

Spectora is the software powerhouse behind our new reports. They are an innovative and motivated startup in the industry of home inspection reports, scheduling, marketing, and more. They are definitely emerging as the leaders in the home inspection software world and we are very excited to team up with them.

To learn more about Spectora, visit their website or check out the rest of their podcast episodes at the links below.