Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Buyer Beware

A friend selling his house recently had an "inspector", hired by the potential buyers, show up for the scheduled inspection. This inspector said he was a member of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors. But, checking the ASHI website listing of members in the Kansas City area,, revealed that he was not. This inspector was also not Registered with the State of Kansas. This is the new law in Kansas, home inspectors must be registered with the state proving that they have been educated, trained, and have completed a number of home inspections. This inspector was actually doing business illegally.

How can you protect yourself? While you'd like to take a company's marketing materials at face value, you can check their credentials by visiting and by visiting the Kansas Home Inspector Registration Board site at and downloading a PDF of the current registry.

A non-ASHI inspector is not certified by the largest organization in the industry. And a non-registered home inspector in Kansas is essentially giving you a worthless report because he or she is operating outside of the law.

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