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.
Don’t try to ask Dotty Dosé about being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Even after 27 years as the president/founder of Echo Home Inspection in suburban Chicago, she’s too busy looking forward to worry about such mundane topics.
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.
The real estate market in Seattle has become so heated there often aren’t enough inspectors and appraisers to keep up with the growing demand, a dilemma that's creating more risk and extra costs for homebuyers.
September has been designated National Preparedness Month and who better to help homeowners prepare their homes for natural disasters than home inspectors.