Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to Learn More About NPI and GPI

If you’re interested in starting your own home and commercial property inspection business, then we can help you make your dream a reality. Built on nearly 30 years of experience and expertise in the property inspection industry, our franchise system provides just about everything you need to start your business. Here are links to more Continue Reading »

Starting a Property Inspection Business: Franchise or Independent?

When starting a business, every entrepreneur faces a crucial decision: franchise or independent? Either business model can succeed or fail. Sometimes it depends on the type of business, sometimes on the entrepreneur and sometimes on sheer luck. National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have training business owners in the home and commercial property inspection Continue Reading »

Is Carbon Monoxide Still a Concern?

With all of the awareness and education available to the general public, is there need to still be concerned about carbon monoxide (CO)? Consider these recent headlines: Police: Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning killed 8 Carbon Monoxide Suspected In Lauderdale Deaths Teen who drowned in Lake Travis had carbon monoxide in her system 4 Are Found Dead Continue Reading »

Should You Consider Owning a Franchise?

As you’re exploring options for starting your own business, you’ve probably come across some franchise opportunities. Exactly what is a franchise? Simply put, it’s a way of offering services and/or products by a franchisor with a specific set of guidelines and an existing trademark in place. When a company has been founded and is doing Continue Reading »

Should Home Inspectors Become Certified in WDO Inspections?

Termites are small enough that one could sit comfortably on your fingernail. How devastating could the damage be from an insect as small as this? According to PestWorld.org, termites cause $ 5 billion in property damage each year.  Other wood-destroying organisms (WDO) include fungi, carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles. Early damage from WDO can be Continue Reading »

Mold Certification Is Beneficial for Home Inspectors

NPI/GPI encourages its franchise owners/inspectors to diversify their businesses by offering additional inspection services. One way we achieve this is by training our inspectors in both home and commercial building inspection — and we’re the only franchisor to do so — so that our franchisees have more earning potential with commercial building inspections. Another service Continue Reading »

Business Communications: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Submitted by Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI Like the old Bob Dylan song, “Times, they are a-changing,” and that’s especially true with business communication. In case there are any “old dogs” reading this, you have to embrace change or be left behind. Or worse yet — be called an “old dog.” Still, there’s nothing like a Continue Reading »