How Do A Better School of Building Inspection's Courses Compare With Other Courses???
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1. High Quality: We pattern our program after
the way home inspectors are trained in home inspection firms. New employees are typically taken out on a number
of inspections, sometimes as many as 300 to 500, even if they have decades of construction
experience. This is done in the hope that they will see enough defects so they won't walk right by them when they get out on their own.
Class Size: We limit our class to 16 people in each live class. Imagine going on a field inspection with over
people in the house.
4. Teaches Marketing: We tell you about some marketing techniques that home inspectors have used to earn well over $100,000 a year--in some cases charging more than anyone else in their area and still turning down business. Certainly it is worthwhile looking at these techniques. We also warn you about illegal marketing techniques you should avoid.
5. Teaches Liability Issues: Almost everyone is interested in reducing liability. We believe we cover this topic ten times better than our nearest competitor. We explain the principles of law that generally apply to home inspectors. We walk you through nine actual home inspector cases to show you how the courts have applied those principles in specific inspector circumstances. Remember, this is an area where you want to know the information up front, not after the fact. The better you understand your responsibility, the better you will serve your client, the buyer. And, we don't leave this topic in the classroom until we have answered all your questions.
6. Covers Exam Topics: We firmly believe that the best way to improve an individual's chances of passing a test is to be sure to provide them with virtually all the published home inspector technical topics on that exam. Our program is the only one we know of that does that. We hear about other programs, some of which even guarantee you will pass the exam or you can come back and take their course again. We have heard from students from some of these courses who tell us that when they took the exam, they didn't feel the course even covered 15% of the topics. What good was it going to do them to pay travel, hotel and meals, to go back and take a course for free, which didn't even help in the first place? We know of no other course that can say that they cover virtually all the published home inspector technical topics on these exams. It should be noted that the NHIE exam has code and new construction-related questions on their exam. We feel strongly that this is not good. Home inspectors do not do code inspections. But, in our effort to assist you, we offer a free study guide for the test, and we suggest that you take our New Construction training package. Please note, NAHI's exam is a true home inspector exam.
7. Covers Pertinent Topics: Unless you plan on exclusively doing new construction inspections, current building codes and standards will not help you evaluate older or existing homes as much as knowing what problem items effect the condition of those homes. Although some "home inspection training programs" claim they teach you what to look for in a home inspection, too often entire books, or a large percentage of the pages or diagrams in their manual(s) are devoted to how items are installed nowadays. This is poor assistance for learning what defects to look for in existing homes. We attempt to show you how things work not how to build something new. Remember, you must tell them to "show me the defects."
8. Take Class Slides Home With You: We know of no other course where you can take the "slides" home. How many slides can you remember from a one-week course? Clearly there is a need to have the multiple exposures to real life defects our DVD program provides. With our package, you can have the DVDs to view whenever you want.
In the DVDs, we show you the defects just as we saw them when we were out on-site. It can almost be as if you were there with us. In essence, instead of taking you out on hundreds of inspections over months of time, we are bringing those homes to you. Another important thing to remember, in our DVDs all the scenes are from the United States. Other video producers chose to use scenes from other countries.