home inspection: My Top 9 Home Inspection Finds in 2009 - 01/08/10 11:15 AM
These are a sample of some of the top finds found during inspections in 2009.  Please feel free to comment on the site itself and here on the active rain blog.
This link gos to my website where all the images have been placed.
 Have a great 2010

home inspection: Real Estate Agent Referred Inspectors - 11/02/09 01:30 PM
Home inspectors are in an odd position when it comes to the home buying process.  Many believe that the home inspector can be the pickiest, most thorough inspector in the area, yet as a result of his thoroughness he can have several people irritated at him.  The real estate agent(s) and the home seller.   
This position has led some to believe that any inspector that your real estate agent recommends is secretly working for the real estate agent and will overlook or minimize concerns found during a home inspection.  It is believed that the inspector will do this so as to get referrals in … (3 comments)

home inspection: Are You Appropriately Persistent? - 09/09/09 10:22 AM
Having consistent contact with your clients and past clients is important.  Past and current clients are a great source of referrals and more sales However the communications you have with them needs to be appropriate to the clients needs and interests.  If your message is not of interest to your client then you have lowered your perceived value to that client.  It is important that your messages be of interest to the recipient of it so as to retain the readership and interest from them.  This is called a message to market match.
One question I have been asked many times is this: "How often … (3 comments)

home inspection: Service is the key - 05/01/09 12:27 PM
The other night I recieved a phone call from a person I did an inspection for the week before.  He told that he was originally going send an email but decided to call me.
He wanted to let me know that he realy appreciated the effort I put into the home inspection and the detail I put into it.  He stated that the report was a great help and that he sat down and showed the report to the seller as part of his request to remedy.  The seller afterwards even repaired some of the items the buyer did not even ask them to … (2 comments)

home inspection: Real Estate Agent Referred Inspectors - 04/15/09 10:35 AM
Here is an article I recently got published.  I would love to hear what you have to say about it.

Jim Troth, Inspecting and protecting home buyers and agents o (Habitation Investigation LLC)

Jim Troth

Inspecting and protecting home buyers and agents o

Marysville, OH

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