InterNACHI "The Inspectors Journal®"

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección de Preparación para Terremotos (Earthquake Preparedness Inspection)‏

May 26th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the structural hazards of earthquakes on homes and how an inspection can help homeowners be prepared for them:  Inspección de Preparación para Terremotos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New legal article for home inspectors: How to Sign a Contract on Behalf of a Corporation or LLC

May 22nd, 2015

Read about how to maintain the integrity of the corporate veil between you and your inspection company in order to avoid unwanted liability in the latest article by InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen:   How to Sign a Contract on Behalf of a Corporation or LLC.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección por Presencia de Ácaros del Polvo (Dust Mite Inspection)

May 14th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the problems with and remedies for household dust mites:  Inspección por Presencia de Ácaros del Polvo.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer article newly translated into Spanish: Costos de Cierre (Closing Costs)

May 5th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses what closing costs are in a real estate transaction:  Costos de Cierre.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: Litigating Like the Viet Cong

May 4th, 2015

Part of the cost of doing business in the inspection industry is dealing with the occasional unhappy client, and a small percentage of them may want to escalate their unhappiness by taking you to court.  But don’t fret if you’re a one-man operation with little to no experience in the courtroom.  InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen explains how the “little guy” can prevail in a lawsuit, much the same way that the Viet Cong proved to be a superior adversary, in his latest article, Litigating Like the Viet Cong:  How to Win Against an Opponent with Superior Resources.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: Do You Have a Fear of Hiring?

May 3rd, 2015

Most inspectors hope to get to a level in their business where they can not only pay the bills, but not worry about being able to pay them.  This kind of vision usually requires expanding, and expanding usually means hiring employees.  But some inspectors are reluctant to do it, even if they know it would result in improving the quality of their service.  We’ll help you take that next step in our latest article:  Do You Have a Fear of Hiring?

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Residential Interior Doors

May 1st, 2015

Interior doors in homes are often given little consideration as to their construction, especially when builders feel compelled to save money any way they can.  But inspecting them for specific conditions, such as installation and operability, can help make a big difference in the overall quality of the home.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations inspecting homes in his new article, Inspecting Residential Interior Doors.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: The Dangers of Calling Yourself an Expert

April 30th, 2015

The inspection industry can be cutthroat when it comes to standing out among the competition, especially in areas where the market is saturated, and even in areas where home buyers may not be sold on the concept.  But certain marketing tactics can backfire, particularly in the courtroom.  Read about the risks and alternatives of using inflated language in our latest article by InterNACHI’s legal counsel Mark Cohen:  The Dangers of Calling Yourself an Expert.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New article for inspectors: The Importance of Advertising the Corporate Structure of Your Inspection Business

April 20th, 2015

Just as it’s important to decide on a corporate structure when starting an inspection business, it’s equally important to advertise the fact.  Read why in our latest article:  The Importance of Advertising the Corporate Structure of Your Inspection Business.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Cisternas (Cisterns)

April 3rd, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses different types of cisterns and how to inspect them:  Cisternas.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New inspection article: Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction

April 1st, 2015

Brick is one of the sturdiest and time-tested building materials available.  It also requires specific installation techniques and maintenance in order to perform effectively.  Read Certified Master Inspector® Aaron Miller’s article reflecting his 40 years of on-the-job observations of the many challenges involved in inspecting brick veneer in the new article:  Inspecting Brick Veneer in Residential Construction.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Consumer & inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Pájaros Plaga (Pest Birds)‏

March 24th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the problems and solutions of pest birds, especially at commercial properties:  Pájaros Plaga.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Invasión de Murciélagos (Bat Infestation)

March 12th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and discusses the structural problems and health hazards that can result from bats that take up residence in a home:  Invasión de Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

Inspection article newly translated into Spanish: Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos (Bat House Inspection)

March 7th, 2015

For inspectors who have Spanish-speaking clients and work with Spanish-speaking real estate professionals, post this article on your website, which has been newly translated into Spanish and describes the purposes of having a bat house on one’s property, as well as the features and issues to look for when inspecting one:   Inspección de Casetas para Murciélagos.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.

New consumer article sponsored by The Home Depot: Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency

March 6th, 2015

In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers on a case study of a 1970s home and whether replacing its windows can improve its comfort and increase its energy efficiency.  Home inspectors can post this new article on their website:  Replacement Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency.

This blog entry was posted by Kate Tarasenko.