All home inspections are not the same, or are they?

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Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175

All home inspections are not the same, or are they?

I have seen an increase in the number of real estate agents that tell me they are "looking out" for their client by referring an inspector that is the cheapest. The agent doesn't come right out and say to the buyer "You have to use this inspector". But, they basically are giving the buyer the impression that every inspection is the same by telling the buyer that inspector A is this price, B is this price and C is this price, take your pick. The entire process is now just a price point comparison.

I would never ask this question to a client, but why does a car buyer choose the newer model car instead of a 20 year old beater? They both get you to and from work and home, right? The beater is cheaper, right? It's because the newer model has features and benefits that make it a better value. You expect to pay more if you're getting more.

Imagine if every home buyer bought the least expensive house, completely disregarding the house that was more expensive but was a better value because it fit their family's needs perfectly. Selling by price alone is not selling, it's order taking. 

There is no one that can explain why my service costs more better than I can. No one can explain what benefits the buyer will receive by using my service compared to another inspector better than I can. Just the same, I would never consider trying to explain to a buyer why they are better off with one agent over another based on price.  

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Rainer
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Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Scott, All things are not created Equal and Price is not the differentiator.

At the end, you ( the consumer ) get what you pay for and usually no more.

cheers

Nor

Mar 14, 2011 03:14 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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So true, I guess that's what's so frustrating. 

Mar 14, 2011 03:37 AM #2
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John Durham
Durham Executive Group - RE/MAX/Results - Woodbury, MN
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Personally, I only suggest an inspector that I find (1) does a very thorough job (2) I know is not going to scare a buyer away from the purchase of the home because of some minor issues (3) that understands the working relationship I expect that also includes a timely report, etc. Usually it isn't because of the technical aspect of why I do not use a home inspector but because of lack of social skills, and a full understanding of their role. Has very little to do with cost.

Mar 14, 2011 04:43 AM #3
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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John, As I said in one of my other posts, I am just borrowing your client for a couple hours, and hopefully be able to remove a little stress from what is normally a stressful period in their life. Social skills and realistic explanation of issues goes a long way. thanks

Mar 14, 2011 05:06 AM #4
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