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					Fences?
   or
Bridges ?
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Not all home inspector associations are the same.




            The
 InterNational Association
             of
 Certified Home Inspectors
                           ….
       Building bridges….




The world’s largest home inspector association.
             9,000 members strong!
         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
                  InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors (iNACHI).




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                         iNACHI was founded in 1990 as the National Association of
                  Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) 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 with 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 9,000 members, iNACHI is now the world’s
                  largest home inspector association, with three times as many
                  members as the second largest, although iNACHI is fourteen years
                  younger than the second largest. iNACHI is also one of the world’s
                  largest trade associations in any industry.




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                         iNACHI has created the home inspection industry’s largest
                  and most active Internet Message Board. While iNACHI 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. iNACHI is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
                  including all major holidays and sporting events, so Clients of
                  iNACHI members never have to wait for answers about the oldest
                  or newest technology or construction methods.
                         Most of the iNACHI 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.


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                         iNACHI membership is a privilege!
                         Prospective members must demonstrate knowledge about
                  real estate, construction practices, and home inspections,
                  as well as knowledge about iNACHI’s Standards of Practice
                  and Code of Ethics.
                         iNACHI also requires its members to complete 24 hours
                  of continuing education each year. While many trade associations
                  leave it up to their members to educate themselves, iNACHI is
                  leading the way in building bridges to help its members become
                  better educated, sometimes even before they do their first
                  inspection! iNACHI has the best online education system in the
                  industry, with roofing, electrical, and structural courses, and many
                  more in development. iNACHI is leading the way in fully
                  integrating the Internet into helping its members, Realtors,
                  governments, and the public.


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                         iNACHI members are encouraged to participate in all aspects
                  of the home inspection and real estate industries, and iNACHI
                  facilitates that participation by being the world’s largest provider
                  and host of inspection-related events.
                         Courses, chapter meetings, conventions, seminars. . . .
                  iNACHI provides it all to its members to ensure that you get
                  the best home inspectors in the business.
                         Although iNACHI members
                  don’t have x-ray vision like Superman,
                  sometimes you’ll think they do.




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                    Realtors
                    Real estate attorneys

                    State governments
                    State trade associations
                    Other national trade associations


                    Buyer pre-purchase inspections
                    Seller pre-listing inspections
                    Owner maintenance inspections
                    Renter move-in/move-out inspections
                    Specialized inspections and services


                    Construction professionals
                    Repair professionals
                    Code and enforcement officials
                    Insurance companies
                    Other real estate professionals
                       (appraisers, lenders, etc.)
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                                       Realtors
                                       Real estate attorneys

                         Realtors and real estate attorneys are an integral part
                  of 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, iNACHI
                  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.
                  iNACHI is leading the way!
                         Many iNACHI members specialize in working specifically
                  with new real estate agents, helping not only to educate them
                  as 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.

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                                       State governments
                                       State trade associations
                                       Other national trade associations

                         iNACHI 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 about
                  good, thorough home inspections.
                         With its large, active membership, as well as its useful
                  and dominant web site, iNACHI is leading the way in building
                  bridges between home inspectors, the public, and governments.




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                                    Buyer pre-purchase inspections
                                    Seller pre-listing inspections
                                    Owner maintenance inspections
                                    Renter move-in/move-out inspections
                                    Specialized inspections and services

                        iNACHI 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.




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                         iNACHI 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 iNACHI member for inspections to meet the
                  specific needs of your Clients.



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                         Depending on legal requirements, many iNACHI 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 iNACHI home inspector will
                  know the legal requirements for home inspections in your area.
                         Still other iNACHI 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 iNACHI home inspector for the types of
                  inspections and services available in your area.


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                                     Construction professionals
                                     Repair professionals
                                     Code and enforcement officials
                                     Insurance companies
                                     Other real estate professionals
                                        (appraisers, lenders, etc.)

                         iNACHI and iNACHI 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
                              iNACHI members help them understand their own
                              codes!);
                          insurance and claims adjusters; and
                          appraisers, lenders, and others who provide specialized
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                              real estate services.


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                         Insurance companies estimate that
                  iNACHI 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:
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                       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!



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                                      CLIENTS
                         Buyers, 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—iNACHI members! To find an
Home Inspectors   iNACHI home inspector in your area, simply go to
                  www.InspectorSeek.com.


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  Just a day at the beach.
       www.NACHI.org


   InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors




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   Click here to find a iNACHI certified inspector

       Click here to visit the iNACHI web site

   Click here to visit the iNACHI message board




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