Toby

About Toby Adamson

Toby believes that when you apply a fresh set of eyes and innovative thinking to an existing problem, you can come up with revolutionary solutions. As CEO and Co-founder of HomeHubZone, Toby is applying her wealth of experience innovating new solutions to maximize productivity and quality for home inspectors.

Top 8 Considerations When Buying an Android for Home Inspection Reporting

Home inspectors have a lot to consider when buying a new tablet that can withstand the rigors of a home inspection and efficiently run a home inspection reporting app. As much as I would like to tell you to buy model X, the answer is not that cut and dried. We’ve identified  8 major considerations, [...]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Technology|1 Comment

Imagine How This Technology Could Change Home Inspections

Google's new Project Soli is truly exciting. Imagine how it could change the home inspection industry. How will you inspect a house that uses radar and motion sensing technology to control the lights, security system, garage door, kitchen appliances, etc? What if technology becomes so embedded into our househould systems that you can't inspect a house without [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Technology|0 Comments

Refining the Design and Integration

Usability testing was essential to understanding what aspects of our home inspection reporting design worked well and what needed some refinement. We have spent many thought cycles and working lunches on how to refine the design and yesterday reviewed some great ideas. In the meantime, integration with the Inspection Support Network (ISN) is complete and [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Startup|0 Comments

Successful But Exhausting Usability Test Road Trip

On Friday, I finished a week and a half of traveling around this nation meeting with home inspectors to get feedback on the very early release our products. Let me start out by saying how absolutely gracious everybody was. From Dan who had to make an early exit from a play date with his granddaughter to [...]

By | April 12th, 2015|Inspection Reporting Software, Startup|0 Comments

Realtors Are Clearly Not Loyal to Home Inspectors

One of the more interesting findings in our survey of realtors on their perception of home inspectors is that many realtors showed they are more than willing to change inspectors, and have lived by their word. Some have changed inspectors even though they proclaimed reticence in the survey. 66% of the realtors surveyed said they [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|Realtors, Survey|0 Comments

Expanded Resources, Survey Results and More

It’s been a great couple of weeks for HomeHubZoneTM as we make progress on many fronts: We are excited to increase our development velocity through a new developer starting on Monday.  Welcome Jason! We practically doubled the size of our advisory board as we start to plan the second round of usability testing. I’m excited [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Startup, Survey|0 Comments

Shadowing Home Inspectors: Helping Make a Better Inspection Reporting Workflow

Daryl, one of the developers at HomeHubZoneTM, shadowed a home inspector who is helping us and snapped a few pictures.  The more we do the job, the better the product will be.  What he learned has only reinforced our belief that our plans are right on target.  Thanks to all inspectors who are helping. The [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Inspection Reporting Software, Startup|0 Comments

Gaining Momentum in Inspecting Reporting Software Development

As we start to gain some momentum, I am excited about the great progress we have made so far.  We are refining the inspection reporting workflow to ensure an optimum experience for home inspectors through usability tests, ensuring we uncover as many unique conditions as we can. What has me most excited is that we have [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Startup, Survey|0 Comments

The Realtor and Home Inspection Referral

As we progress in development, I have been talking to as many people as I can within the home inspection industry, the real estate market and other similar industries. My realtor conversations of late have been interesting. As you all know, a good number of realtors hate the home inspection process because it introduces risk [...]

By | December 21st, 2014|Realtors|0 Comments

Timely Delivery of Inspection Reports

The survey results are still pouring in and I am excited about the great response. I am also encouraged by how much influence social media has in generating responses. I’ll leave that for another post because I have much to say about that as I explore the best methods for inspectors to go to market. [...]

By | December 7th, 2014|Inspection Reporting Software, Survey|0 Comments