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James Clark, President/Chief Inspector

James ClarkTrue Blue Home Inspections, Inc.

Chicago/Rogers Park

How often do you work with Realtors?
On average three times a week

What is the best part about working with Realtors?
Educating them about the building as well as the clients

What is the craziest thing you ever encountered while performing an inspection?
I found an electrical sub-panel directly behind a sink drain line

Where did you grow up?
In West-Central Illinois

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Playing with my six-year-old daughter

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Build model airplanes

If you weren’t an inspector, what would you be?
I would be a handyman

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
William Shakespeare, and I would ask him about his plays and theatre

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Finding more work

What is an important tool every inspector should have?
Flashlight

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I send short notes to my favorite agents

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My play, “Visiting the Lincolns,” which has been running for 15 years

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
“How To Tame Your Dragon”

What is your favorite restaurant?
The Candlelite on Western Ave.

Blackberry, iPhone or paper?
BlackBerry

What is your favorite city after Chicago?
San Fransisco

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Never pretend to know more than you really do.

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