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One Home Inspector in Denver Gives Back to the Community

Home inspectors come from all walks of life, possess a wide range of previous experiences, and have varying opinions about why home inspecting is a great career choice. For Denver, CO’s Lee Krastberg, it was all about earning a good living while being of service to his community. You don’t need construction experience, and there’s […]

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All About Air Conditioning

The weather will soon warm up again, and air conditioning units will get a workout. That’s the classic time for lurking problems to surface. In winter, you’ll switch on the air conditioning just long enough to inspect it. But when the weather is warm and the unit might be running more often, problems that have […]

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More Homeowners Choose a Pre-Sale Inspection

Even with housing inventory down in a lot of markets, it’s not always easy to sell a house. That’s why many homeowners are taking repairs and spruce ups upon themselves, and then hiring an inspector to check the work before the house hits the market. A better way might be hiring an inspector first to […]

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Podcast Review: Dealing with Competition

ICA School’s course author and instructor, Steve Preins, regularly takes email questions from students, prospective students and inspectors out working in the industry. You never know which question will pop up next, and he addresses them in a regular podcast series available at no cost. This week’s question is from prospective student, Tom, in Orlando, […]

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Disaster Inspection Scams: What’s Happening Now

Just when everyone least expects it, a natural disaster strikes. That’s how they work. There’s rarely any real warning, and residents are often left in a wake of damage without a clue about getting it repaired or finding federal relief. That creates the ideal climate for scam artists, and some of them pose as disaster […]

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Pricing Home Inspections: Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

One of the most challenging things about owning a business is setting prices. If you sold a tangible product, you might consider a typical markup to base your pricing structure on. But when your product is a service, such as home inspection, things get a little more complicated. Too many home inspectors worry about setting […]

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