I have been reading all day…I have had quite a good amount of experience w/ home inspectors…while living in Arizona prior to the huge housing boom, I participated actively in buying and selling homes. I have used some good inspectors, and some bad. Just to be upfront, I have done much searching of this forum and this site…and I have already seen the posts to the other newbies/prospective HI…so please don’t bother to repeat how hard it will be the 1st year etc…I am well aware of startups and their pitfalls.
I am going through my mid-life crisis…albeit premature. I have sold my 12 employee company in Arizona…sold too late btw…(sell at your peak, not in a valley!) and relocating to Colorado 4 years ago…I am finally getting around to starting over. I have continued to work within my industry but I am looking for something a bit less seasonal. I have done a good deal of construction related work in many fields over the years and did very well on your free online examination…well enough to pass that is 76 if you must know.
Today while visiting with my broker friend in his office, I mentioned to him (with my wife present) that I was considering HI as a career. He was ecstatic…he says he has had problems finding good inspectors as have the other realtors/brokers in his office and our town. I mentioned the approximate cost of education (again, with my wife present) and continued the conversation…on the way back to my office in the car, my wife said she gives me her blessing to pursue this if I want to. #1 obstacle overcome!
This (finally eh?) leads to my question:
I am in Colorado and have been researching the ITA course…yay or nay?
Thanks in advance…more posts to follow, I like to keep my posts separate…hoe that’s ok?