ASHI is at it again

Knoxville (WVLT) - Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, but getting a clear idea of what you’re buying should not be.
Hiring a home inspector to evaluate a property before it is purchased can save you money in the long run and ensure peace of mind now.
Nearly two -thirds of home buyers have been involved in a home inspection in the last year and nearly one-third have encountered problems with their home post-inspection.
A home inspection is an important step in the home buying process. Each day home inspections are done, with potentially costly ramifications for home owners if they aren’t done thoroughly and properly.
Remember that an inspection is supposed to warn you about any problems before you buy it.
Here are a few things to help you hire a home inspector:
Always do your homework: check your home inspector’s credentials. Are they certified or members of NAHI or ASHI this may indicate the inspector’s qualifications.
Check their experience: most professionals will say it’s better to find someone who’s performed at least 1,000 inspections and has at least 3 to 5 years experience.
Are they insured? Ask to see physical proof of coverage before you commit.
Get involved. While it’s not required that you attend the inspection, it’s a good idea that you’re there to ask questions about areas that need repair.
Know what an inspector should be looking for. Structural problems, roof damage fire hazards, etc.
Ask to see the home inspection report. The report should be thorough and easy to understand. If the inspector’s notices problems with the house, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it, you’ll know in advance what to expect and the seller may agree to fix those repairs.
Home inspections aren’t just necessary for older homes. Newer homes can have just as many problems as an older home.
Home inspections are typically the “last look” a buyer will get before making what will be their largest single investment. That’s why it’s important to take the time to find a qualified, experienced professional who is going to do a comprehensive inspection they you can rely on.

Are they certified? That must mean, do they belong to NACHI.

Are they insured? :bandit: Can they be sued?

Ask to see the home inspection report? HuH?

I did not see anything saying that this was done by ASHI. Most likely ASHI and NAHI were mentioned because they are the two oldest and most known home inspector organizations in the country.

I did see a comment at the bottom by a Noel who says that TN is a licensed state and that the home inspectors in the state must take the National Home Inspector Exam.

I would think that a typical buyer who does their homework would rather deal with a licensed home inspector who has passed a national exam, over a home inspector who just belongs to an association.

All in all a typical news article that very few will see.