Starting and Running a Home Inspection Business
Among several other small business opportunities, the home inspection business, due to lower investment outlays and exciting job demands, has gained momentum among prospective job owners. The home inspection business certainly has opportunities; however, whether it should enter this field is a question that requires deep reflection. Here are some tips and information to help you start and run your home inspection business.
Those interested: Your services as a home inspector would be sought after by those who are buying or selling homes. Your inspection report plays an important role in your decision-making process and therefore needs to be accurate and clear. Vague or general findings are not desired, and realistic numbers and careful observations are important.
The Requirement: To be in this inspection business, you must have the prior knowledge on how to examine construction details, mechanical and structural intricacies. If necessary, you can join various training programs to gain the necessary knowledge. However, books alone won’t help. To be trained in the field, it is suggested that you start as an apprentice or assistant to a professional trained in the field. Not only will this get you close enough to the details, but it will also allow you to digest the pros and cons of starting a home inspection business on your own.
Important Note: Being in this field can involve difficult physical exercises, such as crawling. You need to keep this point in mind as you contemplate starting a home inspection business.
How to do it:
If you have decided to open a home inspection business, then start joining associations related to this industry. The key is to gather as many contacts as you can. Also, professionals in this field can help you with important tips on how to handle certain difficult situations.
Make sure you get insurance coverage for your errors and omissions. This will be of great help at the start of your career by reducing the inherent risk factor.
Also, before starting this business, make sure that you have carefully weighed all the pros and cons and are prepared for adverse situations. Difficult people, difficult situations, and communication barriers can be the norm. Be fully equipped for any eventuality.
The home inspection business is not child’s play and this article is not meant to discourage you either. However, it’s always good to be clear about the associated issues so you know what to expect.