Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Get Trained as a Home Inspector

To become a home inspector, you’ll need training, and you may need to become licensed, registered or certified in your state. An online search will turn up many home inspector correspondence and self-study courses that you can purchase. Online training is also available, and fees vary. Many home inspection trade groups also offer training for Continue Reading »

What’s It Like to Be a Home Inspector?

So, you’re interested in becoming a home inspector and wondering what the job is like? When you become a home inspector, you’ll spend your days on a variety activities, such as performing home inspections, writing inspection reports, interacting with real estate agents and clients, and marketing your business. You’ll also probably go to real estate Continue Reading »

Looking for a Real Estate Career? How About Home Inspection?

Real estate is an exciting industry, which is why it appeals to many people. It’s an industry you can enter as a first career or as a second career. As you’ve been exploring real estate careers, you may have found several areas that interest you based on your skills, interests and income requirements. For example: Continue Reading »

Your Guide to Owning a Low-cost Home-based or Mobile Business

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a little cash in the bank, then starting your own business may be an excellent opportunity. Going into business for yourself means that you’ll have a flexible schedule, become your own boss and be able to include family members in your business. Making a profit is important, of Continue Reading »

Millennials Hit the Housing Market in 2015

By Bill Erickson, Executive Vice President, NPI/GPI National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections franchise owners/inspectors are doing more first-time home buyer inspections than ever before. One explanation is the improving job market and economy. The other reason is demographics. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) expects that 2015 will turn out to be a big Continue Reading »