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In good company: The power of networking in the home inspection industry

Nov 15, 2020
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In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. When Bret Husted’s wife, a real estate agent at the time, encouraged him to go into home inspecting, he thought it would be easy. As a general contractor, Husted was familiar with the work. And…

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Your Pre-Inspection Agreement: Authorized Agents

Nov 1, 2020
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Two years after an inspection, a multi-inspector firm received a county court summons. Within the summons, the inspection company’s former clients made a litany of allegations: Termites occupied multiple areas on the first floor, including the garage. One of the anchor plates on the basement wall was “moldy musty.” The bottom of the heating unit…

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5 scheduling mistakes to avoid [Infographic]

Nov 1, 2020
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As a home inspector, your job starts long before you get to the inspection property. In fact, you can employ some of the best risk management techniques before your inspections. And yet, many home inspectors miss the opportunity to limit their liability prior to the inspection. Here are 5 scheduling mistakes to avoid so you…

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How to avoid power outage claims

Oct 15, 2020
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Just days after his inspection, a home inspector received word from the seller’s real estate agent that there was a problem. After tripping the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in the garage, the inspector had failed to reset the receptacle. As a result, the seller’s deep freezer and refrigerator sat in the garage in the July…

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Spooky Home Inspection Story Contest 2020

Oct 15, 2020
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Thanks to all who celebrated the spooky season with us by entering our third annual spooky home inspection story contest. We’ve collected your most hair-raising horror stories and chosen our favorites. We are pleased to announce our 2020 scary story contest winners, who have received $100, $50, and $25 Amazon gift cards for First, Second,…

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InspectorPro and CH Insurance Announce Strategic Partnership

Oct 12, 2020
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Today, InspectorPro Insurance and CH Insurance announce their strategic partnership for home inspectors. Through the partnership, CH Insurance’s current clients will gain access to InspectorPro’s exclusive errors and omissions (E&O) and general liability (GL) program. The Partnership In 2009, InspectorPro revolutionized the insurance space by offering insurance policies tailored to home inspectors’ unique risks. Today,…

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Your Pre-Inspection Agreement: Signatures

Oct 1, 2020
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Why does the client have to sign before the inspection? Signatures matter. They provide evidence that the signers agreed to the terms of the contract. When facing claims, signatures may be all you have to prove that your clients knew (or should have known) what was and wasn’t covered during your home inspection. Without signatures…

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How to qualify for insurance coverage

Oct 1, 2020
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Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance carrier. As such, it’s important for you to know the terms to which you agreed to so you can make sure that you and your carrier fulfill your ends of the bargain, which qualifies you for coverage. That’s where your policy’s Conditions section comes…

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7 tips to perform safer roof inspections

Sep 15, 2020
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While performing a routine roof inspection, KC Bartley of Professional Home Inspections in Tennessee set his ladder up on the rear deck of the property. It had rained recently, and a thin coat of mildew coated the deck, making it a little slick. However, Bartley had encountered similar scenarios a hundred times, so he thought…

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Your Pre-Inspection Agreement: Severability

Sep 1, 2020
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Sometimes, courts can take issue with one or multiple provisions in a business contract. If the court decides that a clause in your agreement is unfair to your client or is contrary to local or federal laws, they can invalidate one or more provisions in your contract. They can even dismiss your agreement altogether. That’s…

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