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Home Inspection is it worth it?

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Hey. Been thinking bout doing home inspections part time on the side. Was wondering what's your thought? Is it worth it?

Thanks
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Are you asking is it worth it to become a home inspector on the side? or are you asking if its of value to have a home inspection when purchasing property.

Personally if its my house I want to know the home inspector does this for a living and knows what to look for, not that I am expecting them to find every little problem, but I want them to have basic knowledge of electrical, plubming, roofing ect.
that is not a side job---the insurance and other overhead would prevent that---
is it worth it in the since of full time with our current econ? I would like to transition to something less laborious
mikeswoods said:
that is not a side job---the insurance and other overhead would prevent that---
Overall, how's the RE resale market in Sac..... Also, what's your competition look like in the market... and you'll have all your start-up as you build relationships with realtors/clients etc.

Just considerations
is it worth it in the since of full time with our current econ? I would like to transition to something less laborious
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The good inspectors are the toughest ones that are more expensive and are hired by seller for a pre-listing inspection to correct what later inspectors could find and slow up the sale. The pre-purchase inspectors are referred by realtors to slide a sale though.

It all depends on what side of the fence you want to be on and how well you can straddle a picket fence.
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the market is good in the rich areas but ok in the middle to low income areas. I need to talk to some realtors to get an idea. Thanks
MTN REMODEL LLC said:
Overall, how's the RE resale market in Sac..... Also, what's your competition look like in the market... and you'll have all your start-up as you build relationships with realtors/clients etc. Just considerations
Def would want to be in the buyers side. I want to help buyers not rip them off
concretemasonry said:
The good inspectors are the toughest ones that are more expensive and are hired by seller for a pre-listing inspection to correct what later inspectors could find and slow up the sale. The pre-purchase inspectors are referred by realtors to slide a sale though. It all depends on what side of the fence you want to be on and how well you can straddle a picket fence.
Think about how you're thinking about getting into this business. Easy entry and little commitment.

There's your competition.
You have a point there
Kowboy said:
Think about how you're thinking about getting into this business. Easy entry and little commitment. There's your competition.
I can't imagine that CA regulates the profession any less than others, so your best place to start thinking is to talk with the state agency that is in charge of the education and experience requirements that you will need to satisfy them enough to be legit.
people in the trades move to being inspectors. it is the natural progression of the industry to become an inspector inspecting walls when you tire of building and lifting walls
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