Start Your Own Home Inspection Service

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Dec 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 128 pages

Handy around the house? Turn that talent into a lucrative career!

New home sales are booming. So is the need for qualified home inspectors, making this one of the fastest-growing businesses in the real estate field- with no end in sight. There are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 home inspectors in the United States and Canada. More than 40 percent of home sales now include inspections, a number that is expected to double over the next 5 years, especially in the light of the rapidly increasing cost of housing.

As a home inspector, you'll examine the interior and exterior of the home and give potential home buyers an objective, informed decision. Many home inspectors earn $500 to $800 per day, and a pro shows you how you can, too. This concise, no-nonsense guide tells you how to start and operate a successful home inspection business without spending a lot of money.

This comprehensive guide to starting your own home inspection business shows you:

  • Typical start up costs for low-end and high-end businesses
  • How to select a location for your home inspection business
  • Aspects of operating from a home-based office versus a commercial office
  • Inspection equipment you will need to run your business
  • Legal forms and requirements
  • How to do market research-stages, primary research methods, secondary research, and other factors.
  • How to keep records, manage your finances, and stay ahead of your tax liability
  • How to advertise and promote your business to achieve market penetration
  • Market groups you can't afford to overlook

This guide represents your opportunity to start and run your own business-to be your own boss, decide your own fate, set your own course, and succeed by your own wit and courage. If you've got a knack for finding trouble spots in homes and are handy with tools, this is a book that can put you on the road to establishing your own successful home inspection business.

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