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                                                                 I was born Booker T. Smartwell, but my friends all call me Book Smart. One of them painted this picture of me in art class. Funny thing is, I don't smoke and I hate books. In fact, I can barely read past the third grade level. Any b...
03/24/2019
I Think This Home Inspection Thing Might Work Out. I used to have a very steady and enjoyable job before I was a home inspector. I worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation which became Bluelinx. Most people thinks that's a railroad. It's not, it's a building materials distributor. I sold building ...
02/28/2019
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Why is it my Fault? I ask myself this question every once in a while after a home inspection has "caused" the deal to go south. The story is similar in every case this has happened. Buyer calls and schedules their home inspection. Buyer says it's their first home. Buyer shows up at the home insp...
02/28/2019
 Winter is not Coming, It's here and it's Mad Old Man Winter is here and he's here with a vengeance. It's Furnace Time! Winter was pretty rough in Bourbonnais, Illinois last year and it's even worse this year. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the wi...
01/28/2019
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Blessed to Have Him      I have been inspecting homes for new home buyers for about 8 years full time. I was doing inspections part time for a few years before that. I was always a one man shop until July of 2018. I have averaged 2 inspections a day Monday through Friday for the past 2 years. Ov...
01/09/2019
When You Have to Shoot, Shoot. Don't Talk. This could also be titled... There's no time like the present.  It could also be titled Be Prepared. The best time to do something is now.     How many times in your life did you have an opportunity to do something, but maybe had reservations about how i...
12/15/2018
I am always looking for an edge in my business, and if that edge can even make me look a little better than usual, all the better. My original profile picture was one that featured an American flag flying over the bridge that crossed the Galena River. It was taken at  Boy Scout campout that our t...
10/29/2018
Welcome to the newMonday Morning Motivator Your weekly motivator I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.   Wernher Von Braun Make your success possible with positive thinking and more importantly, positive actions.   Click here to order your 18 month warrantyCall toda...
04/09/2018
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...
02/28/2018
Please watch this short video and you'll know why I offer Sewergard on every inspection.    Would you like a FREE CPE certification?  What is CPE? It's called Client Protection Expert  How can It Help YOU?   Click this link for the course...  http://www.cpecertification.com/   Watch the video bel...
01/19/2018
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