Enjoy the oceanfront setting of Daytona Beach, while at the Florida Association of Building Inspectors conference. Bring your family! Take classes, learn from other inspectors. There is no better way to grow yourself and your business! If you want to meet with the best inspectors, this is the place to do it.
The Plaza Resort & Spa’s desirable oceanfront setting between sandy beaches and city streets offers a fusion of the best of both worlds. Where sea meets land, experience the excitement and entertainment of Daytona Beach’s nearby shopping, dining and attractions, as well as the peaceful sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort is perfectly located for a family vacation or just fun in the sun – a comfortable place in the center of Daytona Beach to rest your head at the end of the Conference day!
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort invites you to experience oceanfront tranquility and unparalleled service. Satisfy cravings with the healthful options from our 24-hour in-room dining menu, and sleep well on the iconic Westin Heavenly® Beds. Additional amenities at the resort include the peaceful Heavenly Spa by Westin™, as well as Mexican fare at Pablo Salas’ Lona Cocina Tequileria, a hearty breakfast at Tinta and poolside dining at Waves Bar & Grill. Stroll across the skywalk to the beach and shop on Las Olas Boulevard while you’re with us. An empowering experience awaits you at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – Enough fun to bring your entire family!
It’s always on the backburner, isn’t it? You’ll get to it, you swear — just right after you finish this project/quarter/whatever.
We’re talking about your home inspection business growth development.
It’s the thing we ALL know we need to do. But most of us prioritize the urgent day-to-day stuff over investing in our own business education and skills. And after a while, we wonder why we feel stuck. Why we feel unmotivated. Why we keep getting lackluster results.
Here’s the truth…
If you keep using the same old skills, you can expect to get the same old results. It’s more important than ever to focus on your business development. But we know how hard it is to find the time for it. Or the money. Or the willpower.
That’s why we’re a part of Pair Payment’s Momentum Intensive on September 9th at the FABI Fall Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL — and why YOU should to join us!
This in-person, 1-day, pre-conference, workshop helps you master proven strategies for marketing, profitability, business scaling, strategy and more, just for home inspection businesses.
And at $197, it’s way more affordable than attending seminars, joining mastermind groups, hiring a business coach, or doing nothing. PLUS, if you register today you will save $100, making your total registration just $97!
Join us at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Resort & Convention Center for the first ever FABI and InterNACHI joint Conference! Don’t miss the opportunity to network with some of the best from two of the most respected organizations in the industry. Our Fall Conference features a great Education Lineup and offers the opportunity to take of tour of the House of Horrors II.
As we wind down to the end of this year, I would like to reflect on the successes of an arduous 2020. The FABI Board of Directors worked tirelessly to keep the organization up to date on current events. It seemed that January was the beginning of a “normal” and productive year. Jeff Clair and I provided education in the panhandle on our way to Inspection World in New Orleans. After a successful start to the year, we certainly could not predict what was coming down the pike.
As we prepared for our March 2020 conference, it became apparent that it would be unsafe to gather in a large group due to the pandemic. Since this was the end of a licensing cycle, the FABI board of directors decided that we needed to provide education to those who were still seeking their continuing education credits. The education committee dedicated many hours to develop and record classes for our members to access online, free of charge. This was unchartered waters for an organization whose dedication is to provide live in-person training. Not only did the committee produce the presentations, but Sunni was paramount in getting these online classes approved expeditiously by the DBPR for credits.
As March and April moved closer, it quickly became apparent that we would miss out on hosting our June conference as well. During these uncertain times, the membership committee decided that it would reach out to our members with a “wellness” call. With the help of the rest of the board, and help from past president, Ralph Cabal, we called each RPI and MPI to make sure all were doing ok. Not only did the board call everyone in the spring, but another call went out in the fall. The reception of these calls was very well received. This is what FABI is about! This is the WHY that makes you cry! FABI is a family and families stick together, through good times and bad.
It became obvious that March and June conferences were not going to happen. But, September was certain, or so we thought. If the board could “will it” to happen, it was going to happen! Unfortunately, as we got closer to time, it became inevitable that the September conference was not going to happen in-person either. So, if Members could not come to us, then we were going to bring it to the members! Enter Mark Hall and his outstanding presentation on Structures. Mark volunteered his time and effort to present, via Zoom, on the Saturday morning of our originally scheduled September conference. Not only did Mark give a great presentation, but we started the morning with our first Membership meeting and concluded the day with breakout sessions on Garage Doors, Roofs, Ancillary Inspections, and Report Writing. What a great day! I was so proud of the board and Mark Hall for the effort and accomplishments of that day!
We were on a roll…September Zoom went so well, that we decided to try again for the end of October. Enter Sean Fogarty and Creepy Crawlspaces on Halloween. Sean did a great job presenting for another free two-hour session to our members. The amazing thing about these two Zoom presentations, is that we reached over 150 members between the two live events. That’s amazing for an organization that focuses on classroom training.
As the fourth quarter closed in, we decided to commit to our first in-person conference of the year in Daytona. This conference was limited to 50 members and 5 vendors. Everyone was socially distanced inside the conference room and masks were required when outside of the room. It worked! Everyone complied and was cooperative. We had great education and it was an intimate setting full of smiling faces (from what I could see from smiling eyes). The best news was We Were Back! Our members were starving for getting back to “normal”. This conference was far from normal, but it was certainly a step in the right direction.
In conclusion, our original focus at the beginning of 2020 was on growing membership. That focus swiftly changed to education. The board of directors knew that we needed to provide quality education to our members so we did our best to bring it! Although this was a different and difficult year, I can honestly say that it was a good year. This pandemic made us change and think outside the box. We had to conform to a different norm. We had to communicate more and in different ways. All in all, I am proud of our board and am proud of our membership. We are strong and, together, we can do anything!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to my FABI Family! Here’s to a healthy 2021! See you all in March at the Orlando conference!
Join us on Zoom – September 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. – and earn four license renewal credits for free.
Mark Hall with HomePro Inspections of the Keys will give a two hour presentation on Inspecting Structures to the FABI Standards of Practice.
The course will cover basic understanding of different structure types and why they are designed the way they are. Mark will go into inspection techniques to cover some general structure related concerns that are most common in home inspections and will answer any questions you have about inspecting structures.
Following Mark’s presentation, we will open breakout rooms where inspectors can discuss various topics within smaller groups.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a membership meeting (though non members are encouraged to join in).
The best part is that it’s all free for anyone who wishes to participate.