Home Inspectors

Home Inspector Insurance

Insurance is a necessity in today's Home Inspection climate. Increased liability and frivolous claims make home inspector insurance more important than ever. Working RE and OREP have been working to provide quality errors and omissions insurance policies that are up to the task of protecting you! We also publish many stories and articles specifically tailored… Read More

Home Inspector Continuing Education

Home Inspector Continuing Education OREP and Working RE Magazine are dedicated to providing quality service to home inspectors, not only through comprehensive and affordable E&O policies, but also through providing assistance and discounts on home inspector continuing education. Staying up to date and educated on new requirements and getting a refresher on some older ones… Read More

Home Inspector Liability

Home Inspector Liability In today’s real estate atmosphere, a huge issue for home inspectors is managing their liability. Working RE strives to protect their inspector readers and provide informative articles concerning home inspector liability. These are a few stories for Home Inspectors that tell real life stories, give advice, and provide tips for reducing and… Read More

Scope of Work Comparison

Editor’s Note: This is a side by side comparison of the Scope of Practice documents of several home inspector associations: AII, ASHI, NACHI, NAHI. Author Michael O’Handley offers several caveats: the comparison was completed in 2006, with the associations making minor changes since. Also, the comparison is based on O’Handley’s interpretation of the documents, which… Read More

Inspectors: How to Establish Fees

Editor’s Note: Setting fees can be agonizing for some small-business professionals. Here, a handful of seasoned inspectors discuss how their fees are set and how they figure the true “cost of doing business.” Inspectors: How to Establish Fees by David Brauner, Editor WRE According to a recent online discussion, most of the inspectors who do… Read More

Inspector’s E&O Insurance: Market Softens-Prices Drop

Inspector’s E&O Insurance: Market Softens- Prices Drop – $1,250! By David Brauner, Senior Broker OREP (www.orep.org) Instead of the now familiar direction to “shop ‘till you drop,” new insurance conditions suggest instead that inspectors should shop because they’ve dropped. We’re talking about rates for errors and omissions insurance of course. The market is finally softening… Read More