Your Thoughts on my New Checklist?

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175
  Thanks to Barb Todaro's post today, I thought I would ask the AR group what your thoughts are on this comparison sheet between my company and my competition. This will be available for agents to hand to their clients when they start their search for an inspection company.
     The typical practice is for the buyer agent (BA) to always give the client 3 names of inspectors to choose from. The logic is that if something goes wrong with the inspection, the BA liability will be reduced because the BA gave them 3 names, and it was the clients decision who they hired. In reality, using an inspection company that does not offer all the FREE warranties that we include, the client will be in a position of higher liability if  a qualified system breaks down after they close, and the first person they will call will be the BA.
     The options for the BA at that point are several. Tell the client that, A. things break and that's part of owning a home. B. BA pays for the repair out of their own pocket. C. Tell client to call the home inspector, and if he has no warranty coverages, he will say it was working when we were there, sorry. OR, D. Remind the client that they used SLS Home Inspections, and he has all those FREE warranties. Call Scott, and he will forward you the claim form and coverage will be up to 100% of the issue in some cases, or a good portion after the deductible in otheres. 
     So the liability of the BA was reduced, and the BA is the hero and likely to receive several referrals because they made sure their clients were protected, after the close. A good referral from a happy client is golden. Your business depends on it.
This is a rough draft, and it will be printed and designed by a marketing team of professionals. Any suggestions or comments welcome. It's still in the design phase.
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Thanks for a good idea Barb Todaro. 
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Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart 

SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271

Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Illinois area since 2007.

Real Estate inspections with same day report delivery. 

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FREE 90 day Homeowners Warranty. Included with every inspection.

FREE Sewergard protection for the first 90 days. covers up to $4000 of sewer or water main repairs.

FREE Recallchek appliance recall service. Included with every inspection.

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The Home Inspector with a Heart

Comments (3)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector if you offer all of those free warranties, that's a "close" that no other company offers.... you should have all the business in your area..... 

your goal is to market to all agents.... visit with to them.... network with them....face to face is the most powerful....but have it in writing for them to pass out to their buyer clients.... 

professionally done.... quality paper.... colorful cover.... not too wordy.... 

wishing you the best with it.... remember, "the eye buys" and make that handout a sheet that sells YOU and YOUR SERVICE....

Dec 15, 2019 10:10 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

You'd think we would have all the business, but we still have the cheap Charlies, and buyers that only look at the inspection fee. So there's always room for growth. It will be really cool when done, and I'll post a followup final edition to view. 

Dec 15, 2019 07:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It's a little difficult to read, Scott - small and sideways but, I gather it's about comparing the companies and I think this is a great marketing idea. Put together professionally and positioned properly on the page, it's something you could add to your website and social media. Or, better yet, offer to send a quality-printed copy to anyone who clicks on a landing page.

Good luck!

Dec 16, 2019 11:47 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Great idea. It will be done by a pro. 

Dec 16, 2019 12:35 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning  Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector -  the check sheet is a very good idea.

Dec 19, 2019 09:15 AM