I know the frustration of new inspectors… heck…I’m one of the one’s training them.
Just to clear up a thing or two… On the Hondros site www.hondros.edu it states
Average income: $41,620
In other Hondros publications the number is that the top 10% make over 72,000
I am finding that more and more people can’t find work that are skilled in some sort of home repair/maintenance or skilled trade and are trying to fit into home inspections so they can work for themselves. The knowledge of the students has really increased this last year due to this.
I make sure I put realistic numbers in front of them… including how LITTLE money they will make if they are out there charging 200 for an inspection just to “get started”. They are surprised that they can’t pay the bills with that doing an inspection every day of the week. And only performing home inspections. Need multiple streams of income.
We all need to raise the price… just like the gas station collusion that is going on !!!
Good luck to all inspectors out there and have a happy and safe new year.