Considering Home Inspecting as a Possible Career Change

Originally Posted By: Paul C. Lipham
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I live in the Metro Atlanta area, which has a booming housing market. I have spent years in the construction industry. I have a solid understanding of how things work, an excellent eye for quality, and I hate seeing people end up with a house of poorer quality than they expect. I know home inspecting is something I would be good at. However, I don’t know much about home inspecting from an occupational standpoint. What can I expect out of a job in this industry? How specalized is the industry? Are most inspectors private contractors, sub-contractors, or employees? What is an average income and typical hours?

Originally Posted By: ekartal
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Hi Paul. I’ll see if I can help you.

Inspectors are not contractors. It's suppose to be a profession. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)
Most have their own business. Not many inspectors want 30-40% of a fee.
Most don't make much money at all first year.
You can work 12 hours 3 days straight then nothing for several days.
I know inspectors that make $175K and others who make $20,000.

That's a start anyway.

Erol Kartal