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Additional Inspection Services: Risk vs Reward

Most home inspectors will, at least at one time or another, think about ways to grow their business. Some inspectors take on additional work and hire a staff. And some think about performing additional services that go beyond the home inspection. The first one is easier than the second, and it’s sometimes safer, too. But […]

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Peer Reviews: Helping Fellow Home Inspectors

Home inspecting is a solitary job, and many inspectors like it that way. But working independently creates one issue that can’t be resolved on your own. Without at least some input from other industry professionals, you’ll never really know how your knowledge and work as an inspector measure up to others in the industry. That’s […]

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CLIPP™ Inspections: Help Others and Help Your Business

With Americans living longer and healthier lives, many older men and women prefer to stay in their own home instead of moving with family or opting for retirement residences. Additionally, Americans with disabilities need certain home improvements to make living at home more accessible. Unfortunately, the idea is not without its problems. That’s where CLIPP […]

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How Many Inspections Should I Perform?

How many home inspections should you perform to stay competitive and earn a good income? Rare is the person who begins a career without thinking about its income potential. So that’s probably among the first questions you’ll ponder before or during your training. Like so many other questions, the answer is, “It depends.” You’ll Need […]

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5 Common Appliance Defects

Appliances are used every day, so it stands to reason that their defects will have a big impact on the home owner’s lifestyle and their checking account if something needs repair or replacement. But inspecting appliances is a bit of a sticky subject with home inspectors. According to most Standards of Practice, an inspector is […]

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