Congratulations, you passed the Washington State Home Inspector Exam and the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE)!!! Now what? You need to answer this question: Should I join a home inspection business or start my own home inspection business?
Self-Employed or Employed?
You have probably already thought about this question before you even started the process of getting your license, but now that you have your license you have a better understanding of the industry. Therefore, now would be a good time to revisit this question and weigh all the pros and cons again. Most Home Inspectors, about 60 - 70% work for themselves, and even though working for yourself comes with freedom, it can carry a lot more responsibility. Choosing to work for an inspection company can relieve the burden of start-up costs, and give you some immediate income, but you will have less control over your schedule. Here are 5 questions to help you decide, just remember to answer the questions based on your personal situation. Whatever your decision is, it’s important to understand the requirements and costs to upkeep your license.
Requirements and Cost