HomeGauge News Alert February 2016

Online Agreements | HG Training | Conferences | Energy Score | Secret Weapon Beta | HG Groups

HomeGauge has a new online agreement system!

On March 1st, HomeGauge is releasing a brand new online agreement system. This is a big improvement that gives you the ability to use multiple agreements, all editable online. Plus, when you create an online agreement, it becomes a downloadable appointment in your software. Kill two birds with one stone!

Watch the video to see how it works!

New Online Agreement System

What if I'm already uploading agreements with my HomeGauge Software?

If you're already uploading agreements for online signatures through your HomeGauge Software and would like to continue doing it that way — you can! One important change, though, is that whenever you upload an agreement, a signature will automatically be required. Previously, you would have to add a force agreement each time. This new system we think will reduce confusion and streamline the system.

Asheville HomeGauge Training
Time is running out. Don't miss out on our 3-day training in April!

Don't say we didn't warn ya. These classes in Asheville typically sell out, so no crying if you wait too long before signing up. This training is all about speeding up your report writing and taking advantage of the advanced features of HomeGauge. And while you're here for training, you can meet other inspectors from all around and explore what Asheville has to offer.

Call and reserve your seat today. The class is being held April 6-8, 2016. Cost for the class is $300 for the first attendee, $200 for each additional (multi-inspector firms only) and lunch is included. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today — (828) 254-2030.

Bonus: Learn how to edit your own website! On April 5, 2016, the day before our 3-day training class, we're having a full day class just about WordPress websites. We'll start with the basics, such as how to modify your website content — add/edit pages, add new photos, update your menus — and move on to advanced topics such as working with themes, image galleries, and setting up your site for SEO. This class is a bargain at only $99. Anyone can attend.

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In Real Life
Come see us in person!

This is a popular time for home inspection conferences and HomeGauge will be attending quite a few of them. Come visit us at one of these shows!

OAHI/CAHPI-ON 2016 Educational Conference
March 4-6, 2016, Burlington Ontario
Conference Details

KREIA Spring 2016 Education Conference
March 11-12, 2016, Frankfort, KY
Conference Details

Inspection Universe
March 13-16, 2016, Orlando, FL
Conference Details

Conferences HomeGauge is attending

InterNACHI's Home Energy Score Program

InterNACHI has long provided software for its members to create free home energy scores. It only takes a few minutes and can add to your company's bottom line.

What is it?

A Home Energy Score is a basic rating from 1 to 10, which provides an easy way to gauge a home's energy usage. It also provides a general guideline for improvements and energy cost savings. In some cases, these scores can help with home loans and can make a home more appealing for purchase. Click on the link below for more information on how you can become a home energy score assessor.

InterNACHI's Home Energy Score

Secret Weapon
Secret Weapon Full Open Beta

There's no more bag for the cat.

We've been testing this new feature over the last couple of months and have made several updates based on input from inspectors. We're now opening up this new feature for testing to any inspector who wants to try it out.

Come on, aren't you gonna tell us what it is?

Click on the link below to turn the feature on to test it out and read all about it! When you get a chance to use it, we'd love to get your feedback and hear about any bugs you experience while using it.

Secret Weapon Full Beta (login required)

HomeGauge Support
HomeGauge Support is growing!

Social user groups are growing organically by HomeGauge users!

Facebook: Frank Rotte and Scot Baker, both HG users, have created a friendly HG user group on Facebook. It is managed by Frank and Scot and is a great resource to get help from other users! Visit the HomeGauge Users Group. Frank is also the winner of the InterNACHI HomeGauge Report Contest.

LinkedIn: Jay Otis has created a HomeGauge forum on LinkedIn and invites users to join. HomeGauge LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn: Glenford Blanc has also created a HomeGauge forum on LinkedIn and invites users to join. HomeGauge Users LinkedIn Group

InterNACHI: InterNACHI hosts a dedicated HomeGauge forum. It's a great place to interact with other inspectors and talk about HG. InterNACHI's HomeGauge Forum

HomeGauge: Our own Support Center is growing and is a great resource. We have also been monitoring support to help with emergencies outside of office hours.

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President