A state licensed and member of the NAHI would be most preferred.
Best of Luck,
Josh Barnett, Realtor
Metro First Realty
An Inspector with certifications, such as ASHI goes the extra step in Property Inspections.
He has to follow the steps as required per the Certification requirements and do a thorough job
during the process and in reporting it.
The Certification are above and beyond the License requirements.
Then I saw that the question was posed by Trulia. So now I'm on-board with her response! And yes the answer is obvious, but I'll play along. (Ha, ha, I was just trying to move a period and it was dust on my screen). But let me stay focused on this important question.
As we are all want to do - is go down the list of professionals or those in the service industry that we expect to have certifications - allow me to point out that on that esteem list includes your
taxi cab driver
summer life guard at the Y (okay, maybe that one is important)
your child's camp counselor (okay, maybe that one is important too)
But you do see where I'm going here. Again I'll say it - largest financial transaction in your life - slightly more important than a haircut!
And if how you like your martini is important to you - a great mixologist will have undoubtedly have a certification! Thank's Trulia. Let me know if that helps!