Originally Posted By: Elijah Schafer
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Hello All, I really enjoy your discussion board here and find it very helpful. Please take a moment to read this and give me any feedback that you can.
I am planning on starting a home inspection business in my home town and was wondering if I could get some expert advise on the idea.
I have been doing research on the area and have only found 2 inspectors that reside in the area. (50 mile radius). I figure some inspectors from out of the area drive to the area when contacted. I have talked to local realtors and they say that they prefer one because he handles wood destroying insects also. There was also an inspection business that recently went out of business in the area. I need to find out how often buyers get homes inspected around here. I know a few brokers and 6 or so realtors who would probably give me a chance. How many should I get?
I have recently graduated from O.S.U. (Buckeyes) with a BSBA and a major in real estate and urban analysis. I have had some construction experience during the summers. Might take 40 or 80 hours of schooling on home inspection. Also thinking about getting into real estate sales (since I already have taken all the classes) but it is kind of a conflict of interest with inspection. (What do you guys think?)
Also how often do banks and mortgage offices use inspectors because if they used them often I figure I could almost stay busy with them?
Any info would be greatly appreciated and I plan on joining you all as a member as soon as I can decide if I should give it a shot.