Starting a home inspection business doesn’t require any real estate or construction experience, just people skills and the drive to succeed
Potential WIN owners don’t have to have years of real estate or construction experience when starting a home inspection business with us – they need a passion for working with other people. Our WIN Home Inspection curriculum and training will get owners up to speed and ready to inspect homes; our marketing resources can help teach owners how to network with real estate agents and other referral sources.
“It really helps to be able to be in front of a group of people and talk to them,” said Dennis Spencer of WIN Santa Cruz-Capitola, CA. “This is a people business. It’s all about networking and building your referral base.”
Training and support for home inspectors, franchise owners
All WIN inspectors (the owners and their teams) receive a mix of online, classroom and field training. The online training is a 40-hour course that introduces home inspections and the various parts of the home. Franchise owners complete the online courses before coming to WIN’s headquarters near Nashville in Franklin, TN, for two weeks of classroom training and inspection work.
WIN owners receive a week of classroom training at our headquarters in Tennessee on how to run the business, communicate effectively with customers, work with vendors, analyze prices, learn computer systems, market the business and more. They also receive training focused on how to market themselves at real estate offices and during Open Houses.
An additional week focuses on the technical aspects of providing a thorough home inspection according to national standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI). The training includes classroom instruction on what to look for in various parts of a home, as well as on-site inspections at a condominium and freestanding home.
We also assist new owners with any state-level certifications they may need to obtain when starting a home inspection business, depending on where they intend to operate. WIN offers ongoing support to franchise owners. The home office is available by phone or email to provide guidance and assistance.
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