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Do any of you have websites? Did you make it on your own, or pay someone? How do you find content? How do you use it (advertising, information for clients, post reports, forums, industry, etc.)? Does your website drive any business for you? Do you blog?

These are just a few questions to hopefully spur some discussion. I also propose we post or website(s) and give each other some tips.

Here's mine:

Let me know what you think!


Comments (8)

Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections - Coldwater, MS

Check out mine at

Designed by Grassfrog Technologies.  You are your own administrator, and can tweak it in a number of ways, almost to the point of making it unique.  It's a 'cookie cutter' design, $21.95 a month, and worth every penny.

Contact Roberta Dulay at

Actually, I like your web site pretty well.  May I suggest HomeGuage report software?  If you haven't looked at it, you can download a working copy free at   It can be adapted to fit any need, as you can create your own templates for mold or other anxillary services, add and store comments for individual items, and much more.  Worth every penny.  They are about the only folks who will give you a fully working copy.  Customers and agents love its 'readability'.

Many inspectors write some good stuff for content, and will often let you use their articles, blogs and other publications; just cruise, locate, and ask.

Jun 27, 2007 05:43 PM
John Goad
Clarksville Home Inspections - Clarksville, TN

I have a friend who has helped me with it, it does come in handy when people call & I can refer them to the website to answer most of their questions & I also get quite a few from the site itself. My first google pr was a 3 & projected to get a 4 next time around.

Jul 09, 2007 12:15 PM
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp
I also used Roberta at Grassfrog and have been generally happy with it.
Jul 10, 2007 01:20 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX
Mark: I was on Alamode for a couple of years but got a little pricey. I'm on Webspawner now, not as nice but getting the job done, if not better. I'm not much on this computer business so just used one of their templates and listed on search engines and direct everyone to that site from my yellow page ads. I am putting my advertising money on other sites that will market for me. I'll try this way for a couple of years and see what happens.
Aug 02, 2007 02:33 AM
Erol Kartal
Schaumburg, IL

I personally recommend Very affordable and so easy to edit your site that you don't need to read the manual. Greg the owner/programmer always returns email/calls within a couple of hours - usually much less.

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Aug 28, 2007 01:47 AM
Jerry Thibodeau

I use  It gives me the opportunity to add and subtract any pages or info I want to spend time playing with.  You'll just have to learn a little HTML but, if you scan the templates offered, it give you a pretty good idea of how it has to be written.  Good Luck

Jerry Thibodeau 

Aug 28, 2007 06:50 AM
Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector


 I designed my own, there are several programs out there to assist you even if you are not very knowledgeable. Abobe Go Live, Microsoft Front Page to name a few.

Aug 29, 2007 01:18 AM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

My observation,

Quite a few of the NACHI guys web sites all look the same. Same layout, same tag line, same list of qualifications. No one stands out. I don't mean just the bunch here, just all around. Do you guys use the same service, templates?

Some of you guys here have good one of a kind sites including Nachi guys. Having a web site is very important, but you have to be unique. If you put something out there that looks like, or similar to other sites, you will blend right into cyberspace.

Think about it, someone looks at your site, abc inspections, and 123 inspections. Same layout. similar content, etc. That person looking at all three sites will get confused by all the similarity.

If you look like everyone else, people will think of you as everyone else.

This is my web site, JRV Home Inspection Services

Aug 30, 2007 11:10 PM