Eppraisal.com Launches Certified National Home Inspector Network Through Partnership with American Society of Home Inspectors

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Consumers immediately connect with home inspectors for evaluation of physical structure and systems from roof to foundation.

At Eppraisal.com we are creating a destination where consumers gain all the resources they need to make the right decisions. Partnering with ASHI confirms our commitment to bringing consumers and professional together, in a unique way that really enables both groups to take action and make better buying decisions. We are extremely happy to partner with such a respected organization.

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Eppraisal.com, the home valuation experts, today announced a partnership with The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the largest and most respected national professional organization of home inspectors in the nation. Through this partnership Eppraisal.com has launched its National Home Inspector Network where consumers gain immediate access to more than 6,000 home inspectors across North America. Eppraisal.com is a consumer’s first and second step in their process to buy, sell, or refinance a home. With the new ASHI partnership consumers can quickly locate a professional home inspector to provide an evaluation of a home’s physical structure and accessible components of a home, including central air conditioning systems; interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and much more.

“Before you buy or sell a home, you need to have a clear understanding of the home’s physical condition. It’s the difference between spending hundreds of dollars or hundreds of thousands of dollars on home upgrades and repairs. ASHI’s network of local professionals includes inspectors with years of experience understanding the ASHI Standards of Practice, local construction codes and state regulations,” said Frank Lesh, ASHI’s 2007 President. “We are happy to partner with Eppraisal.com as they provide consumers with a comprehensive website that helps them understand all aspects of the real estate process and link them with the right professionals.”

ASHI is an organization of independent, professional home inspectors who are required to make a commitment, from the day they join as ASHI Associates, to conduct inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which prohibits engaging in conflict-of-interest activities that might compromise their objectivity. ASHI Associates work their way to ASHI Certified Inspector status as they meet rigorous requirements, including passing a comprehensive, written technical exam and performing a minimum of 250 professional, fee-paid home inspections conducted in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Mandatory continuing education helps the membership stay current with the latest in technology, materials and professional skills. Through this partnership, Eppraisal.com consumers gain access to the largest and most trusted network of home inspectors –- an important step in the buying and selling process that can ultimately help consumers make a more informed purchasing decision.

“The launch of the Eppraisal.com Home Inspector Network really changes the rules of the online real estate industry,” said Damian Scott president of Eppraisal.com. “At Eppraisal.com we are creating a destination where consumers gain all the resources they need to make the right decisions. Partnering with ASHI confirms our commitment to bringing consumers and professional together, in a unique way that really enables both groups to take action and make better buying decisions. We are extremely happy to partner with such a respected organization.”

To get a free online valuation, order a certified appraisal or connect with a local home inspector visit http://www.eppraisal.com.

About the American Society of Home Inspectors:
The American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. (ASHI) is the oldest non-profit professional association of, and for, home inspectors. Since its formation in 1976, ASHI’s Standards of Practice have served as the home inspector’s performance guideline, widely recognized and accepted by professional and government authorities alike.

ASHI members are independent professional home inspectors who have met rigorous technical and experience requirements. ASHI Certified Inspectors are required to successfully complete two written examinations that test their knowledge of building systems and components and of the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. They must also successfully pass the National Home Inspector Examination. To become ASHI Certified, inspectors’ reports are verified as meeting the ASHI Standards of Practice, and they must have performed a minimum of 250 fee-paid inspections. ASHI Associates with logo use privileges must have completed all the requirements of a ASHI Certified Inspector and they have performed a minimum of 50 verified fee-paid inspections, becoming certified only after completing an additional 200 fee-paid inspections. All ASHI members must also obtain ongoing education to stay current on the latest information pertaining to buildings and their systems.

For more information about the American Society of Home Inspectors, contact the association at 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, Ill. 60016. Phone: 800-743-2744. Or visit the ASHI Web site at http://www.ASHI.org.

About Eppraisal.com:
Launched in 2006, Eppraisal.com is a consumer focused real estate analysis company. Eppraisal.com is your first step in understanding your homes value and the local real estate market. Whether you are interested in buying, selling or just “looking,” Eppraisal.com provides the data, tools and resources to help you value homes, schools, neighborhoods, and local market trends. Eppraisal.com also provides a quick and easy way to connect with local real estate professionals, who can assist in the real estate process. For more information visit http://www.eppraisal.com.

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Erica Lee
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415-831-0181

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Lisa Gunggoll
Manning Selvage & Lee
312-861-5210

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