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To advertise your Home Inspection Service, I recommend your local business yellow pages, the internet yellow pages, word of mouth, passing out business cards, and a business website.
Spend some time deciding on a catchy name that will fit easily into a web address for your business. It will help remind clients about you, and hopefully get you more business.
Have business cards, contracts, and other stationary printed with your business name and contact information. I have found good prices at Vista Print.com.
You will find that the free website builders programs will not deliver the professional business website you will require. Many of your potential clients will judge your business as they see/judge your website.
Give them a professional impression. Go to our website design builder page for suggestions on building a quality business website. It will also show you how to monetize your website by selling home inspection courses, books and equipment on your website to bring in extra income, if you wish.
Consider advertising in some of your local free real estate magazines. They are found in supermarkets and restaurant lobbies where they put their free literature. The more you can get your name out there the better.
Join realtors associations and other local business organizations such as the Better Business Bureau. They will help you to meet potential clients who will help you to get started.
Make sure you wear neat clothing and give a good impression whenever meeting with clients so you don't loose business.
Get to know your local realtors, banks, and mortgage lenders and give them business cards.
Subscribe to home inspection service magazines and newsletters to keep yourself up on all the new innovations of the industry.
It may take time to get your home inspection service going, depending on the housing market in your area, but once you get established, you should have a great work from home business.
Having a good reference library at home will greatly assist you in making your report. I suggest The Complete Book of Home Inspections. Bookmark, Inc. has a large selection of trade books on such subjects as electrical and plumbing estimating repair.
It would also be wise to have code books on the various trades as well in order to give a detailed explanation as to why you have flagged a concern in laymans terms. Remember, the home buyer may not be as well versed as you are.
I hope these tips have helped you in deciding whether you will start a home inspection service, and good luck.