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These Electrical Defects Put Homeowners in Immediate Risk

You’ll find plenty of outdated 2-prong outlets and inoperable 3-way switches throughout your career as a certified home inspector. However, some wiring defects are cause for immediate concern and quick intervention. What merits an ASAP fix? Here are 5 electrical issues that shouldn’t wait. #1: Overlamping at Light Fixtures While not technically a wiring defect, […]

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2 Places to Find Red-Hot Home Inspection Leads

Leads are the bread and butter of the home inspection industry. They’re not always easy to find, though, and some wells dry up quickly. Maybe it’s time to get creative and snag red-hot leads in a couple of unexpected places. Some of the best home inspection leads are right under your nose. Here’s where to […]

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4 Easy Steps to Get More Home Inspections

Is your home inspection business name something that people remember? Are you marketing to the right people at the right time in the right places? Home inspectors leave training with loads of skills, but creating a demand for business isn’t always easy. If you’re struggling to drive in more customers or ready to grow into […]

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Do You Know the History of Home Inspecting?

Believe it or not, home buyers were once at the mercy of their own knowledge or that of a trusted friend. Sellers had no duty to disclose material defects. Real estate professionals weren’t tasked with helping buyers understand what they were getting into. Property inspectors didn’t exist. And many buyers had little choice but to […]

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4 Winter Projects for Your Home Inspection Business

Winter is the slow real estate season, which means your business might slow down, as well. But you don’t have to wait with idle hands. There’s plenty to keep you busy when your work pace isn’t quite as hectic. If you’re looking for some interesting projects to boost your business before the market upswing next […]

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You’re a Certified Home Inspector: Now What?

Working your way through training and certification is just the beginning. Your career is what comes after. It all might seem intimidating, at least at first. But plenty of other inspectors have stood where you are now. And you’ve got a roadmap. You’ve earned the skills to take on your first home inspection. And you’ll […]

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Chinese Drywall Isn’t the Only Toxic Game in Town

Drywall that’s manufactured in China has given American and Canadian homeowners plenty to worry about. But some American-made drywall has tested worse for the corrosive substances than the familiar wallboard from the Far East. Surprised? So was almost everyone else. While the “Chinese Drywall” phrase gets tossed around whenever there’s an issue with defective, rotting […]

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