Im a new inspwctor in Pennsylvania

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Thanks Scott. :+1:

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Mia, Welcome to Internachi and the MB. :wink:

I suggest that you introduce yourself to some female realtors who might enjoy working with a female inspector. One of my former home inspection students has used this approach and she now has several female realtors who use her exclusively because they are more comfortable being at an empty house with another female. but don’t limit yourself to only females, I’m just saying that you may have an advantage with some female realtors.

Also, since you are new to home inspection, but have a good grasp of construction principals, you may want to focus on learning more about the home inspection business and get hands on experience by shadowing an experienced inspector in your area, or even some areas outside the Philly area if local inspectors see you as a threat to their own business. A good inspector won’t be threatened by you though.

My former students are now my friends.

Best of luck as you grow your new business. I hope to see you posting on this MB often. Let us know how things are going for you, and anytime you have a question, just ask.

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Welcome to InterNACHI and the forum, Mia.
Wishing you all the best with your endeavors.
Best regards.
Robert Young

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Thank you. I will definitely try this! This week im working on business cards!

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NACHI offers free logo design. Here is a past thread with all the info.

Good luck! As they say in the rooms, “Keep Coming Back!”

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Welcome Mia,
Here are a few links that maybe of use to you.
Membership Benefits and Competitive Advantages - InterNACHI®

Find Certified Home Inspectors Near You - InterNACHI®

Mentoring Program - InterNACHI®

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Thanks a bunch @ndegaris

I just wanted to tell you all i got and sold my first inspection for this friday. Thank all of you for the support!

I do have a question about receiving payments though. The guy wants to mail me a check, is this normal in this field?

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Not normal, and time consuming. If you agree don.t release the report till the check CLEARS! It would be far easier if he paid by credit card over the phone. You enter the information on your laptop (must make a Square account). Approval happens right away. Set up a Square account for credit cards if you don’t have one. You will need it later.

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Mia, be careful of spammers too. Lots of them out there that want to mail you a check prior to the inspection. Vet the potential client well ahead of time. Sure don’t want to see you “taken” on your first one. :wink:

Here is one of quite a few links on spammers.

https://forum.nachi.org/t/michigan-inspector-beware-of-jacob-abner/213022

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I do take checks at the inspection. Only had one bad check in over ten years. Current ID is required for checks. Not real practical though the mail.

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Scam alert.

Were you contacted by text or email only? Is there a realtor involved?

99 percent of us expect payment before or at the time of Inspection. I suggest you adopt the same policy.

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I agree with that Brian.

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Think I misplaced a “c” with a “p”. I meant to state “scammers” as opposed to “spammers”… Mea Culpa :shushing_face: :wink:

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k3lo5

Yeppers :point_up_2:

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This is the robot from “Forbidden Planet,” 1956

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This is the robot from “Lost In Space,”

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Cash or credit no checks. It’s written into my agreement. Most pay cash :moneybag::slightly_smiling_face:

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Hehehe, ooops. I didn’t really look to hard at the gif, just did a quicky on the phone. Long day. :roll_eyes: post edited…

Btw, both robots shared the screen in two episodes. From Wikipedia:

The Robot was performed by Bob May[5] in a prop costume built by Bob Stewart.[3] The voice was primarily dubbed by Dick Tufeld,[6] who was also the series’ narrator, and Jorge Arvizu for the Spanish dubbing. The Robot was designed by Robert Kinoshita, who also designed Forbidden Planet 's Robby the Robot.[7] Both robots appear together in Lost in Space episode #20, “War of the Robots”, and in episode #60, “Condemned of Space”.

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