Monthly Newsletter #62, October 2013 Issue






FEMA Contract:  Another New Source of Revenue for InterNACHI Members

 

InterNACHI Founder Nick Gromicko and BISCO CEO Marv Goldstein are pleased to announce a new source of revenue for experienced home inspectors.

FEMA recently awarded a multimillion-dollar contract that includes a one-year base period (which may be extended up to four additional years) to Vanguard Emergency Management (Vanguard) and will use Vanguard's housing inspections to confirm damage to homes impacted during disasters in order to assist the U.S. federal government in determining the level of federal aid to be granted to disaster survivors. 

 

InterNACHI and BISCO will be working with Vanguard to identify inspectors under this nationwide contract.

 

Mr. Gromicko and Mr. Goldstein are calling on the best inspectors in the industry to apply directly to Vanguard to serve as Disaster Inspectors during and after federally declared disasters.
 


Free Webinar:
"How to Write a Great Inspection Report"
 
All are welcome. Open to everyone.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9:00 to 10:00 p.m EDT


Topics include:
  • The three parts of a narrative
  • Past or present tense?
  • Standards of Practice
  • Digits and hyphens
  • Reporting material defects
  • Using digital pictures
  • Using mobile devices 
  • Adding video

Registration is limited to 1,000 attendees, so register now. 


If you can't attend the webinar, register anyway. We'll email you a recording of the webinar.

 

Register for the free webinar now.

Free webinar. All are welcome. Open to everyone.


 
Free Real Estate Agent Marketing Cards  
    

Order a pack of free marketing cards for your state and:
  1. pass them out to every agent you know;
  2. hand them out after a presentation in a real estate office; and
  3. mail a card to each of your real estate contacts.


FREE Logo Design
 
 
InterNACHI's Member Marketing Team will professionally design your inspection business logo and all of your marketing pieces absolutely free.

The design services are free for InterNACHI members. All you have to do is place a printing order.



Members Can Customize Every Course
 Certificate of Completion with Their
State License Number



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You'll receive a $309.90 credit back toward your one-time, lifetime CMI application fee. 

 

Includes the following:    


It's so easy to access the HD videos of the "Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors" online course.



Six Ways Cloud-Based Report Writing Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

 
Technological advancements are having a huge impact on the home inspection industry. From infrared cameras to electronic inspection reports, the perception of what is expected from a home inspection company is changing, and it's important to stay ahead of the curve. Handwritten, photo-free reports are becoming less and less acceptable, but deciding which advancements to embrace and implement can be difficult.

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                                                 -- Nick Gromicko

 


1,000 Free InterNACHI Shirts Will Be Given Away at the Inspector Convention in
Las Vegas, October 20-24, 2013

 

Update: InterNACHI's Chapter Event
 Management System Now Accepts
Canadian Currency

     

InterNACHI
provides free chapter websites with event management features for all chapters. Members can form and manage their own chapter in their area for free.
    


Texas TREC SOP/Legal/Ethics Updates Class
Saturday, October 26, 2013



TREC requires that all inspector licensees complete an eight-hour TREC SOP/Legal/Ethics Updates class to renew their inspector's license every two years.

This class is free for InterNACHI and TPREIA members.
  

  
CONQUER!
 
Marketing & Business Success
for Inspectors
   

 

Update:  The InterNACHI & Owens Corning
 Roof Inspection Program



 
Participating members will be hired by Owens Corning as neutral third-party professionals, called Roof Data Technicians, deployed to homes that have experienced certain roof events to collect roof warranty data, including shingle sample extraction.
  • Each roof job should take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • Each job payment will range from $100 to $140, depending on distance and difficulty.
  • There's no cost to members to participate. The online training and report software are provided by InterNACHI for free. The roofing materials are provided by Lowe's® for free.    
Watch this 1-minute video.


 
Consumers and Agents Can Now View
Your CMI Certificate
 
  

   
Clustered North American
InterNACHI Inspector Map
    

 
View all of InterNACHI's North American inspectors on a "clustered map." As you zoom in and out, the map will update with more or less detail.

View the map by zooming in and out.


 
Free Marketing Books for
Members Who Help Other Members
   

     

If you have provided four or more ride-alongs to fellow members, InterNACHI wants to show our appreciation by sending you a full case of Now That You've Had a Home Inspection books, the second-greatest marketing tool in our industry!

Simply email InterNACHI with the name(s) of the fellow members you mentored, along with your shipping address, and your case of books will be on its way to you!

 

If you have provided four or more ride-alongs
to fellow members, then click here.

 


 

Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

 

Aluminum wiring can be a fire hazard due to inherent qualities of the metal. Inspectors should be capable of identifying this type of wiring.

 

Read more about inspecting aluminum wiring. 

 

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1. Contact the Inspector Marketing Department and get your business logo professionally designed for free: nachi.org/contact.htm#marketing 

 

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Sincerely,
 
Nick Gromicko
InterNACHI  

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