I haven't posted regularly to the blog. Bad Paul.
I did, however, do a full site redesign, and hopefully the site will be easier to use and easier on the eyes. I've moved the blog off the landing page now that I have a decent looking site.
Bells and whistles are coming - some are still in, like online scheduling. A new feature is the ability to sign the inspection agreement electronically. I'm looking at putting a means for paying online as well - I know it sounds simple but the federal regulations, hoops that come in a multitude of sizes and heights, make it a bit interesting.
You might also notice a name change. I've left the NPI family. This was done at my request and based solely on the changes that we've had in life - the addition of three sons-in-law and six grandchildren, some success in publishing. With the additional commitments of time to personal ventures, I didn't feel that I could properly abide by the requirements of the franchise. Roland Bates, President of NPI, was enormously gracious in releasing me from the non-compete clause in the contract.
For years, I've been the hardest working inspector in the region, frequently working seven days a week. I'm looking to drop that to five and a half days per week. Totally selfish, I know.
I've eliminated a few things, most notably the toll-free number. In an age on unlimited long distance calling on cell phones, the expense does not make sense.
- a complete redesign of my inspection report with the aim of making it more informational and more user-friendly.
- A course for inspectors on residential fire suppression systems
- My book for home sellers, Surviving the Home Inspection (available March 15th)
Should be an exciting year. May yours be equaling exciting and fulfilling!