A great education is an important first step, but success as a home inspector also requires high-quality tools. They’re an investment in your career. And if you choose well, they can make your job easier while presenting your business in a professional light.
At ICA School, our goal is to help every newly certified home inspector start off on the right foot. That’s better for your business and it’s better for the customer’s you’ll serve. If you’re on the fence about choosing an education program, here’s why we include home inspection reporting software. It’s not a gimmick or a freebie; it’s good business for everyone.
Starting a New Business Comes With Numerous Expenses
Although startup costs for a new home inspection business are low compared to some industries, it’s still not cheap. You’ll have licensure if your state requires it, liability and E&O insurance, perhaps web design and lots of smaller expenses, as well. With home inspection reporting software included in your tuition, there’s one less expense to worry about.
What’s interesting is that many other education programs charge higher tuition rates but offer less in return. Not only do you get the software you’ll need, you’ll also gain access to a wealth of additional educational resources, such as mold, termites, and radon, which many other programs either don’t have or sell separately.
The Better Your Business the Better the Industry
For every well-prepared certified home inspector who enters the industry, home inspection gets a little bit stronger. It’s a newer field than you might think. Just a few short decades ago, it was unheard of. The best a home buyer could hope for was a knowledgeable friend or family member to kick the tires, so to speak, of the home they wanted to buy.
Home inspecting needs educated, distinguished professionals who are prepared for the job. Think of your reporting software as the investment we make in you and in the industry as a whole.
Customers Get Reliable Results and You Get More Referrals
Unlike many other businesses, home inspecting relies heavily on referrals. Few people are repeat customers unless they’re investors and people searching for a home inspector often have no idea where to turn first. When you provide customers with a professional-looking report that’s easy to read and you send it in a timely fashion, they learn to trust your good work and your integrity.
Trust factors heavily into whether or not a customer will refer you to a friend or family member. Provide the report as promised and make it convenient, and you could get more referrals in the bargain.
The bottom line is that providing home inspection reporting software is the right thing to do. That’s why we partnered with the makers of Report Form Pro. This handy app is easy to use on the first try, it’s easy to customize with your logo and additional report fields and you can finalize the report on the job. There’s no need to plug it into your home computer after the workday is done.
Do you need a little more information before you commit? Check out a free course demo and see what makes ICA School better.