I am approaching 60 (and in great shape) and beginning to look at some
alternative ways to earn some income. Having owned quite a few homes
and built one, the thought of becoming a home inspector (NH, ME) has
crossed my mind. It seems like something I would enjoy as I like
looking at the underpinnings of a property and enjoy people in
general. I have a pretty good network of builders and realtors in my
area as well.
Anyway, like anything else, I'm sure there are some significant
downsides to it as well. If anybody does this for a living and can
offer some advice other then IHMHUMA. That would be great.
I also had interest in this, but in this market, I'm sure that it is like a
lot of the other markets. The good established guys get most of the
existing business, and a lot of the others have gone out of business all
I am in a specialized real estate inspection field, that of homeowner
association reserve study. We do a study that inventories every component
that dues goes towards, and make a 30 year projection as to how much money
should be collected in dues to cover these costs as they come along. Those
are required any time a new subdivision is finished, every five years
afterward, and a yearly minimal inspection. It pays from $40 - $100 an
hour. But, again, there is lots of competition. But, as with the other
inspectors, the best inspectors have kept most of the work, and the
lamebrained lowballers come and go.
As a job, I wouldn't think there are a lot of inspections going on in
today's market, and I believe there are a lot of already licensed inspectors
already out there.
Heart surgery pending?
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