AHIT runs a stupid ad that un-sells their own inspection training school

OMG:

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AHIT is having a “Smash the Wall” training event. 3-day sledge hammer training for just $499.

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Just another example of our own industry working hard to lower the entire profession. We busted our butts to get the same accreditation as Harvard and Yale and to be able to offer actual college courses to inspectors, and now we have to compete with sledge hammer ads.

www.internachi.edu

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Why a sledgehammer?

What a fail…

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We get the frustration also Nick, hang in there. You will always be able to hold your head up high and be able to look yourself in the mirror.

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Well, I can attest to being a student of both programs. In my initial inquiry on becoming a HI, I came across AHIT and thought that was what I needed. I was unaware on interNACHI at the time, so I paid a good sum of money and completed the AHIT certification. Not long after, I came across interNACHI and thought, what the heck, I’ll take the free online exam. Failed it, but it gave me the areas of my weaknesses. So, I decided to join and take those courses and realized the superior substance of material for learning that AHIT did not cover. I think it was 3rd attempt for me to pass the exam, but the interNACHI courses are continual and the learning is never ending.

I am not going to knock on AHIT, but if I had known otherwise, I would not have spent the money for their certification.

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I agree with you. I took the AHIT training as well. Didn’t know squat about the best place to start or anything about InterNachi. They were a good introductory course. Have learned so much more through here though.

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We have an un-accredited school running sledge hammer ads.
We have ASHI issuing bogus certificates: www.nachi.org/bogus-ashi
We have a fake University calling themselves a University: Reminder to Home Inspector Schools About the Use of the Terms "College" and "University" - InterNACHI®
And until recently we had a patent troll claiming exclusive right to use IR cameras: Nick Gromicko Wins Seven-Year Legal Battle to Protect Home Inspectors' Right to Use Infrared Cameras - InterNACHI®

This industry is a mess. Alway having to mop up. Drives me crazy.

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Nick, I just Googled “Best online home inspection courses”.

Pretty amusing to say the least. The first article by a CPA(?)

The second…

Really???

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Hold the course Nick, we appreciate you!

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How about a national advertising campaign that explains what home inspectors actually do? The ads could promote NACHI in a big way and also help the industry recover from the “skipped inspection” market we have been in lately.

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I think that is over already. Agents started getting sued and interest rates went up.

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Maybe in your little area of Colorado, but definitely not in the ‘real’ world!!

Here is an excerpt from our Chapter President in a letter to members a few weeks ago…

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The trend in Colorado is similar. I lost an inspection to an inspector who charges substantially less than me, last week. The buyer reasoned that since they couldn’t ask the seller for anything per the contract, that they could get by with the cheapest inspection they could find. But at least they did an inspection…

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Here in FL, many are skipping inspections, or more common is to sign a contract with 2 or 3 day inspection period… hoping the buyer will skip it or can’t get it all done. I think lenders should look at this trend and crack down on the process somehow. Rising rates have slowed the market here a little, but not much. People are selling homes for $100-200K more than they bought them just a year or two ago!

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That’s hilarious some even name the states. Interesting how the strict licensing states aren’t included. (aka Texas)

That’s like the stupidest show I have ever seen! So many conflicts of interest and ethics violations.

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Ive never watched the show, but many critiques ive heard are about about how they also perform repairs on the properties.

There are some inspection firms that also do repairs. My understanding is that the inspector is simply prohibited from performing/charging for the work that they recommend. Just for the sake of argument, couldn’t this Joe guy simply be the retired-inspector-owner of a larger company that employs both Inspectors and repair technicians and he’s just supervising?

Greenworks Inspection in Texas offers engineering & handyman services, besides inspections. They are one of the largest inspection companies in TX.

From Texas Occupational Code 535.220:
(6) An inspector shall not accept employment to repair, replace, maintain or upgrade systems or components of property covered by the Standards of Practice under this subchapter on which the inspector has performed an inspection under a real estate contract, lease, or exchange of real property within 12 months of the date of the inspection.

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And you left out iGO telling states that their certification is more important than a NACHI certification.

My thoughts on Inspector Joe are here:

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