Originally Posted By: Robert W Newland
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I’m just getting started on the road to home inspections. After doing a lot of reading (mainly on this board) I’ve learned several things a home inspector should not skimp on, correct me if I’m wrong… 1. Training - I’ve been reading as much as I can on this board and I’m due to start a hands on training class next week. 2. Tools/Reporting software - Currently obtaining various tools recommended by NACHI members and trying to decide on which reporting software to buy (holding off until my training class to see if there are any recommendations.) 3. Marketing - I view this as a biggie. I’ve already registered a domain name and will publish a website as soon as I get my certification(s). Started making contacts with Real estate agents that I know, friends, neighbors, etc., (just to plant a seed), made a rough draft of business cards and brochure. 4. Joining NACHI (I know, this should be #1 ) I’ve passed all the required on-line tests, just need to lick the stamp.
I know there's a lot to do, business lic., insurance etc. I'm getting my ducks in a row now with a target start-up date after the first of the year. Does it sound like I'm on the right track? I value everyone's advice on this board so thanks in advance for your comments/suggestions.