Home Inspector Keys to Success

Being a home inspector can be a complex and challenging job. While years of experience and best practices will likely contribute to your clients’ success, there are four well-known tactics that will only improve the practice. In addition to protecting your clients’ operations with a Home Inspector Professional Liability program, share the following tips with them to ensure their success.

Technical skills.

Education and competency in the field are great foundations for a successful home inspector. Next, being able to recognize and report performance issues is another key factor. Your clients should be well-versed in all aspects of the home including roofing, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, exterior, interior, cooling, and insulation.

Verbal communication.

As many invested parties attend the inspection, great communication is a requirement. According to Carson Dunlop, an inspector should complete the following:

  • Taking charge of the process naturally and confidently.
  • Outlining the inspection scope and setting the pace.
  • Discussing his/her findings in clear, simple terms, and making sure the clients understand the message.
  • The conversation helps clients keep things in perspective.
  • Including a summary of key points at the end, with the client asking clarifying questions.

Report writing.

After the inspection is complete, a detailed and easily understood report must be written. A well-written report helps clients make an informed decision and can be an effective marketing tool, and a great report helps to establish your credibility and minimize liability. The best report writing tools help you create top premium quality reports quickly, easily, and consistently, explains the article.

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