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Getting Started in the Home Inspection Profession

1 Day - 6 hours
Only $89.

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Course Outline     Register Now

This 6-hour introductory home inspector training class will provide attendees a basic overview of the home inspection profession. Upon completion of this class students will have a general overall knowledge of the history of the home inspection business as well as an understanding of the scope of a residential home inspection. This is the perfect introductory home inspector training course if you are considering starting a home inspection business. When you are ready to further your home inspector education your course fee can be applied to one of our comprehensive home inspection classes including our Fast Track, Enhanced, and National Online Home Inspection course.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing a home inspection business
  • Home inspection History
  • Scope of a residential home inspection, including inclusions, limitations, and exclusions
  • The home inspector's role in a real estate transaction
  • Tools necessary for the inspector
  • Overview of the business including, telephone inquiry, booking an inspection, presentation of the inspection, report delivery, payment/pricing, and business opportunities.
  • Report writing - meeting standards, reporting style options (Matrix Advantage or InspectNOW Software) and typical items viewed during a home inspection.

Course Outline

The Scope of the Inspection

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Introductions
  • A general overview of the business
  • The home inspector's role in a real estate transaction
  • Business opportunities and marketing
  • Break - 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • The history of the home inspection industry
  • Researching the Business
  • Meeting the industry standards
  • Basic tools for a home inspection

  • Lunch - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    The Home Inspection Business

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Sample report provided and reviewed
  • Presentation of the inspection
  • Telephone and Booking an inspection
  • Break - 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Logical path of a home inspection
  • Course Materials

  • Matrix Advantage Reporting System Sample
  • Resource Guide
  • Printout of PowerPoint presentation
  • * $89 fee applied to future Fast Track, Enhanced, or National Online Home Inspection course registration, or sign up during your Getting Started class and get a $125 discount applied to Fast Track or Enhanced class registration!

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    Course Schedule

    Courses Start at 8:30 AM (8:00 in Rochester, NY)

    NOTE: Classes fill up quickly. Please call to confirm enrollment availability before registering.

    Approved for
    6 CE Credit Hours

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