What’s Wally Reading?

July 13, 2018 | What's Wally Reading?

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’tJim Collins is a lifelong student and teacher of leadership and of what makes great companies tick.  He has been on the faculty of Stanford University as a researcher and professor, and was honored to serve the US Military Academy at West Point as Chair of Leadership Studies.  Jim’s passion is to research and write.  ‘Good to Great’ is the culmination of 5 years of research by him and his team on twenty-eight companies.  The mission was to compare companies that make the transition to greatness with companies in similar industries that remained stagnant or failed.  From that, they sought to define what companies must do in order to transition from ‘Good to Great.’ The findings of Good to Great revealed: – Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness.– The Hedgehog … Continued

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The Dirty Secrets Other Home Inspectors Don’t Want You to Know

July 13, 2018 | Home Inspections

…Knowing Them Will Make Choosing a Home Inspection Company Simple! How many licensed home inspectors would you guess are in the Greater Jacksonville area?  A search of the DPBR database revealed that there are nearly 1,000 licensed home inspectors in the market! You may have met HomePro Director of Business Development, Scott Ables.  In addition to networking, visiting offices and doing marketing presentations, Scott is on the constant hunt for talent to add to the HomePro Team.Scott is also constantly seeking your input on inspectors that you know who you feel can be trusted with your transaction.  Each week at our planning meetings, he brings back your suggestions as well as business cards and brochures collected in offices. You would be shocked to know what we often discover when we do the research on those recommendations.  Inspectors who are unlicensed. Inspectors illegally doing WDO inspections.  Inspectors offering service under a company name that they … Continued

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Jacksonville Radon

July 13, 2018 | Air Quality Testing

There’s no Radon in Jacksonville….unless you ask the Florida Department of Health! Recently I received a distressing email from an old Navy buddy about the medical challenges being battled by one of our former shipmates. Dave had been the picture of health.  That guy who always took great care of his body.  Worked out regularly even as he turned 50, and never smoked.  Dave has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. You like to think that if you don’t smoke you can eliminate lung cancer from the list of things that can get you, but that thought is not completely true.  Smoking is the undisputed #1 cause of lung cancer according to the Center for Disease Control.  What’s the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers?…..Radon! HomePro Inspections provides radon testing to the Jacksonville area.

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What Do Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Guns N’ Roses and HomePro Inspections All Have In Common?…

July 10, 2018 | Friends & Family

…Jennifer Schoenemann, of course!   Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Jennifer is a true music lover.  A die-hard Guns N’ Roses fan, Jennifer grew up listening to Elvis and The Beatles.  Her connection to The Beatles includes sharing a birthday with George Harrison, as does her Dad.  Adding to the ‘who shares a birthday with whom’ trend, Jennifer’s paternal grandmother shares her birthday with her own father… And they’re all in February!  Whew! With all the attention to the significance of birthdays in Jen’s life, it is not surprising that she has a knack for cake decorating, and she is quite good at it!  Her skills in hand-decorating character cakes are completely self-taught!  As much as she may enjoy crafting a cake from time-to-time, Jennifer’s true passion lies in finding ways to apply her business skills to help others whenever possible. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College, … Continued

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Verify “Septic or Sewer” MLS Data is Correct

July 6, 2018 | Featured

Jacksonville Real Estate Company Pays Homebuyer $8,684 To Replace Faulty Septic System After MLS Wrongly Disclosed Home Was Connected to JEA Sewage! When you wake each day for your morning constitutional, where does the pooh go after you flush? For more than 2,600,000 Floridians it goes into an onsite waste disposal or “septic tank”. In fact over 30% of Floridians live in a home with a septic tank. HomePro Inspections has you covered with your home inspection needs.

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Our Environmental Services

June 27, 2018 | Air Quality Testing

When it comes to making sure your new home is safe, you simply can’t take any chances. Risks such as asbestos, mold, lead, toxic drywall, and more all pose life-threatening risks to you, your spouse, and your children. That’s why here at HomePro Inspections, we take environmental services very seriously. Our professional, experienced staff is ready to test your home for a wide variety of risks and offer the correct course of action. Here’s just a quick look at our environmental services and our professional Neighborhood Environmental Reports. 

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My House is Killing Me: The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma

June 22, 2018 | Air Quality Testing

Would Your World Be Better If You Had An Easy Way To Make Your Home Healthy Without All The Media Hype and Hysteria? Here’s The Answer You’ve Been Wishing For! If you’re like me, you want to know that your home is a healthy place to live. While you seek simple solutions what you most often get is confusion followed by fear or expense. It doesn’t have to be that way. Thanks to Jeff May.

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June 19, 2018 | Featured

After spending forty-five successful years in the insurance industry, Scott Ables jumped to the real-estate side by joining HomePro Inspections as our Business Development Director. You might recognize him as the “Guy with the Tie” that visits your agency on a regular basis. If you know him, you also probably know he has a few interesting stories to tell as well as suggestions to help improve your sales. (How do you stand out? What is your Unique Selling Position?)So, who is this guy? Scott grew up in Dallas, Texas and later graduated from North Texas State University with a BA degree in Sociology. During his college years he worked in psychiatry, beginning as an attendant and later assisting in social work at Parkland/Woodlawn Hospital in Dallas. His work experience there made a strong impression on him since Parkland was the emergency hospital where John F. Kennedy was taken following his … Continued

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Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business! By Gino Wickman

June 19, 2018 | Featured

Do you have a grip on your business or does your business have a grip on you?What happens when the son of real estate sales legend Floyd Wickman is brought in to take over the family business?What Gino Wickman discovered was a company that excelled at teaching real estate agents to sell, yet was a business in disarray and dysfunction. The transition toward becoming a profitable business that was actually run like a business necessitated that Gino develop and implement new processes and systems.The system Wickman created became known as the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).  EOS is a holistic system that, when implemented in your business, helps you to run a better business, get better control, have better life balance and gain more “traction!”With your entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional and cohesive team, you have a business that runs smoothly and profitably. This type of business can … Continued

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What’s All the Stink About Indoor Air Quality?

June 15, 2018 | Air Quality Testing

It’s an all too common call “My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I think my house is making me sick. Can you come tell me that I’m not crazy”? There is no air test that will tell if a person is crazy. Thankfully there are simple and inexpensive ways to evaluate the air in your home. Contact HomePro Inspections today to request a quote on our indoor air quality test.

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