Since 1994, A-Pro Home Inspection Franchise has been helping its clients make smarter, better and more informed decisions as they buy or sell a home. As one of the leading Inspection service companies, an A-Pro Home Inspection Franchise not only offers you the best possible home inspection, service, and value, but also provides your clients with the peace of mind that your investment is protected through our iron-clad 120-day assurance guarantee.

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Home Inspection Franchise

Five Questions a Homebuyer, Seller or Realtor® Should Ask a Franchise Home Inspector before Hiring Them

 

Not all home inspectors are the same. So how can you be confident that you’re hiring the right one? Whether you’re buying, selling, or just checking on your home’s condition, here are five key questions to ask:

 

Home Inspection FranchiseAre you certified and insured? CHI® (Certified Home Inspector) or PHI® (Professional Home Inspector) certifications are important, but they’re actually not required. These prestigious certifications will assure you that your inspector has undergone more than 500+ hours of education and advanced training, ensuring that your inspection is thorough and reliable. PHI certified inspectors take it a step further. They’re also required to carry Errors and Omissions Insurance coverage. So find out if your inspector has a PHI designation behind his name.

 

Home Inspection FranchiseAre you ISHI® certified? Make sure your inspector is ISHI (International Society of Home Inspectors) certified. ISHI standards exceed all others in 14 vitally important ways. Here are some critical checkpoints only required for ISHI inspections: foundation, furnace heat exchanger, all accessible doors and windows, installed built-in appliances, all accessible outlets and more. Additionally, ISHI written reports include positive attributes of the home.

 

Home Inspection FranchiseDo you inspect the foundation? Most don’t. In fact, if they say yes, be sure to ask them how they inspect it. They should use a foundation level device to take measurements throughout the house to determine the levelness of the foundation. These measurements are then recorded on a diagram – included on a CAD drawing – showing any uneven foundation settlement.

 

Home Inspection FranchiseWhat if a potential problem is found during the inspection? This may be hard to believe, but if a potential problem is found during an inspection, most inspectors will tell you to call an electrician, roofer, or plumber for further evaluation. With A-Pro, you will NEVER need to call a third party, saving you time, money, and hassle with our “no further evaluation guarantee.”

 

Home Inspection FranchiseWhat happens if you miss something during an inspection? With most inspectors, you will have to pay for repairs and replacements – even if the problem was missed during the inspection. Their evaluation is little more than an opinion. When you choose A-Pro, you receive this pledge: “If we don’t report it, we repair it™” at our own expense, for covered claims up to 120 days.

 

Have additional questions? Please don’t hesitate to call 1-888-501-5999 for an A-Pro certified Franchise home inspector.Home Inspection Franchise

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Insulation and Venting Systems

posted by admin @ 9:50 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Home Inspection Franchise

Insulation and Venting Systems

Demand a Thorough Home Inspection in Franchise

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, you’ll want to know as much as possible about its insulation and ventilation. Lack of insulation and improper venting can cost you money on your utility bills, cause preventable moisture damage and mold growth in a home, and make your indoor environment unpleasant to say the least.

It’s important to understand what the insulation and ventilation portion of a home inspection entails, as well as its limitations. Here’s what you can expect from a certified home inspector, such as the professionals at A-Pro Home Inspection Franchise:

Your home inspector will examine and report on insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, such as attics, crawlspaces, and foundation areas; ventilation of attics and foundation areas; and mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry areas.

The home inspection report will describe insulation (type, depth, thickness, and condition) and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, along with noting where insulation is absent. Your home inspector will record if insulation has been properly installed and if pipes and ducts have been appropriately wrapped.

Since we’re talking about visual-only home inspections, the home inspector will not inspect areas that are not readily accessible; disturb insulation; identify R-value or composition of insulation; or report on the adequacy of venting.

Home Inspection FranchiseInsulation Problem Spots

Often during this part of the home inspection, the inspector will find insulation blocking attic soffit vents. Aging insulation, whether batt or poured in, will begin to settle and lose its effectiveness over time. Cellulose insulation may show signs of dust, dirt, and rodent damage, which will affect the home’s air quality as well as the effectiveness of the insulation. Paper-backed batt insulation can dry up, crack and tear due to normal aging.

Home Inspection FranchiseExhaust System Issues

Improperly installed exhaust systems will be reported by your home inspector. This part of the home inspection will demand great care since trouble areas can pose fire hazards. For example, your inspector will report on conditions such as crushed or kinked dryer transition ducts caused by the appliance being pushed too close to the wall; transition ducts which exceed recommended length; duct cracks that cause air leakage; sagging ducts, which can reduce airflow and venting effectiveness; and inwardly bent duct sleeve terminations.

Insulation and venting inspections are just two important parts of an A-Pro home inspection. To hire a certified local A-Pro home inspector Franchise, visit here or call 1-888-501-5999.Home Inspection Franchise

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing home sales rose in April to hit the highest rate since November 2009, pointing to an ongoing recovery supported by low interest rates and pent-up demand, according to data released Wednesday.

 

According to the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 0.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million,

 

With an annual potential of over 5 million transactions (translated into an estimated $1.8 billion in home inspection fees) the home inspection business is booming. 

 

And now, you can profit from that boom by teaming up with A-Pro® – the most respected name in the home inspection industry.

 

A-Pro® Home Inspection Franchise is a family-owned company founded in 1994 by Greg Mangiaracina, a longtime home inspection professional,  Past Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Licensing Board for Home Inspectors and co-author of the book “How to Market a Home Inspection Business.”

 

Call today 1.888.501.5999 and set-up a one-on-one meeting with Greg today– a true guru of home inspection marketing who built a million-dollar home inspection business from the ground up. He will mentor you all the way to the top as he did with dozens of others.

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HIGH-INCOME HOME BASED BUSINESSES

posted by admin @ 12:23 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2013

HIGH-INCOME HOME BUSINESSES

 

These 10 businesses are considered to have the best prospects for growth by Money Magazine. Start-up costs include PC, printer, fax, software, desk and promotion.

  

Occupation

Start-up costs

Revenue*

Export agent $3,050-$10,300 $300,000
Employee trainer $3,100-$9,200 $300,000
Management consultant $3,690-$13,650 $300,000
Commercial debt negotiator $2,000-$8,000 $150,000
Business-plan writer $2,800-$9,250 $150,000
Desktop video publisher $10,000-$35,000 $150,000
Computer tutor and trainer $4,200-$15,900 $120,000
Mailing list service provider $3,600-$10,250 $100,000
Home inspector $9,925-$40,600 $100,000
Temporary-help provider $8,840-$30,770

$100,000

Franchise

*Revenue reflects income for the top 2%.

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