Some of you have already noticed the ScoopGear.com display ad on this blog and were curious enough to click on it. For those of you that haven't . . .this post is for YOU!
Over the years, I've noticed that a lot of appraisers come up with some pretty neat ideas but they never seem to gain any traction because there was no place to advertise them economically or they weren't able to demonstrate or explain their value. That's all about to change!
AppraisalScoop has been phenomenally successful thanks to all of you! Along with that success comes an opportunity to create a sister-site, that's geared towards marketing a variety of niche-market appraisal tools, that would otherwise not of had exposure to a large targeted market.
ScoopGear.com has been open for a few days now but today is its official GRAND OPENING!
One of the key features of ScoopGear.com is its blog interface. This is NOT just another storefront site. For the first time ever, ScoopGear.com's blog style allows merchants and appraisers to interact real-time on a variety of levels. Sure, you can buy stuff from the individual merchants, but that's not the great part of this site.
Each merchant essentially becomes a blog author! Just like on AppraisalScoop.com, each author can post articles, videos, and photos about their product or service. In turn, appraisers can comment and interact with the merchant.
Many will recognize Anthony Young's fantastic Nuts & Bolts of Spreadsheets and Graphs DVD as one of our premier merchant offerings. "Soup to Nuts" might be a better description for Anthony's DVD. Beginner or seasoned Excel grapher, there's plenty in this video training DVD for everyone.
Anthony Young is already working on a series of training videos to illustrate some of the things that you'll learn with his product. Your questions and comments to Anthony will also be featured there.
The LaserReel is also being featured on ScoopGear.com!
LaserReel is a heavy-duty retractable "Quick Draw" reel designed to replace the bulky holster that comes with laser measuring devices. The LaserReel works with any laser measuring device, camera, or light that has a standard 1/4-20" mounting thread, up to 1 lb.
I had tried another brand and really, really liked the concept but the design was not durable enough for the way appraisers would use it. I went looking for an alternative. The LaserReel's superior 0.04" (O.D.) steel wire with a protective vinyl plastic outer layer has a 34" long reach which is ample for when you want to use the telescopic viewer on Disto measuring devices.
In the coming weeks I hope to finalize some talks with additional merchants and see if together we can build a community sharing tips, tricks, gadgets, and software. I hope you'll visit and support the merchants. Watch for upcoming videos!!!