Thinking of Opening a Home Inspection Franchise? What do Home Inspectors Look for, Anyway?

If you’re considering opening a home inspection franchise but you don’t have any industry experience, you may be wondering: what do home inspectors look for? Is this a line of work I can get excited about, and what, exactly, will I be providing for my clients? While some of our franchisees are former contractors, builders, or home inspectors, many of our licensees have never worked in the industry before, and may have only a surface understanding of what the home inspection industry entails. Don’t let lack of experience be a deterrent. Education is a big part of our franchise process, and we expect all our franchisees—regardless of prior experience—to undergo training and conduct extensive research to thoroughly understand our industry. Through this education process, you’ll quickly realize the excitement of owning a home inspection business, and how gratifying it can be to provide an essential service to homebuyers and sellers.

What we do

You may have a basic understanding of the home inspection industry, but if you don’t have any direct experience, you might still be wondering: what do home inspectors look for? If I decide to be hands-on, what can I expect? Even if you do have industry experience, this is a question you will have to answer for your clients.

On a basic level, home inspectors use their expertise to conduct a thorough inspection of a home, chiefly its structure and essential components. Our job is to identify any potential problems, and bring them to the attention of our customers. Mainly, we are looking for issues within the home’s structural integrity and major systems, which can include code violations, wear and tear, or poor construction.

Any prospective franchisees must have a keen eye for detail and understand the importance of thoroughness. Among many other areas, we look at the home’s structure, the exterior, roof and attic, plumbing, heating and AC, electrical systems, appliances, and garage.

Typical issues we generally find include roof problems, electrical malfunctions, cracks in the foundation, and poor storm drainage that exposes the home to water damage. These are all highly important issues that can make a huge difference when it comes to buying or selling a home. It is worth noting, however, that these are just some of the issues you might find, which is why our thorough training is such an asset to you as a home inspector.

Why Our Work is Important

The process of buying or selling a home is a huge event. It can mark a monumental transitory period in someone’s life, and a crucial turning point for any family. Our clients want to know that as they embark upon the next chapter of their lives, they have all the information to make a smart investment. That’s where we come in. By identifying any potential problems in a home, we are saving homebuyers from incurring a massive expense down the road, and families from taking up residence in a house that may be unsafe. Our goal is to make our clients as informed as possible, so they can make an educated decision regarding their purchase. Our franchisees recognize the importance of this role, and take great pride in executing it faithfully.

If you’re excited by the prospect of giving people peace of mind as they enter the next chapter in their lives, a home inspection franchise might be the right move for you. Get more information about Pillar To Post franchise opportunities here.