The commercial property inspection business isn’t an inspection business at all… It’s a management business.  In the same way a general contractor building a house uses subcontractors to do the plumbing and wiring, a commercial property inspector also hires and manages specialized subcontractors to help perform the inspection.  This concise and fast-paced business course will show you exactly how to start, market and manage a profitable commercial property inspection company.  This is not one of those overpriced “5 days of war stories” presentations or a technical component inspection course.  This is a working, business success, legal issues, and marketing seminar.
WHERE:  Rocky Mountain Event Center Evergreen D-F Ballroom, Marriott Tech Center 4900 S. Syracuse Street Denver, Colorado 80237
WHEN:   Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Refreshments and discussion will follow.
COST:    $249 includes seminar, course materials, handouts, door prizes, and refreshments.
THIS SEMINAR WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
  • The best forms of commercial inspection business ownership
  • Choosing a domain name
  • Why you need a separate website for your commercial inspection business
  • Search-engine optimization (SEO) for commercial inspectors
  • How to answer your commercial inspection business phone
  • Trademarking your company’s logo and tagline
  • The structure of a commercial inspection brochure
  • eNewsletters
  • Truck signage that gets the phone to ring
  • Commonly used terminology, abbreviations and acronyms
  • Lining up your team of experts ahead of time
  • Professional services contract (between the inspector and special consultant)
  • International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties
  • Varying levels of due diligence, depending on your client’s budget, time constraints, and risk tolerance
  • Commercial inspection agreements (between the inspector and client)
  • Sample language to use when defining the Scope of Work
  • Fee schedules:  what and how to charge
  • Explaining report uncertainty and subjectivity to your client
  • Procuring supporting documentation
  • Requests for documents and person(s) with knowledge
  • Pre-inspection questionnaires
  • Arranging for access and re-visits
  • Inspector attire
  • Inspector and client safety at the property
  • The walk-through survey
  • Representative observations
  • Spectoscopes
  • What to do when you suspect seller fraud
  • Inspection report formatting
  • Using software to generate the report
  • Limitations, exceptions and exclusions
  • Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Post-inspection client surveys
  • Handling disputes
  • Insurance
  • Thermal imaging addendum
  • Optional inspection services to begin offering over time:
    • accessibility for people with disabilities
    • energy loss
    • fire doors
    • green features
    • lead paint
    • mold
    • pools and spas
    • radon inspections and radon mitigation systems
    • septic systems
    • sewer lines
    • stucco/EIFS
    • thermal imaging
    • water quality
    • WDO/insects
  • Seller inspections
  • Landing annual re-inspections
  • Career exit strategies
  • Much more
INSTRUCTORS:
Nick Gromicko, Founder of InterNACHI, and lead author of the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties.
Ron Huffman, Professional Engineer, Certified Master Inspector and commercial stucco/EIFS inspection expert.
James D. Krumm, Certified Master Inspector, President of Colorado’s Best Home Inspections, and Commercial Property Inspector.
Russell Buchanan, President of HomeGauge, makers of commercial inspection software.
Ben Gromicko, InterNACHI’s Director of Education.
Mark Cohen, InterNACHI’s general counsel.
Chris Morrell, InterNACHI CEO.
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Dan McCarthy, Commercial building inspector and commercial inspection instructor.
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Questions?  Email Nick at orangehardhat@gmail.com