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How a Home Inspector Builds Trust with Their Clients

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While building trust is a multifaceted process, what it really comes down to is professionalism. This may sound easy, but it’s more complicated than you think. It’s more than dressing the part. There are several things that go into building your professionalism so you can build trust with your clients. So exactly what goes into… Read more

The Best Apps for Home Inspectors

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These days, it’s pretty clear that there’s virtually an app for everything. While there are quite a few games and “fun” apps to chose from, there are also apps designed with a specific function or purpose in mind. There are even some that are designed for specific business niches, such as home inspectors. Home inspectors are… Read more

Home Inspection: What I Wish I Knew in My First Year

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As an experienced home inspector, I’ve learned a lot; some of it good, some of it scary, but all of it important. If I’d known some of these things when I first started out, I could have saved myself time and aggravation. So, now that I have a few years of experience under my belt,… Read more

How Can a Home Inspector Use Drones?

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Like a private detective in a true crime novel, a home inspector searches for clues. Mildew, damp, creaky roofs — a good inspector has a knack for finding all the hidden evidence that could impact the price of a property – smart houses included. Now, these professionals are using aerial vehicles in their inspections. Drone technology… Read more

Pre-Sale Home Inspections and Fees Declared Unconstitutional

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Earlier this year, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued a long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the City of Oakwood’s pre-sale or point of sale inspection ordinance. The Court ruled these laws requiring mandatory inspections violate owner’s fourth amendment rights because the laws subject owners to a warrantless search without… Read more

Best Vehicles for a Home Inspector

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The first decision to make in selecting a vehicle for a home inspection business is to consciously decide to treat the purchase like a business decision, not a personal one. Forget emotion; focus on needs, budgets, and available incentives as you select the ideal vehicle to build your business. Requirements A business vehicle has to… Read more

How to Inspect a Smart Home

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According to a recent study, over 55 percent of the residences in America will be smart homes by 2021. For professionals in the home inspection industry, working with smart homes has been a bit challenging. These homes are far more advanced than traditional residences, which usually means you will spend a lot longer inspecting them…. Read more

Home Inspector Licensing Could Be a Requirement Soon

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The Ohio Legislature is one step closer to licensing home inspectors. Last week the House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee approved a substitute version of H.B. 211, Ohio’s Home Inspector Law. The proposed legislation would require those wishing to perform home inspection services to obtain a license from the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division… Read more

How to Prepare Clients for a Home Inspection

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Whether buying or selling, your clients will eventually need a home inspection. They are an industry-standard method for recording the strengths and weaknesses of a property. An inspection protects both parties with a comprehensive review of the home’s condition. The inspection team, usually hired by the buyer, will assess a home in a session of… Read more

How a Home Inspector Uses Technology to Break Bad News

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Typically, home sellers say they want a simple, straightforward home inspector’s report. But, if that simple home inspection report has bad news, they will have more questions and expect solid documentation. The mark of a professional home inspector, as opposed to someone who leaves a trail of unhappy clients behind, is science-based technology. This keeps… Read more

How the Buyer’s Market will Support Your Home Inspection Career

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In real estate, a buyer’s market is as simple as a market that is beneficial to the buyer. Prices are relatively low because supply exceeds demand. So, if you’re interested in purchasing a home, and the state of the market is favorable for buyers, you’ll likely be able to pick and choose what’s right for… Read more

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