I would like to start a little discussion on why people want to be an inspector.
I will start off with myself.
I’ve been purchasing properties for most of my adult life and after using certified inspectors their reports tend to show me the same faults I encountered myself on my walk through. This showed me that I may have the same capabilities as a certified home inspector.
I’ve made mistakes in the past where I had excluded the inspection clause in my contracts. Sometimes you want a little edge to close the deal. These properties, to me, looked viable because I did not see any major flaws. At least not when I wrote the contract. I would soon after bring contractors to place bids. This is where I recognized my own flaws. I did not know everything there is to know about inspecting a home. I also realize that many of you when you started also did not know all of the ropes. Sometimes we like to jump in head first.
My point is at my age I am at a crossroads. I would like to retire but I still want to work and keep my mind sharp. I also know to be a reputable inspector I need to further my education before I start and continue that education ever after. I hope that others will do the same.
Inspecting to me is like a puzzle to solve. Now if only I can be paid to solve puzzles.
What made you want to be an inspector?