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Working as a Home Inspector

Published on September 5, 2020

Working as a Home Inspector

  scrabble-1198469_1920.jpgAs summer’s end nears and more people get back to work, this is a good time to reflect on working as a home inspector.

Many of our members are passionate about being a home inspector: the people, the flexibility, the independence, learning new things all the time, never the same work environment.

Reading the member profiles has offered insights about this industry and how much home inspectors enjoy helping home buyers. You can really sense their joy.

Amr Eldin, of SE Inspections and a relatively new OAHI member says what he loves about being a home inspector: “It is a consultation job, people are hiring me to listen and learn, no arguments, I call what I see fairly.”

Terry Carson, R.H.I. of Guardian Home Inspectors, has been an OAHI member since 1986. He enjoys several facets about being a home inspector: “I love the unpredictability, changes in technology and challenges. Every client has different expectations, while deficiency conditions vary with every property. Many inspections are happy events, but some result in unusual surprises. I know that I seldom know all of the details a deficiency at its worst state, but I still must provide the best answer to help my clients make their property decisions.” Carson is also a past OAHI president.

Alan Carson, R.H.I. is a founding member and past president of OAHI: “Home inspection is an amazing profession. We have the privilege of helping people make one of the most important decisions of their life– both financial and lifestyle. There are very few careers where you can make a positive difference in someone's life every day.” Carson is a co-founder of Carson Dunlop.

How we work has changed since was OAHI established; such as the use of cellphones, computer tablets, electronic versus paper reporting, digital photography, radon testing, and infrared cameras, but the basic principles are still the same: using the most up-to-date knowledge and tools and stellar customer service to inform customers about one of their largest financial decisions of their lives.

Membership renewal in the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors was due July 1, 2020; thank you to those of you who have renewed.

Membership in the OAHI has its perks! Visit the Member Discount page for details on money saving offers. We have new partners. You must be a current member in good standing to take advantage of these MPP offers.

Only OAHI, R.H.I. members are given the exclusive right to use the designation of R.H.I. (Registered Home Inspector) by Bill Pr158 of 1994. Wear it proudly!

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Be safe.

Kind and Warm Regards,

Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI)