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Building bridges…. The world’s largest home inspector association.10,000 members strong!
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. Although there is evidence of home inspections as far back as the mid-1940s, the first home inspector association wasn’t founded until thirty years later. In 1976, in California, the first state association was founded, and the first national association was founded with its headquarters in Ohio. The mere fact that two associations were founded at the same time was a precursor to the fragmentation of the home inspection industry. Since 1976, state and national home inspector associations have come and gone, with state associations in almost every state, and seven national associations. Most of them offer few benefits to their members and few services to the public, and none of them have had the impact on the industry and the public like that of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. NACHI was founded in 1990 and seemed to be “just another” trade association until August 2002. At that time, NACHI created what has become one of the world’s most active Internet sites, registering over 16 million hits each month. Knowledge is power, and NACHI succeeded in bringing real estate and home inspection knowledge to home inspectors, Realtors, and the public. With almost 10,000 members, NACHI is now the world’s largest home inspector association, with three times as many members as the second largest. NACHI is also one of the world’s largest trade associations in any industry. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. NACHI has created the home inspection industry’s largest and most active Internet Message Board. While NACHI members are the best home inspectors in the industry, even they don’t know everything. However, when they come across something that puzzles them, they can go to the Message Board, post a question or picture, and have dozens of answers within hours, sometimes within minutes. NACHI is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all major holidays and sporting events, so Clients of NACHI members never have to wait for answers about the oldest or newest technology or construction methods. Most of the NACHI Message Board is also open to the public, so anyone can register and post a question and picture, and get answers from the most knowledgeable people in the home inspection industry. Simply go to www.nachi.org and click on Message Board. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. NACHI membership is a privilege! Prospective members must demonstrate knowledge about real estate, construction practices, and home inspections,as well as knowledge about NACHI’s Standards of Practiceand Code of Ethics. NACHI also requires its members to complete 24 hoursof continuing education each year. While many trade associations leave it up to their members to educate themselves, NACHI is leading the way in building bridges to help its members become better educated, sometimes even before they do their first inspection! NACHI has the best online education system in the industry, with roofing, electrical, and structural courses, and many more in development. NACHI is leading the way in fully integrating the Internet into helping its members, Realtors, governments, and the public. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. Members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the home inspection and real estate industries, and NACHI facilitates that participation by being the world’s largest provider and host of inspection-related events. Courses, chapter meetings, conventions, seminars. . . . NACHI provides it all to its members to ensure that you getthe best home inspectors in the business. Although NACHI membersdon’t have x-ray vision like Superman,sometimes you’ll think they do. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. RealtorsReal estate attorneys State governmentsState trade associationsOther national trade associations Buyer pre-purchase inspectionsSeller pre-listing inspectionsOwner maintenance inspectionsRenter move-in/move-out inspectionsSpecialized inspections and services Construction professionalsRepair professionalsCode and enforcement officialsInsurance companiesOther real estate professionals (appraisers, lenders, etc.) Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. RealtorsReal estate attorneys Realtors and real estate attorneys are an integral partof building bridges between home inspectors and the public.To the extent allowed by law, and as determined by contractual agreements between home inspectors and their Clients, NACHI members are building bridges with their willingness to help not only their home inspection Clients, but real estate agents as well. The public is better served when everyone works together.NACHI is leading the way! Many NACHI members specialize in working specifically with new real estate agents, helping not only to educate themas to what a good, thorough home inspection means to everyone involved, but also helping them understand the complete home inspection process and their roles in it as real estate agents. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. State governmentsState trade associationsOther national trade associations NACHI and its members spend a vast amount of time, money, and energy building bridges with state and federal government entities, state trade associations, and other national trade associations to better serve and educate the public aboutgood, thorough home inspections. With its large, active membership, as well as its usefuland dominant web site, NACHI is leading the way in building bridges between home inspectors, the public, and governments. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. Buyer pre-purchase inspectionsSeller pre-listing inspectionsOwner maintenance inspectionsRenter move-in/move-out inspectionsSpecialized inspections and services • NACHI members offer inspections on many types of properties for buyers, sellers, owners, and renters: • single-family residences; • duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes; • apartment buildings; • condominiums and public utility developments; • manufactured homes; and • commercial properties. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. • NACHI members offer many specialized inspections to meet the specific needs of their Clients, such as: • pool, spa, and tennis court inspections; • inspections for radon, lead, and mold; • water and air quality, water well, and septic inspections; • seawall inspections in coastal areas; • draw and phase inspections on new construction; • spot inspections on specific repairs; • safety and ADA inspections; • FHA and HUD inspections; • insurance inspections; and • lease and lender verification inspections. • Check with your local NACHI member for inspections to meet the specific needs of your Clients. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. • Depending on legal requirements, many NACHI members offer non-traditional types of inspections to meet specific needs of their Clients, such as investor inspections for buyers who are going to renovate a property, or “walk” inspections for those not yet in escrow on a property. Your local NACHI home inspector will know the legal requirements for home inspections in your area. • Still other NACHI members offer specialized services,such as: • recall research on appliances; • permit history research on individual properties; • special services as expert witnesses; and • consulting services for property renovation and code compliance. • Check with your local NACHI home inspector for the types of inspections and services available in your area. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. Construction professionalsRepair professionalsCode and enforcement officialsInsurance companiesOther real estate professionals (appraisers, lenders, etc.) • NACHI and NACHI members are building bridges between the home inspection industry and other professionals working in real estate, such as: • construction professionals; • plumbers, electricians, and others who provide repairs or renovations on existing properties; • municipal building and code inspectors (sometimes we help them understand their own codes!); • insurance and claims adjusters; and • appraisers, lenders, and others who provide specialized real estate services. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. Insurance companies estimate that NACHI members test, evaluate, operate, and offer opinions on dozens of systems, hundreds of components, and thousands of individual items during the course of a standard home inspection. Such systems include: Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. • foundations, ceilings, floors, walls; • attics, roofs; • chimneys, fireplaces; • electrical systems: panels, lights, outlets, switches, wiring; • plumbing systems: bathtubs, showers, sinks, toilets, septic systems, water wells; • water heaters; • heating and air conditioning systems; • cabinets, doors, drawers, windows; • landscaping, grading, vegetation; • pools, spas, tennis courts; • and more! Click or hit Page Down to continue.
Home Inspectors Building bridges…. CLIENTSBuyers, Sellers, Owners, Renters Building bridges between buyers, sellers, owners, renters, and home inspectors, as well as many other real estate professionals, requires experienced, helpful, and certified professionals—NACHI members! To find a NACHI home inspector in your area, simply go to www.InspectorSeek.com. Click or hit Page Down to continue.
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Building bridges…. Click here to find a NACHI certified inspectorClick here to visit the NACHI web siteClick here to visit the NACHI message board Click or hit Page Down to end.