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I am surprised any state allows and unlicensed professional in such an important aspect of home selling. Mark
Troy Erickson AZ Realt...
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
What Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint said. At least then the "bad apples" have a license to lose...
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Jeff, it's not a bad idea, but I don't think that license requirements necessarily result in competence.
Mark Don McInnes, San...
Co went through this, but it hasn't passed into law yet. It failed the last time around. I think all home inspectors should be licensed.
Mark Don McInnes, San...
It is crazy that anyone can pass themselves off as a professional.
Jeff, always a good idea for professionals to be licensed!
WoW..... Their not.... unreal
Good morning Jeff. I think inspectors in all states should be licensed.
Good morning Jeff. Absolutely, as some of the reports I have read, the home inspector did an average or below job on the report.
They are in TN and think it is a good standard for all states.
I believe they should be, yes.
Wow that's kind of incredible (read as incredibly stupid) to not require this.
Some states require home inspector license but PA does not yet.
NO to licensing. Yes to competency
Richie Alan Naggar
Jeff Pearl A home inspection is an important aspect of our industry. Home inspectors should probably be licensed.
Home Inspectors are licensed and under the supervision of the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
Yes I think it would be a good thing for Home Inspecotrs to be licensed in our state!
Absolutely. Sometimes deals are killed by a home inspection report.
I think licensing for such an important position is a good idea
They have to be licensed in IL. I think it's a good thing.
Jeff - I would have to agree with Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint. I would say that all Home Inspectors should at least be "required" to get certified or licensed. It should never be voluntary.
I think licensing is a good thing.
I don't think the unlicensed ones do much business, so don't really see it as a big change.
I can't believe anything is making it though the VA legislature! There's probably some add-on to the bill that will kill it.
No, there is already too much government control in our country, let the market weed out the poor quality and reward the good ones.
I am licensed in Texas where inspectors must be licensed and in Colorado where they aren’t. I am STRONGLY in favor of licensing if for no other reason than a common standard that inspectors use. In Colorado, with no standards, inspectors write up stuff all over the map.
They should. In Florida, with the licensing requirement; many disappeared.
Jeff... inspectors in NC and SC must be licensed and insured. I just still can't believe how many states do not require this.
There is currently no licensing requirement in Ontario.
Whether Virginia should require home inspectors to be licensed is a matter for the Virginia state legislature to determine based on whatever criteria they deem important.
Jeff Pearl interesting! I thought they are required to be licensed everywhere!
I am sure this will be a welcome change.