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Realtors: is your home inspector really qualified?
Licensing of home inspectors only sets a minimum standard. Much like being up to code, any less would be illegal. Imaginary people, children, psychics (who claim to "sense" if a house is OK) and even pets can be home inspectors. That is why NACHI front-ends its membership requirements. We turn down more than 1/2 the inspectors who want to join because they can't pass our exam or fulfill our membership requirements.
Our inspectors have to meet all of our membership requirements and pass our exam before being accepted into NACHI. We don't offer associate or candidate memberships (junior memberships for inspectors who have not met the requirements).
Don't settle for using or recommending a candidate or associate of any association - your clients will appreciate that you took the time to find them a truly qualified professional to perform their home inspection. So, the next time you need to refer your clients to a home inspector, make sure you are recommending a NACHI certified home inspector.
This information was brought to you by NACHI, America's elite home inspection association.