I’m 46, happily married w 2 grown sons. I LOVE home remodeling & have been rather involved w 5 personal remodels in the past 3 yrs. —- & did quiet nicely I think. (I can share pics later if wanted.?)
Anyway - we do a lot of the work ourselves. And what my hubby & I don’t do, I handle all of the sub-contractors & purchases, supervision, etc.
I am VERY interested in a career in home inspections & in getting my certification, but each time I try to do research or talk to people it seems I’m pushed toward home appraisal certification instead- or even a real estate agent. (I do not want to take people around looking at houses. I don’t like trying to SALE ANYTHING TO ANYONE at all?).
However - Appraisals seem like they would be ok… but i THINK that I would like the construction part of the home inspections more.
Summarizing - I struggle with heavy ladders since I’m less than 120lbs & not crazy about walking on roofs. Love animals- but not crazy about coming face to face w a rattler under the crawl space … etc.
So bottom line, I want brutal, honest advice the heavy, scary, dangerous, difficult parts that could be harder for a smaller female in this field - so that I’m not fooling myself about the daily grind.
I’ve followed around a couple of inspectors & enjoy the process. But they were for my homes that I had worked on or was planning on working on, so I was excited about each part. I just want to hear the good/bad - the issues with size/strength—- a
And if anyone has done both inspections vs appraisals - would LOVE to hear your comparisons!!
Thank you for the advice. I’m seriously ready to make this leap into one of these related fields because I LOVE this stuff.
I may be old, but I’m excited to do something I’m passionate about again. I haven’t had that since I taught freshman at a college in the south until we had to move. Then remodeling & redecorating became my new passions. And I’ve been told I’m damn good at it. So it’s time to take a leap of faith into this new field.
All 3 courses are offered this month- inspections, appraisals, &/or real estate.
And I’m going to take one or 2 of them if possible. I’m looking for experiences you guys can share so I can make a better informed decision.
Thank you for any info/advice