What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly taking classes with PG&E or Internachi or the American Home Inspector training Institute. My business has evolved to include energy audits. Education is the only way to add value to what you do as a Certified Home Inspector. With no licencing requirement in California this is a critical part of confirming yourself as a professional home inspector.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In college I worked on various urban renewal and neighborhood revitalization research projects and got hooked on real estate. I have been involved in the redevelopment of all types of real estate for close to 30 years now. I take great pride in helping people make wise choices when it comes to investing in Real property of all types, residential and commercial.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Bank owned properties sold "as is". you may not want it at any price!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find a profesional inspector and ask for a copy of his or her insurance coverage and training certificates.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Home inspectors are licensed in 31 states but not California, thats just not right. I am a Certified Profesional Inspector, I can be licensed in all 31 states and Canada. I am experienced and insured should I make a mistake. I have yet to make any claim against my profesional insurance, errors and ommisions insurance or my free 90 day warranty offer. Hire a profesional Inspector who does not do work on the homes he inspects.