Advice on becoming a Home Inspector

Originally Posted By: angus graham
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I am considering a future in home inspections. I have a background in construction and municipal building inspections. There seems to be a lot of information on the internet concerning home inspection training, certification, insurance, and the business itself. So much information in fact, that it is confusing and hard to digest. I would appreciate any opinions and advice on the subject.


I would like to get the best training possible, given my location (Long Island, New York). I would also like to acquire the appropriate certification I might need in the future in New York State. As far as insurance is concerned I am interested in main stream reliable companies. The subject of private business v. franchise is also of interest.


Thank you for any information you may provide.


Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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Angus, ya came to the right place to learn, as we are ALL LEARNING daily. Do a search up on top there and you will find answers to every question that you just asked. Read and study is the best advice that I can give you. And welcome to board.



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Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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Forget home inspection. With a name like Angus Graham you should be a guitar player. eusa_dance.gif


Also, if you must pursue a career in this industry, you may want to consider moving to New Jersey where the requirements are less stringent. nachi_sarcasm.gif


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Originally Posted By: jwalker
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Angus,


Check with Igor before you go any further!!

He's always willing to help new inspectors. icon_rolleyes.gif


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Our Service Is A Long Term Investment!

OneSource Real Estate Inspections
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www.dfwhomeinspector.com

Originally Posted By: Francesco Pagano
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I am from Long Island too and I heard there are requirements on becoming a HI, but difficult to find work if you’re not certified (as per NACHI)


Please correct me if I’m wrong.


Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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who is a home inspector, licensed professional engineer and college lecturer on Long Island. i know he teaches a couple of courses in your area.


Regards

Gerry


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Originally Posted By: Francesco Pagano
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Thanks for the tip Gerry!



Frank Pagano