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How to become a home inspector

Determining if home inspection the right career for you

A career as a home inspector can be very rewarding. If you hate waking up every morning and going to a 9-5 job to work for someone else then you will probably have the motivation it will take to succeed in the home inspection industry. It will take a lot of man hours, dedication, and hard work before you see a return on your investment.

The good news is that once you have your business established, make some connections, and get known in the community you can enjoy the benefits of being a home inspector. The Excellent pay, flexible hours, and thought of knowing you’re your own boss is all worth it. If you’re well organized, a technical thinker, have a desire to have your own business, and like figuring things out you’ll do just fine. Read More

Social Media for Home Inspectors

How to use social media to get more business

The question isn’t can social media be used to increase business for home inspectors, it’s how can it be used? A Facebook presence means potential exposure to more than 700 million. This exposure can be used for advertising, acquiring demographics, communications and possibly the inspecting of new homes. While there are no guarantees, from a percentage perspective (1% of 700million is 7 million) the probability of how many new customers you could gain outweigh the amount of work involved. Read More

Home Inspection Marketing: Stay in touch with clients to get more referrals

You’ve done your inspection and sent the report. The relationship you’ve established with your client while working has been an excellent one. So when the inspection is complete, what happens next? It is a good practice to keep in touch with clients after your work for them is “finished.” This particular client might use your services again or have the opportunity to tell others about you. Read More

How to get into energy audit inspections

Going green has affected every industry and it is logical that it would play a vital role in how we live within our homes. Initially, recycling was everyone’s main and often only concern when it came to going green, but as time as passed homeowners have come to realize that having control over efficient energy is also a key factor. It helps the environment and can generate hefty savings. More and more homeowners are opting for energy inspections which offers a lot of potential for income for home inspectors. Read More

How to use Networking to build your home inspection business

As a home inspection business owner the quest for creditable ways to increase business is an ongoing necessity. One tried and true process is networking. Of late, networking has expanded to include social networking websites. They and many other online resources that didn’t exist a few years ago have become a huge platform for increasing business. However, there is still much to be said for offline face-to-face networking. It is still a fundamental way to meet new people, thereby playing a key role in growing your business. Read More

Tools that every inspector should consider

So you’ve completed home inspection training and finished all your certifications. Now it’s time to go shopping. There’s always been a debate over what you should inspect and what kinds of tools you should use or not use in the field. This guide isn’t meant to tell you what you should inspect or not, but rather give you a list of the most common tools that home inspectors use and let you decide for yourself. A good home inspection software program is a must but here is a more complete list of home inspection tools that many inspectors own: Read More

Home Inspection Software – Key points to consider when shopping for home inspection software.

Whether you’re a new home inspector or a seasoned veteran, there’s no denying that there’s been a major change in the inspection industry. Hand-written reports with no photos, which are delivered 4 days after the inspection just won’t cut it anymore. Clients and real estate professionals want clean, typed, professional inspection reports with color photos. This is why home inspection software is no longer an option; it’s a necessity in today’s market.  It’s hard to find non biased home inspection software reviews, so here are some things to consider when shopping for home inspection software: Read More

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