2018 Here I Come, Are You Ready?

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175
Every year for the past five or six years, I have been putting together an annual plan for my goals in the coming year. I usually complete it in December so it's in place on January 1st. My plan always includes several outcomes with multiple key items. My goals always include 3-5 "whys" that give real incentive to striving to reach those goals. And what goal would be worth anything if it didn't also include an action plan along with a time table with action steps along the way to be sure those goals are attainable? My busy season starts in March and goes through September. An average month in the summer is 50-60 full home inspections and maybe 4-6 mold sampling tests. 
My goals this year are numbered at 17 but I will only go over my top 5. 
1. I will be able to complete 500 full home home inspections again, which would be about the same total as 2017.
2. Increase the average home inspection fee $15 per inspection to $385. This total of inspections and another 30 mold testing inspections will push sales revenue above $200,000 for the year. 
3. Visit 10 Realtor open houses every month. The goal is a total of 100 open house visits for the year. The open house visits I have found are the best time to meet new agents, visit with my regular referring agents and have a few minutes to talk without numerous interruptions. I always bring some snacks and water in case they haven't had a chance to eat as well as brochures, notepads, and scratch off discount cards.
4. Personal goals are also important, and this year I have decided to take a week off and go on a vacation with my wife, since we haven't had a really nice full week vacation for over 10 years. She is searching for some spots she would love to visit. 
5. Expand the number of offices featuring the Simple Home Warranty to 175 offices. Realtor, Mortgage, Title, Homeowners Insurance are all great referral partners for the Simple warranty. 
Here is the link for the Simple Home Warranty. If SLS Home Inspections does the inspection, your buyers have 18 months of protection, starting the day of close.
12 month warranty is available if inspected by any other inspector. Same great conditions apply...no 30 day waiting period, choose your own contractor, no appliance prorating, no pre-existing conditions.
All these bonuses are FREE with every home inspection. 

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CHECK OUT  ******* SMART Home Service Plan- Extend the warranty on your home after the inspection. Covers sewer and water lines, Mold, Alarm and low voltage wiring, Radon remediation and termite. Available on every home inspection from SLS Home Inspections.

Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart 

SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271

Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Illinois area since 2007.

Real Estate inspections with same day report delivery. 

Mold and air quality testing

FREE 90 day Homeowners Warranty. Included with every inspection.

FREE Sewergard protection for the first 90 days. covers up to $4000 of sewer or water main repairs.

FREE Recallchek appliance recall service. Included with every inspection.

FREE Moldsafe coverage on every inspection.

FREE Platinum Roof Protection Plan with 5 year leak repair coverage.

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Comments (3)

Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day.

Feb 28, 2018 08:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Scott these are great Goals to shoot for, one of these days I need to set myself a goal or two:) Endre

Feb 28, 2018 08:43 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. May you accomplish your goal of that long awaited vacation. Enjoy your day!

Mar 01, 2018 01:44 AM