Zillow Advice: Other Pros - employment as a home inspector http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Depending on the area the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ Depending on the area the compensation would be more or less.&nbsp; In my area the average is around $600.00&nbsp;&nbsp; You would need to become certified/trained and then I would recommend finding an established company to work for until you learn the ropes.&nbsp; Being a contractor is helpful but not the same as inspecting. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-10-26T22:29:00Z I looked into the field of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ I looked into the field of adding home inspection a few years back.<br/>I did get all the books I felt needed to study with and work got to busy and I had to put it on a back burner...still may do it though.<br/>I did find that in some states there are online classes that you can take at home but at that time some states do not recognize those classes.<br/>In KY there were classes to take in person,&nbsp;set up by an instructor 2 times a year.<br/>That were as mentioned in other posts, classes&nbsp;that gave you the best certifications...need to check before you enroll in class to make sure you're not taken a class that will do you no good for the state you're in.<br/>Here I believe the course ran just under 2K for 5 days book stuff then<br/>you get to go inspect a few (I guess 'mock' houses) homes to be graded.<br/><br/>During the studies of the Home Inspection field it appeared as though there was a basic inspection 350-400 dollars then if you move up with it you can also get credentials ( with the proper added/purchased equipment ) and add it as a upgraded service, to do lead and radon testing.<br/>Along with having the license here also comes the 'dreaded' cont. ed classes we go through as contractors...and the added fees and insurance<br/>costs. I don't&nbsp;think&nbsp;that the contractors insurance would carry over either because of the different field...different liabilities.<br/><br/>That sounds like a great career change for a contractor and I think that many Inspectors are from that field.<br/>Anyway hope that helps a little, I just figured that is a matter of time before<br/>home inspections will required to sell&nbsp;and &nbsp;buy a home.<br/>Good luck to us both.<br/>-Joseph-<br/> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-07-09T17:08:00Z I have been A Home Inspector ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ I have been A Home Inspector for 14 yrs now. Certification is one of the Keys &nbsp; I'm Certified by ASHI, CREIA and ITA. There are other Organizations but none have the credibility of These. <br/><br/>Cliff Sims<br/>All City Inspections Inc.<br/>[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines] Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-06-09T23:00:00Z Get ASHI certified and keep ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ Get ASHI certified and keep your contractor license up to date, it adds credibility<br/><br/>J.D."Dan" Weisenburger,GRI<br/>Broker-Assoiciate<br/>Realtor&reg;<br/>[Contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information.] Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-06-07T06:42:00Z Your compensation depends ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ <p>Your compensation depends on the sqft homes that you inspect. IN Orange County, CA a 2,000 SQFT homes inspection runs about $400 or so.&nbsp; The larger the home the more dollars you will be able to charge.&nbsp; Networking is your key...get involved or be a vendor affiliate of the local Board of Realtors....you can target your services to the agents who might refer you to their clients.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-06-05T23:39:00Z My company pays ZERO to home ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ My company pays ZERO to home inspectors. The buyers will pay $300-$375 per house and you need to be accredited and have a nice neat package with details, pictures and suggestions to hand or mail to the buyer that hired you. As a contractor you have the basic stuff needed. <br/><br/>Be sure to get the magic home inspector crystal ball so you too can tell a buyer "The roof won't last much longer" or "the HVAC is about to fail" or "the basement will leak in the near future". A really good inspector can tell the future too.<br/><br/>tim Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/employment-as-a-home-inspector/495615/ 2013-06-05T21:31:00Z