I have been performing various types of property inspections since 1994 and I have always wondered if the name Home Inspector really was the correct name for my profession? Home inspections comprise about 50% of my business, the rest are various type of related inspections from bank to commercial types of inspections.
I have contemplated with changing what I call myself, some of the following are some names I have been contemplating:
Property Consultant; well it sounds good but what does it say that I do?
Construction Consultant; same issue, but it does define the type of work I'm doing. But, I do more than the name implies.
Property Evaluator: sounds more like an appraiser, but it could also work for inspections.
Real Estate Inspector; actually I like this one, but it is kind of awkward and limited in use.
It might not be possible to have just one title to identify a profession or what a person does. We have all had to diversify in order to survive, but when the day is over I'm still a home inspector. Whether I adopt another title or not will not really change what I do to make a living.