Professional Consulting Services
Adobe homes are unique, with special needs and knowledge to maintain them at their peak efficiency. If you are in the process of purchasing an adobe home, are unsure of what you are buying and need professional advice, I can help.
I have done many inspections and analysis’ of adobe homes. For a reasonable fee, you can have my thirty years of working on and preserving adobe homes at your disposal. Even if you do not live in Tucson, I can still assist you. With the advent of smart phones and “FaceTime,” you can walk around your potential home in real time and show me the property, a remarkable aspect of modern technology.
Below is an approximately two minute sample of an almost forty minute phone consultation I recently completed in March of 2018 (see more details on this particular consultation and how you can access the complete project by scrolling down near the end of this page). This will give interested listeners an idea of what you can expect to learn and see with the full, paid version:
In March of 2017, I received an email from Jay G. in Texas. Jay is interested in purchasing an old, circa 1900 or earlier mud adobe building in Marfa, TX. He hired me to do a phone consultation with him while he walked around the property in Marfa. Using his Android smart phone, my iPhone, and utilizing a real-time Facebook live-link feed via Messenger, I was able to inspect the property while Jay did the videoing…all done within the comfort of my own home.
Technology is remarkable and only getting better. Jay was informed by someone that this particular building was a tear-down; wisely, he sought out an alternate opinion and he searched on the Internet and found my website. Though the building was indeed in rough shape and some of it would have to be torn-down, much of it was salvageable. My expert opinion helped Jay to make the decision he needed to.
Even if you don’t have a smart phone, as long as you have a decent digital camera and know how to download pictures to my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), I can still help you.
People frequently call me from across the country because they cannot find a local expert to help them with their adobe home needs. With the internet, I can become your “virtual” inspector and help you with your adobe home purchase.
Most problems can be solved by my minimum consultation fee of $125.00. For this, I will look over the pictures you send me, ask a series of questions to find out as much information on the problem from your perspective as possible, and formulate a repair/restoration plan. Then, I will walk you through the actual steps of the repair/restoration process, as well as provide a needed material list for you to purchase. Call Roy Spears at (520) 331-4004 for more details. Or email me at email@example.com
For more complicated issues, the fee can be higher. After viewing the photos a client initially sends me, I can then determine the approximate cost of the analysis. I will inform you upfront if I anticipate the cost will exceed the typical $125.00 fee and you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed.
Actual consultation of a 1939 adobe home now available
Recently (March of 2018), Eleni R. contacted me to consult on her parents adobe home; her extensive Internet search to find a local adobe preservation/restoration professional proved fruitless. After Eleni discovered me on the web and initiated contact via email, I was hired for a $125 consultation.
I recorded the conversation with Eleni’s permission. After undergoing some helpful editing, I added the pictures she sent me to the audio track. The result is an approximate 40 minute video/audio uploaded to Youtube that is an excellent and valuable resource for anyone who may need my professional consulting services for their home or project.
For $19.95, you can watch and listen to the video of this paid consultation with Eleni. You will learn valuable and critical information that directly addresses the unique preservation needs of an adobe home and view the actual photographs of the project sent to me by a paid client—at a cost of approximately 85% less than the actual rate.
This steeply discounted rate of a regular priced consultation will help you in deciding whether or not my professional services could be of value to your project. At the very least, you will gain knowledge and information that will be invaluable to your own adobe home and in protecting and preserving one of life’s most valuable assets.
To take advantage of this unique offer, click on the PayPal link directly below this paragraph. After paying your $19.95 fee and I receive confirmation from PayPal that your funds have been deposited, I will send you the link to the video. No one will be able to view the video without being provided the required link:
Note: If you have problems with the above link, please call or text me at (520) 331-4004 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is an approximately two minute sample of the almost forty minute phone consultation (this is the same sample found in the beginning of this article):
An Added Bonus:
Included in your $19.95 payment, I will provide you another link that will take you to a password protected page here on my website concerning another consultation I did with another client, Eric.
He contacted me because of a myriad of mysterious holes he had in the adobes of his home, sending me several pictures of the problem.
Here is one of the pictures:
After viewing the pictures and confident I could help solve his problem and answer the mystery, Eric hired me. You will read how this consultation developed, the help it provided Eric, and the opportunity to view additional photos from the project.