SO... HOW MANY HOME INSPECTORS DOES IT TAKE TO KILL A DEAL???
See answer at bottom of this page... IN RED TYPE SET......
So, you've been in the
trenches in the busy & lean months, years, high mortgage rates,
eras/cycles and you're still at it. Congratulations!
And, let me guess, you
have your favorite one or two home inspectors that you use on a regular
basis even though you give out 3 cards? Thats' ok, really. Especially
if your inspector(s) "pass" every house. If it's not broken, why fix it
So far so good, or is it really?
Every week in the trenches
I hear stories (horror and otherwise) of everything from: citing
"code", nitpicking to death, pie in the sky "ballpark" estimating,
ill-used adjectives, price gouging especially in the new "mold"
testing/remediation bonanza! And on and on it goes.
You know what? Things change and maybe it's time for a change... in your inspector line up that is. Add A-1 Home Inspections...
Ask yourself why you still
give out business cards or names of inspectors you really shouldn't be
using anymore... because their performance can be linked to you
potentially, especially if you referred your clients to them. Sometimes
the more seasoned an inspector gets, the more cocky and over the top
the process becomes. And, it they don't carry E&O
insurance that covers you referring to them.... you are at risk.
CHANGE IS A GOOD THING! Put A-1 Home Inspection in your lineup. Contact me for a supply of cards and/or brochures.
Here's a great question... Do you always give out inspector names who skim, minimalize every defect or always seem
to "pass" a home.... just so you can close more deals and get that coveted "producers" award??
Who really wins here? The client? Not really.
Ever wonder why E&O insurance is higher for some brokerages vs. others??? Makes you wonder.
on now, is it really about how much an inspection costs or how long and
inspection takes that matters... to the CLIENT? Question: Which
inspection takes longer... one where the inspector blows through the
average home in about one to two hours and gives a "report" that
"passes" (or gives a "basic" report on the spot), OR a more thorough
inspector (A-1) who spends the right amount of time on each job and
presents a "meaningful" useful paper-based report on the spot and keeps things things in the proper perspective?
the responsibility of hiring the right inspector for a a client rest
with the client? Is giving yourself a high five for finding or only
listing the cheapest inspectors for your client really worth it?
wonder why you are still keeping inspectors on any list whose time line
to conduct an inspection may be "quick", but their time- line to hand
over a "meaningful" inspection report much later? Better yet how
about a relatively meaningless boilerplate report with 1/3 mumbo jumbo, 1/3 disclaimers and the remaining 1/3 triple spaced basic information that's already on the mls...
ok to like pictures, but photos should not replace more meaningful
text...ever. A home
inspection is not supposed to make your job easier. A good inspection
is supposed to make
your clients more... not less educated! The best type of
report is a combination checklist/narrative type (A-1 uses this
type). The report shouldn't be an exercise in a game of "pictionary". Photos can be looked at in many different angles.
CHANGE IS A GOOD THING! Put A-1 Home Inspection in your lineup.
ask yourself if the inspector you or your clients end up using is
licensed, certified, e&o insured including referral coverage,
liability insured, bonded, and a member of at least one nationally
recognized professional inspection organization? NY does
not require inspectors to carry E&O insurance. A-1 has
IS A GOOD THING! Put A-1 Home Inspection in your lineup and you will
have just added the "Sherlock of Homes" to your list!
As they always say.... Good Luck and Good Selling!
ANSWER: NONE .... the house condition on its own
kill the deal ....
A PERFECT EXAMPLE AS TO WHY SELLERS (and listing agents) should insist on having a pre-sale home
inspection conducted by A1..... Use the report as a marketing tool, fix areas of major concern, and show
due diligence, kick competing homes in the same price point/neighboring area out of contention..... all in the
one fell swoop!
NEW BENEFIT WITH A-1 .....a seller's 120 day limited warranty on major house components when they have
conduct a pre-sale inspection!! Call A-1 today and
put the Sherlock of Homes to work for your client!
Seller benefits: Speeds the sale * Offers piece of mind * Adds value * Maintains value during listing period
* Increased buyers satisfaction.............
a buyer's 90 day limited warranty! Foundation, heating, wiring,
some major appliances, roof leaks and more....... Why take chances?
Now you and your customers can have piece of mind with A1.
Advantages to buyer: * Promotes confidence in purchase * Provides coverage subject to limitations
* No deductibles * Affordable * Protects your budget............