When Home Inspectors Didn’t Exist..
Just trust me..
Did you ever stop to think about how there was once a time when Home Inspectors didn’t exist?? Some time ago, home buyers were once at the mercy of the home sellers knowledge, and trusting their knowledge! Sellers were not obligated to disclose defects in the home. Real estate professionals were not imposed with educating buyers about what they’re getting into.
Believe it or not, property inspectors didn’t exist until the mid 1970s! Most buyers signed contracts with hopes and dreams that their new investment was not a money pit.
Home inspecting is a relatively new industry. So, the next time you hire a Professional Certified Home Inspector with Rogue Inspection Services, you’re in the great company of individuals who want to help you build a solid foundation for your future.
Back in the 70s
Many people purchased homes without really knowing what they’re getting into before the 1970s.
However, early in the decade, John Bowman; now a home inspector, author, retired contractor and NACHI executive director – came up with the term “Contractor’s Inspection”..
This inspection covered the basics of the home solely based on the knowledge of the provider. Bowman felt that was not enough for investor though. Homes are complicated and expensive. Investors wanted to know more and they had the right to know more.
In 1975, Home Inspecting Became a Real Thing
When home buyers found that the knowledge they craved was readily available, it wasn’t long before the industry took off! It was clear this was a marketable industry. With that, knowledgeable individuals came together to create inspections methods and standards.
These people created a group that became the California Real Estate Inspection Association or CREIA and the American Society of Home Inspectors or ASHI.
These pioneers created the first ever home inspection code of ethics and standards of practice which is still perfected and built on in today’s industry.
Home Inspecting is Thriving
Many states require all home inspectors to be licensed and comply with regulations and continuing education. The home inspection profession has grown to include thousands of men and women.
As the industry continues to grow, real estate agents and the public rely on home inspectors. Agents often refer buyers to inspectors whose work they know and trust.
Reporting, prior to industry development, was basically a vote of confidence or warning to run as fast as they could the other way. However, now home inspection reports are detailed, professional documents that describe material defects with High-quality images in an HTML report so you can see what’s important for clarity.
We now have technology on our side as well! Being able to provide actual evidence of defects in homes has been a game changer for the industry and home buyers of all kinds.
When it comes to your new home, you only want the best. We provide industry-leading inspections. Rogue Inspection Services is dedicated to exceeding your expectations! Schedule Today!
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