Pros and cons of home inspector associations

Not all members abide by same standards

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Dear Barry, With memberships in ASHI and CREIA listed among your home inspector credentials, why don't you say more in your columns to promote home inspectors who are members of these associations. Truly qualified home inspectors are members in good standing of one or more of these organizations. Don't you think that public awareness of these inspection associations should be promoted? – Zachary Dear Zachary, A number of articles in this column have made complementary mentions of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors; NAHI, the National Association of Home Inspectors; CREIA, the California Real Estate inspection Association, and similar state associations representing the home inspection industry. In short, association memberships are components of a meaningful list of qualifications for professional home inspectors. However, these endorsements demand some clarification. Although most qualified home inspectors are association members, not all members are truly qualifi...