HomeGauge News Alert January 2017

HomeGauge Ra-Ra! | New Features | March Training | Drone Giveaway

Go HomeGauge!

HomeGauge Ra-Ra!

HomeGauge closed out 2016 with record growth, new support people, and a fantastic website department with a great new SEO program. (Email seo@homegauge.com or call 828-254-2030 if you're interested.) This past year brought some great new features and updates for HomeGauge, including the new Online Agreement System, the Create Request List feature with a personalized live demo page, the HomeGauge 5.2 update, the Public Appointment Request feature, Business Insights, and so much more. We're also getting ready to announce a content marketing/social media marketing program to shift your website into high gear.

And since we're talking about websites, are you interested in taking your website to the next level? Check out some sample websites built by our web department to get an idea of what your website could be.

Sample websites built by HomeGauge

Inspection Map
We're starting 2017 with some great new features

New appointment search feature

Under the Appointments menu on your HomeGauge.com dashboard, you will find a new Search option. Besides just helping you to find regular appointments, the appointment search feature will also show canceled appointments. This means the next time you need to reschedule a canceled appointment, you can easily find and reschedule it without wasting any time.

New appointment map feature for multi-inspector firms

This view will show you where all your appointments are located on a map on a chosen day, for all your inspectors. This can help you plan, re-assign inspection tasks to different inspectors, etc. You can find this view from the Calendar by first clicking on Switch to Daily View, then on Map.

Default image size update

In the latest version of HomeGauge 5.2 (5.2.12) you can now set different default image sizes for the cover page, overview sections, and inspection items. A lot of users have been asking for this feature to save the hassle of picking different image sizes for different sections. To set these options: when you are editing a photo in HomeGauge, click on the Edit Default Settings button found on the bottom right of the image editor.

Bonus tip for 2017

If you want to get the absolute most out of your HomeGauge Services and Business Insights, we recommend starting all new reports directly from your HomeGauge.com Dashboard! How do you do that? First, if you haven't yet, you will need to quickly setup your Appointment Manager. From your HomeGauge.com Dashboard, click on the Setup Appointment Manager button and follow the steps. Once that is done, from your HomeGauge.com Dashboard click on Start Report, or from the Appointments menu/calendar view select New Appointment. After you have created your appointment, you can download it to your software by going to the menu HG Services - Download Online Appointments. You still only have to enter the basic information once (or not at all if your customer creates the appointment online with the Appointment Request feature).

Try it right now at your HomeGauge Dashboard

Asheville HomeGauge Training
March training dates have been announced

We encourage you to attend our next 3-day HomeGauge training class on March 22-24, 2017 to learn how to cut down on your report writing time and explore all the features of HomeGauge 5.2!

Call and reserve your seat today. Cost for the class is $300 for the first attendee, $200 for each additional (multi-inspector firms only) and lunch is included. Call to reserve your spot today before it sells out — (828) 254-2030.

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Drone giveaway
Congratulations to our drone winner!

At ASHI's Inspection World 2017 we had a drawing for a BeBop 2 Drone with FPV Bundle — a $700 value! Congratulations go to Tim Pressley for taking home the prize! We had a great time at Inspection World and plan to have more giveaways at upcoming shows this year. To keep up to date on the shows we'll be attending, visit the link below and keep an eye out in our News Alerts. We hope to see you in person this year!

Conferences HomeGauge is attending

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President