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New Inspector Hires: W2 vs 1099

Don’t Get Yourself In Trouble With The IRS By Misclassifying Your New Home Inspector Hires! If you’re hiring home inspectors for your firm, it’s important to fully understand the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor to avoid complications from the Internal Revenue Service. With everyone looking to cut costs and the IRS conducting payroll audits on worker misclassification, let’s take a look at the difference between full-time staff and contractors. According to the IRS,” in general, someone who performs services for you is your employee if you can control what will be done and how it will be done.” Nearly 30% of all firms misclassified contractors. This amount equals to billions of dollars in unpaid taxes, and the IRS is working ...Read More

Does Your Website Suck?

Note: “Sucks” Is A Technical  Term We Use In Marketing! 😉 After reading post you’ll be able to judge for yourself whether or not your website sucks, so please read on! If you’re going to go direct to the public for business, you have to have a website that converts visitors into paying customers. Your website has to establish you as the obvious expert and it needs to convey a know me, like me, trust me feeling with the home buyer. So Here’s Your Website’s Mission… You want your sales website to contain all of the information that a home buyer needs to convince themselves that you are the perfect person to protect them from buying a money pit! Bonus: If your website is done correctly, many of visitors will book their inspection online without ever talking...Read More

Pay To Play: The Pros And Cons To Home Inspectors

I understand this can be a controversial topic.  Most home inspectors have very strong feelings about paying to play in real estate offices. Most of the inspectors I talk to are opposed to the idea of having to pay to gain access to a real estate office. I certainly understand their feelings but pay to play can get you a very positive return on your investment if you do it correctly, so that’s why I want to discuss it here. Below I’m going to share some of the pros and cons of pay to play. First, The Pros… 1. Most pay to play agreements state that there will be no more than “X” number of home inspectors allowed to market the agents in that office. The number is generally three home inspectors. The real opportunity here is that all other inspectors would be denied an...Read More