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Inspector/Estimator

Cincinnati, United States

Summary: 

Inspectors/Estimators evaluate occupied and vacant properties, looking at what needs to be done to bring them to their highest and best use.  Inspectors act as the eyes and ears of the Property Services Manager and property Owners, and are always advocating for the property's best interest.  A typical inspection can take 30 min - 4 hours, depending on the scope of the inspection work order. 

Key Areas of Focus:


  1. Quality, detailed inspections that advocate for the property's best interest

  2. Prioritizing and completing inspections based on priority promptly

  3. Perform light maintenance occasionally while on-site.

  4. Team player willing to go and do what's needed to help accomplish team goals.


Location / Travel / Environment: 

  • Full-time - work schedule is typically Monday-Friday, and as needed.  Inspectors have flexibility in managing their own schedule and working with our Schedulers to assist with schedule management.

  • Remote, work from home, travel to/from job sites around greater Cincinnati area to south Dayton.  

  • Our properties are mostly quality residential (single-family and apartments) properties in safe neighborhoods.  There will be a mix of tenant-occupied homes as well as vacant properties.

 

Typical Work Day / Responsibilities / Reports To: 

  • Report to Inspections Manager

  • Documentation (photos and notes) property conditions and repairs needed/performed.

  • Perform light, easy repairs as needed.

  • No need to sell; we have plenty of ready-to-perform inspections

  • Estimating

  • Use our software and special camera

  • Execute on tasks lists in a prompt, detailed, and workmanlike manner, with an emphasis on accountability and a minimum amount of errors 

  • Climb ladders up to 24' occasionally

  • Access crawl spaces occasionally

  • Lift up to 75 lbs occasionally

Skills / Abilities Needed:

  • Highly attention to detail. A perfectionist who demands high-quality work

  • Thorough knowledge of residential construction, remodeling and the trades

  • Tactful, service-oriented, and friendly communicator with strong English skills (written and verbal).

  • Independently motivated to perform well

  • Prompt and timely

  • Accountable and able to learn from mistakes

  • Competent and comfortable with technology

  • Knowledge of the Cincinnati market

  • Impeccable integrity and ethics!

 

Education / Experience / Other Requirements:

  • 2+ years working in the trades, mostly with residential, as a handyman, craftsman, or in remodeling

  • 1+ years inspection/estimating (or similar) experience

  • Licensed, or willing to become licensed Home Inspector (InterNACHI)

  • Prefer experience with exactimate or other insurance-related estimating products (for reference, we do not use it)

  • Good with computers, internet applications, etc

  • Ability to type at 30 wpm or higher

  • Possess basic construction tools, smartphone, reliable transportation

  • OSHA certified or trained, or willingness to do so

  • Pass background screenings and reference checks

  • Valid driver's license

 

Compensation / Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus based on KPI's.

  • Performance is evaluated based on KPIs and data, not just someone's opinion.

  • Opportunity for advancement with an industry leader and rapidly growing company

  • Mileage reimbursement  

  • Unlimited (Reasonable) Paid Time Off

  • QSEHRA (Healthcare Reimbursement Account) - after 30 day eligibility, provides up to $300/mo in reimbursement for eligible healthcare related expenses.

 

Other:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants shall be considered for all positions without regard to any status protected by federal, state, or local law.