The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.
From the Lake Superior Area Realtors website: “Buyer and Seller Information” (What is a Home Inspection?):
“Inspections may reveal potential problems that had not been previously known during a showing or open house, which may influence the buyer’s decision to move forward with the purchase of the property.”