Home Inspection Overview

Home Inspection Profession

The home inspection profession is an exciting career opportunity and a profitable one.
Real estate home inspection is a technical and complex event that demands knowledge and professional expertise.
Home inspectors perform objective visual inspections of buildings and make a written report of the condition of
the property for purchasers or owners.
The home inspector must be able to recognize any serious condition that could entail monetary loses for the potential home owner.

Home inspectors need extensive knowledge in many areas of residential construction such as:

  • Foundations
  • Wood and frame construction
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical, heating and ventilation
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Appliances
  • Swimming pools and spas
  • Termites and wood-destroying insects
  • Environmental concerns

NYS Home Inspector License to perform home inspections is required by the NYS Department of State.