InterNACHI's Home Maintenance Book, "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection"
Read InterNACHI's Legal Counsel's Recommendation:
Many home buyers:
To help reduce liability, an inspector should give the client as much information as possible about how to maintain the home and look for issues after the purchase. That's why we wrote the ultimate home maintenance book.
Each chapter references the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and reinforces the homeowner’s responsibility of maintaining their home.
Give one to your next client.
Read what other inspectors are saying:
The book helps reduce your liability.
In addition to providing useful tips for homeowners, this book was also written specifically to help reduce your liability by reminding your clients that a home inspection does not reveal every defect that exists, that certain issues are outside the scope of a home inspection, and that the homeowner is now responsible for maintaining their home.
One way an inspector can minimize potential liability is to give the client as much information as possible prior to the home purchase. Read this article about comparative negligence defense.
It adds value to your inspections.
Inside this home maintenance book, there are 22 very good reasons to hire you again. The book makes the recommendation to hire an inspector every year as part of a complete home maintenance plan. The book promotes ancillary inspections, too.
It's friendly to first-time home buyers.
Attract first-time homebuyers like a 10-ton magnet with this logo!
Download the high-resolution logo here.
Add the book to your inspection reports.
Advertise the book on your website.
Tell prospective clients: "My inspection reports come with this free home maintenance book." Put a picture of the book's cover on your website. Gain a competitive advantage with this book. (Right-click on the image and save it to your desktop to upload it to your website.)
Drop one off at every home for sale.
Remember... every seller is likely a buyer in your local service area. Include a note that says: "Hi, I'm a local home inspector and I noticed that you are selling your home. I'd like to give you this free book. My business card is attached. Call me if you need any inspections for the home you're moving into, or if you would like me to pre-inspect the home you're selling."
Use the free Customer Survey that comes inside.
Download the Free Client Satisfaction Survey that comes with the book.