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

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 Listing Agent Home Inspection Drive-by

There are few things in the home inspection business that annoy me more than the listing agent home inspection drive-by. The neighbor’s dog barking at me through the fence while I’m trying to safely inspect the wiring in an electrical panel, the greasy cooking range that I can’t touch without getting my fingers sticky, and

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