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Everybody think ever listened to staining out of how podcast this is Jim and Laura, and we're doing habitation happenings. We're just updating things been going on with the company and in real estate in general Brats. In this area,
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Uh, tell you what. It's disturbed this way. Handsome complains about my life while creditors creditors, even though it was in the report
twice in two areas.
Yeah, two German areas. I think there's a pretty similar to misunderstand that actually expecting for rodents, mice, birds and they get there's a misconception is actually part of the A home inspection. It isn't. It is not. It is not in the National association standard. It's not part of any state standard that I'm aware of. If we see some, we will mention it. But if this it's mice, if you see mouth or other critters in one area, do not be surprised, their rooms, some other area. And if somebody tells you just just a few jobs, don't don't worry about it. Wow, you need decided what your cover level is if you want to get looked at further or not, but it is not. Part of the standard at all.
Isn't actually the state of Ohio. Didn't they require a specialized license to do an inspection for critters?
Yes or no? Yes, Animal control license, it's called, but it's totally separate. License Iverson has. Ah, termite would destroy an insect. Wise is it is
which I was actually asked about that the other day and how our termite report didn't have critters on it, and I had to explain that they were two separate reports and that that was a termite report for the state on Lee, for with destroying insects and the other critters aren't mentioned on that,
Okay? I do not know. It's so it's so many called. I thought it would be covering the termite. Yes. Was an agent like hold? Yes. Okay. Eight agents, they need taught that a difference.
Well, and that was another place that had to cruder findings into different areas of the house. And I made sure to point that out. When you're gonna wanna have somebody come out, we can't technically inspect for rodents or critters. We do mention if we see stuff and you just want to follow up on that. So,
yeah, that za disservice for a nation to tell their whole buyer that we're looking for that? No, not.
And I don't know if other companies will mention them or not by what they don't have to. It's not part of the standards we do. Says a courtesy. So if you have another company, they may not even mention it.
They go about a standard. Any every home inspector would be okay to see even the raccoon nest in the attic. Don't mention totally ignore it, walk over top of it, and none of them mention and still be within the standards. We don't do that. We see someone mentioned it, but you can't see underneath insulation. You can't see every little area of the addict for
un of that stuff being stored up there. Or if you can't walk arounds all parts of the attic and it's dangerous to walk around. We still can't do that. You
can't walk in any way. There's no floorboards up there, right? So we traverse them, were bouncing all the trusses. And sometimes you can't do that cause it will be smashing. Everybody's installations were getting do that sometimes. So you know what we had that we'll see? We'll see happens with that. But it's not part of the attraction. Right o. Then Cove in 19 real estate. It's still going on. I see some shows him stat from showing time and look like the showings were down 50%. Yeah, like the 50%. We were a little bit slower last week by like, 39% So I were
slower. Still doing that?
Yeah, we're we're slow, but not You know, I'd like to be busy, of course,
But we're so weird. We're beating the market share that was gaining market share, but everything's still going on what to do with a little bit more carefully.
Everybody has gloves for them and for the clients if they need them.
Yeah, with extra burly Klein, we have mask also. Typically, just wear the mask of you yourself or sick, or somebody is sick. You have your tenant is amazing. Like also other than that, just just work gloves. Words? Yes. Plane wash your hands that that works very well. Also, the other day, we actually applied disaffected to a ah, hardware store the other day.
Oh, yeah? So this this is
something that we're looking at doing for our clients are Homebuyers. If we did inspection for you for the home buyer, we're going to go in and apply disinfectant before you actually move into your house. So after the sellers have got the stuff out after you own the house now we'll go in and spray down for disinfecting. Got this stuff is supposed to kill all kinds of viruses and bacteria. Don't know that actually kills the Corona 19 virus. Not
it kills SARS, which they said was a part of that and had to do that to be able to do the Corona virus. It's listed on the P. A s website. So if anybody wants information, it's also considered. Was it a category or class four? Which is the lowest level of reactions that people could have are making people sick? It z very safe, very safe. So it's a level for so anybody wants that you're going to have toe let us know what you think about that. And if you think your clients will be interested in it, let us know, because we're trying to tweak some details on that now,
Yeah, we're looking at sea insurance. Make sure kind of issue that I don't like. They got issue with it. It's very safe. Product is not regulated. We have to have a certain license to use it or tohave it or anything like that. We just happen to have the tools and we fog as well. Who want she just wouldn't let
it air out before you totally move in or start moving
in 1/4 1 keeps from getting sick. If some eight enter vows that was carrying the virus with a something houses or not, Yeah, but it will definitely help blowing kind of bacteria. Viruses air in the house currently because advocation of the disinfected So give up the new whole motors.
Peace of mind,
Peace of mind A lot. Lower chance of getting sick if there is anything in that house, but so that somewhere we're looking at and then the Spanish we have a home spend as blue as big in Spanish and we have been working on getting the agreement inspection agreement
translated into Spanish. So that has been done. I have added it to our current inspection agreement. So if they screw up the whole way down to the bottom, the Spanish translation is there. I'm also working on a translation for some of the e mail that goes out, like some of the more important ones. Like the verification of the inspection time and date and some of the stuff with warranties, innit?
Now, in Ohio, though, they have to sign the English version.
Right? So the English version is the only one that they consign. But the translation is down below.
Okay, Okay, so that's what it's all soon that that's up. Nice. So if you have anybody speaks Spanish and they would like to have maybe a Spanish begin inspector there to translate. If there's please, let
us have them put in additional information that they speak Spanish and would like are bilingual, Inspector. And we'll make sure that we had Marlon to the order than
it sounds good. Then what is that?
So, uh, we are also looking into zoom classes for real estate agents. We haven't been able to teach any C e classes lately, obviously, And since everybody has some downtime right now, we thought this would be a really good time to try and get some classes and for everybody. So the company that we work with has approached the States, and they're working on figuring out the legalities of doing a zoom meeting and being able to track the people that log in to make sure that proper people are getting the credit for it
get approved, cause I know some people are already teaching, right. It's like a disease that they are teaching the more one classes,
and I don't know what the difference is between that and like a zoo meeting, I think those might be something kind of like the naturally set up where you have the classes, and then they answer the questions. At the end of it, this would be more back and forth and actually live. And part of their concern is making sure that they're able to track who takes the class or who doesn't and how
to do a screenshot. So who's on? That's that's
that we could do that.
So that's what we're looking into. We should hopefully get some more information next week. I know they were going to try and get back to me tomorrow if they could find anything out. And then the last thing we have for the last thing I have is a review from one of our clients last week. Who says Laura, Chris and Michael at habitation investigation were very helpful and went above and beyond to help our first project in Columbus. I am so glad my friend referred them to us and definitely will use their surface service again in the future. Thank you very much. We appreciate it
was that the investor
was the investor from Vegas.
OK, nice. Nice. So when you recommend habitation investigation, you, your people, you referred us to appreciate you. They appreciate that we appreciate as well keeps us busy. Keep the Spectra extend their kids fast. We appreciate that a lot plus portion of every inspection is going toward vibe in angels, right? Well, why don't
you explain what vitamin angels is in case people have never heard of it?
Okay, Vitamin angels, What they dio They provide nutrition like supplements for infants and mother in pregnant women,
where they out of
their act. They're all they're based in California, where the charity's base. But they take care of people worldwide. In fact, last year we donated enough that took care of 10,000 kids,
didn't really That is cool. I didn't know that was that many.
Yeah, well, some things like nutritional deficiencies can cause blindness and all this and some of it. So it's silly. How inexpensive is because your bite actually stores vitamin A. It is only like it's very expensive, but you've given one dose of vitamin A, and the person of the body will store that like six months.
So then they just need a dose
every every six months for a certain vitamins. So but that's what vitamin able to do. Help just protect mothers and then Children,
and so percentage of all of our inspections goes to this organization. Perfect.
Yep. So air. That's it. Everybody, thank you very much for listening. Please continue to recommend habitation Investigation, one of the most and best reviewed companies in this state. And definitely 24 7 scheduling all in line at home inspections in Ohio dot com Thank you
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