Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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I think being an inspector is one of the toughest professions that exist.
You have to be able to market. Your clients won't use you again for another 8 years on average.
You have to know about every trade: roofing, plumbing, electrical, etc.
Then you have to know a little more, like why a defect occurred and what the correction is, and sometimes how much the correction will cost.
And you're expected to find the defects quickly just by looking around.
You have to be a people-person during the inspection. Unlike contracting or real estate, etc., you only have a couple hours with your client.
You have to be able to relate your findings verbally during the inspection.
Then you have to be able to relate those same findings again in writing.
Then you have to go back out at 1pm and do it again.
What are we doing in this business? ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)
PS Don't forget keeping up with technology, speling, and reading a map.