Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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I would not go into this business intending to work for someone else. The home inspection business is nearly all margin (compared to other businesses) and so it is better to do 2 home inspections a week yourself than to work all week for another home inspector.
I was only able to build up my inspection company to 4 crews of 2 guys per crew by hiring my direct competitors when they were slow. I know this seems wack but I figured every day they work for me, they are not out working on building up their own businesses.
The trouble with competitors in this business (unlike let's say a Pizza shop) is that when you are busy and they are not... they are usually out marketing.
I see a lot of guys count the number of inspections they do each week but they should stop that bad practice. My advice is to treat each day as a work day (regardless of whether or not you have an inspection scheduled)... If you have no inspection scheduled you should be going thru http://www.nachi.org/success_tips.htm
and working on your business.
If you don't have an inspection scheduled tomorrow you should still set your alarm clock, kiss your wife good bye in the morning, and tell her you're going to work. Work like your life depends on it... 'cause it does.
I much prefer email to private messages.