I really do appreciate everyones comments and I really don’t want to start inspecting homes tomorrow. What I don’t understand are the requirements per state as to what you need to inspect homes, to me it is totally absurd. Here is PA’s:ennsylvania
The Residential Real Estate Transfers law, which went into effect in December 2001, was intended to ensure a certain level of professionalism in the work performed by home inspectors-providing guidelines and requirements to regulate the performance of home inspectors within Pennsylvania.
Highlights of the Residential Real Estate Transfers Law:
- Home inspectors are required to be a full member in good standing of a national, not-for-profit home inspection association or must be supervised by someone who is.
- Members must comply with a code of conduct and attend continuing professional education classes as an ongoing condition of membership.
- Home inspectors are prohibited from performing repairs on the same house he/she inspected within the preceding 12 months.
- Home inspectors must maintain insurance against errors and omissions and general liability coverage.
- Violations of this law amounts to a violation of Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Law
Basically, now that I met the first 3 requirments for NACHI, all I have to do is fill out the application and do 4 inspections for review before performing one for a fee. Obviously, continuing with the rest of the requirments, 10 days after etc etc. I often wander how many inspectors have done it this way? I have witnessed an inspector who really wasn’t on his game. Trust me, there is no way I plan on following this route. I am looking to take every single course on NACHI and possibly others. Also, look for local inspectors who will allow me to shadow them, before even thinking of going out on my own.
Greg, what a great feeling at the same time your heart is in your stomach. We are only human, thank goodness you disclosed your findings.