January, 2017
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



It is my pleasure to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

We realize that much goes into running a successful inspection business. Our job here at ASHI is to find ways to provide you with excellent customer service, and we’d like to take a moment to point out some key member bene ts to assist you in growing your business:

  • Log on to the ASHI website and check out the how-to video that allows you to update your profile in real time. Updating your profile allows your clients to find out the most recent and accurate information about you. What better way to sell yourself than by sharing a profile that provides information about who you are and your credentials!

  • View other how-to videos that focus on how to take advantage of the free logos offered by ASHI, the Print-on-Demand site that can help you create great marketing brochures for your business and how to set up an effective social media presence.

  • Take time each month to read the Reporter. This publication offers a wealth of information, covering a variety of topics from technical articles to Postcards From the Field. You can also learn about and take advantage of the offers from our affiliates that will provide you with the resources you need for your business, such as report-writing software, health insurance, E&O insurance and much more.

  • Pay special attention to the ASHI Support Staff List, found on Page 4 of the Reporter. The ASHI sta is here to assist you, and we want to help you understand and use all your membership benefits.

We are excited about the start of a new year and all the new benefits we will bring to all ASHI members.

Please contact us at 847-759-2820 or by email at membership@ashi.org. Thank you for being a part of the ASHI family. 

here are many wonderful benefits of ASHI membership that we sometimes find it hard to pick out a handful to showcase to you. We certainly do not want to overwhelm you with too much as your head might literally explode with all the programs we have that you may not have known about. So, I’ll try to keep this short, simple and sweet so as not to blow your stacks and wow your socks off.

Many a home inspector member (and sometimes non-members) ask us if we offer health insurance. This has been a tricky process as no one healthcare provider offers national coverage (with the exceptions of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare). However, after much searching, we can now offer you not one, but TWO, options. The first, which can be found at www.ashimarketplace.com, is your standard health insurance. You enter some information about you and your family and the site replies with a couple options based in your “neck of the woods.” The second option is called a “health share” program. You still make monthly payments, but the money paid in goes to everyone. If you need something, the money is there to help you. Take a peek at https://myahe.org/ashi.

Another member perk is with Jiffy Lube. We know that you spend half of all your time in your vehicle, so why not get a discount on services for that extra member of your family? You can get 15% off all retail pricing except for tires (who even knew Jiffy Lube sold tires?). Just go to your local Jiffy Lube and tell them you are a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (or ASHI). If that doesn’t work, tell them your National Cash Fleet Customer Account number is #12510656. They’ll find you in the system and give you a nice discount.

That’s it for now, however, keep checking out our website at www.homeinspector.org/Members-only/Member-Benefits for all current member perks as more are constantly added. And if you would like to see a member perk we don’t currently offer, please contact Dave Kogan, Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at davek@ashi.org or 847.954.3187 and let him know what you’d like him to look into (I’m always on the lookout for something new!).