I am considering a part-time job as a home inspector. I have 3 years of
apartment maintenance experience, and would get AHIT certification.
I'd love to hear opinions of home inspectors that are (or were)
Did you apprentice? For how many inspections? How did you find someone
to apprentice with?
How difficult is it to secure 2 inspections/week? This would be an
acceptable part-time amount for me.
Any certification organizations to recommend? Steer clear of?
Can I get away with working evenings and weekends only? Does this job
encroach on a 7-4 day job?
I think it would be a good fit for me for 3 reasons.
1) Previous apartment experience and an interest in home mechanics.
2) The hourly commitment would match my current part-time job, so the
lifestyle change wouldn't be severe.
3) In Minnesota, a home inspection is required for every purchase. 4) I
have a public relations degree and self-marketing skills.
I am afraid of being unable to find enough work (although my day job
means relative security). I am also afraid it will take over my life
and encroach on my day job.