In partnership with The Home Depot, InterNACHI is pleased to present an article for consumers about smoke detectors, alarm systems, and what various jurisdictions around the U.S. require when upgrading or renovating. Home inspectors can post this new article on their website: Smoke Detectors, Alarm Systems and Upgrades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.