"Don't Be Misled Into Thinking All Home Inspectors Are Created Equal"

Home Inspector with Advantage Property Inspections

The truth is, home inspections are a second occupation for most inspectors, coming from totally unrelated fields such as auto sales or repairs, education, carpet cleaning or fire fighting, etc. You need to ask yourself, "who do I want to inspect my new home, Someone who has taken a ten day inspection course or a person with an extensive background relevant to home inspection?"

There are only two national home inspection associations which have a credible certification process. ASHI & NAHI.  Both require a minimum of 250 verified home inspections and the successful completion of the National Home Inspectors Exam. Others, NACHI for example, only ask for 4 mock inspection reports and a free internet quiz anyone can take over and over until a passing grade of 70% is reached, giving untrained and inexperienced inspectors the right call themselves certified.

During January 2007, House Bill 393, requiring state registration and certification of all Montana home inspectors, was killed by members of such groups because they could not meet the minimum standards set forth by the bill.

Comments (1)

Christine Gerbehy
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Making waves, one home at a time...

I see you haven't posted in a while, you should come back... lots of good info here!

Jan 10, 2016 11:44 PM