News Home Inspectors Can Use: September 2013 Edition

September and October are jam-packed with events to get you educated and slammed with new work contacts. Here’s what’s going on in the future of¬†home inspection:

* There are so many real estate conferences going on over the next two months, we don’t have space to list them here. Luckily we don’t have to. The Real Estate Intelligence Report has an extensive list of state realtor conferences happening throughout the nation. Head on over if you’re searching for state-specific realtor conferences or save your pennies to attend the National Association of Realtors Conference from November 6 through 11 in San Francisco. Hillary Clinton is this year’s featured speaker.

* Get ready. The Southeastern Home Inspectors Conference promises classes ranging from Plumbing Hazards to Report Writing and Risk Management. Kicking off September 13 through 15 in Duluth, Georgia, the Conference has a schedule packed with a wide range of inspection workshops and 25 exhibitors.

* If you’re in (or trying to break into) the home remodeling biz, mark your calendars for October 16 through 18 and start looking for airfare to Chicago. The Remodeling Show national trade expo covers everything from building design to project management and provides an excellent opportunity for home inspectors to connect with those in the remodeling biz. A full schedule of NAHB courses is available here. Step right this way to register.

* Clear your calendars for October. The¬†2013 Las Vegas Inspection Conference¬†is slated for October 20 through 24 in Sin City. Environmental issues, infrared, pool-spa inspections, water heaters, roofing‚ÄĒnothing is off the table here.

June 2012 News Home Inspectors Can Use

What’s going on in the world of home inspection:

* InterNACHI is taking over the world one city at a time. The¬†Inspector Marketing Tour¬†focuses on helping home inspectors effectively market and promote their businesses. The best part is, it’s free (sort of). The $99 entry fee buys you a $99 voucher for home inspection products, services or InterNACHI membership.¬†The tour¬†kicks off in Wichita, Kansas on August 13.
* If you’re looking for a more tropical way to bone up on those continuing education credits, look to the islands. The¬†Puerto Rico Home Inspection Semmer [sic] Jamboree¬†happens on June 23.
* Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) has a veritable boatload of conferences happening throughout the year. The¬†2012 ACI California Home Performance Conference¬†kicks off June 5 through 6 in Sacramento.¬†Sessions¬†range from panels on retrofitting single family homes to how to successfully talk to clients. A double bonus is that a limited number of¬†scholarships¬†are available. If you can’t make it in June, don’t sweat it. The¬†ACI Mid-Atlantic Home Performance Conference¬†kicks off in October.
* 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.

* Our Communications Director is a little obsessed with homes overrun by snakes. This story has given her nightmares all week long.