Trying to start any small business means overcoming many familiar roadblocks on the path to success, such as the economy, government regulations, and changing consumer tastes. However, there are other less obvious challenges potential business owners also must overcome.
A certified energy auditor can help evaluate how much energy a home uses and recommend measures homeowners can take to improve the home's energy efficiency.
As much as it would help the buyer in their decision to purchase a home, home inspectors can't foresee what will happen once the buyer moves in. Simply put, there isn't a crystal ball to look into to see the future.
Similar to the belief that condos don't need home inspections, home buyers may be under the impression that the brand new home they are building doesn't need a home inspection either. In reality, even a newly built residence can have its issues.
Many home inspectors rely on referrals to garner business. To ensure sure you're top-of-mind when Realtors and real estate agents are looking for a home inspection company to recommend, it's important that your business presents itself as an asset to the real estate industry.
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.
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.