Inspection in the Spot Light
and Media Articles on Home Inspection
does it mean to be a Home Inspector?
John Bouldin - Kaplan Inspection Report, May/June 2006
Home Inspecting is a mission.
Home Inspecting is an opportunity to serve.
Home Inspecting is a passion for excellence, and a genuine
interest in people and homes.
Home Inspecting is that great feeling you get when you alone
of all the people in the room actually see, feel and hear
what the house is telling you about itself.
Home Inspecting is managing client expectations so they
will know ahead of time what they are hiring you to do.
Home Inspecting is to under promise, and over deliver.
Home Inspecting is to know your limits, and not have to
apologize for not exceeding them.
Home Inspecting gives you the ability to say “I don’t
know” in such a way as to build client confidence,
rather than weaken it.
Home Inspecting is that moment in time when all parties
to a transaction are looking at you and listening to what
you have to say because of their absolute faith in your
Home Inspecting is the fine art of practicing your craft
without so much as approaching the appearance of a conflict
Home Inspecting is the ability to select your own agents
and clients based on how closely their values and ethics
meet your expectations, rather than being controlled by
Home Inspecting means driving and working long hours in
uncomfortable environments for people who may not even recognize
Home Inspecting gives you the power of applied reason and
intuition to understand the interplay between houses, their
sub systems, their environments, and their occupants.
Home Inspecting means to wake up every day and re-commit
to your professional and ethical standards, and work hard
to improve your skills.
Home Inspecting means understanding that no matter how many
inspections you have done, you haven’t seen it all
– not by a long shot.
Home Inspecting means giving back to the industry that has
Home Inspecting means helping people who cannot possibly
Home Inspecting is a higher calling than simple commerce
or financial gain. We never know how many injuries,
calamities and financial disasters that simply fail to occur
because of our efforts.
Home Inspecting is pushing through the barriers of self
limitations, and to never even recognize the limits others
try to put on you.
Home Inspecting sometimes means being falsely accused of
negligence, and being held responsible for outcomes completely
outside of your control.
Home Inspecting means that once an inspection has begun,
there is no longer any thought about whether the fee you
charged is enough to put up with the unexpected situations
you must deal with.
Home Inspecting means loving what you do, doing what you
love, with the complete confidence that the marketplace
will eventually reward your passionate dedication beyond
Home Inspecting is the easiest job to fail in, and the hardest
job to succeed in if your heart is not in the right place.
Home Inspecting means your integrity shows through everything
you do, and that you become the kind of person everyone
you meet will be glad to say they know you.
Home Inspecting means being satisfied with having improved
your small corner of the world that day for your clients.
Home Inspecting means that you are often the one person
a client totally trusts during an entire real estate transaction.
Home Inspecting means to be a selfless source of information
to your clients, and to those who are not, but who may one
day be your clients.
Home Inspecting is a talent that cannot be bought, a dedication
that cannot be undermined, integrity that cannot be stolen
away, a passion for your work and a compassion for your
client that cannot be taught.
Home Inspecting is a way to change the world.