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6 Strategies to Succeed When Business is Slow

Mar 24, 2020
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Every business experiences highs and lows. Your home inspection business is no exception—especially if you’ve built it from the ground up on your own. The lows can be daunting, but they don’t have to be a stumbling block to your success. There are steps you can take to not only mitigate potential losses and keep…

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How to be a unicorn: A guide to differentiating your home inspection business

Mar 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. “Unicorn Squad: We know that it’s the most ridiculous name on the planet. It’s kind of a joke. I mean, none of us were ever into unicorns before this. But it became this symbol of…

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Your Pre-Inspection Agreement: Exclusions

Mar 1, 2020
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Exclusions are items of risk specifically not covered by a contract to avoid excessive liability. In pre-inspection agreements, exclusions limit or eliminate your responsibility to inspect for certain defects or examine certain systems and components. By outlining the conditions and circumstances your inspection does not cover within your agreement, you can better serve your clients…

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When animals attack: How to protect yourself and your employees from animal-related inspection injuries

Mar 1, 2020
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Inspecting homes is a dangerous job. From slippery roofs to electrical hazards, rotted subflooring to invisible toxins, the average home inspector encounters countless perils during their careers. While inspection horror stories come in all varieties, many of the tales that have unhappy endings seem to stem from home inspection animal attacks. Most recently, the home…

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InspectorPro and Allen Insurance Announce Strategic Alliance

Feb 18, 2020
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Today, InspectorPro Insurance and Allen Insurance Group announce their strategic alliance for home inspectors. Through the alliance, Allen Insurance Group’s current insureds will gain access to InspectorPro’s exclusive errors and omissions (E&O) and general liability (GL) program. In 2009, InspectorPro revolutionized the insurance space by offering insurance policies tailored to home inspectors’ unique risks. Today,…

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Corp, LLC, or Sole Proprietorship? Choosing the right entity type for your home inspection business

Feb 15, 2020
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Whether you’re just now entering the home inspection industry or have been an inspector for years, establishing and maintaining your own business is no small feat. One of the most common questions we receive from new or growing inspection companies is what type of business entity they should create. In this article, we hope to…

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Your Pre-Inspection Agreement: Scope

Feb 1, 2020
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Your inspection scope. Merriam-Webster defines the term scope as an “intention” or “object,” meaning “the goal or end of an effort or activity.” One objective of your pre-inspection agreement is to define the scope, or purpose, of your inspection. According to Matthew Steger of WIN Home Inspection in Pennsylvania, including the scope in your agreement…

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To test or not to test? Examining the garage door pressure test | Part 2: The Inspectors’ Perspective

Feb 1, 2020
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Part 2: The Inspectors’ Perspective In Part 1 of the series, we examined how the two nationally recognized Standards of Practice (SoPs), written by the American Society of Home Inspectors’ (ASHI) and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors’ (InterNACHI), address the reverse jam test of garage doors. Both SoPs state that home inspectors are…

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To test or not to test? Examining the garage door pressure test | Part 1: The Standards’ Perspective

Jan 15, 2020
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Part 1: The Standards’ Perspective During a routine home inspection for a home buyer, one of our insured home inspectors performed an auto reverse test to examine the reverse jam function of the property’s automatic garage door. The door failed the test due to a pre-existing defect, which the inspector wrote up in his inspection…

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Radon inspections: What you need to know

Jan 1, 2020
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Radon: the colorless, odorless gas emitted into the air by the radioactive element, radium, as it breaks down in soil, rock, and water. Typically, radon penetrates buildings through small cracks or openings in foundations undetected. And, once radon has entered a property, the radon may be trapped inside. In fact, this is what home inspectors…

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