for inspectors who believe that better service = better business
Homexam's Reference: A Unique Value to Home Inspectors
o.cOUR MISSION Homexam strives to provide a superior and distinctive reporting service to home inspectors and their customers, believing better service equals better business.
Our flagship publication, The User-Friendly Home, is an encyclopedic home guide which inspectors use for their own training and for giving to thousands of customers each year. Here's why!
Homexam has been a well respected pioneer in the inspection industry for over 25 years. The book consistently has received glowing praise from literally hundreds of home inspectors, educators, real estate agents, and homeowners ever since its first publication in 1989.
Many training organizations use the book as a textbook.
For many years, purchase of this book was a prerequisite for joining the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors.
It also served as the basis for the first certification test used by the National Association of Home Inspectors (the original 300 questions were written by Larry Reavis, Homexam's president).
After Oregon required inspectors to pass a test, one inspector (Wayne Hueppelsheuser) kindly faxed Homexam a copy of a list of recommended texts he received from the testing officials, with their handwritten note "Wayne, buy this one & pass," with an arrow pointing to Homexam's User-Friendly Home . He also told us it was the best book he bought.
Similarly, John Russell told us "I spent a bundle, but The User-Friendly Home was by far the best."
Finally, Ron Millstein of the Building Tech Bookstore told us he considers The User-Friendly Home to be the best book for training home inspectors. (see more "Endorsements" below)
for Home Inspector
training is anchored with organized
Inspectors Movies show 6 inspections performed by 5 great
inspectors. Over 12 hours of full-motion video on 10 CDs.
• Homexam Inspections inclulde full-motion video, with in-depth explanations of the inspector's procedures and use of the EZguide software. Almost 11 hours.
EZguide Report Writing Software is an icon-driven complete reporting system that requires Microsoft Word 2000 or later. It is not time-limited, nor a dumbed-down demo. Jay Markanich, Bristol VA, says, “I create narrative reports in 20 minutes with Homexam’s EzGuide.” EzGuide tutorials are included and an updated version can be emailed upon request.
• Electrical Testers Movies explain when and how to use electrical testers. Almost 5 hours, 6 CDs.
• Heating, AC, and Ventilation Movies explain the technical details and inspection procedures for furnaces, boilers, gas burners, oil burners, and air conditioners, with a brief discussion of energy efficiency. About 7 hours on 4 CDs.
• Structure, With Sam Wood, PE shows how an expert engineer examines foundations and structures. About 6 hours on 5 CDs.
movies require Windows Media Player 9 or later (a free download)
running on a 700 mHz or faster computer.
When done, you can sell them on eBay. Just try that with a seminar!
Some states, counties, and individual municipalities now require inspector licensing, and a few require training by an approved school. In addition, most communities require a business license or registration. Check with your city hall and county courthouse. We recommend that you contact local authorities, an accountant, and a local attorney for help in setting up your business, and especially before using the sample inspection contract found in our Tips book.
Hands-on experience is needed and we urge you to conduct a number of mock inspections for friends. In addition, Candidates of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) are elligible to participate in ASHI's Parallel Inspections training program in which experienced inspectors allow an inspector trainee to follow along. Some inspectors charge students for this service. Such training is highly recommended, and this course will enable you to benefit more from such training.
Of course, we cannot guarantee that you will pass any certification or licensing exam nor that you will be successful in your business. Regardless, you will gain much useful information and skill.
Why so inexpensive?
If this training package is so good, why don’t we charge more? Because we hope that you’ll give our book to each of your inspection customers. You are under no obligation to do so, but providing the extra service of giving an in-depth explanation for each item on the report probably will help you earn the trust of your customers, increase their appreciation, good will and future referrals.
Homexam's Complete Training Package: $295 + $10 S&H: U.S. Priority MailCalifornia residents add sales tax 7.75%.
Graphics: 1000s of graphic images that you can insert into your reports, organized according to system, just like the organization of The User-Friendly Home. For example, image file names that begin with "1" are related to stucture; those that begin with "2" are related to exterior, etc. Some of the graphics are saved onto this DVD in two or even three formats so that usually you can find a format suitable for your reporting software.
And what about those pictures that are not found on this DVD in the format required by your reporting software? No problem - just follow the links included in a file on this DVD to free or inexpensive image editing software that can save images in a variety of formats.
The 1000+ pictures that are found in The User-Friendly Home are included in this collection, and most are in color. Moreover, hundreds of additional pictures are included. Total price of this DVD with more than 3000 files:
only $99! (U.S. shipping free)
3 hole drilled, individually shrink wrapped, (binders not included)
1 - 15 books: $15 ea. + S&H
16: $11.25 ea. + $16 S&H = $ 196.00
48: $11.00 ea. + $ 48 S&H = $ 576.00
96: $10.75 ea. + $ 96 S&H = $1128.00
192: $10.50 ea. + $192 S&H = $2208.00
200: please call for quantities not listed ,
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