Home Inspector Newsletter #91 Mar 2016

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Customized Home  
Maintenance Books 
Your inspection company can have its own book to give to clients.
Get custom "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection" books at no additional cost!

We can put anything you want on the cover, including a photo of you, your inspectors, your inspection vehicle, or whatever you like. We'll provide all the design work for free.

You can completely customize the entire front and back cover so that it looks like your book. Give your clients YOUR book!

If you want a new photo on the cover, you supply that image. Custom book printings will only happen a couple times per year, so order now.  

Free Marketing Design Services
for Members

InterNACHI's Design Team just created a new brochure for Accelerate Real Estate Inspections at no cost to the member.

This member saved $1,048.75 by taking advantage of our free design and editing services.
  • Logo Design: 4.25 hrs @ $85/hr = $361.25
  • Brochure Design: 6.75 hrs @ $85/hr = $573.75
  • Business Card Design: .75 hr @ $85/hr = $63.75
  • Writing & Editing: 1 hr @ $50/hr =$50.00
  • Total: $1,048.75
  • InterNACHI Discount: -$1,048.75
  • Cost to member: $0.00 (members only pay for printing)
Logo and marketing design services are a free InterNACHI membership benefit.


Updated Exam Prep Course


A few states, and even some local municipalities, require you to pass a separate exam for licensing purposes.  Typically, these government-adopted exams are fundamentally inferior to InterNACHI's Online Inspector Examination. If you are in a jurisdiction that requires you to pass such a licensing exam, don't worry. Help is here.
InterNACHI has developed the ultimate licensing exam prep tool. It is a simulated exam designed to provide you with real practice. Right after you answer each question, you will be told if your answer is correct or incorrect. It's a great learning tool!
This exam prep tool allows you to return to it where you left off, again and again, from the comfort of your own home. The prep exam contains more than 2,000 questions typically found on state and local licensing exams. More sample questions and their answers are being added every day, so check back often.

Special Price for Members  

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MSX® Thermal Image Enhancement

MSX adds key details from the onboard visible light camera to the entire infrared image in real time. The result: an all-in-one thermal picture with numbers, labels, and other structural features intact so you'll instantly recognize where the heat issue is.

Free Report Writing Class

You're invited to a free, live class about report writing with Mike Crow.

Report Writing Blueprint Summary with Mike Crow 
Tue, May 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 

What if you could increase client satisfaction, lower your liability, and help expand and solidify your referral base simply by learning a few strategic report writing techniques? This session does exactly that, plus helps you complete accurate inspection reports faster.

Mike Crow addresses and answers 20 of the most important report writing questions from beginner and veteran inspectors alike, and shows you how to most efficiently create inspection reports, while still maximizing the service you provide to your clients and customers.

This isn't about any particular software -- it's all about answering your report-related questions and specifically demonstrating how you can efficiently and accurately use your report to best serve all of the parties involved.

Free Logo Design
InterNACHI's marketing team will:
  • design a new logo; or
  • redesign an existing logo.
And the design work is free for members.

Design My Logo  

Project Oversight Agreement
New Radon Test Addendum

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Register for the Free Class

Learn how to become a Home Energy Score Assessor by attending our free, live webinar with the U.S. Department of Energy.

There are no costs for InterNACHI members to become Home Energy Score Assessors. The training and software are free and online for members.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Home Energy Score provides a MPG-type rating for the homes that you inspect. The Home Energy Score can help your clients become eligible for mortgage incentives from the FHA.

To learn more, please join us for the upcoming webinar sponsored by the DOE. Joan Glickman, DOE's Home Energy Score Program Manager, will discuss:
  • the basics of the Home Energy Score;
  • how it can add value to your business; and
  • what you need to do to access the training and software.


Recording of Recent Class

Watch this video recording of our recent Home Inspection Training Class #16.

Watch the Video Recording  

Rake and Eave Overhang

We recently updated the free, online How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course with a few new illustrations, including rake and eave overhangs.

Log into the Course  

Decay Hazard Index

We recently added a new illustration, "Decay Hazard Index," to InterNACHI's free gallery of illustrations for home inspectors to use in their inspection reports.

There are many best practices followed by builders and building owners. Among these are recommendations for the dimension of overhangs on single-story buildings. The dimensions are based upon a decay hazard index that suggests that the more rain a particular climate has, the bigger the overhang dimensions could be.

Download the Illustration  

Update Your Profile

Be sure to update your InterNACHI membership profile with your inspection business website address. It's easy. Just click the "Update Your Profile" button inside the Members-Only Tools.

Don't have a website? No problem.

We have everything you need to build your own. If you can write an inspection report, you can build your own website. It's easy.

Visit Step #6 at nachi.org/everything and update your profile with your inspection business website address.

Update on House of Horrors
Time-Lapse Video, Version 2

As part of InterNACHI University, the House of Horrors is a full-size house with thousands of defects being constructed inside InterNACHI's 15,000-square-foot training facility.

The project is designed to provide inspectors with realistic, hands-on training using an actual home that has more defects than most inspectors will come upon in their entire career.

  Watch the Time-Lapse Video


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InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. InterNACHI is the world's largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.
InterNACHI's mission is to operate the world's largest organization of certified residential and commercial property inspectors.



Provide degree and certificate programs and accredited Continuing Education to members.

  • Objective: Develop courses that combine a basic foundation of traditional education in a distance-learning format to enable members to meet their academic and professional goals.
  • Objective: Continuously build and maintain degree and certificate programs for members.
  • Objective: Obtain institutional and programmatic approval and accreditation from governmental and non-governmental regulating agencies.
Increase and strengthen the number of successful home inspection businesses in the world.
  • Objective: Offer memberships to individuals around the world.
  • Objective: Provide valuable membership benefits.
  • Objective: Develop effective business and marketing products and services for members.
  • Objective: Continue to build and enhance our education system and student services. 
InterNACHI members follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics. The membership takes part in the regular exchange of professional experiences and ideas to support each other. InterNACHI maintains an industry blog, Inspection Forum, and local Chapters in support of this exchange of information. InterNACHI provides its members with other means of direct and membership-wide communication to further their understanding of their particular roles in the inspection industry and how best to serve their clients. The benefits of this cross-communication enhance the members' ability to build their businesses and develop specialized ancillary services.

InterNACHI's Vision and Mission Statement

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