I am in process of finishing my course of study…realizing that completing a course does not make me an inspector…my mind has begun to race with possiblities and questions. Here is what I have done and what I plan to do…please comment.
What I have done:
Taking a home study course…this course thus far has further strengthened my idea that I have most of this “book” knowledge in place…and has also opened my eyes to many things I had never considered…code wise and common sense wise as well…I’m glad I’m taking it…even though my eyes burn from staring at this screen all day every day the last 7 days.
I have joined NACHI…I am eagerly awaiting the email to get my password to get into the hidden parts of this message board…I have already read 90% of the archives…just waiting now for the other areas…if anyone can give the powers that be a nudge on this…please do…psst…I paid around 5 hours ago…!
I have been to a NACHI chapter meeting…met some guys…more on this later.
I have contacted all of my acquaintances and friends within the RE community and gotten favorable reviews about my doing this…the only concern they seem to have is that they won’t be able to get ahold of me to do their service calls and winterizing their plumbing on their vacation and foreclosure homes… I assured them that I could still do this…just not on homes that I have inspected
I have brainstormed w/ my wife about a name…sigh…much harder than I thought… I have settled on Real Estate Inspections rather than Home Inspections so that I can study for commercial inspections also. Some of my great names are already on the list here on this site…I thought I was the only creative one here? Not the case, great names.
Things I’m definitely going to do:
Start another thread to find some ride alongs…go on as many as I can.
Inspect my house and friends houses. Submit 4 of them to Nachi Review Board
Find E and O insurance.
Things I’m considering:
NHIE test? Yay or Nay
Any other tests or certs?
Get certified for Radon and water quality?
Thanks in advance…keep the suggestions coming!