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.
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?
As things stand today, consumers can go online, fill out some forms, pay a fee and receive a certificate that proclaims they are a home inspector within days.
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.