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 Expert  725864

Expert in Real Estate Inspection, Home Inspection, Standards Of Practice, Duty Of Care


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been a full time Home Inspector since 1996 and has performed over 3500 residential and commercial inspections. He is Master CREIA Inspector (MCI), the highest designation available from the prestigious California Real Estate Inspection Association. He is also a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

As an active leader in his profession, Expert was recently elected to serve on the CREIA State Board of Directors 2008-2010. He is also a member of the State Examination Committee, Chairman of (California) DRE Programs & Presentations, and Chairman of the State Public Relations Committee. He has served in all local chapter leadership positions and was President of the Los Angeles – West Chapter 2000-2001.

He was previously Secretary of the CAL-ASHI Chapter.

Expert is an educational speaker and published author on home inspection issues, and has developed and presented formal seminars, led “roundtable” discussions, and written articles for home inspectors, real estate agents/brokers, and consumers alike, most often for professional continuing education credits. Topics have included; Risk Management, Consumer Affairs, Practices & Procedures, Standards of Practice, and Legislative Affairs.

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building inspection

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housing

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inspector training


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  and San Bernardino, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   None   Business Administration   Los Angeles Valley College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President & Principal Inspector

 

He provides residential and commercial real estate inspection services to assist buyers with their due diligence in determining property condition. Also provides listing inspections for sellers to supplement disclosure, and maintenance inspections for owners to determine property condition and needed repairs. Performs special or “limited scope” inspections and consultation for special adverse or real property defect issues. He also does (Part-time) Litigation Support in the field of home inspections performed in California.

2001 to 2005

 

LandAmerica Property Inspection Services

 

Inspector/Lead Inspector/Area Manager

 

He performed home and commercial real estate inspections. Provided leadership and training for this Fortune 500 company subsidiary and its employees/inspectors. Conducted customer complaint and claims resolution for the company. He was the lead presenter of California Department of Real Estate (DRE) approved training on home inspections to hundreds of real estate sales professionals in Southern California.

1996 to 2001

 

Inspectech - Expert

 

Franchise Owner & Inspector

 

He launched this home inspection business in Southern California utilizing a franchised program. Performed home and commercial real estate inspections. He marketed to develop and increase personal business, as well as provided training, marketing, and leadership to support franchisor's efforts.

to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Senior Account Representative/Consultant

 

He was an industrial safety and health consultant, and conducted workplace safety evaluations (surveys and inspections). He was certified by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and assisted employers with voluntary compliance through safety products, programs and training.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) California Real Estate inspection Association (CREIA)

Licenses/Certifications

Master Certified Inspector (MCI) #0084 - CREIA Certified Inspector #246177 - ASHI

Professional Appointments

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA): State Board of Directors -State Director 2008 – Present -Regional Director 2001 – 2003 -Director (as Chapter President) 2000 – 2001

State Committees/Task Forces -State Examination Committee – Member 2001 – Present -Calif. DRE/Presentation Programs – Chairman 2006 – Present -State Public Relations Committee – Chairman 2007 – Present

Los Angeles West Chapter -President 2000 – 2001 -Vice president 1999 – 2000 -Secretary 1997 – 1998 -Treasurer 2004 – 2005

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) -California (CAL-ASHI) Chapter Secretary 2007

Awards/Recognition

Special Recognition -Chapter President's Award 2000


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 5 published articles in Calif., and 6 Press Releases that lead to 2 quotations in National (Time, Inc.) publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - California Real Estate Inspection Association / "Inspector Journal" Magazine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to   City of Redondo Beach Historical Commission   Commissioner - Appointed   He is charged with the power and duty to investigate, maintain and catalog all historical information, documents, records and pictures that would be of general interest to the City and its citizens
2007 to   City of Redondo Beach - Growth Management & Traffic Committee   Member   He is tasked with advising the Mayor and City Council on updating the City's Housing Element and Traffic Circulation Plans.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In general, each pre-purchase property inspection Expert performs is a consultation to benefit the client do their due diligence by helping them understand the physical condition of a property; its building, structure and mechanical systems.Maintenance inspections protect a property owner's investment.
  • Expert recently helped a client understand that the value and quality of construction received was fair, reasonable, and in line with the amount paid. He also discovered and was able to determine that the general contractor's license was suspended, and had received numerous complaints.
  • Expert inspected and consulted on a faulty flooring installation. His written report helped the client with their warranty claim through the manufacturer against the installer.
  • Expert consulted with a homeowners association in regard to the improper installion of manufactured wood siding in relation to adjacent hardscaping. This resulted in repairs/corrections and guidelines for future modifications.
  • Expert consulted with a condominium buyer and an owner (HOA President) regarding exterior damage caused by moisture intrusion from the balconies. This was a persistent problem that was being resolved one, or only a few, units at a time
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Litigation Support; April 2007. Michael Hesse, Esq. Riverside, CA. Marsh v. Dietz, et al. Consulted with Plaintiffs and Attorney regarding case merits and strategy. Case settled before trial.

(2) Sworn testimonies as employee/representative of Defendent; one arbitration and one small claims/municipal court.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Home inspection expert in southern california for consulting on Standard of Care.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert has been a full time Home Inspector for more than 12 years and has performed over 3500 residential and commercial inspections. As a Master CREIA Inspector (MCI), he has obtained the highest designation available from the prestigious California Real Estate Inspection Association. He is also a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Expert was recently elected to serve on the CREIA State Board of Directors 2008-2010. He is also a member of the State Examination Committee, Chairman of (California) DRE Programs & Presentations, and Chairman of the State Public Relations Committee. He has served in all local chapter leadership positions and was President of the Los Angeles – West Chapter 2000-2001. He was previously Secretary of the CAL-ASHI Chapter.

He is an educational speaker and published author on home inspection issues, and has developed and presented formal seminars, led “roundtable” discussions, and written articles for home inspectors, real estate agents/brokers, and consumers alike, most often for professional continuing education.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He developed and has presented "What Everyone Needs to Know About Home Inspections", a one hour Calif. DRE approved Powerpoint presentation on Home Inspection history, legislature, the profession, inspection means and methods, Standards of Practice, and Duty of Care.

Also; "Home Inspection Standards of Practice", (3) three one hour Powerpoint modules that outline the SOPs codified in law, using defect photos for impact and humor.

Other Skills and Services

He is also currently performing residential Photovoltaic (PV/solar) system inspections for a major manufacturer as part of their quality assurance program.


 

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