Inspection Training

“In The Field” with Jim Hardin – Referrals

Welcome to “In The Field” with Jim Hardin, where you can learn about real situations that happened out in the field during a home inspection. This will be a great resource for both new and experienced inspectors to learn about a wide variety of different obstacles that a home inspector could experience while out in the field performing a home inspection. Jim will cover it all… From tough agents to naive clients to difficult defects to angry seller’s. Every week Jim will share an experience that he personally had to deal with while performing a home inspection in order to help educate other inspector’s when they come across the same situations. Please review his next post below:


The other day I got a call from a person that I did not know and it turned out to be a person who wanted a home inspection. One of my friends had recommended me.

The first thing I did was to say sure and that I’d be happy to do it. I told him all about Axium and said that all of the appointments are made through the Axium office. I gave him the phone number and told him to be sure and request me as the inspector and to say that he had talked to me and I said he could get an additional discount. Next, I called my friend and thanked him for the referral.

At almost every inspection when the Buyer Agent is there, I will let them know that it is okay to request a specific inspector. Most of the realtors don’t know that they are able to do this. It really helps to get business during the slower times and increasing your income if there are agents that will only use you as their inspector.

Good Inspecting and Be Safe.


Jim Hardin is a certified home inspector through InterNACHI and was part of the very first Axium Academy class that took place back in January of 2016. He started working for Axium Inspections in March of 2016. Since that time, Jim has performed over 1,000 home inspections by averaging around 55 inspections per month. This high volume of home inspections has turned Jim into one of the most requested inspector’s with the company in a very short period of time and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Prior to working for Axium Inspections Jim worked in the Appraisal and Roofing industries.


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