For beginners in real estate and construction, this basic home inspection education (if you choose to pay for expensive training) is worth some, but as much as my basic heavy equipment training. there is. A brand new home inspector with a certificate may have never raised a hammer in his life. And while he may be very inexperienced and even incompetent, the real estate industry believed that having a well-known certificate meant that it would work, so he did business. You can use this certificate as a banner to do. ...
The main advantage of certification is the ability to use the certification body logo and its marketing tools. Some people have a marketing "network" on the Internet to help them find leads. Like the personal training industry, the home inspection and certification industry is opening up its own niche in the real estate world, where many realtors and clients believe certification is essential, so this marketing ability is actually very high. Powerful and effective. ... And you often see house inspectors with these large and expensive certificates helping to continue this myth. Because they now have repetitive costs to maintain them.
I think professional accreditation focuses on generating your own cash flow, not on providing good education that seems to be accreditation. Professional certification can be a very valuable marketing tool for inspectors starting a business, but that's it. Organizations can be offered to inspectors in various forms (for sale, of course). You can get inspectors to act in a business model or other way, but investigating these reveals that the main goal is simply to make more money for the certification company.
For example, in my business I researched some of these forms (which can be purchased from a certification company) before developing them myself and found that their legal effect was confusing and weak. .. When I first thought about entering this business, I bought a good book / industry guide from Amazon and noticed that many certification companies use this particular book as a teaching material. What about their test criteria? One of my inspectors applied for one of the big organizations online while he was studying for a major certification company himself and passed the exam without much study based on his construction experience. Informed me.
Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate is the author of the electronic article "Four Tips for Finding the Best Home Investigators" *, saying:
"Don't trust an inspector just because he has a government license or qualification ... Training can be minimal and ineffective."
It's all about clients looking for a home inspector, a real estate agent working online with a home inspector, or a builder or professional builder who is thinking of home inspection as a new career. Summarized by the fact that there is or someone else in the real estate industry. Sensitive to the myth that certification is required ... Remember that this is a myth. Certification bodies make money from people who think they need certification. And there is no doubt that these companies and their associated successful home inspectors will continue to spread this myth as long as they eventually work on government regulations that give these organizations more business.
That's why I don't put too much emphasis on certification, focusing on the experience that candidates (inspectors) have already experienced in real estate, development, housing, refurbishment, etc. before deciding to go first. .. Queue-Inspection business.
And you should do that too.
Managing Director of Eddie Patin-Alliance Home Inspections Inc. In Colorado Springs.
He is not certified. And if he is certified, it will be for marketing purposes.
All home inspectors working in the alliance (some certified and some not) have years of experience in construction, construction, refurbishment and real estate. When looking for a real estate inspector, make sure they have a lot of work experience and know exactly what they are looking at when assessing a home, especially what to look for.