Secrets of Successful Field Inspectors

Independent Field Inspector

Drive-By Property Inspections

As an independent field inspector, you’re the boss. You make your own schedule. You decide what jobs you want to take, and it’s up to you to complete them before the deadline provided. Your destiny is truly up to you. Here are a few secrets to getting lots of repeat jobs, which is the key to your success.

1. Have the right tools

While you don’t need to invest a lot of money in getting the right tools, having a reliable car, a computer with quick internet access, a dependable digital camera that can take clear photos, and a cell phone with email capabilities can greatly improve your chance for success. If you turn in rough, blurry photos, inspection companies might not want to use your services again.

If your car is constantly breaking down, then you’ll miss deadlines, and inspection companies will want to use more dependable field inspectors. Also, someone with a cell phone that has email capabilities will be able to reply to emails a lot quicker and thus, get more jobs in the process. Field inspection companies will see your promptness and dependability and keep hiring you.

2. Sign up with many field inspection companies

There is no shortage of field inspector jobs out there—you just need to find them. Signing up with as many field inspection companies as you can handle will make that easier. The more you sign up with, the more chance you have at getting work. Signing up with many will keep the work rolling in.

3. Offer to work in as many zip codes as possible

The more zip codes you offer to work in, the more work will be offered to you. But be realistic, only offer zip codes you’d like to work in. Pick the zip codes that you feel safe in and that you can get to easily.

4. Fill out forms correctly

That’s obvious, isn’t it? Fill out the forms correctly. Just like a teacher who docks you points for not answering a question on a test, it’s very important you follow the instructions and fill out forms the way the inspection company wants you to.

5. Meet deadlines

Only take jobs in which you can realistically meet the deadlines. Being late will not make inspection companies happy, and you’ll find yourself getting fewer jobs.

Follow these suggestions, and you’ll be on your way to success as an independent field inspector. Those who do can earn a good income in their spare time or full time without having to go to school or tie up a lot of money in equipment. To learn more about this fascinating and profitable business, read Drive By Profits.