In a recent realtor.com article, Welmoed Sisson, a Maryland home inspector with Inspections by Bob, provided insight into the flaws that could be potential deal breakers for a homebuyer.
September has been designated National Preparedness Month and who better to help homeowners prepare their homes for natural disasters than home inspectors.
How informed about the home inspection process should clients be and how do you think it will help or hinder the home inspection?
Although starting a home inspection business may require less capital than other small businesses, you will still need seed money to get it up and running. Wouldn't it be great if you could start your home inspection business loan-free?
The idea of buying a home without having it inspected by a professional seems almost unthinkable, but there also are many reasons for a seller to have an inspection before putting a home on the market.
Sharing findings with sellers — whether in casual conversation, spirited debate or by written report — or even having sellers in the room listening to the inspection report presentation, has its pitfalls.
With radon affecting so many areas of the country, homeowners will look to home inspection professionals who have the skill set and credentials to detect this potentially deadly gas in their homes.
Although a home inspection business is a great low-cost enterprise, starting one can be a bit more costly than one might think. Beyond the basic tools needed for the job, there are many other things to consider.
Even a perfectly clear day can limit an inspector's ability to perform an inspection. Home inspections performed during times of excessive heat should be done with care.
Fred Buck, a home inspector since 1982 who works for King Inspections, Inc. in San Antonio and a field training instructor for American Home Inspectors Training Institute, answered some questions about CSST for AHIT.