“Ken, just wanted to drop you a line and say “THANK YOU” for being such a Great Coach and Motivator. You and Beth work so hard to stay in touch with your members and give GREAT & UNIQUE lead generating information related to the Home Inspection Industry.
We have been in business since 1995 and have seen them real estate market go up and down. Because of your coaching, we never stopped marketing through this last downturn in the real estate market and it has “Paid Off BIG”. We closed the first quarter of 2012 with one of the best first quarters ever recorded in our 17 years in the business. While other companies in our areas are complaining about the slow market, we are up 66%. Thank you for your constant reminder of building the “Know You, Like You, Trust You” and “Implement, Implement, Implement”.
Thank You from Brian & Brenda Murphy and the whole A-Action Home Inspection Group Team.”
“Hey Ken, as you know I’ve had some explosive growth the last two years in business. I set a goal again this year to increase our revenue 20% over last year. Well…. so far we are up 36% over last year…. and that was a 22 year record!! Thanks Buddy!” Phil Henderson, CMI, Tennessee Building Inspections
“Ken, I have to tell you that my phone is ringing. Last month’s inspections numbers were 3 times the number of inspections a year ago and this month is shaping up to look the same. It stated the last week of December and has just kept going. I just got off the phone with a home buyer in Canada looking for an home inspector in Arizona and is looking at my web site right now to learn about Anchor Inspections, our services, and see our videos. I see this as the beginning of a great year. Cindy and I are grateful for all your help.” Stan Fikel, Anchor Inspections
“Ken, I just had to share this with you and Beth. After closing our books for 2010 I was quickly amazed at the dramatic increase in our business. I’m excited to share that we had a revenue increase of 33% compared to 2009. What make this even more exciting is that we didn’t have the same 33% increase in number of units which is due to our pricing and inspecting larger, more expensive homes in affluent areas. Of course we did have another record year in number of inspections. Our increase in revenue was directly related to our marketing efforts toward Top Producing agents; especially those in affluent areas. Thanks again Ken, you and Beth continue to be an inspiration us in many ways.”
James Brantley, Magnolia Home Inspection
“Hey Ken, just wanted to give you an update on our 2010 results! We had a goal of doubling our business in 2010, as far as number of inspections. Remember, 2009 was our first real serious year. Well I’m glad to announce that as of the end of 2010, we didn’t quite make our goal BUT we only lacked 11 inspections doubling our numbers. This was in a down market. So we’re very happy about the way our end of year turned out. Thanks for your help and mentoring!”
Bonnie & David Lelak, IHI Home Inspections
Thank you for all of your help!”
Thomas Sansone, NPI
“Ken, first, what a good time we had in Naples at the Home Inspector Startup And Growth Workshop! Learning, socializing, planning for complete and ultimate domination, good times! Rachel and I feel very blessed to have you on our side. Thanks again.
As I plan for 2011, I wanted you to know that in 2010 we grew 25%! So I am planning on growing another 25% in 2011. Thanks to you, I know exactly what I did in 2010, where my inspections are coming from, and more importantly, where I am going in 2011. It is going to be a fantastic year!
I am going to pull out all the stops in 2011…… got a big number to hit! Thanks again for your continued support!”
Jeremy Martin, All-Pro Home Inspections LLC
“G’day From Australia! Yes, Kens reach is far and wide, My name is Leon Cupit, I’m the founder of Independent Property Inspections now the fastest growing property inspection franchise in the country. I’ve been following Ken for some time now and although our regulations are very different for inspections, the marketing ideas and strategies are just as powerful in Australia.
Home Inspection Marketing Center is the only place on earth where I can get so much help and inspiration for growing my business and keeping in touch with like minded inspectors. Wishing you all full schedules, Cheers,”
Leon Cupit, Independent Property Inspections
“Dear Ken, I want to let you know how HISG has changed my business in the past 13 months. 13 months ago I was having to “low ball” my prices and work with clients and agents that I would rather not have to deal with. I was dealing with the bottom of the barrel houses much more that I wanted, I was getting the leftovers.
In September of 2008 I discovered your website, I started implementing direct mail and email, relationship marketing, right message to market and what I have learned from the monthly audios. Now I have raised my prices considerably in the past year and my business is still growing ! What a great feeling when I beat out a competitor who charges $ 195 (including a termite report) and my client is willing to pay much more, price is rarely a factor (I have raised prices twice this year and still have increased my number of inspections each month but one.
I have gotten to the point where (one man shop) I am pleading with my wife to quit her job to run the office so I can handle the inspection load. I have grown my monthly number of inspections in 12 out of 13 months ! Your coaching has made all of the difference, all I need now is some incremental growth and for my wife to work with me full time (working on it daily). Home Inspector Start Up and Growth is everything that you promised and then some.”
Allan Davis, Elite Home Inspections
“Hey Ken, I’ll be talking with you soon on expanding my staff.
Oh, by the way…..I just broke a 20 year record this month on inspections and fees….and the month is not over yet! I’ve made more the last 5 months than I did all of last year…..thanks for all you do for us.”
Phil Henderson, Tennessee Building Inspections
“Ken understands the needs of the Home Inspector and their partners in the Real Estate business and has helped me increase my business in many ways.
First he showed me how to set up a marketing plan, Calendar, and how to use them to better manage my time and resources. Then he helped me know what to put in my marketing plan to better market myself in the least expensive ways and get the most return on my marketing dollar.
Ken takes time to personally coach when I have needed it, I have been able to call him, email him and have access to his forum where there is a ton of resources to answer all my questions.
My sales have increased by double by taking his recommendations and implementing them!”
Thomas Tadd, A-Z Quality Home Inspections
“We have owned a Multi-Inspector firm out of Arlington Texas since 1995 and thought we were good at marketing. Well, we looked into HISG and thought Ken Compton had some good ideas we could try out for a very small monthly fee. The way we looked at it, if we did not like it, we could just cancel it. That was three years ago and we haven’t looked back since.
The information we have received from HISG has taken our Multi-Inspection Firm to the next level. HISG has continued to astound us with the newest invocations in marketing techniques that help us take our inspection company to the next level “Year after Year”! HISG helps us keep our competitors chasing our lead in all realms of marketing from the web, mobile and personal relationship marketing.
Here is a BIG THANK YOU to Ken and Beth Compton at Home Inspector Startup & Growth, We are Clients for Life.”
Brian & Brenda Murphy, A-Action Home Inspection
“Ken, hey I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know, we did it, because of your help, I was able to turn in my resination and not go back to driving the bus when school started back August 2, 2010.
Thanks again for all the things that you’ve taught us and helped us implement. There’s still so much more that I can do and look forward to implementing things that I learn in Naples. Because I’m no longer driving, I will be able to come the entire week.
Talk to you soon and thanks again!”
Bonnie Lelak, IHI Home Inspections
“Hi Ken, trust all is well. I have had a big year. Have completed 390 inspections in my first year of business from a standing start with the business continuing to grow.
I have set up a training program – there is not much here in Australia and now have 2 fully trained Licensees on board. My target is to get from my current level of 48 inspections per month to 200 inspections per month over the next year.
Thanks for your great support and service.”
Regards, Paul Antonelli, Resicert Property Inspections
“Hi Ken, glad I was able to catch part of the Facebook webinar.
I am scheduled to teach on the topic of social networking to our local WCR group real soon. Could I please have a copy of your PowerPoint to use.
43 inspections last Month and looking like even more for April! I should have Multi inspector status by July!
Thanks again for all you do!”
James Brantley, Magnolia Home Inspection
“Hi Ken, last year first quarter I did 40 inspection on the way to a record 264 for the year.
First quarter this year I did 89 inspection up 123%. My wife is worried she won’t get to see me this summer.
I owe it all to you….THANK YOU!!!”
Davin Strand, Bent Nail Inspections
“Ken, I implemented your mind map, online and offline marketing strategies, plus ADT became a partner and we’ve grown 47% this year.
In one of the worst years ever, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to open all of your emails which contain more great suggestions, I’m sure.”
Jeremy Johnson, CRI Real Estate Services
“Ken, just wanted to say thank you. Our company’s gross revenue was $109,000 and decreasing before we joined Home Inspector Startup And Growth.
In 2008 it was $200,000 and in 2009 it will was a little over $400,000. In this tough economy we’re doing great. Thanks so much.
I want you to know that my “light bulb in the head moment” was when you said “your not a home inspector, your a marketer of home inspections.”
Dan Menikheim, SEC Inspections
“Ken, just wanted to let you I have been going like gang busters. I am up for September by 15 units and year to date I am up 120 units. I can not say thank you enough.
I am picking up so many new agents. Oh yeah, I added my digital sationary to my monthly newsletter and inspection tips of the month and the realtors loved it.
Also, the ISN is working out great. I still have to get use to adding my inspection when I schedule them still doing it the old fashion way. Bad habit that I have to break.
I told Beth today I feel bad because I have not attened very many calls. But this is a good problem to have. I can’t wait for the new year because it’s going to be a break out year.”
Ted Hinderer, Quality Home Inspections
“Hey Ken, I just wanted to keep you informed of where we stood since joining your group I believe in January???
As of last week, I have done as many units as we did all of last year!!! That means the next 4 months is uncharted territory for me.
And you know what, our phone is still ringing off the hook!
I can’t wait to implement more strategies than I’m currently doing.
You and your programs ROCK!!!!!!”
Tim Larkins, Precise Home Inspections
“Ken, thanks for everything my business is exploding. I have only implemented a few of your ideas and OMG.
I did 40 inspections in Aug. and I was on vacation Aug 1-7. I also raised my prices about 25% no one has complained at all.
I have never done this many before and this is my 4th year. My goal when I subscribed to your service was 20 a month.
I have joined the ISN, they call me the candy man at the Real Estate Offices, and I have sent out agent tips every week. These alone have filled my schedule. Thanks again. Steve Henderson, First Choice Home Inspection
PS: My new goal is multi-inspector firm. I just received an email today from a hungry inspector moving to my area he has a year experience in Dallas and has all his tools.
“Ken Compton, you are, by all estimates, a Prince among humans.
You stand alone as a Saint among Inspector Consultants.
Sit down and let me brag on the results you have helped us accomplish!! Because, I am pumped!
We broke a 5-year record in June for most inspections in a month.
- We broke a 5-year record in June for most revenue deposited in a month.
- We ARE BREAKING a 5-year record for most inspections in a month already in July.
- We ARE BREAKING a 5-year record for most income in a month already in July.
- We have met with 8 brand new offices in the last eight weeks and gotten four Office Presentations in the last three weeks.
- And the BEST news — We just started on our Mind Map! We were doing this without a definite plan
In other words, if we’re doing this much without a polished plan, what CAN”T WE DO WITH A REAL PLAN???” Thank you, Ken (and Beth)! Victor Sedinger, House Exam Inspection and Consulting
“We attribute 58% of our growth to Mr. Compton and his marketing skills. The other percentage must be from my own person “Ken Compton Wanna Be,” Katie!
She takes your stuff and runs with it and we just watch the schedule Bust at the Seams.
Chris and Katie Goggans, Realty Inspection Services, #001 in the Ken Compton Fan Club
“Hi Ken, hope everything is going well for you in Georgia. We are swamped here, broke our all time record in March, broke it again in April with 108 inspections and missed breaking it by two in May…
One word for it and that’s BUSY. Thanks,”
Sherri Troutman, Certainty Home Inspections
“Things are going great here. I have raised my prices twice so far this year.
I had my calendar full for this coming week as of Friday.
Unfortunately I already signed up for the local educational seminar this Saturday, so I can’t schedule anything for that date.”
John Richards, Informed Decisions Certified Home Inspections
“Ken, 14 inspections last week! Thanks,”
John Watkins, Nashville Home Inspections