Originally Posted By: rpaul
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[quote=“Erik J. Peel”]I posted a question about requirements in PA and MD to try to get caught up. I have not done any inspections for about 2 yrs now. I agree with regulation and even licencing. The problem I have is that having studied hard, worked hard to build my business (though part time) and completing over 100 Home Inspections with 100% client satisfaction. I am being told (at least thats what I gathered) the I have to go to work for someone else in order to get a licence in PA.
I don't know about Md. but I do know in Pa. that all you need to do is belong to an organization that has membership in 10 states and have Insurrance. There is no place in the Legislation that requires you to take a state test or work under anyone. The only thing you need to do is work on Marketing yourself. That is the hardest thing that has to be done.
Don't get discouraged and don't be afraid of the uncertainties in life. Here is a person to set your aims after: "Colonel Saunders, started the Kentucky Fried Chicken, when he was 68 years old." ![eusa_clap.gif](upload://vwXJP6EroRUgatgS660IOyuD5XK.gif) That is who I set my goals after.
I have to market against some HI in my area that have been established for more than 6-8 and seems like everyone uses these three or four only. But I did not get discouraged and now I am doing 3-4 a week and from Buffalo, NY, Bimghamton, NY to Wellsboro, Pa. I will travel up to 3 hours away. That is what you have to do, don't just pick a 10 mile radius. The biggest secret is Market, Market, Market, and when you get discourage, Market some more.