After college in my mid 20’s I began building houses in the Atlanta suburbs. We later transitioned into ‘infill’ building in some of Atlanta’s established and more central neighborhoods such as Buckhead. This abruptly ended during the economic downturn that began in 2008, and a couple of years after that I decided to move to Colorado.
It was in Colorado that I became a home inspector.
In essence, a home inspection requires two things. First you have to find the issues. Second you have to communicate them. Obviously if you are not finding a problem, you cannot communicate it at all. Where a lot of confusion with home inspections happens is poorly communicating otherwise good findings.
I was an English major in college, and I thought at the time I would pursue some sort of technical or copy writing career. At this point in my life I’m really glad I didn’t follow that path, but home inspections are primarily a written report.