It probably seemed simple at first: I'll just start a home inspection business. Little overhead, minimal investment, and a few certifications maybe. You'll be up and running in no time, right?
It's true, starting a home inspection business may be more straightforward that creating a restaurant. But when you start writing down the steps to start your new company, there may be more than you thought.
Getting your business to the point where it can legally perform home inspections is just the half of it. You also need to think about how you will generate business. That means marketing, which is an investment. Here's our checklist for everything you'll need when starting out as a home inspector:
New Home Inspector Checklist
Water pressure gauge
Gas leak detector
Non-contact voltage detector
Ladder (with non-slip pad)
Thermal Infrared Camera *if provided
Radon Testing Monitors *if provided
Drone *if you’re in a market where it would be a competitive advantage
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