home inspection: How I use SendOutCards to grow my home inspection referral business - 02/22/10 05:07 PM
This is geared toward Home inspection businesses but the methods are a proven success that can be applied to all businesses.
In the last couple of weeks I've had several request from inspectors on how I use sendoutcards.com to build my business so I'll elaborate here and show you some examples. Some of you are already using sendoutcards and some are not so I've posted a few public samples on google's picassa web . In the interest of full disclosure, I do get a referral fee if you sign up under my name which I would be grateful for but not … (12 comments)

home inspection: Sad Story - Man thinks he's saving $45 dollars - 12/03/09 10:37 PM
OMG! price vs value illustrated. A repeat & devoted client of mine decided to try a cheaper inspector for his 3rd house because it would save him $45 . I pleaded with him and warned of the risk. Well...he just sent me this e-mail and has scheduled me to re-inspect this house that he now owns with all the problems.  I feel badly for this man but maybe lesson learned.
Real Estate agents beware - This buyer is upset at his agent because he recommended this inspector.
Here's the e-mail~~~~~~I have only been in this home 2 yrs and I have … (8 comments)

home inspection: A card becomes a priceless treasure - 02/27/09 03:12 AM
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home inspection: The cold truth about inspecting winterized homes - 01/17/09 02:17 PM
Now that the housing market has frozen over and it's January, I've been seeing a lot of foreclosed, bank owned homes. I had 3 inspections this week on "winterized" homes and I've got to say I do not feel comfortable about this and neither should the buyer. When I get a call to schedule an inspection and I'm qualifying the appointment I get to the question, are the utilities on? It's the same answer every time.."well it's winterized but the bank said to just go ahead and de-winterize it."  Sounds easy enough, just close all the faucets and open the meter … (9 comments)

home inspection: What is, "as is" - 09/27/08 03:29 PM
You Know what "as is" means, But what does it mean in regards to the property your buying. Some people think that because it's "as is" there's no point in getting a home inspection. Not true. As is does not mean you don't have the right to be informed. A Home inspections plays a key role in determining exactly how "as is" can impact your purchase. We're seeing more and more bank foreclosures, short sales, etc. and typically these are sold strictly "as is". Meaning the title holder of the property plans to do nothing in repairs or upgrades. It's what … (15 comments)

home inspection: "CODE RED" Warning, warning Will Smith, ignorance alert! - 09/25/08 03:21 AM
There's not a week that goes by that someone at an inspection says "well it meets code". It's usually the listing agent or seller that utters these words of ignorance. HOME INSPECTIONS ARE NOT CODE INSPECTIONS PEOPLE! Trust me...that's a good thing. It's a totally different animal. Imagine if you went to buy a car and when you fired it up, it sputtered, popped and spewed black smoke out the exhaust. But "not to worry" the seller says, It just passed state vehicle inspection. You'd loOK at him like he was nuts. Well that's my reaction when I hear those words … (7 comments)

home inspection: Inspectors are incompetent deal killers - 09/13/08 12:52 PM
I'm amazed in this day and age that I occasionally still hear this from agents. It strikes me as unprofessional and a bit ignorant to have this perspective.  I hear comments like Inspections are a necessary evil, an issue that needs to be dealt with. It's this kind of bitterness that fosters an issue that may not exist.  An agent can't control the inspection process any more than the appraisal or the financing. Let it go baby and the universe will reward you. Chuck your list of "non-deal killers" and let your buyers pick their inspector. Another monkey off your back!
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home inspection: Scalding hot! - 12/27/07 06:42 AM
Virginia Beach, VA. 12/27/2007 - After finishing a nice Christmas dinner at my sisters house, I decided to help out with the dishes. OUCH! The hot water tap was so hot that the reflex of jumping back almost caused me to elbow my Mom in the stomach. Of course my warnings of "That's a scald hazard!" where drowned out by family laughter followed by antidote justifications of "Mom's got Teflon hands and teenage shower worshipers need more hot water. But what do I know? I'm just the brother visiting. Experience and expert safety advice seems to fall on deaf ears when … (7 comments)

 
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