Originally posted at Americantowns.com
Woman Business Owner Finds Niche in Home Inspection Services
— Small business owner Kat Schweitzer is blazing a new trail in a male-dominated field of home inspection by opening WIN Home Inspection in Clermont. She brings a unique skillset and extensive knowledge by performing much-needed home inspections across Central Florida. Teaming up with her husband Jim, the Schweitzer’s are working to bring a vital service to the community by assisting homeowners, buyers and sellers through the sales proces.
It was not my original intent to become a licensed home inspector. I planned to support our business primarily through marketing efforts,’’ she said. “But after going through inspection training with my husband to learn more details about what I would be marketing, I felt I could contribute more to our community and our business by conducting home inspections. My knack for remodeling helped me pass the inspector test with high marks. I could not be more thrilled to be out in the field providing home owners, sellers and buyers a comprehensive, accurate look into their home in a way that is easy to understand.”
The husband and wife team are no strangers to the home selling and buying process, as they’ve moved a dozen times in the past 10 years. Jim has a background in business, technology, property management and home renovations. Kat has a background in education, home remodeling, and in a variety of real estate support services. Together, they are working to meet the local demand for home inspections and provide need-to-know information before, during and after the home sales process.
The pair is also very focused on giving back to the community. They recently auctioned off a drone at the annual WIN Home Inspection Business Conference, raising more than $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. They plan to continue raising funds for the project, donating a portion of every home inspection fee to the nonprofit organization.
“We have been very blessed in our lives and like to give back in a meaningful way,’’ Jim Schweitzer said. “We have many veterans who work in the WIN network, and to be able to support the Wounded Warrior Project and all the services it provides to our wounded soldiers is very important to us.”
The local demand for home inspections is on the rise. In Florida, real estate prices have risen an average of 11 percent in the past year, making the market extremely competitive. WIN Home Inspection specializes in inspections for prospective buyers during the sales process as well as in pre-listing inspections designed to help sellers gain realistic expectations prior to the sale of the home. Some clients also conduct milestone or anniversary inspections to check on the “health” of their home years after purchasing. Regardless of which type of inspection someone needs, clients receive a clear, robust report within 24 hours.
“Jim and Kat are joining a strong network of WIN Home Inspection operators,” said Steve Wadlington, president of WIN Home Inspection. “Our company works to help buyers make a house their home. Adding to the Clermont location strengthens our entire network of inspectors and Strategic-Partner franchise operators, ensuring we continue to provide the best quality inspection across the country.”
WIN Home Inspection has been in business for more than 20 years, with a mission of maintaining high standards for inspections during the sales process. The national franchise currently has more than 150 franchisees operating in nearly 190 designated markets and has created a network of more than 200 home inspectors. WIN Home Inspection will be adding to its network, with up to 30 new operators slated to join the team this year.
For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Date : 3/15/2017