Any new Florida Inspectors need a ride along?

I have an inspection Monday at 10 am…If I don’t get someone I’m canceling it.
If you want to ride with a CMI this is your chance.
I’m semi-retired, but still love to show new inspectors the methodology of a home inspection.
If so! Call me…I will cut your learning curve by more than half.
So far this year I have had about 6 ride a longs…
I’m in High Springs south of Lake City and north of Gainesville.
There are a few things I require before you ride with me, but they are easy…Yep!
In addition, This one includes a 4 Point.


Wow! what a response I got from this one.
We should all be able to invest our time in showing the new inspector the ropes. If not you will see a bunch of stupid questions on Facebook because of your lack of help.

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If only I lived near you…I hope someone follows you along.

Wish I could, but I’m too far away. Lord knows I could use it. Thanks for making this offer. I’m sure more would jump at it if it wasn’t this close to Christmas. Hope someone does, though.

Thank you brothers and sisters. Even though you may never ride with me. I still have a phone number. Please call me if you ever need me. Honestly!


You know what really gets my goat?
Is that inspectors’ knowledgeable inspectors in your area would not give you any help. Their excuse is they are afraid of the competition.
My answer to them is competition is good.
How in the hell can any inspector become great if they don’t follow behind a great inspector?
Someone please answer that question for me please?


Learning from someone else locally is not the only way to learn today. Most fail to realize that, today, if someone has a strong desire to become a successful home inspector, they will find a way even if they don’t learn some of it from “the HI” that fears competition. However, in some instances, even today, refusing to help a new inspector can in fact make it more difficult for him or her to learn, and may extend their learning curve or even prevent them from becoming a HI. This was especially true before the Internet era, more people relied on a local mentor because very few other sources were available. Trades used to be passed down from father to son because of lack of any other source of education. A good mentor is definitely a plus. Reinventing the wheel is not fun.

I’ve helped out a few new inspectors.
We have become good friends & we still help each other at times.
First, if they were to solicit my contacts I would hear about it.
Second, if they were to get work from those contacts I deserve to lose it.

Wish I were closer. Would definitely join. But will keep looking and hope for something else. Merry Christmas all!

Roy, it was a pleasure to ride along with you on the inspection. I kept wondering if I was doing things the right way and seeing you perform, I better understand the methodology behind and inspection. I will make a few changes for the better!

Thanks for the opportunity.


Thank you Sir.
It was a pleasure having you ride shotgun.
You gave me one of the best Christmas presents I could have ever wanted for with your reply…Undoubtedly!
Keep up the good work, and always keep your client as your main objective.
I truly hope we meet again…It was Fun!
God Bless and Merry Christmas…Yep!


Roy, I would love to ride along with you. I have friends in White Springs and may be able to stay with them. If you ever have several in a row so I can justify making the 3 hr drive up I would jump at the chance!!!

You are a Trusted and Helpful Asset to me Marc. I am always at your service.
thanks for answering my calls

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Here’s my two cents worth for the new Inspector…some practical advice, not taught in school, but in life.
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Hi Roy I have recently passed my state licensing exam and am getting all my documents in through the state. I would love to do a ride along with you if you have anything coming up in the near future. Oh, and i’ll even take care of lunch ;). Let me know if you have any time. Thanks!

p.s. I realize I’m responding to an older post, just thought i’d reach out to you.

Welcome to our forum, Jason!..Enjoy! :smile:

Jason, regarding ride alongs, contact some CMIs within 40 to 50 miles, or closer, to your area and communicate with them. Maybe one, or more, will help you. Some inspectors feel as though they are training their competition by ride-alongs or mentoring.

Here is the link:

And another link for CPIs:

P.S. Welcome to our forum. Enjoy!

Inspector Jason
It was a pleasure talking to you today.
I truly look forward to meeting you.
See you later.

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Likewise Roy. Appreciate you taking the time to help a newbie!

Let us know how it goes for you two. I’m sure it will be fun with, Roy! :grin: