Looking to Find Home Inspection Info

Originally Posted By: Joel Reuter
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I’m looking to get into the home inspection field, but i’m having difficulty finding information regarding it. I was wondering if you could tell me (or know of a place to find info) about the home inspection business. Specifically, how easy/hard it is to find a job in the field (not looking to get into my own business right away), what training is required in Wisconsin, where the best place would be to receive training, the average wage a newcomer would expect to get, etc. I know i’m asking for a lot of information, but like I said, information regarding this field seems limited. If you could possibly answer some of my questions, or point me in the right direction, I would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.


Originally Posted By: Robert Patterson
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Joel,

  1. Be nuts

  2. Start by reading the ENTIRE NACHI website

  3. Read ALL posts and threads in this forum

  4. Check with your state for licensing requirements

  5. Go to the membership roster and contact some HI’s near you


Goog Luck

Bob


Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Joel,


Bob is actually giving you some good advice, for a change! (just ribbing you Bob)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Joel,


welcome to the forum, you have found one of the better places to delve into the industry, the best bit of advise I can give you is:

  1. Follow Bob Patterson’s advice

  2. Ignor 99% of what Joe M has to say icon_lol.gif

  3. Develop a good sense of humor, you will need it !!


Gerry Beaumont


Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Gerry,


Now there is a face I have not seen in a while, I mean never seen! icon_lol.gif

You should stop giving bad advice and went for the 100% of what I say! icon_biggrin.gif

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Joe, congrats, you just went a whole post without mentioning donuts I’m so impressed, you know if it wasn’t for having you to rag on I just don’t know what I’d do for laughs. icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


Gerry Beaumont


Originally Posted By: chorne
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Hi Joel,


There is a great school, actually in Wisconsin. The American Home Inspectors Training Institute. It is an excellent program. I finished with them about 2 years ago and have had a sucessful business ever since.

Check them out on line: AHITI.com

Carla


Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Carla,


I apologize for clowning around with the other fellows here on the post. We realize that were watering down your message to Joel trying to help him get some education.

Anyway...while I have never attended this school, I have heard many good things about it. I personally am not a school person but if you can afford the time and money for it, I would have to say go for it.

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: Brian Maloney
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Carla, I tried that site and it didn’t come up… but it’s at http://www.ahit.com/



Brian Maloney, NACHI


Valley Forge Chapter

Originally Posted By: Brian Maloney
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Joel,


Some of the advice given me:

1. As said above read the whole site, especially "How to become an HI." See http://www.nachi.org/become.htm

2. NACHI has an entire library of videos for free loan. Refer to http://www.nachi.org/free_library.htm

3. Even when you visit NACHI.org, you can go to the lessons at the bottom of the page, hit your refresh button and browse thru about 200 training snapshots.

4. There are sites out there that have lots of training like http://www.certainteed.com/bldgsolutions/bspd00001.html
These even include certificates and continuing education.

5. Not all the members are on the BBS every day, so call your nearest chapter (find it at http://www.nachi.org/local_chapters.htm) and also go to http://www.nachi.org to locate more CLOSE NACHI members. Just type in your zip. Call them also to do some ride-alongs. You'll be of assistance, get great ideas and see how the business works.

Come back here and post your progress for the rest of the country to hear how you are doing!


--
Brian Maloney, NACHI
Valley Forge Chapter