HomeGauge News Alert July 2014

Cloud Transfer | Ratings Widget | Banff Training | HomeGauge Tip | iOS Update | Conferences

New! Cloud Transfer For Teams

Everyone knows that the Cloud Transfer feature is a great way for a single inspector to move reports from one computer to another. Those computers could be your laptop, desktop, or Android device. Those computers could be in your truck, in your office, or in your pocket.

Now, with the new Cloud Transfer for Teams feature, it is super easy for the office manager or team leader to move those reports from one inspector's temporary Cloud Transfer area to another. The office manager can now easily pull a report from any inspector on the team to finish it up, or send a new job out to an inspector in the field.

How does it work?

From your HomeGauge.com Dashboard, click on Cloud Transfers. If you are signed in as the Company's Team Leader, you will have the option to see the reports that each of your team members has in their temporary Cloud Transfer storage space, and you will have the ability to transfer these reports between your company's team members.

New! Get A Testimonials Widget For Your Website

You are awesome and you know it! You know those testimonials you collect on HomeGauge.com from your customers and agents? We've now made an easier (and cooler) way to show them on your website. Try out our new testimonial widget on your website. Just login to your HomeGauge.com Dashboard, click on Network, then My Ratings. You can get the code on that page to copy/paste onto your website. The widget will include your image if you've inserted one in your HomeGauge profile. You can also choose from either a vertical or horizontal version of the widget.

HomeGauge Inspector Ratings Page (login required)

Bonus WordPress Tip: If you're using WordPress, you can insert a Text Widget into your Sidebar, then copy in the code from the page linked above. This is an easy way to get this cool widget on your site!

Training In Canada, eh?

HomeGauge will be in Banff for the CAHPI National Home Inspectors' Conference in October. While we're there, and not staring blankly at the mountains, we'll be having a one day training class on October 1st from 9am-5pm at the Banff Park Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre. Conference attendees can come to our training for free, but must register in advance. For inspectors not attending the conference the fee is $49. Call us to reserve your spot at 828-254-2030.

Also, while we're talking about training and asking real nice, please sign up for a webinar. The next webinar is on using the HG Companion.

HomeGauge Tip: Earn Money And Help Your Customers With OneSource

Your customers have enough on their mind with their new home purchase. Reward them with convenience by recommending OneSource Solutions Home Connections. OneSource has experienced, well-trained consultants that take the stress out of moving to a new home. In just one phone call, OneSource will coordinate the majority of new home service connections — electric, phone, Internet, cable, satellite, alarm system, gas and more. All you need to do is click the button at the home inspection report to send the buyer's info. As an extra incentive, OneSource will compensate you for your leads and HomeGauge makes it easy! See the link below for more information on OneSource.

Turn on OneSource (login required)

iOS HG Companion Update

Hang tough, Apple fans, we've fixed several of the bugs you've reported and are working on fixing more. Soon we'll have an update on the iTunes Store. Stay tuned...

HomeGauge In Person

Come see us at one of these upcoming shows:

SE Home Inspectors Conference, September 11-14, 2014, Duluth, GA

CAHPI National Home Inspectors' Conference, Oct 2-4, 2014, Banff, Alberta

HomeGauge Video Playlists

HomeGauge Beginners Playlist

HomeGauge Workshop with Russell Playlist (6 parts)

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InterNACHI and Nick Gromicko are still offering any HomeGauge Services user a 6 month membership to the largest association in the inspection industry! All you have to do is send me an email (russell@homegauge.com) and request it. This is for anyone who has not already been a member of InterNACHI.

Until next time,
Russell Buchanan
HomeGauge, President