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Top 3 pest claims against home inspectors

Oct 12, 2018
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  American homeowners aren’t living alone. They share their homes with family. They share their homes with pets. And, whether homeowners know it or not, they share their homes with uninvited guests. Pests and the American household Insects, spiders, and other pests dwell right alongside us and have for quite some time. In fact, some…

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How to protect your business when you refer clients to outside inspectors or contractors

Sep 26, 2018
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Try as you may, you can’t always be a one-stop shop. Maybe your inspection business is still small, so you don’t offer many additional services beyond the basic inspection. Or maybe your client needs something that goes beyond the Standard of Practice (SOP).1 Regardless, if you’re unable to meet a client’s needs in-house, you’re likely to…

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Claim 2: Roof Damage

Sep 26, 2018
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This article was originally published in the ASHI Reporter: October 2018 Edition as part of InspectorPro’s monthly column Managing Risk. You can see how the appeared in print here. Second only to general water damage claims, roof damage claims—especially ones alleging roof leaks—are one of the most common claims against home inspectors. Why is roof damage common? Depending…

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5 Hiring Tips for Your Home Inspection Business

Sep 14, 2018
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Many of you are desperate for hiring tips for your home inspection business. After all, in a niche industry like home inspections and in a nation at 3.9 percent unemployment, it can be tough to find talent. But for many U.S. home inspectors, hiring is a must. Let your inspection business run understaffed and you…

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Claim 1: Water Damage

Aug 30, 2018
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This article was originally published in the ASHI Reporter: September 2018 Edition as part of InspectorPro’s monthly column Managing Risk. You can see how the appeared in print here. Of all the allegations we receive, claims of water damage are the most common claims against home inspectors. Why is water damage so common? “Water intrusion is the Number…

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You’ve Got the Wrong Guy

Aug 23, 2018
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The following is a real home inspector case study from our insurance claim archives. In order to protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been omitted or removed. The Complaint Three months after an inspection of a short-sale property that had suffered from some previous flooding, home inspector Jeremy Pierce received…

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How to set home buyers’ expectations

Aug 10, 2018
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We’ve discussed how to set expectations with inspection clients in the past. You know that appropriate expectations are essential for mitigating risk and ensuring client satisfaction. But do you have a good understanding of what you need to explain and how? In this article, we continue our series of interviews with recent home buyers. We…

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Announcing: Partnership with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Jul 31, 2018
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ASHI Partnership Announcement: InspectorPro Insurance Announces Premier Partnership to Advance Risk Management Education and Provide Better Claims Protection (August 1, 2018) —Today, InspectorPro Insurance and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) announce their Premier Partnership to advance risk management education and provide better claims protection in the home inspection industry. Through the Partnership, ASHI…

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Shopping Home Inspection Insurance 101

Jul 31, 2018
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This article was originally published in the ASHI Reporter: August 2018 Edition. You can see how the appeared in print here. Whether you’re a new or seasoned inspector, buying home inspection insurance can be daunting. With mile-long policies and seemingly identical advertising, it can be tough to determine exactly how insurance providers differ. And without understanding those…

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Avoiding the Top 12 Claims Against Home Inspectors

Jul 31, 2018
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This article was originally published in the ASHI Reporter: August 2018 Edition as part of InspectorPro’s monthly column, “Managing Risk.” You can see how the appeared in print here. In an industry as complex and litigious as that of home inspection, it’s important to manage risk. The most important work begins long before you’re reporting a claim to…

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