THE home inspection BUSINESS

The home inspection business is growing and has evolved from a rare service to one that home buyers and home sellers routinely use. Today, more than 70% of resale homes are inspected, and home inspection has become a roughly $2 billion industry.

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The home inspection business is projected to surpass $3 billion in the next decade

This growth will happen as home inspections become part of all home sales. Pre-listing inspections are also expected to become more popular, and demand will increase for home inspection services beyond real estate transactions. These include maintenance inspections, pre-renovation inspections, problem resolution inspections, litigation inspections, energy audits, commercial inspections, and more.

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Work for yourself and start your own practice

  • Earn $100,000+ a year — 250 inspections a year (roughly 5 hours a day) at $400 per inspection
  • Low start-up cost — no big investment in equipment
  • Low operating cost — work from home; no inventory; no transportation costs
  • Work independently and be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule and work when you want
  • Increase your offerings by adding other services like mold, asbestos, termite inspections

Buy a franchise

  • Join a team with a proven system, infrastructure and marketing approach

Join an existing firm

  • Many home inspection companies are looking to grow
  • Shortage of well-trained inspectors in some areas
  • You can focus on inspections and reports
  • You don’t have to worry about sales and marketing and operating a business

EARN $100,000+ A year*
As an Independent Home Inspector

The average home inspector earns

$70,000 A YEAR*

20% of home inspectors earn

$100,000+ A YEAR*

With the right education, you too can earn $100,000+ and become a leader in the industry.

*American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Business Operations Survey


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Home inspection is a rewarding professional consulting career — both financially and personally. It is one of those amazing professions where you get to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Do you think you have what it takes to become a home inspector?

Who would make a good home inspector?

  • Someone who is very interested in how things work
  • Somebody who likes to work independently
  • A person who enjoys helping and interacting with people
  • Someone who wants to set their own schedule
  • A person who doesn’t like being chained to a desk
  • Someone who wants to earn a high income

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