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Home Inspection Services – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 7389  |  NAICS 541350

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Home & Building Inspectors  (view report)
Engineering Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Resources available from this trade association include:

ASHI Reporter
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered in each issue including managing the business, marketing professional services, inspection standards and practices, technical reviews of specific systems and components, and industry and association news and events. Digital editions containing selected articles from print edition are available online.

Become A Home Inspector / Requirements By State / state-regulations
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the business, with topics covered in this section including the market for these services, types of services provided, business operating characteristics, and ASHI educational and training opportunities; and state regulations section provides information on licensing, education, training, and experience requirements for professionals in each of the 50 states.

Resources available from this trade association include:

How to to Run a Successful Home Inspection Business
Startup guide covers the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully, with topics covered in the guide including setting up the company, creative marketing, getting in front of prospects, converting calls into appointments, writing the agreement and report, reference guides and tools, and continuing education. E-book version is available free online with registration for monthly e-newsletter.

Article Library
Extensive library of articles provides information on various aspects of the home inspector profession from a consumer, business, and technical standpoint, with articles organized by page section into the following subject categories: "General Inspection & Consumer", "Commercial Inspection", "Business Success and Marketing", "Legal & Risk Management", "Articles in Spanish", and "Articles in French".

The Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals
Spada, South-Western Education Publications, 2007

Comprehensive reference guide addresses the home inspection business from both a business and practice standpoint, with the first part of this publication focusing on the management, administrative, and financial aspects of operating an inspection business, and Part 2 providing a step-by-step guide to the inspection process following the professional guidelines established by ASHI and InterNACHI.

Working RE
Home Inspector Magazine / Newsletter

Semiannual print magazine publication and bimonthly e-newsletter provide news and information for home inspection business owners and managers, with topics covered in these publications including business operations, inspection reports, customer service, marketing services, and legal liability risk management. E-newsletters and selected articles from the print publication are available free online.

National Association of Realtors®
Home Inspections

Information resource guide provides links to articles, books, websites, statistics, and other materials, with content categories for this field guide including questions to ask an inspector, understanding the inspection process, the inspection professional, legal and regulatory issues, trade and professional associations, e-books and audio books, and books, videos, research reports, and other resources.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Building Inspection Services  Search for "541350" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Building Inspection Services  Search for "541350" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Home & Building Inspectors
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Construction and Building Inspectors / oes

Occupational outlook handbook and employment statistics sections provide job outlook and hourly and annual wage data for construction and building inspectors, with positions covered in the wage survey including home inspectors who examine building systems and features including the roof, foundation, exterior and interior walls, attached garage or carport, and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

PayScale, Inc.
Home and Building Inspection Services / building

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this service sector, with job positions for which compensation data is provided including office manager, business development manager, marketing representative, home inspector, building inspector, civil engineer, building and construction inspector, building code inspector, and code enforcement officer.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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