I was a mortgage loan officer for years but got out of it when all the rules changed. I loved it. If you truely care about people and are willing to work very hard you will probably do fine. Lead Generation, Sales and customer service experience would be a plus. Just know that it's usually only commission so it's a really good idea to have a nice savings before you break into it full time. If you are interested in getting into business financing I could help you with that. In my opinion it's a lot easier in this market. We provide ton's of training live and web based. Let me know and I would be happy to send you more information.
Your agent would be a good place to start. As an agent I've been on more inspections than I can count. I've seen good inspectors and some who I would never recommend. My advice to an inspector is to find everything, tell the truth and if required we’ll kill the deal. I don’t want my clients buying a bad house.
That said, all homes have issues. I inform my buyers that the issues with most homes can be resolved for around $2000. Often times there are a laundry list of small items but occasionally there are one or two major issues which need immediate attention.
Your inspector should be licensed and accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors. I've included a link below.... more
What do you want us to say? You know the answer, right?
Here's a tip - verbal offers? Almost always rejected. Or, you're told, "put it in writing, then we'll talk." And they don't mean, verbally.... more