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    Default Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    I have really enjoyed the discussions of this group since I found it and now that I am a member it appears it would be rude or against the rules not to introduce myself. I have a background of home construction 3 generations and have been doing home inspections for 18 months now.
    The first year was really hard to get into the business even though I knew most of the people in it. I spent most of the first year marketing and placing ads all over the internet. Over the last three months I have started doing more inspections, sometimes 5 or 6 GHI a week with a few 4 Pt. and Wind Mit thrown in.
    You could call me a thorough inspector. I cannot leave a job half done. Usually my inspections at the site depending on size will run 2-3 hours, had one Friday 113 yrs. old 2 ˝ story house took me 5 ˝ hrs. After the onsite inspection; I usually spend 2-3 hrs marking pictures, doing research, and finalizing the report. I cannot understand how the inspector that does a 45 min – 1 hr inspection and deliver the report on site can sleep at night.
    Whether inspecting, marketing, advertising, taking classes/webinars, or writing a new blog I usually spend 18 hrs a day, 7 days a week, building my business.
    Servicing Central Florida: Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties; Orlando to Ormond Beach.
    Services Provided:
    • Home Inspections (Buyer, Seller and Maintenance)
    • New Home Warranty Inspections
    • Home Checkup Inspections
    • 4pt Insurance Inspections
    • Wind Mitigation Inspections
    • Pool/Spa Inspections
    • Irrigation Inspections
    • WDO* Inspections offer by independent contractor
    Frank Carr, Inspector/Owner
    First Choice Home Inspections, LLC
    Deltona, FL 32725
    Home.inspections@aol.com
    First Choice Home Inspections - Central Florida Home Inspections

    Inspection Referral SOC
    Frank Carr is the Owner / Inspector at First Choice Home Inspections in Deltona, FL serving Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties. Formerly in the building trades, Frank’s focus is a safe home and building FCHI. http://1homeinspector.com

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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Welcome Frank,

    Glad to have you here.

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Welcome Frank!
    Glad to have you here!

    Honestly though, you really don't have any idea what you don't know yet. This isn't throwing stones at you, its just the reality of getting into this business. You think you know a lot, then after your first 100, you look back on those first dozen or so, that maybe were not so good. Then, after you do 500, you look back on those first 100 and realize you may not have done as stellar job as you thought. We have all been there.

    Welcome!
    No offense, but the sounds on your web site are very irritating.


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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Welcome Frank!
    Glad to have you here!

    Honestly though, you really don't have any idea what you don't know yet. This isn't throwing stones at you, its just the reality of getting into this business. You think you know a lot, then after your first 100, you look back on those first dozen or so, that maybe were not so good. Then, after you do 500, you look back on those first 100 and realize you may not have done as stellar job as you thought. We have all been there.

    Welcome!
    No offense, but the sounds on your web site are very irritating.
    I am reviewing different website building software now. Too many things about the website I also do not like. Thanks for the comments. Just confirms what I already dislike about it.

    Frank Carr is the Owner / Inspector at First Choice Home Inspections in Deltona, FL serving Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties. Formerly in the building trades, Frank’s focus is a safe home and building FCHI. http://1homeinspector.com

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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Welcome Frank!
    Glad to have you here!

    Honestly though, you really don't have any idea what you don't know yet. This isn't throwing stones at you, its just the reality of getting into this business. You think you know a lot, then after your first 100, you look back on those first dozen or so, that maybe were not so good. Then, after you do 500, you look back on those first 100 and realize you may not have done as stellar job as you thought. We have all been there.

    Welcome!
    No offense, but the sounds on your web site are very irritating.
    Jack

    We are now starting our 4th Year in business and have been booked solid for 2 years now. Our business and service area has grown and we continue to interview inspectors as our business grows.

    Funny thing I just re-read this thread and your comment about the irritating noise from the website. Honestly we are still looking for a new website software but have been so busy these past two years we really have not gotten around to it. Just a thought maybe the reason we have been so busy is the irritating noise on the web site. Who knows just love what I do for a living and love helping people find the right home.

    Last edited by Frank Carr; 04-26-2015 at 08:48 AM.
    Frank Carr is the Owner / Inspector at First Choice Home Inspections in Deltona, FL serving Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties. Formerly in the building trades, Frank’s focus is a safe home and building FCHI. http://1homeinspector.com

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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Glad you are having success with your business! What I find irritating noise, someone else might find enjoyable.
    I'm in the process of updating my website to get it more mobile friendly, and make other changes. I have a local company do it.
    If you are not happy with your site, then get a company that does web sites to look at it and make changes.
    Again, congrats on your success!


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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Glad you are having success with your business! What I find irritating noise, someone else might find enjoyable.
    I'm in the process of updating my website to get it more mobile friendly, and make other changes. I have a local company do it.
    If you are not happy with your site, then get a company that does web sites to look at it and make changes.
    Again, congrats on your success!
    Thank You

    Frank Carr is the Owner / Inspector at First Choice Home Inspections in Deltona, FL serving Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties. Formerly in the building trades, Frank’s focus is a safe home and building FCHI. http://1homeinspector.com

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    Default Re: Frank Carr, First Choice Home Inspections, Deltona, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Glad you are having success with your business! What I find irritating noise, someone else might find enjoyable.
    I'm in the process of updating my website to get it more mobile friendly, and make other changes. I have a local company do it.
    If you are not happy with your site, then get a company that does web sites to look at it and make changes.
    Again, congrats on your success!
    And MAKE SURE it is mobile friendly and compatible with multiple devices.

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    http://jeffghooper.com/

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