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Home Inspector
Distance Learning Course Summary

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Price : $849.00
Down Payment :
$5.00
Monthly Payment :
$35.17

Home Inspector

Today's home inspector is an integral part of the real estate, construction and banking industries. Home inspectors generally review the structure of residential buildings to help determine their value and safety.

Stratford’s Home Inspector training covers introduces students to the exact duties performed by inspectors and then delves into the details of running a home inspection business.

Students enrolled in this career-focused course can learn both the performance and management work involved in becoming a home inspector and running your own business.
Introduction to Appraising and Inspecting Homes
• Roles and Activities of Real Estate Professionals
• Determinants of Property Value
• Introduction to Basic Valuation Concepts
• Ethics and Liability for Real Estate Professionals
• The Business Side of Real Estate
• Diary of a Typical Home Sale

The How-to of Home Inspection
• Building Sites and Landscaping
• Foundations; Building Structures; Roofing
• Chimneys and Flues
• Interior and Exterior Finishes
• Insects, Vermin, and Decay
• Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning
• Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems
• Getting Started in the Business
• Preparing Proper Home Inspection Reports

The Home Inspection Business
• The Mission of the Home Inspection Business
• Qualifications and Standards
• Tools of the Trade and Tips for Inspectors
• The Real Estate Agent
• Real Estate Commissions
• The Relationship Between Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors
• Hidden Benefits of the Home Inspection
• Economics of the Business
• Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
• The Market Potential Nationwide
• The Small Office Operation
• The Independent Inspector
• Income Potential and Fee Structures

More on the Home Inspection Business
• Importance of a Good Business Plan
• Start-up and Operating Capital
• Laws and Regulations
• The Business Office and Record Keeping
• Collecting Data, Scheduling, Subcontracting
• The Customer Questionnaire
• Upgrading the Office Operation
• The Importance of the Written Report
• The Building Analysis Report (BAR) Form
• Legal Considerations for the Home Inspector
• Liability in Home Inspection
• Performing the Inspection
• Negligence and Liability Claims
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Home Inspector Course

“The skills acquired from taking your course have helped me daily in my professional life. It was well worth the time and effort.”

Andrew A.

"Although I have been in the construction and home renovation for most of my life, I have gained lots of knowledge from this program."

Raymond E.

"SCI has helped me to achieve my goal of being a house inspector. The training has been very helpful."

John M.