Ohio REALTORS: It’s time to ACT and make home inspector licensure happen!

By Scott Williams, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Public Policy

It’s time for Ohio to implement a licensure system for the home inspection industry!

It’s time to give Ohio’s home buyers the assurance that the inspector they hire is properly trained to evaluate and assess the home’s condition!

That’s why your Ohio REALTORS has recently launched one of its most important “Calls For Action” in an effort to convince Ohio lawmakers to join 30 other states in enacting this consumer protection measure. You should have received an email allowing you to voice your support with a few simple clicks…but if you missed it you can still participate by CLICKING HERE!

Long story short — implementing a licensure for home inspectors is the top legislative priority of the Ohio REALTORS. Licensing also has the backing of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Yet despite having the support of two key real estate-related groups passage is uncertain. In fact, time to secure passage during the 132nd General Assembly is quickly running out — so it’s imperative that we get lawmakers to take the first, critical step and pass HB 211 out of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, where it’s been languishing for months. Lawmakers are unlikely to move HB 211 forward unless they hear from you…so please take a few minutes and help make home inspector licensure a reality.

CLICK HERE to help ensure that consumers are protected when making what is likely the largest financial transaction they will make in their lifetime!

NOTE: Our “Call For Action” email was sent yesterday (Feb. 13) using a new delivery system. If you don’t recall seeing the message, please check your “Junk Folder” for an email from “Ohio REALTORS” (publicpolicy@ohiorealtors.org). We urge you to identify us as a safe sender to ensure future delivery.

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