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Tools of the Trade

By Randy Yates, Training Consultant Administrator, NPI/GPI Home and commercial property inspectors need specific tools to perform certain portions of the inspection. Inspecting properties requires more than just a clipboard and flashlight — although a flashlight is one of the tools needed. An inspector’s basic set of tools includes the following: Shock-resistant combination flat/Phillips screwdriver. Continue Reading »

When Choosing a Franchisor, Consider These Things

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have been training and supporting franchise owners for a long time — nearly 30 years — and we always have our ears open as to what our competitors in the property inspection franchising industry are doing. We also pay attention to what other Continue Reading »

Strong Real Estate Market Means Increased Business for Property Inspectors

As you may have guessed, the real estate market affects the home inspection industry, and it’s been good news for both fields as recent economic information shows an uptick in the housing market. July had the highest rates for new-home construction in the past eight years. Furthermore, interest rates remain low, and the job market Continue Reading »

What’s the Market for a Home Inspection Business?

If you’re interested in starting a property inspection business, you’re undoubtedly curious about the market for home and commercial building inspections. The past year’s recovery of the housing market and its current stability are positive signs for the inspection business. But, according to an article posted by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the Continue Reading »

Avoid Becoming a ‘Bad’ Inspector

As you know, may know many people will ask friends and family members to recommend a business or an individual for a job they need done. Some individuals will search online for reviews and advice from others. For these reasons, it is crucial for home inspectors to maintain professionalism, provide great customer service and adhere Continue Reading »

The Next Generation of Franchising

We already know that Millennials are innovative, independent, hardworking and creative. Those traits are, after all, trademarks of the generation. But what you may not realize is that these traits and others also make Millennials ideal franchisees. Millennials who have graduated from college haven’t had it easy. The recession has created a shortage of jobs 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 »