THE JOB OF A HOME INSPECTOR
A Home Inspector's job is to identify defects in homes. Homebuyers want to know what's wrong with the house before they buy it. They want to know how soon they will be needing a new roof, furnace, etc. They can use the information learned from the inspection to negotiate repairs or costs. A Better School of Building Inspection truly treaches Home Inspection. Other programs have you spend hundreds of hours reading about how things are built or how repairs are made--that's not Home Inspection--why waste your time? We get right into home inspection. We train you by showing the defects--thousands of them.
Across the U.S., about 75% of home inspectors are self-employed. Most of them like it that way. They can set their own schedules and not worry about employees They market themselves to people buying home. A typical home inspection takes 2 to 4 hours and costs $200 to $500.
I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN CONSTRUCTION FOR YEARS, WHY DO I NEED TRAINING?
A home inspector's job is to identify defects in all areas of the home, including the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structure, roofing, etc. A person building homes, even if it has been for decades, will not see the problems that develop in homes as they age. Also, everyone has gaps in their background, even handymen who see defects everyday. A contractor specializing in framing would also need to know electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc. Plus, it is veryimportant to know where an inspection begins and ends. For example, an electrician would probably overdo the electrical portion of the inspection, but under inspect other areas of the home. Proper training of what is and what is not included in a home inspection is vital in having satisfied customers.
One area where a construction background would be helpful is in the state exams for home inspectors. For some reason, these tests have many code questions on them. So even though a home inspector does not cover code in the inspection, this knowledge is helpful for the test.
WHY DVD HOME STUDY?
Did you know that most on-line courses only let you view the material once or twice and then you no longer have access?--you have nothing to show for your money. Plus, you have nothing to study for state tests. Even with classroom courses, most people forget the details of what they have learned in just a few months. With DVD home study training, you can review the material anytime you want, as often as you want. We believe our material is so good you will want keep the DVDs and manuals for reference material.
If you are a visual learner, DVDs are the way to go. Quoting an experienced trainer: "If I only verbally explain what something looks like to 100 students in a classroom, I would get about 100 different imaginations of what it looks like. On the other hand, if I show them a real life scene from out on-site, it leaves nothing to the imagination. Learning with visuals is perhaps the most important part of learning how to inspect."
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