We just finished recording a Spectora Spotlight podcast episode but he's so helpful that he sent me more thoughts and tips for new home inspectors.
Send out sample reports
Use Spectora to send out sample reports with a 30 second video of you showing how easy it is to read your reports. Use Zoom.com. It's free and easy to use.
Join a networking group
Join a biz networking group like BNI.com and visit other groups. There rarely have any inspectors in the group.
Ask for referrals and give incentives
Ask realtors that like you (and that you like) to refer you to their friends. Give them an incentive of sorts. Subway gift card, Starbucks card, etc.
Actively solicit feedback from realtors
Practice going over your report findings with realtors you like & trust. You'll get more comfortable. Ask them "is this to confusing? Too much jargon? How can I improve?" Be vulnerable and be authentic!
Avoid bad realtors
Build relationships with good realtors and build off them. If they are crappy or unethical do NOT work with them, they'll get you sued & won't have your back if things go sideways!