Got an Email From my Niece

My sister’s daughter is buying a house. She wants to know how to choose a home inspector. Following is my response. Ah: the age-old question and you want the spin of a renegade. Compare Sample Reports What does comparing sample reports do? It weeds out the nobodies—right? You’ll see through a report that says nothing …

So, You Want to Become a Home Inspector

A career choice is usually a significant inflection point in a person’s life–a major life decision. It affects how much free time one is going to have, how they are going to dress, where they are going to live and how well they will be able to support their family. It’s a big deal. Thirty …

VAREI 2021 :: Back in the Saddle

Home Inspectors and home inspection companies, in many cases, fared well while others suffered through the pandemic lock-down of 2020. Home inspection professional associations–not so much. VAREI, in particular, did what it could. We teamed up with the Northern Virginia ASHI chapter to host a reasonably successful seminar in October of 2020 where we showcased …

Diversification

Years ago a trusted friend recommended that I diversify. I was still a carpentry subcontractor at the time. I struggled to grasp the concept. How could I take on a different, but related line of work? What might that line of work be? I was familiar with the old adage that you do new work …