I’m Liz Martin. I’ve been doing inspections in Massachusetts since 2008. Below is more information about me.
- Home inspectors are a licensed profession in Massachusetts. I was Vice-Chair of the Board of Registration of Home Inspectors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Sept. 2021 – Dec. 2022) Learn about the Board here.
- MA Home Inspector license #722
- Sole proprietor of Liz Martin Home Inspections
- Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
- Attend monthly continuing education classes (view classes I have attended)
- Writer (2011-2014) for the monthly newsletter for the New England chapter of ASHI. Curious? View articles
- Member Education Committee (2018-2020) for the New England chapter of ASHI
- Instructor Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Allston/Brighton and Waltham Community Development Corporation first-time home buyer class
- Received “Associate of the Year Award” in 2012 from the New England Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
- Presentation skills: taught one semester at Northeastern University, frequent presentations at Harvard University, presented to the NE ASHI chapter on “Marketing for Home Inspectors,” “Ethics for Home Inspectors” and “Inspection Trivia!”
- Past Co-Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee, at First Parish in Brookline, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Oversaw three buildings dating back to the mid-1800s (with stained glass windows from Louis Comfort Tiffany). Approximately 20,000 square feet building space.
- 15 years experience as a trustee in three condo associations. Oversaw several large projects such as (but not limited to) re-pointing and replacing lintels, front porch reconstruction and new roofs.
- At Harvard University, oversaw the William James Hall (WJH) building operations office that includes the building superintendent and building services manager. Head of the WJH building committee that determined the needs and priorities for building management, space planning, technology infrastructure and other shared building resources. Worked with the Harvard Office of Facilities Management on capital improvement planning for WJH a multi-use, 15-story high rise with over 400 occupants and labs.
- Throughout my previous career in higher education I was responsible for all department facility issues such as painting, repair, HVAC, etc.
- Managed all aspects of a Harvard residence hall during the summer (2000-2005) providing over 7,000 room nights of quality residential support. Managed cleaning crew, installation of 200 air conditioners and miscellaneous small projects.
- In the news:
- “47 tips for buying, selling, staging, and moving this spring” The Boston Globe, Jon Gorey, April 11, 2021
- “What home inspectors can and cannot tell you” The Boston Globe, Jon Gorey, July 14, 2018