DIY and the Home Inspector’s Job Security

I could write a song, “Ode to DIY”. We home inspectors owe much of our existence to the home improvement Do-It-Yourself centers, books, and the home-owner advice blogosphere. Without these immeasurable encyclopedias of advice unfollowed, and building supplies and tools misused, our profession, our job, would be as mundane as mowing the lawn. All of

Home Inspection Bells and Whistles

Very few products and services are offered in their purest form these days. More often than not purchasing a device without the bells and whistles is “special order.” Try buying an appliance that doesn’t come with a built-in clock. I can’t walk through my kitchen without being reminded four or five times that I hit

How to Prepare Your Home for the Inspector

After years of study and countless hours of interviews with home inspectors across the country, this organization, The Home Inspection Digest, has developed a comprehensive inspection checklist for home sellers and their real estate listing agents to help them prepare for the home inspection. Make sure the inspector has a place to park his vehicle

The Agent has a Handyman

The agent has a handyman. How convenient is that! No matter the problem, leaky roof, bad wiring, clogged drains, etc., the agent has the solution: the handyman, the guy who is uniquely unqualified to fix anything and can fix everything. He’s a magic wand of sorts, the handyman, who has been waved over many a

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