Dylan is Washington State licensed home inspector #365 and Structural Pest Inspector #65540, and a licensed real estate clock-hour instructor #I4978. He has made a business out of his personal mission to advocate for home buyers, homeowners, home inspectors, and real estate professionals. Honing his talents from carpentry in his youth to construction and remodeling through college, and eventually establishing a career in home inspection, Chalk literally understands houses from the ground up. His new book, The Confident House Hunter draws on his experience to help readers make informed decisions in the important process of purchasing and maintaining a home.
Chalk is a graduate of The Colorado College and is educationally certified for home inspection by Inspection Training Associates (ITA). He is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and has performed more than 5,000 structural home inspections. He has been certified as an Energy Star Tune-Up Verifier, and a certified Tune-Up energy audit inspector. He has also received a certificate in Narrative Non-Fiction from the University of Washington Extensions program.