The busy season is beginning to rev up again. To kick your butt back in gear, here’s what’s happening in home inspections:
* Building safety professionals-this one’s for you. April 29 through May 8 in Dallas, Texas, the International Code Council hosts a series of hearings regarding changes in building codes. Inspectors, engineers, architects, contractors and safety pros are encouraged to attend. Click here to register.
* If you’re still some continuing education credits short, the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association can hook you up. The group offers three separate continuing ed opportunities in Asheville July 27-28, New Bern August 17-18 and Greensboro August 24-25. Early birds who register in advance get a sweet discount.
* If you missed the Atlantic City Inspection Conference this past weekend, don’t sweat it. The 2012 Pittsburgh Inspection Conference running from September 7 through 9 is now registering attendees.
* We know we’ve run this for two months now, but it bears repeating: InterNACHI is hosting a series of free webinars in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy on home performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. The next one runs on May 16 at noon Pacific time, 3:00pm EST.
* Just for fun, Forbes’ list of the best and worst places to buy a home right now.
Here’s what’s going on in the near future, home inspectors:
* InterNACHI is hosting a series of free webinars in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy on home performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. The next one runs on May 16 at noon Pacific time, 3:00pm EST.
* This article encouraging home inspectors to tread softly on the language is generating quite a bit of buzz. What’s your take?
* We ran this on our own feed, but it bears repeating. Six tips for finding home buyers on Twitter.
* Canadians! The Canadian Home Builders’ annual conference takes place March 14 through 16 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
* Don’t think we left NAHI out. The NAHI Colorado spring conference will happen on March 24.
* InterNACHI is hosting a series of free webinars in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy on home performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. Webinars run on March 14 and May 16 at noon Pacific time, 3:00pm EST.
* We love home inspection marketing guru Ken Compton. If you’re looking for a bit more reading on how to boost your home inspection biz, check out this piece on increasing your SEO love or this one on establishing yourself as the expert.
* And if you haven’t seen enough weird stuff for today, we bring you nests made for people. Inspect that.
* Registration for Inspection World 2012 is officially in full swing. Register by December 15 and you’ll get a sweet $50 discount. Prices go up on December 16 then again on December 22, so act fast.
* It’s also not too late to register for the 2011 Colorado Energy Star Summit, kicking off in Denver December 6-7. This year’s conference will cover topics ranging from financially surviving in any economy to risk management for home improvement contractors to the impact of moisture.
* InterNACHI’s got a free legal ethics course for TREC inspectors on December 10 in Waco, Texas.
* If you’re thinking about adding thermal imaging to your home inspection business, now’s the time to buy. Fluke Imaging is offering rebates of up to $1,000 off their thermal imaging equipment.
* And just to lighten the mood, the weird architecture of the day goes to this walkable rollercoaster in Duisburg, Germany.
* Anyone interested in improving home performance or energy use should book tickets now for the Colorado ENERGY STAR Conference in Denver, December 6 and 7. Just to sweeten the pot a little bit for home inspectors, a number of realtors and developers will be attending.
* ASHI has a ton of home inspection seminars lined up throughout fall. ASHI Western New York has a free “Understanding Mold for Home Inspectors” course on November 10 and, of course, Inspection World 2012 launches January 4 through 7 in Phoenix. Register now.
* Just in time for the winter months, InterNACHI launches a free Comfort and Climate for Inspectors course.
* AOL News reports that home sales are up; housing inventories are down. What does that say about the upcoming year?
* Just to end on a lighter note, this is probably the coolest mobile home you’ll ever see. Maybe less really is more.