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Home Inspection Secrets of A Happy Home Inspector: A Guide to Peace of Mind for Home Buyers, Sellers, and the Agents who Love Them! Paperback – June 17, 2013
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About the Author
Wally Conway, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, retired Navy Pilot, licensed contractor, home inspector, energy auditor, media expert and entrepreneur who is the founder of The Energy Audit Marketing Center. As a media-active educator, Wally has been a regularly featured expert on the HGTV hit series “House Detectives”, is co-host of the DIYNetwork series “Finders-Fixers”, created and hosted “My Buddy’s Boat TV”, produces and host’s “The Energy Savers” television show and is co-host of “The Home and Garden Show” radio show heard on WOKV every Saturday. Passionate and ever eager to share an idea, Wally also speaks regularly across North America. Wally’s Green journey started while living until recently on a 36’ trawler. Discovering that he could shower on a gallon of water, be cooled with a breeze, and read rather than own a television made being efficient easy after moving back ashore. When not speaking in front of a live audience, Wally writes routinely and authored the book “Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector”. Credentials earned include LEED AP, LEED Green Rater, HERS rater, Commercial Energy Auditor, RESNET HESP, BPI Building Analyst and others. Wally has performed over 5,000 home and building inspections, numerous energy audits and infrared evaluations.
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The role of the real estate agent, building permits and inspectors, using an old home inspection (to save money, of course), the approximate cost you might pay for a thorough inspection -- all these and many more topics are covered in depth. I'd start reading a section, thinking it might not apply to me, and then - yep, it does!
This book reinforced many reasons for me to use a home inspector. My only regret is that I probably won't be selling and buying too many more times. If and when I do, I'll certainly employ someone like Wally.
I've listened to Wally's radio show in Jacksonville for years. I can hear his voice behind all the book's words.
A good, informative read.
If all the professionals in the system (agents, home inspectors, lenders, appraisers, surveyors, etc) would each take the time to carefully explain their own services to the clients, listen carefully to the expectations of those clients, and then explain what they are prepared to deliver to those clients, we would all have happier clients. And more deals would go to closing.
At House Exam Inspection, for example, we have always expressed appreciation to the agents who have trusted their clients to us. We tell them we appreciate them, because we are borrowing their clients, but guess what: They become OUR clients, too! And we are definitely going to serve their interest in understanding the home, so they can make informed decisions.
IN other words, we embrace a team approach, and we believe that EVERY home buyer and seller deserves no less.
Thanks, Mr. Conway, for your honesty and the opportunity you has provided for greater understanding throughout the industry.
The word that seems to come up more than any other in this book is 'risk'. Wally realizes that buying a home is risky and that the job of the inspector is to reduce that risk. This book gives you loads of information to help you avoid the pitfalls of a problem property and reduce your risk.
I wish I had had this book 30 years ago when I was first buying property. I'm glad I have it now.