Item description for Start Your Own Home Inspection Service (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up) by Entrepreneur Press...
Handy around the house? Turn that talent into a lucrative career!
New home sales are booming. So is the need for qualified home inspectors, making this one of the fastest-growing businesses in the real estate field- with no end in sight. There are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 home inspectors in the United States and Canada. More than 40 percent of home sales now include inspections, a number that is expected to double over the next 5 years, especially in the light of the rapidly increasing cost of housing.
As a home inspector, you'll examine the interior and exterior of the home and give potential home buyers an objective, informed decision. Many home inspectors earn $500 to $800 per day, and a pro shows you how you can, too. This concise, no-nonsense guide tells you how to start and operate a successful home inspection business without spending a lot of money.
This comprehensive guide to starting your own home inspection business shows you:
Typical start up costs for low-end and high-end businesses
How to select a location for your home inspection business
Aspects of operating from a home-based office versus a commercial office
Inspection equipment you will need to run your business
Legal forms and requirements
How to do market research-stages, primary research methods, secondary research, and other factors.
How to keep records, manage your finances, and stay ahead of your tax liability
How to advertise and promote your business to achieve market penetration
Market groups you can't afford to overlook
This guide represents your opportunity to start and run your own business-to be your own boss, decide your own fate, set your own course, and succeed by your own wit and courage. If you've got a knack for finding trouble spots in homes and are handy with tools, this is a book that can put you on the road to establishing your own successful home inspection business.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 7.04" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2003
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
ISBN 1932156011 ISBN13 9781932156010
Reviews - What do customers think about Start Your Own Home Inspection Service (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up)?
Interesting but you still need to do alot more Jul 31, 2005
Don't think that by reading this book that you will close the last page go out there and start inspecting homes. YOu need alot more information and you will need to read alot more books and do some proper training. However the book is an interesting read and you will get a few ideas on what you should do. it advises to get some interpersonal skills if you do not already have them. So I went and bought a few books on that, and it cost me over €30. But Im pretty sure it will help.
The book explains the different types of reports and abit about marketing, actually it flirts with all the aspects but does no get too deep. Overall, its worth a read but just don't bank on starting up when you put it down.
A Good Very General Introduction to the Business Jun 10, 2005
This is one book you should read before you go into business for yourself. It is not "THE" book on the subject. Instead, it is a general overview of how to start a business of your own, and only incidentally uses the idea of a home inspection service as the business to start.
Before starting your own Home Inspection Service, you do need to know about a lot of things such as licenses, legal aspects, record keeping, setting up an office, and this is all here. The description of most of these is rather brief, but it will tell you at least the general concept of what you need to do.
As for inspecting homes, this book points you in a few places that you should read and classes you could take. My own experience is that you should go to work for a home inspection service for a while to learn what the business is really like before you attempt to delve into it yourself.
NO help for starting an inpsection business!! Mar 27, 2005
I bought a lot of books to learn how to do home inspections and become a pro home inspector for a new career. This book was one of the worst since the title makes you think you will learn about how to start and run a home inspector company. But the fact is that the concepts explained in the book can be applied to ANY business because they are so basic and general and have NO specific link to home inspector companies. The book is written by someone who definitely is NOT a home inspector and knows nothing about home inspections. Perhaps they know about starting a general type of business or company. The problem is that they just took general basic information and put it into a book that can be applied to anything and has no relevance to home inspectors. You could change the title and put any type of business on the title and you would not have to change the text inside and you would see the simple ideas in the book do NOT help you out. I do NOT think this is the right choice for anyone looking to be an inspector or start an inspection business. There are other books on this site that are far better than this one!!
There are better books out there Apr 2, 2004
If you're looking for real, useful information on starting a home inspection business, or becoming a better home inspector this book won't help you much. It doesn't take long before you realize the person writing this is not a home inspector. Mostly filler, with very little content. The "how to start your own business" tips can be applied to ANY business & are very basic. I got so frustrated with the lack of information I just stopped reading it 2/3 of the way thru.
Good for those starting inspection business Feb 26, 2004
I agree with the previous reviewer that said this doesn't have any how/what-to-inspect content, but I think the authors intent was to help those interested in starting their own business. I think the author assumes you have or know where to get experience/knowledge on home inspection. He even recommends some sites. This book really helped me get a feel for the business of home inspection and how/where to start.