The “Practiced Eye” of a Home Inspector

If someone were to ask me what the most important trait is for a home inspector, I would say he or she needs a “Practiced Eye.”

So what exactly does that phrase mean?

I found several definitions online. The definitions usually revolved around the following: Having a Practiced Eye is referred to as having a lot of knowledge and experience with the way something looks – specifically the way something should look.

For a home inspector, it means having the knowledge and experience to be able to decipher what we are looking at.

The other day during a home inspection, my client said to me, “There is no way I (the client was referring to himself) would have ever noticed that.”

To which I replied, “Well that’s my job. To notice things. And then point it out to you.”

Having a Practiced Eye takes years to achieve.

I always say that it takes approximately 3 years for a home inspector to become effective.

All of our inspectors have 10+ years of experience. But even better than that, we are always continuing to learn. We are always trying to get better at our trade.

Our experience will bring you piece of mind.

Michael McCarty
NH Licensed Home Inspector # 316
Vermont Property Inspector License # 143.0134099
HUD 203k Consultant # P-1939

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