Alyssa Cink

Through articles, newsletters, and social media posts, Content Marketing Specialist Alyssa Cink provides risk management education to home inspectors nationwide. A Gonzaga University alumna with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Spanish and journalism, Alyssa's passion for communication enables her to write engaging and clear content across mediums. A former "Harry Potter" fan club president, she is a fervent reader and podcast listener who also enjoys exploring Utah with her corgi.

Zoomed-in image of a person wearing a collared blue shirt and using a laptop and phone. Person is signing a floating graphic, implying a digital home inspection agreement signature or e-signature.

Get It Signed: Why your clients must sign a contract before the home inspection.

By Alyssa Cink / October 1, 2023

The following are real case studies from our home inspection insurance archives. To protect the insureds’ identities, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been altered or removed. We’re here to set the record straight: It’s essential that clients sign your agreements before the inspection starts. Perhaps it seems like just a formality. But in…

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Man with grey hair and beard smiles at the camera while holding a clipboard in front of a home, presumably exhibiting the best course of action after a home inspection.

Before-you-go Practices for Home Inspectors: Do This to Prevent Claims

By Alyssa Cink / September 15, 2023

How much is on your mind while performing a home inspection? Probably a lot. You’re watching the clock to wrap things up before the client arrives, or before the seller wants everything done. You have another inspection in a few hours, and it’s in the next town over. You need to write a report and…

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Home inspectors John Gallagher, Michael Atwell, Jameson Malgeri, and Morgan Cohen smile at the camera after promoting the pro-home inspection contingency Massachusetts bill together.

Home inspections are a right: Inspectors advocate for consumers.

By Alyssa Cink / September 1, 2023

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. For many years, home inspectors and buyers have combated the same problem: the pressure to waive inspections. This trend of buyers skipping home inspections is nationwide. But it appears most often in regions with high…

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Real estate agent and home inspector or client observe a garage door during an inspection.

FAQs for Real Estate Agent and Home Inspector Teams Part 2: Liability Concerns

By Alyssa Cink / August 15, 2023

Ask any home inspector, and they’ll likely have a story about that one realtor. They’ll tell you about the real estate agent who prioritized the sale over the buyer’s wellbeing. The agent might’ve asked to glaze over the worst structural concerns, painting the house in a “favorable” light. Perhaps the agent accused her of killing…

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Two men, a realtor and home inspector, sitting across from each other at a long table. One man has a casual shirt with sleeves rolled up, the other has a more formal, button up shirt.

FAQs for Realtor and Home Inspector Teams Part 1: Relationships and Red Flags

By Alyssa Cink / August 1, 2023

Realtors and home inspectors: It’s hard to imagine a successful real estate transaction without both. Realtors help buyers and sellers navigate stressful labyrinths, like finding the right home and negotiating deals. You, on the other hand, provide crucial inspection information to aid the clients’ purchase decisions. Though each has their own lane, you work together…

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Basement laundry room with at least an inch of water covering the floor, and signs of water damage where the walls meet the floor. Illustrating the kind of flooding discussed in this water damage claim.

It’s Coming from the Walls! A Home Inspection Water Damage Claim

By Alyssa Cink / July 1, 2023

The following is a real errors and omissions (E&O) case study from our home inspection insurance archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics from this water damage claim—including names, associations, and locations—have been altered or removed. It started like something out of a movie. An engaged couple moves into their first home a…

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Man wearing glasses (Ed) and young woman (Rebecca) take a selfie together. This father-daughter duo manages a family home inspection business

Like Father, Like Daughter: A Family Home Inspection Business Spotlight

By Alyssa Cink / June 15, 2023

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. A home inspector with 15 years of experience and a love for renovation. A former retail manager who wanted to set her own schedule.  What do these two have in common? They’re father and daughter.…

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Shadowed figure of a child with thick, curly hair holding a megaphone and speaking into it, as if shouting a liability disclaimer.

How to Make Your Home Inspection Disclaimers More Effective

By Alyssa Cink / May 15, 2023

You’re inspecting a bed-and-breakfast along a scenic river, an area known for its hardwood forests and wildlife. It’s a late-summer, late-afternoon appointment. Dusk starts to fall, and your visibility-already impacted by the tall trees overhead-diminishes even further with the fading sunlight. On top of that, you’re welcomed by gentle rainfall, lifting musky, earthy scents from…

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Zoomed-in image of lightning strike at night. This is one of many conditions to watch out for while performing a home inspection during extreme weather.

Heat Waves and Heavy Rain: Safety Tips for Home Inspections During Extreme Weather

By Alyssa Cink / April 1, 2023

Inclement weather means different things across the United States. If you live in Utah, like much of InspectorPro’s team, a few inches of snow overnight is small potatoes for the average commuter. By comparison, that same snowfall in southern California is a rare sight that might send schools and workplaces into a frenzy. This makes…

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Rooftops in suburban neighborhood against a cloudy, sunset or sunrise sky. Ideal conditions for a morning roof inspection.

Roof Inspection Safety and Risk: The FAQs

By Alyssa Cink / March 1, 2023

How many of us take for granted the roofs over our heads? Perhaps more than we’d like to admit. But a strong, dependable roof is everything. That’s why the saying “a roof over your head” stands for safety, security, and shelter. We trust it to keep us warm and dry from rain, snow, and wind.…

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Magnifying glass hovering over wood, revealing up-close termites through a termite inspection.

Termites, Termites Everywhere: A Termite Inspection Case Study

By Alyssa Cink / February 15, 2023

The following is a real termite inspection, errors and omissions (E&O) case study from our home inspection insurance archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been altered or removed. Just shy of Saint Patrick’s Day, Luke, a home inspector, saw his afternoon take a very unlucky turn. He and…

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Zoomed in view of two feminine, Caucasian hands passing a blank, white sheet of paper from one to the other, presumably between two women. Used to illustrate release of claims or release of liability contract as a means of limiting home inspector liability.

Release of Claims: A Contract to Limit Home Inspector Liability

By Alyssa Cink / January 15, 2023

Imagine: After buying and moving into their new home, your former client accuses you of missing mold during your inspection. Looking for or reporting mold is outside your inspection’s scope. Even so, you and your defense team spend months fighting this frivolous allegation before it resolves. Thank goodness—you can finally put that stress behind you…

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