Anacortes, WA (PressExposure) January 09, 2012 -- A new mini-course from Headstart Publishing explains the basics of becoming an independent field inspector. A field inspector is one who does in-person and drive-by visual inspections of homes and other buildings, such as construction equipment, boats and RVs.
Field inspections are done for a lender or insurer, typically a bank or mortgage company, to check the condition of a property or equipment. For example, an insurance company may order an inspection before writing a new insurance policy to verify building dimensions, condition of the property, any safety issues like missing stair handrails and a description of the neighborhood.
Lenders can't afford to pay full-time employees in all areas of the country, so they outsource the work to local independent field inspectors. Although most of the work comes from lenders, there are often exceptions, such as national leasing firms that supply heavy equipment - bulldozers and excavators, for example - to contractors. They routinely have local field inspectors visit the job site to take digital photos to prove the rig is where it is supposed to be.
The mortgage meltdown of the last few years has resulted in millions of homes foreclosed around the country. While it's a real hardship to homeowners who have lost their homes, it has created a huge demand for regular foreclosure inspections. Lenders are required by law to regularly send out a field inspector to track the condition of the homes so any damage can be repaired to avoid further lowering property values.
Becoming an independent field inspector is easier than you might think. There is no formal training needed for routine inspections, just the ability to follow basic instructions and use a computer and digital camera. Since it's freelance work, most field inspectors work from home. This allows a flexible schedule, so those who only want part-time work can choose the jobs they want to do.
The free mini-course, How to Become a Drive-By Field Inspector, covers the following areas:
* Overview - What is a field inspector? What are the 8 types of common field inspections?
* How to get started doing drive-by field inspections.
* How to start a field inspection business for $500.
* Seven ways to profit with a field inspection business.
* Five ways to get all the field inspection jobs you want.
* Foreclosure profits in drive-by field inspection.
* Secrets of successful field inspectors.
This free mini-course is a must-read for anyone interested in a part-time or full-time job as an independent field inspector. Sign up for the mini-course at: http://drivebyprofits.com