How is your marketing working for you? If your marketing materials don’t reflect the top quality of your services, you might as well be the worst inspector in your service area. Read why professional marketing is essential for the success of your home inspection business, and how InterNACHI’s Member Marketing Team can help you, in Can Your Home Inspection Brochure Pass the BMW Test?
As part of InterNACHI’s launch of its new multi-course Certified Healthy Homes Inspector certification, here’s a new article for consumers: Hire a Certified Healthy Homes Inspector. It’s packed with sobering statistics that make the case that if the home isn’t healthy, neither are its occupants. Post this article on your website – it can sell your service for you.
InterNACHI® Founder Nick Gromicko shares his tips and strategies for storing wealth, including the kinds to embrace and the others to avoid, in Wealth Storage for Home Inspectors.
In this new article, InterNACHI® Founder Nick Gromicko explains why home inspectors should maintain respectably high fees using the examples of Motel 6… and gold!
Regardless of the size of your home inspection business, there are many moving parts on the business side that are important to get right. One of them is a tax accountant. Read about how to find the best one for your business in an article by InterNACHI® Tax Counsel Jeff Cohen: For Home Inspectors: How to Find the Right Tax Accountant.
What are you doing or providing that increases the perceived value of your inspection services more than it costs you to do or provide them? InterNACHI® Founder Nick Gromicko breaks it down for you in For Home Inspectors: Maximizing Your Perceived Value.
Although testing for mold falls outside InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice, it’s a service that’s in high demand, especially for homeowners who live in flood-prone areas, and those who live in older homes. Unchecked mold indoors is a serious threat to a home’s structure. And it also poses severe health risks to family members. Inspectors who are considering offering mold testing should start by reading Mold Testing for Home Inspectors.
One strategy that will help home inspectors reduce the time spent writing their inspection reports is to research online real estate listings for the property the night before the appointment and pre-document that information. Along with online assessor’s records describing the property, MLS listings – and even their photos – can provide key information that the inspector can then verify or disclaim, once at the job site. Read more in Using Online Listings to Prepare for Home Inspections.
Whether the home is new construction or existing, the site of the home is inextricably tied to how the home’s foundation and structure perform, especially if the home is located in a region known for expansive soils. Climate and weather patterns can further impact the home’s stability and structural integrity. Read more in Inspecting for Foundation Damage from Expansive Soils.
Are you a home inspector who’s thinking about moving to another state but are concerned about all the questions surrounding re-launching your inspection business, too? Follow the roadmap laid out by author and InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector® Gabe Semenza by reading Tips for Relocating Your Home Inspection Business, and learn from his first-hand experience.