If you had a Time Machine

Let’s pretend here for a moment…
You get home and find a Time Machine with the Nachi logo on it. As soon as you enter a video pops up with Ben explaining the components and how to use them but tells you it’s limited to your experience in the Home Inspection industry.

  • What would you do differently?

  • What mistakes did you make?

You won’t receive any state credit or nachi credits for answering this but you will receive my appreciation as a new inspector who recently started his Home Inspection business.


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Weird thing about this business, you don’t know what you don’t know. And the more you know, the more work you create for yourself. However, this extra work benefits your clients immensely.

All I can really say is two things. Try to find a good mentor. It is worth it. Even if you have to drive extra hours. Two, be prepared for late nights. Give yourself hours upon hours to generate a report at first because the report is your product, it is your reputation and you will rise or fall based on your reports.


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

Brian had a good idea, Edwin. Try to find a good mentor or someone to shadow.

Try this Edwin, contact some CMIs or CPIs 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 or hiring.

Here is the link for CMIs: Find a Certified Master Inspector®

And the link for CPIs: Find Certified Home Inspectors Near You - InterNACHI®

And Mentors: https://www.nachi.org/mentoring and https://www.nachi.org/my/mentoring

Also, you may want to take advantage of your Education Team at education@internachi.org for specific questions e.g. 15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector - InterNACHI® and InterNACHI® Master Class for Home Inspectors .


Everything Brian said… to the nth power.

I have been inspecting under/for a different guy that lives a solid hour from me while also then constantly studying, researching, etc and slow-rolling the startup of my own venture as the other guy is close to retirement. Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something new, or create a bigger research effort for myself.
And each of those days is invaluable.