Home Inspectors

Examining the Agent-Home Inspector Relationship

The home inspector’s relationship with the real estate agent is a topic often discussed among home inspectors and agents. Some home inspectors tout strong relationships with real estate associations and agents as the best way to grow an inspection business. Others say the reliance of the home inspector on agent-referrals is a key problem when… Read More

Mold Inspectors: Proceed with Caution!

Mold Inspectors: Proceed with Caution! by Jeff Jeffrey Deuitch If you are inspecting for mold and promoting yourself as a certified professional after completing only limited training/education, you may want to proceed with caution. Most states have no regulation or licensing of mold professionals. The increasing demand for mold professionals has led to the birth… Read More

Home Inspectors – History of Home Inspection

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Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from Working RE Inspector, a nationwide print magazine delivered to 20,000 home inspectors nationwide. OREP insureds get guaranteed delivery. If you are not a subscriber, you can read it here. History of Home Inspection By Isaac Peck, Editor The motivations of the pioneers of the profession nearly 50 years ago… Read More

Slow Times: Survival of the Fittest

Editor’s Note: This survival guide for home inspectors provides valuable advice for anyone in business today. Slow Times: Survival of the Fittest By Glenn R. Curtis C.M.I. Master Inspector If the connection between naturalist Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection and your business isn’t obvious, it should be: in tough times only the strong make… Read More