Portland, OR, October 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- American Society of Home Inspectors Leadership Training Conference
Ken Meyer Attends ASHI Leadership Conference, Home Inspectors Code of Ethics and Consumer Trust
Ken Meyer of Portico Home Inspection LLC
, a local home inspection business, has just returned from leadership training in Chicago, IL, where the spotlight was on ethics. As a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, Ken is committed to conducting business in compliance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. At the conference, Deborah Long, a certified ethics trainer for real estate professionals, lead the ASHI leaders in a discussion of how the code works for them and their customers in real life situations.
ASHI inspectors understand the need for homebuyers and sellers to be able to trust the professionals they deal with during what can be both an exiting and stressful transaction. Key components of the ASHI Code of Ethics address trust-building issues such as possible conflict of interest. The code states an inspector is not to inspect a property with payment contingent on its sale; should not directly or indirectly accept compensation from realty agents; should not repair, replace or upgrade for pay anything in the house covered by the ASHI Standards of Practice for one year after the inspection, and more. Overall, the inspector should act in his or her client's best interests.
Ken is a board member of OAHI, the local ASHI chapter, and conducts home inspections for buyers of new and existing homes in the Portland Metro area. Most real estate professionals recommend homebuyers have their prospective property examined by an independent home inspector before the final purchase commitment. In addition, ASHI urges homeowners to obtain an inspection every 5-7 years to learn of maintenance or safety issues as the home ages.
To obtain a copy of the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, visit www.ashi.org or contact Susan Walker, the President of OAHI, the local ASHI chapter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting OAHI at www.oahi.org, where you can find a list of qualified ASHI inspectors in Oregon.
For More Information
Homebuyers, sellers and real estate professionals who would like to know more about the American Society of Home Inspectors may contact the organization at 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Phone:800-743-2744. Or visit the ASHI web site at www.ashi.org
to locate a home inspector and for valuable consumer information regarding home inspections.
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