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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Get your license from the board.

May 30, 2018 10:12 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

First start with you state licensing board to see what is required. If classes are required they will most likely give you a list of approved schools.

Jan 20, 2015 09:19 AM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I would contact your Department of State Licensing Division or contact a company in Virginia and ask them for advice.  I am sure being certified is necessary.  Maybe you could work for a company that would train and certify you.  

Jan 20, 2015 03:19 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Check with your state, or with one of the home inspection associations.

Sep 11, 2019 11:14 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Get the Inspector license.

Jan 19, 2018 11:29 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You don't even need a license in VA. These three websites will provide most of the information you need. nahi.org, ashi.org, and dpor.virginia.gov Virginia does offer a voluntary certification program. You must complete that program in order to call yourself a " Certified Home Inspector" in Virginia. See dpor for that. If you have the money ( franchise fee is $12,000.00 I think) but you'll need ( $40,000.00 or so to get up and running), you can buy a franchise like pillartopost.com, and they will provide some training, etc.

Jan 21, 2015 03:25 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I agree with Debra and Debbie, visit a local gov website and find out what are your state requirements. Talking to local inspectors would probably very helpful too. Good luck!

Jan 20, 2015 04:06 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Take a look at Active rain members from Virginia as there are some Home inspectors and call or email them.

Jan 20, 2015 08:01 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk with some REal Estate Professionals and see what they have to say about it.  Contact your state licensing division and ask about that.I would check and see if there is a glut of inspecters.  Back in 04 I was getting contacted almost every week from a new inspecter.  Most agents once they have a good inspecter lined up they seldom stray from them so it can be a hard market to get into

Jan 20, 2015 07:04 AM