Home Inspector Qualifications
Not all states require home inspectors to have a professional license, but most of them do. Check your state's specific requirements to find out if you'll need to be licensed or not. If you are required to hold a license, you will probably need to complete a training course in order to familiarize yourself with the skills and qualifications you'll need as a home inspector. It will be important for you to become as knowledgeable as possible concerning residential building codes. Look for courses pertaining to building codes at your local community college or trade school.
If you're interested in becoming a home inspector, you should also be interesting building construction and the inner workings of a residential home. Qualified inspectors need to have a mind for technical details, be highly organized, and very systematic. Many home inspectors work as their own boss, so it's good to already have an understanding of how to run a small business before you get started. Since you'll mostly be dealing with prospective home owners and realtors, it's a great asset to have good people skills and be an excellent written and verbal communicator.
Before going out on your own, try to connect with some experienced home inspectors. Join them on a few home inspections to see how an experienced professional does the job. Over time you will develop you own system, but it can be a great value to see how others tackle the job.
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