Is your home inspector blind?


Licensing of home inspectors, where required, only sets a minimum standard.  Much like being up to code, anything less would be illegal.  Under this low bar, theoretically, children, psychics (who claim to "sense" if a house is OK), pets, and even the blind can be home inspectors.  Other home inspection associations have no entrance requirements and, worse, encourage their associates to go out and perform actual inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve full membership.  InterNACHI finds this practice unconscionable.  We turn down more than 60% of the inspectors who want to join InterNACHI because they can't pass our Inspectors Exam, and we turn down 90% of those left because they can't fulfill our membership requirements. 

To become a certified InterNACHI member, an inspector must complete each of the following requirements:
Once you've completed the above requirements, you must sign your membership affidavit:
To maintain certification, you must:
Within the first year after joining InterNACHI, you must complete:
Every three years, you must pass InterNACHI's Online Inspector Examination (free), with a score of 80 or better.

InterNACHI inspectors are also covered by InterNACHI's $10,000.00 Honor Guarantee. 

So, make sure your home inspector is a member of InterNACHI, and never use a candidate or associate of any association.  InterNACHI is America's elite home inspection association. 
Look for the consumer certification verification seal.
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REALTORs should also print "What Really Matters" and include copies of this article in their buyer's packets.
REALTORs should read about the advantages of pre-listing inspections.