Monthly Archives: November 2011

News You Can Use: November Edition

* 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.

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5 Free Business Tools For Home Inspectors

* Accept cash and credit card payments in the field from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with Square. The app is free and doesn’t require a monthly contract or fee, but you’ll pay 2.75 percent of each sale from Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express to use it.

* Ever wondered if you could make more money by relocating? Payscale’s Salary Calculator can estimate what home inspectors in different regions of the country are bringing in.

* Making verbal notes is as easy as pressing play. With iTalk Recorder‘s free app, inspectors can record thoughts on a particular house and e-mail it to themselves for review later.

* Need to find that perfect spot to publish your Tap Inspect inspections? Wi-Fi Finder is here to help. This free app locates both free and paid wi-fi connections in more than 140 countries worldwide.

* Forget paying fancy hotel prices when you’re hitting up the conference circuit. Airbnb.com connects travelers with vacation rentals, private condos and even apartment shares for prices that are usually far lower than what hotels charge.

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