Being a Helpful Home Inspector

So what makes a really good home inspector, many would say doing an extremely thorough inspection and not missing any item of any significance. Of course you can’t argue the importance of that statement, but there is more to being a really good home inspector than just that. That’s just the technical part, but there is much more.

Communication

How the inspector communicates his findings is of extreme importance, both to the client and the agents involved in the transaction. Some may argue who cares what the agents think?- if you have that attitude, you will never be a great inspector. There is nothing wrong with being cognizant of the fact that agents earn a living by the sale of property, and just to be respectful of that. That does not mean that you would ever, ever withhold any information to your client. You must always disclose all of your inspection findings. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing your findings in an objective, fact based, non alarming manner. It is never an inspectors responsibility to judge a property – it is the inspector’s responsibility to share knowledge and information.

Helpful Home Inspector – A Marketing Advantage
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This site was created with the home inspector in mind. It is a great source for helping all those involved in the real estate transaction, and it allows the home inspector to be neutral. After all the more issues you find in a home, the more problems are created for others – that just the nature of the business. Home inspectors choose an inspection career for a few reasons, and one of the main reasons is to help their client, for what is probably the largest investment of their life. Obviously you are a huge help by finding all the issues/deficiencies in the home, and now you can provide information on how to repair these findings.

Even if you explain how to fix some items at the property – people do forget, or they might not fully understand. Now you can be a more helpful home inspector, and the more you help people – the more they will want to use your services. The sharing of this site becomes a soft marketing tool for you. Don’t be surprised when you find more referrals coming your way, or if a listing agent, or a prior home seller contacts you for a future home inspection.

Help This WebSite – Help You

If you have a common inspection finding, that you do not see on the website, please contact us so we can add it to the site.  We have not come close to finishing this website. Marketing Postcard 

Educational Tool

Home inspectors are generalists, and usually don’t know how to fix every deficiency found. Their responsibility is to report  the deficiencies / issues found. However this site can help you better understand how to repair something you reported. After all knowledge is always a good thing. People may not use or refer you if they feel your knowledge is weak.

Share this Website

Send a message like the ones below to your client, the buyers agent, and the listing agent as  well. You can send it along with your home inspection report to your customer as well.

 

Hello Client,

To better understand, and for help in repairing any deficiencies found during the inspection, or for any future improvements, I make a practice of sharing the website…

Inspection Findings Solutions – Is a complete resource for understanding the most common issues found by the home inspector, and solutions for fixing them. This site provides do it yourself videos, material resources, and great advice. 

Hello Listing Agent,

As my standard practice, I share this website with all the parties involved with any of my home inspections. With the intention of providing some help to you, and the home seller with the home inspection findings.

Inspection Findings Solutions – Is a complete resource for understanding the most common issues found by the home inspector, and solutions for fixing them. This site provides do it yourself videos, material resources, and great advice. 

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