What a great website this is. Extremely informative.
Let me start with the fact that I have no prior experience in construction, electrical work or anything like that.
Now, I do have a desire to own my own business sometime in the near future. I hate working for “the man” as I am sure most of you can understand. You may ask, “What draws you to home inspection?” There are a few reasons; Namely, this professions provides variety and the chance to meet new people and learn something new everyday as well as provide a good service to people and a good living for me (assuming I am successful hehe).
I have a few questions to throw out there:
1.) Considering I do not have a knowledge base to fall back on (electrician, general contractor, etc) should I just abandon this now?
2.) If this is something that is feasible, what would be your suggested route to become competent enough to perform inspections (schooling, apprenticing, etc)
I live in Southern NH and would fully intend on getting any and all certs as can only help me sell myself and my service and do the best job possible.
Any advice on how to get this ball rolling would be EXTREMELY appreciated. You can reply here or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lack of background should not stop you from entering the field. If you have the burning , you can get the learning. Frack Carrio from our own eflop committe can inform you on the requirements in your state. Good luck, and go for it.
You can turn that into your greatest asset. I started out in the same boat and consequently entered the field from a different perspective than my competitors did. It is a lot harder to break in this route but it is worth it when you have the right mindset.