REALTOR POLL - Question from an Inspector

Home Inspector with BONSAI Inspection Company

Hello Realtors!

I have a quick question for you from an ever-curious Home Inspector.

I track all of my inbound call sources, so I am keenly aware of where my business comes from. I am ready to expand into the next realm of opportunity, so I could greatly value the opinion(s) of some other professionals on the 'other side of the fence'.

My 'poll' question is: In your experiences, how do YOU find that most buyer's choose their Home Inspector?

A. A Realtor

B. A friend or family member

C. The internet

I would love to hear your answers! Feel free to reply with just A/B/C or leave me your comments.

Much appreciated!




Comments (13)

Barry Bridges
Barry Bridges Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co. - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Lake professional


Feb 12, 2009 09:55 AM
Jimmie Sims
Keller Williams Realty - Burlington, NC

I would say it comes from a realtor

Feb 12, 2009 10:05 AM
David Phelps
The Roofing Company, Inc. - Portsmouth, VA

I am not a Realtor, but I found my inspector from my mortgage professional.

Feb 12, 2009 10:23 AM
Ron Bridges
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. - Sumter, SC

A Realtor

Feb 12, 2009 08:24 PM
Coarine Maloy
Home Hunter's Agency - Sunset Beach, NC
Sunset Beach NC Exclusive Buyers Agent

A Realtor.

Feb 13, 2009 04:36 AM
Dan Paradela
All American Inspections & Testing - Covington, LA
Building Inspections, Environmental Testing

#1 realtor

#2 Internet

#3 Yellow Pages

#4 Family and Friends

Thats how I get my inspections with a good 80% coming from realtors

Feb 13, 2009 11:52 AM


In my experience generally the buyer or seller will ask their realtor.


Feb 14, 2009 04:32 AM
Christianne O'Malley
Dickson Realty - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

I am a Realtor and I refer to my home inspector of choice. So I would say he gets it from me :-) but I'm biased...

Feb 15, 2009 04:49 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

I would have to go with realtor, about 98% of my buyers have gone with whom I recommend

Feb 20, 2009 06:05 AM
Corey & Erika Kahler
The Cascade Team - Kirkland, WA

A, then B

Feb 23, 2009 08:17 AM
Connie Betz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Omaha, NE
Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale

A - I usually give them 2-3 to choose from.

Feb 28, 2009 06:19 AM
Janet E. Campbell
Second Mile Radon Testing - Houlton, ME

Informative, but a bit disappointing. I'd really like to read that independent, consumers go shopping  and find the the home inspector who is best qualified and best suits their needs. 

Jun 24, 2010 01:23 AM
Janet E. Campbell
Second Mile Radon Testing - Houlton, ME

I suppose a related question would be, "how do realtors choose an inspector?"

Jun 24, 2010 01:28 AM