Newbie inspectors: an ‘unfortunate truth’

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DEAR BARRY: You often refer to "inexperienced" or "newly minted" home inspectors as less than desirable. You seem to equate inexperience with incompetence, and you insinuate that new inspectors are negligent and unethical. I take exception to this depiction. The only way new inspectors can become experienced is by inspecting homes. As a new home inspector, I bring high ethical standards and years of home repair experience to my work. You need to reconsider your arrogant bias against new home inspectors. If all the agents and brokers take your advice, how can new home inspectors ever become experienced? --Dave DEAR DAVE: No insult to anyone is intended here. Comments about "newly minted" home inspectors involve lack of essential experience, not a lack of ethics or integrity. Every experienced home inspector remembers the early days of his or her profession as a time of apprenticeship. That is the case with everyone who enters the profession. ...