Nine years ago next month I purchased the home I live in now. We’ve made a number of improvements over the years including a mudroom and partial central air, plus we upgraded a couple appliances, but….we haven’t had a professional come back and see how well things are maintaining (or not) and what we should be aware of…and I find that a bit illogical knowing homes and the industry as I do.
(Guest Blog by Andrea Worley of Complete Protection)
The 90-day warranty is designed for you, the home inspector, with two purposes in mind: 1) to provide a layer of protection from liability and 2) to allow you to stand out from your competitors.
We’re super excited to announce that Home Inspector Pro 5 has just been released with a full HomeBinder integration.
With it, you’ll be able to automatically send clients a HomeBinder with scheduled maintenance reminder emails, recommended home pros, and a copy of your inspection report in our “Digital 3-Ring Binder.”
I live in Massachusetts. I start this entry with this statement because for those of you who are aware, Massachusetts takes one of the most restrictive stances on the “inspector-home pro” relationship. I’ll acknowledge that there is some growing awareness that this stance is neither practical nor helpful but at the present, this remains the anchor that the inspection community here generally lives by. Then, at the other end of the spectrum (without naming inspection firms or even states), I’ve spoken with numerous firms that either charge or are about to charge home pros to being part of “their list”.
In working with inspectors over the last 10 years, I’ve come to know that the topic of working with real estate agents as part of their business is polarizing. I’ve spoken to many inspectors that consider getting inspections from agents to be a vile practice (at best). Some do it but lament it, and others couldn’t imagine it any other way as they see it as the best way to grow their business. What I think is missing from the conversation is some good practical thinking about it.