Home Inspector. . . *SHSB
Home inspection is an information service for the home buyer that provides a professional visual analysis of each component and function of the home and documents the condition.
A competent inspector combines their broad technical knowledge of all house systems old and new, with their keen attention to detail and their ability to spot problems and articulate the condition of the property in a report with terms that a home buyer can understand.
This “visual snapshot” is most often required during the process of a real estate transaction and the written report follows the inspection within 24-48 hours.
A #homeinspectors success is largely dependent on referrals and their ability to network with #realestateagents. Consistently performing a thorough inspection will ensure a steady flow of referrals. Sometime, that means getting your hands and knees dirty on a rainy day.
As a home inspector, you should have a full understand of the structure and function of all the different systems in a home. As an unregulated trade, the responsibility of your home inspection education lies with you. Consequently, this profession attracts those with prior knowledge in the building industry. However, the home inspection course is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED. After your course you will need to pass a certification exam in the state you are in.
The pay for home inspectors depends on the state you are in and whether you work for the government, private company or are self employed. The average annual salary for a home inspector is approximately $50,000 - $64,000.
So, whether you're ready to jump in full time or need a flexible schedule, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors offers classroom and online training that fits your schedule and budget.