Inspectors TOGETHER Fall 2022
Free Registration

About Inspectors TOGETHER Fall 2022

Join us for Inspectors TOGETHER, a fully virtual, INDUSTRY-WIDE conference, to be held on October 6-7, 2022.

No matter your experience level or the software you currently use, if you’re a part of the inspection industry, you’re invited to log on for learning, insight, and connection.

Day 1 — Industry Day: Join discussions and roundtable conversations with players across the inspection industry.

Day 2 — HomeGauge Training Day: Features multiple training sessions specific to HomeGauge software and business suite for all levels of experience.

Reserve Your Spot!

While the conference is free to attend, registration is required. Stay all day for both days or attend only those sessions that interest you. As a registered attendee you will also have access to the recorded sessions after the event.

Conference Schedule

Inspectors TOGETHER is free to attend. If you would like to join our virtual conference, you will need to download and install Zoom, which is also free.

Day 1: Industry Day

Thursday, October 6, 2022

10:00 am – 10:10 am ET

Introduction

Presenters: The HomeGauge Team

Welcome, introductions, and a brief guide to the day.

10:20 am – 10:50 am ET

Presenting Switch

Presenter: Dave Theus, Tenney110

 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Identifying Exterior Water Problems

Presenter: Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech

One of the biggest problems facing newer homes is bulk water intrusion at the exterior walls, which can lead to mold problems and rot. This class will help home inspectors identify water intrusion while conducting a home inspection, focusing on stucco, AMSV, wood siding, and vinyl siding. Most of the inspection methods shown in this class exceed home inspection Standards of Practice, but they are not intrusive. This class is taught by a home inspector, for home inspectors. This class incorporates numerous instructional videos demonstrating advanced inspection methods.

1:10 pm – 1:55 pm ET

The Business of Home Inspection

Presenters: Paul Magrone, Home Inspections by PJM Inc. & Sarah Dennis, HomeGauge

Not everything is taught during your certification process! Follow along as Paul Magrone of Home Inspections by PJM Inc. and Sarah Dennis of HomeGauge have a conversation about how you can gain control of your success through a combination of great communication, above-average interaction, and empathy, no matter who is present during the home inspection.

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm ET

Winning in a Down Market

Presenter: Mark Hummel, IEB Coaching

Winning doesn’t always feel like winning. Now is the time to refine, reflect, and position yourself for future growth. Our industry is in a huge shift. Double down on the opportunity that this represents!

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ET

The Law & Disorder Seminar

Presenter: Joe Ferry, The Home Inspector Lawyer

Protecting your home inspection business starts with knowing why clients target you. Understand underbussing and let Joe Ferry the Home Inspector Lawyer, inform you on how to lower your liability and utilize the killer defense with the law & disorder seminar.

4:25 pm – 5:25 pm ET

Round Table Discussion — The Future of The Home Inspection Industry

Presenters: Paul McIntyre, President of HomeGauge, Lisa Alajajian, President of ASHI, and More TBA

There is no question that the home inspection industry has changed rapidly over the last 5 years, with the arrival of big corporations, acquisitions of software companies, a behavioral shift in how people live and work, and an economy in flux that is driving home purchase numbers up and down every quarter. Join us for this moderated panel discussion, and come armed with questions you’d like to hear our panelists answer.

Day 2: HomeGauge Training (Multiple Tracks)

Friday, October 7, 2022

10:00 am – 10:20 am ET

Introduction

Presenter: TBA

An overview of HomeGauge ONE.

10:30 am – 11:15 am ET

TRACK 1

Writing Efficient Reports with Web Writer

Presenter: Mike Rogers, HomeGauge

Spend less time report writing and more time generating business. We’ll show you how Web Writer can save you time and enable you to send reports on site.

TRACK 2

Report Writing Basics Using the Desktop Writer

Presenter: Suzie Wallace, HomeGauge

Get to know the Desktop Writer interface and the standard work-flow of completing an inspection report.

11:25 am – 12:10 pm ET

TRACK 1

Working with Templates in Web Writer

Presenter: Mike Rogers, HomeGauge

Did you know that you can now edit your template in Web Writer? In this session we’ll show you how to edit templates and make Web Writer your own.

TRACK 2

Desktop Writer Template Editing

Presenter: Suzie Wallace, HomeGauge

Let’s get creative & have some fun! Suzie will show you how to all of the insider tips on customizing your templates, including how to rearrange, add, and delete; how to color code, create summaries, add automations, and other advanced comment features! Bring your questions and insights!

12:20 pm – 1:20 pm ET

TRACK 1

Setting Up Services, Agreements, Online Scheduler, and Online Payments

Presenters: Becca Ward & Jon Montgomery, HomeGauge

We will walk you through how to add and edit services, how to add one of the pre-made agreements on your Inspector Dashboard, how to associate the created services to your agreement, and how to configure your public appointment scheduler. You will be shown how to create a new appointment, how to add services, and where to locate the agreement that is added to the appointment. Lastly, we will go over what you need to know in order to get paid online for your services.

TRACK 2

Desktop User Guide to Web Writer and How to Use Them Together

Presenter: Mike Rogers, HomeGauge

If you’re currently a HomeGauge Desktop user who’s curious about using Web Writer, this is the session for you. We’ll be covering the basics of our newest product from a Desktop Writer perspective and helping you choose which tool is right for your inspection.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm ET

TRACK 1

Inspector Dashboard — The Basics

Presenter: Suzie Wallace, HomeGauge

Join Suzie as she covers the Inspector Dashboard basics to show you how to get the most out of your subscription, save yourself time & money, and other tips on getting that repeat business!

TRACK 2

Dashboard Advanced — Customizing Agreements and Notification Emails

Presenter: Ethan Marvin, HomeGauge

This session will go over adding an agreement to your Inspector Dashboard, editing it using the replacement text that is available, and how to edit your notification emails.

2:25 pm – 3:10 pm ET

Homebuyer Dashboard & The Benefits of Digital Report Uploading

Presenter: David Fiandaca, HomeGauge

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm ET

How to Level Up Your Web Presence

Presenters: Carla Heatherly & Dan Conerd, HomeGauge

Join Carla and Dan for tips on how to level up your online presence! We’ll cover topics like how to keep your website active and engaging for your visitors, how to use customer reviews and social media to gain traction with the search engines, and other fun ways to grow your business online.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET

New Releases & Up Next

Presenters: Mike Rogers, Paul McIntyre, & Dax Hamman, HomeGauge

The product team will provide a sneak peak at our roadmap for the year ahead across our Business Management Suite, Desktop and Web Writer apps. We’ll also host a Q&A session where you can provide real-time feedback on what you’d like to see next.