Aubri Devashrayee

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How Multi-Inspector Firms Can Manage Their Risk

By Aubri Devashrayee / November 1, 2021

As inspectors become more seasoned in the industry, many wonder if starting a multi-inspector firm is right for their business. Certainly, there are many resources and articles dedicated to this subject. (See Additional Resources at the end of this article to check some out.) But, before embarking on your multi-firm journey, it’s wise to consider…

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InspectorPro and Breckenridge Insurance Announce Strategic Partnership

By Aubri Devashrayee / October 1, 2021

Today, InspectorPro Insurance and Breckenridge Insurance announce their strategic partnership for home inspectors. On August 25, 2021, Wally Glaser, who was the Program Manager for the Home Inspector Professional Liability Program, unexpectedly passed away. Following his father’s untimely passing, Lee Glaser negotiated for InspectorPro to service Wally’s clientele. Under this new strategic partnership, Wally’s current…

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7 Reasons Home Inspectors Walk Away from Inspections

By Aubri Devashrayee / October 1, 2021

At the beginning of 2020, Bill Warner from BC Warner Inspections in Ohio received a concerning email from a potential client. Under the direction of corporate counsel, the potential client had meticulously stripped Warner’s agreement of crucial provisions. The prospective client expected this modified agreement, and its new terms, to be signed for the inspection…

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Home Inspectors and Pricing: Know What Your Inspection Is Worth

By Aubri Devashrayee / September 1, 2021

A common enemy among seasoned home inspectors is low-cost competitor strategy, or underpricing. While established inspectors try to price their services to match their experience and expertise, some new inspectors offer drastically lower prices for their home inspections. As a result, more experienced inspectors may feel compelled to lower their inspection fees to keep up…

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Draw Inspections: What They Are and Why Inspectors Offer Them

By Aubri Devashrayee / August 1, 2021

Although 2020 brought a 0.4% decline in construction industry revenue, 2021 is proving to be different. According to IBISWorld, revenue in the construction industry is projected to increase 5.2% in 2021 and continue to increase after. Where do home inspectors fit into the mix? Some have taken advantage of this growth to provide an additional…

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Allegation Whiplash: A Home Inspection Insurance Claim

By Aubri Devashrayee / July 15, 2021

The following is a real home inspection insurance claim from our insurance claim archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been omitted or removed. Almost a year after the inspection, a client alleged that their home inspector failed to identify: damaged roof shingles, incorrect dryer ventilation, leaking pipes, supposed…

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Attic Inspection Safety: 5 Ways to Prevent Harm

By Aubri Devashrayee / June 15, 2021

Last year, an inspector was performing an attic inspection in the peak heat of summer. Not recognizing the signs of heat exhaustion, the inspector finished the attic inspection and the rest of the home inspection. With worsening symptoms, the inspector drove home to rest. Upon returning home, the inspector’s condition declined rapidly. Before he could…

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The Road to Understanding Retroactive Coverage Part 3: Retroactive Coverage

By Aubri Devashrayee / May 15, 2021

We’ve covered both continuous coverage and claims-made coverage, the two requirements to be eligible for retroactive home inspection coverage. Now that we appreciate these two terms and their own basic components, we can go into the homestretch of understanding retro coverage with confidence. See our roadmap below for reference. So, retroactive coverage— What is it?…

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The Road to Understanding Retroactive Coverage Part 2: Claims-Made Coverage

By Aubri Devashrayee / May 1, 2021

Now that you’re familiar with continuous coverage, we can use that knowledge to understand the second qualifier for retroactive coverage: claims-made inspection insurance. First, here is a visual of where we are at on our road to understanding retroactive coverage: In part two of this series, we walk you through the distinctive traits for claims-made…

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The Road to Understanding Retroactive Coverage Part 1: Continuous Coverage

By Aubri Devashrayee / April 15, 2021

Retroactive coverage—What is it? How does it affect you? And how can you qualify for it? Understanding retroactive, or past inspection, coverage can be tricky. Yet, it is crucial to grasp the fundamentals of this type of protection, which is why we decided to create this three-part article series on the topic. Here is a…

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Home Inspectors: Should Clients Attend Your Inspections?

By Aubri Devashrayee / April 1, 2021

Clients Attending Inspections: The Schools of Thought Home inspectors have many thoughts when it comes to clients attending their inspections. Most often, buyers will be your inspection clients, but, on occasion, sellers can also be your clients. We will be referring to both kinds of clients in this article. So, should your buyer and seller…

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Ray Kline: The Home Inspection Guru

By Aubri Devashrayee / March 15, 2021

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. In the home inspection industry, the name “Ray Kline” has become synonymous with continuing education. However, his experiences and example extend beyond that. We interviewed Kline to shed light on his background as a home…

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