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Old 11/5/12, 6:13 PM
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Default Beta test our new newsletter!

Hey everyone,

We're just about to release our brand new tool for home inspectors. It's a home maintenance newsletter that you can send to your clients—that's custom tailored to the client and their new home.

Here are some of the pieces of information we use to tailor the newsletter:

Client info:
  • Has Children
  • Has Dog(s)
  • Has Cat(s)
  • Has Other Pet(s)
  • First-Time Homebuyer
Property features:
  • Pool
  • Attached Garage
  • Detached Garage
  • Carport
  • Septic System
  • Trees on Property
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Well
  • Fireplace
  • Solar Panels
Issues discovered during inspection:
  • Roof
  • Insulation or Weatherstripping
  • GFCIs
  • Plumbing
  • Windows
  • HVAC System
  • Exterior Siding or Trim
  • Exterior Drainage
  • Electrical Wiring or Devices
  • Electrical Panel
  • Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Grout of Caulk in Bathrooms
  • Gutters
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Interior or Exterior Railings
  • Water Heater
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Flooring
  • Dryer Vents
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Foundation
  • Window Wells
  • Stucco/EIFS
  • General Safety Issues
  • Energy Efficiency
  • No Issues Found
Environmental Concerns:
  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Wood Destroying Organism/Insects
  • Lead
We also take into consideration the type of heating and cooling system, property age, etc.

Then, once a month, we send your client a newsletter based on that information. For example, if you check off "Attached Garage" or "Detached Garage", the first issue will include information about garage door safety.

We also include information like:
A humble request

If you think that I did a good job inspecting your home, please mention me to anyone you know who will need a home inspector. If there's any reason you would hesitate to recommend me, please let me know.
This tool is an amazing way to keep connected with your past clients (and you better believe that on their 1-year inspection anniversary we'll include information about annual re-inspections!).

Take a look:
http://www.nachi.org/homeowner-newsletter/

Let me know if you have any feedback.
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Old 11/5/12, 6:19 PM
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Great idea on customizing newsletter! I am looking forward to the release.



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Old 11/5/12, 6:29 PM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

Wow. An eNewsletter based on the recipient's profile. That should blow the opt-in stats through the roof.



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Old 11/5/12, 6:54 PM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

This is a great, long awaited benefit.
Thanks!
Looking forward to it.




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Old 11/5/12, 6:55 PM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

Very nice, I submitted a form to myself as I am curious to how the newsletter looks.

This can be a major marketing tool.

Thanks!!



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Old 11/5/12, 7:32 PM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

I think it's a good idea but I would rather my clients get directed to my web site instead of INACHI.
Is that possible?



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Old 11/5/12, 7:41 PM
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This should be a great tool. Looking forward to trying it out.



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Old 11/5/12, 7:47 PM
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Wow! That's great. That's better than some generic spam type email.



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Old 11/5/12, 9:31 PM
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As I put another log on the fire, please consider adding a wood heat check box.



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Old 11/5/12, 9:59 PM
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Nice idea Chris and crew.



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Old 11/6/12, 7:29 AM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

great idea, I already use a news letter from my own site...

I have two news letter lists, both with an opt out button, I can send a letter to my home owners, real estate profesionals, or both. Mine isnt customized to each owner though...



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Old 11/6/12, 8:52 AM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

Great idea, I sent it to myself to check out.

I would want links back to my site rather than NACHI before I used it. For each check box provide option to add a url, if left blank then default to NACHI site for that item. Also I see image with my name below it. How did I add my image or Logo. One more thought, integrate it with Fetchreport sending out Fetchreport .



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Old 11/6/12, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: Beta test our new newsletter!

Quote:
Originally Posted by prussell View Post
...I would rather my clients get directed to my web site instead of INACHI...
In most cases we do. Because of the anti-spam policies at our email delivery provider, we're required to include InterNACHI's contact info in a few places. But in almost all cases, we direct them to *your* website, not InterNACHI's.
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Old 11/6/12, 11:17 AM
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I would want links back to my site rather than NACHI before I used it. For each check box provide option to add a url, if left blank then default to NACHI site for that item.
That's an interesting idea. The way that the newsletter is designed, it's not that straightforward, but we'll look into better ways to handle this issue.

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Also I see image with my name below it. How did I add my image or Logo.
You can upload your photo at: http://www.nachi.org/uploadphoto.htm (or if you order an ID card, we'll use that image).

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One more thought, integrate it with Fetchreport sending out Fetchreport.
How do you see this working?
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Old 11/6/12, 11:40 AM
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*There was an error saving your client's info in the database. Please try again a little later.*

That is a very good idea, looking forward to using it. Thanks!



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