Do you ever help clients to prepare a home inventory? It’s a great fit for residential organizers – either as a standalone service, or to offer once a major organizing project has been completed. There’s even an online service available to help you tap into this business opportunity, and I’ve invited John Bodrozic from HomeZada to explain it to you.
Most people have information about their home scattered everywhere and it is probably incomplete. They have paper documents about their property in folders, receipts for home purchases have been lost, owner’s manuals in various closets and drawers, and research for home improvement projects are ripped out magazine pages or buried in a spouse’s business email system. Not only is it unorganized, all that paper is at risk of being destroyed in a house fire or a natural disaster.
An opportunity exists for Professional Organizers to turn this chaos into a complete Digital Home Profile by using a solution called HomeZada Professional. This becomes a business opportunity to develop a new organizing service that can be offered to existing clients, as well as, to new clients. This is a unique opportunity to leverage the growing trend of cloud based solutions to manage various aspects of people’s lives.
HomeZada Professional makes it very easy for a Professional Organizer to create a digital home profile for their customer. The solution has a home inventory feature where you can upload photos of every room and item in a home and track any associated document like receipts, warranties, owner’s manuals, insurance policies, mortgage documents and other important property documents. Financial dashboards help the customer ensure they are properly covered with insurance, and they are prepared in case a house fire, flood, or natural disaster.
But the digital home profile goes beyond a home inventory. The Professional Organizer can easily set up a property calendar based on a predefined list of common maintenance, yardwork, and cleaning best practices. Remembering “the what and when” for home maintenance becomes automated with alerts and email reminders. The organizer can also create common home improvement projects that guide the homeowner through the budget, shopping, purchasing and documentation process.
Once the Professional Organizer has completed the digital home profile, it is a seamless and easy task to provide their client with a complete electronic copy with their own secure consumer account to manage moving forward. The added benefit for the Professional Organizer is their client will see their personal online branding ad every time they login to HomeZada. This creates a great ongoing presence that leads to more referrals and opportunities for future business.
The end result is a win – win for the customer and the professional organizer. The customer receives a digital home profile to manage their largest asset which helps maintain the value, keep the home healthy and safe, and creates a family organization system to keep everyone on track. The Professional Organizer can grow their business by extending or creating this new service offering that also includes downstream online branding opportunities.
John Bodrozic is a co-founder of HomeZada. For more information about HomeZada Professional, visit www.homezada.com/pro.html