Home Inspectors

State of the Art Mold Test Now Available

State of the Art Mold Test Now Available Lighthouse Laboratories is now providing state-of-the-art DNA testing for Stachybotrys Chartarum (toxic or black mold) through the collection of a simple dust sample. The test uses real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) methodologies developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DNA test is considered highly… Read More

Avoiding Complaints: Are You Doing All You Can?

Avoiding Complaints Are You Doing All You Can? The following is excerpted from the Liability Reporter, a risk management e-newsletter for real estate home inspectors and appraisers published by the Organization of Real Estate Professionals (www.OREP.org). Home Inspector Checklist* 1. Do you always obtain a signed pre-inspection agreement from the client? 2. Does your pre-inspection… Read More

Search Engine Success – How to Rise to the Top

Want more visits to your website? Then be more linkable. Here’s how search engines work. Spiders, also called crawlers or bots, crawl across the Web collecting keywords and links from web pages. Spiders navigate the Web using hypertext links the same way we do. Each time a spider finds hypertext on a page, it follows the… Read More

It Pays to be Considerate

It Pays to be Considerate By Mike Casey Many of us realize that we must be professional with our clients. In addition to completing a quality inspection report, being a professional also means being considerate. It’s easy to forget that little things impress not only our clients but sellers too.  And remember, every seller is… Read More

Benefits of an Open House

Editor’s Note: According to long-time appraiser Barry Lebow, attending open houses is a great way for appraisers and inspectors to add clients, attract new business and become better professionals. Benefits of an Open House By Barry Lebow With the market slowing down, appraisers are looking for ways to drum up business. I have found first… Read More