Keeping your appointments straight and knowing when you are free gets tough for a home inspector. It is easy to double book a job or schedule a job when you have another commitment. Even worse is having to call a possible client back because you do not immediately know when you are available.
An online calendar is the easiest way to avoid those problems. They make keeping track of your availability and scheduled jobs a breeze. You can even turn on alerts to remind you of upcoming events.
Free services like Google Calendar allow you to access your calendar from multiple devices like an iPhone, a tablet, and any web browser. Google Calendar is also supported by all the other major calendars like Outlook, Apple iCloud Calendar, and dozens of other services and platforms. Including Tap Inspect.
Setup the Integration
Point your web browser to https://app.tapinspect.com/integrations (login with your email and password if needed) and click on Add Google Calendar to activate it for your account. From there it is as simple as following the prompts.
Get more details on setting up the integration from our help center.
Using the Integration
Each new job you add in Tap Inspect will be pushed to your calendar as a new event. By tapping on the the event on your calendar you can see the details of the job. There also a link that takes you to the job details on your web account.
We are super excited to announce that we have launched a new private Facebook Group for Tap Inspect Users
Our hope is that it will be an invaluable resource for not just home inspectors that are new to Tap Inspect but even seasoned veterans. We plan to make that happen in a few ways but we need your help.
Tap Inspect Users Helping Tap Inspect Users
There is no better way to learn than from other Tap Inspectors. Join in to share tips, tricks, and ask questions from other home inspectors that use Tap Inspect to do their reports.
The only way it will work is if both new and experienced Tap Inspect users join in. We need your help to make it a success.
Direct Line to the Tap Inspect Team
I am a home inspector myself. You will see me posting and replying along with Katie to help share our experiences. You will also see us asking questions about how you are using Tap and how we can make it better.
Exclusive Learning and Training Materials
We have already added a few learning units to help you get up to speed on using Tap. Complete them at your own pace and let us know what else you would like to see.
First Look at All the New Stuff
We want to help build a community of people that are all interested in making Tap Inspect better. To make that work both ways we will be giving the group first look at development roadmap and all the new features before anyone else.
Go to Tap Inspect User’s Group on Facebook
to join the group and start sharing.
It can be really hard to stand out in the home inspection business. Many clients just don’t understand the difference between one home inspection company and the other. That is where your USP or Unique Selling Proposition comes in.
Unique Selling Proposition
When people ask what you do or who you are, you need to be able to explain it in 10 to 30 seconds. Imagine you are in an elevator and you only have until they reach their stop. That can be all the time you have.
I do it in two parts. The first part is about you and the last part is about them. That is your USP and when a potential client calls or when you meet a potential referral source it should be automatic.
My USP is that I am a personable home inspector that wants to guide and educate my client. They are welcome to be with me the whole time and they do not have to wait for the report.
When I meet a new Realtor or client here’s my elevator pitch, ‘I have been doing home inspections for over 20 years and have come to realize that homes are like people. None of us are perfect. We are all a little messed up. A home is no different. We will go through your new home together and you can ask me any questions you have. I’ll show you where the important stuff is and how to operate it. At the end of the inspection we’ll go over the whole report on my iPad and I will email it before we leave the house.’
How to Find Yours
Your USP is not just your pitch. It is how you and your company stand out from all the other home inspectors. Do you deliver reports onsite? That speed of delivery can make you stand out. Do you offer a warranty or recall checks? People love a ‘freebie’. Do you offer discounted Radon, mold, or sewer scope? Maybe your competitors don’t. How about a report that is easy to read and simple to understand? Clients
Searching out, evaluating, and deciding how a USP will fit into your home inspection process takes time and it can change as your business changes. What do you offer that makes you stand out from the herd? What makes you special enough that someone should hire you?
Conferences are great to see what trends are changing in the business. Regional conferences can be even better. You get to see and talk with your competition to find out what they are doing and how well it is working.
Your best bet is to ask your clients and your referral partners. What made them select you? How did you stand out?
Then you can test out and fine tune your own USP.
We are always looking to help more home inspectors save time and see what is possible with Tap Inspect. Our growth has been driven by word of mouth and we could not be prouder. That’s why we are announcing our Earn $60, Give $60 referral program.
How Does it Work
Invite a friend and if they end up subscribing you both get $60. Its as simple as that.
Open the Earn $60, Give $60 screen in the Tap Inspect app or from your web account. Just enter their email address and we send them an invitation to sign up for the free trial. They will get all the same help and support we are known for. No obligation or hard sales pitches involved.
Earn by Giving
Share the love. If you know someone that may like Tap Inspect send them an invite. If someone is amazed how easy it is for you to finish your reports send them an invite.
When they subscribe to Tap Inspect they will get a $60 discount on their initial subscription. You will also get a $60 credit on your next Pay As You Go recharge or a free month if you are an Unlimited monthly subscriber.
Start Sharing and Earning
There is no limit to the number of invitations you can send and they do not expire. Your code can be used by up to 30 new subscribers. Send as many as you like and let other home inspectors know there is a faster way to finish their reports.
When you operate an inspection business, you know that time is money. Tap Inspect was designed to save as much time as possible while you’re at the job site, but all of the effort associated with scheduling and coordinating inspections can also be very time-consuming. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce that Tap Inspect now integrates directly with the Inspection Support Network
What is the Inspection Support Network?
ISN specializes in handling every aspect of your inspection business, from scheduling and agreements to invoicing and billing. Their service provides a great solution to reducing the overhead associated with coordinating with your customers.
How does it work?Take a look at our detailed guide
for information on how to get started.
Once you have connected your ISN account to Tap Inspect, scheduling an inspection at ISN will automatically create a report in Tap Inspect with the property address, client, agent, and other information already filled out for you. All you need to do is tell us which template to use for each ISN order type and our system will do the rest.
Tap Inspect can even populate items in the general section of your report with information that was entered at ISN, such as approximate age, square footage, etc.
If you prefer, we can also push published report PDFs back to ISN’s system so that you can take advantage of their report delivery features. ISN will appear as a recipient when you publish a report, alongside the client and agents.
We have worked hard to make the experience as seamless as possible, and we would love to hear your feedback.