Do you want to work outside and set your own hours?
Do you have a background in construction?
Are you a problem solver?
Consider becoming a home inspector!
What Do Home Inspectors Do?
No one wants to live or work in a building that can crumble at any second.
Home inspectors make sure that construction meets building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
Home inspectors are usually responsible for:
Reviewing building plans before construction.
Inspecting the plumbing, electrical systems, and structural integrity of a building
Writing reports on any issues found in a property.
Maintaining relationships with realtors or building crews.
Where Can You Find Work As A Home Inspector?
Home inspectors can be found working for:
Potential real estate buyers
Home owners who are selling their property
Requirements for becoming a home inspector vary by state or province. Most require:
A high school diploma or GED
An approved course of study
A certain number of training hours
Home inspector license and/or certification
How Much Do They Earn?
In Canada, the average salary for a home inspector is $59,758 CAD.
In the USA, the average salary for a home inspector is $48,892 USD.
You'll Love It if...
You have a keen eye and enjoy playing a detective type role.
You like novelty (every property is different).
You write well and can deliver clear reports in a timely manner.
Look For Another Career Path if...
You don't like tight spaces and don't want to explore the crawlspaces or cellars of people's homes.
You like to have a consistent routine (each inspection will be on a different property and have you talking to different people).
You don't like deadlines. Inspectors are usually required to finish their reports 2-3 days after inspection.
Pick The Future Home Inspector
Likes to explore
Has a knack for spotting things
Dislikes being cooped up in an office
Likes to write reports
Has a fear of spiders
Dislikes work that involves travel
Who is the better fit to become a home inspector?
If being a home inspector sounds like a career path for you:
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