Home Inspection Articles

What Home Inspectors See – Home Inspector Training Interactive Tool Launched

Posted by Olivia Hunt on Sep 11, 2012 2:10:00 PM

Garage VentCarson Dunlop is pleased to announce the launch of our new Home Inspector Interactive Training Tool. This new device helps to illustrate the value of a Home Inspection through the employment of interactive photos. It shows how trained Home Inspectors uncover issues around the home that tend to go unnoticed.

The Home Inspector Interactive Training Tool visualizes for industry prospects what they will help to identify for their potential clients, allowing for a more concrete grasp of what a Home Inspector and a Home Inspection is. Home Inspectors keep clients safe and informed, enabling them to make educated decisions regarding their current or future homes. The Home Inspector Interactive Training Tool shows how Home Inspectors accomplish this.

So, can you see the problem in the picture above?

A trained Home Inspector would be able to warn clients that this vent may allow deadly exhaust fumes from family cars to enter the house from the garage. (Click here to see what a Home Inspector would find) With the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training program, you too can become a Home Inspector and be able to provide sound advice like this to your customers.  Want to learn more about how Home Inspectors Help? Click here to view our interactive tool.

Topics: Home Reference Book, Home Inspection Training

Home Inspection is a Great and Rewarding Career Choice

Posted by Olivia Hunt on Sep 7, 2012 9:14:00 AM

At Carson Dunlop we believe Home Inspection is a great and rewarding profession. We recognize that making any new career decision can be challenging which is why we have developed many informational tools and resources to help individuals better know this industry and make an informed career choice.

As a leader in the Home Inspection field, we’ve come to identify traits common to many great Home Inspectors that include:

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Having a technical mind and like to figure things out
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If this sounds like you, the Home Inspection profession may be worth exploring as a career option. We understand that changing careers can be a difficult decision to make but Carson Dunlop is with you every step of the way. Our goal is to help our graduates build a successful business in the long run, not just provide basic training.

Home Inspection is an exciting and growing field. To learn more about this great profession, download our free Educational Program Catalogue or join one of our free weekly webinars.

Topics: Home Inspection Training

Home Inspection Career Opportunities Exist

Posted by Olivia Hunt on Sep 4, 2012 4:07:00 PM

Did you know that more than 70% of resale homes are inspected?

The Home Inspection profession is relatively young and has evolved from a rare service to one that is routinely used by prospective home buyers. The Home Inspection industry is growing; more than 70% of resale homes are inspected.* The size of the Home Inspection industry is estimated to be more than $1.3 Billion.* The market is projected to surpass $2 Billion in the next 10 years as:

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 Home Inspections become the standard on all transactions

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Interested in becoming a Home Inspector? To learn more about how you can enter this great profession and what makes a good home inspector, download our free Educational Program Catalogue or join one of our free weekly webinars about the Home Inspection Profession.

*SOURCE: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), 2011 Home Inspectors Survey.

Topics: Home Inspection, Home Inspection Training