Around here… and in Southern California the Team Approach is gaining a bit of momentum and some listing agents are hip to it, and I’ve also had some interesting feedback from them. Would seem quantity vs quality is in question at times… not my worry really.
However, I’ve now received several calls, especially for bigger homes, asking if I’m bringing someone with me to “cut down on the inspection site time” and oddly enough, I even had a question posed if I can get in and out of a 80 year old multi million dollar home in less than 2 hours (3000 sf), I had already set up with the buyer and said very clearly “no”. <-- That particular inspection went fine, and the listing agent sent me a message thanking me for “keeping my feet moving” and that it was refreshing to see someone that can talk, input data and keep working (I guess the jibber jabber gets annoying when you are sitting there). I’ve received a couple referrals from the listing side of the transaction, despite the buyer’s agent thinking it should have been a lot quicker… oh well.
Anyhoo… on that same note. I’ve also received calls from the listing side, after an inspection is scheduled asking me
- If I have General Liability
- If I’m bringing more than one person or not, and if I am… to bring a Worker’s Comp certificate !!! <- It would seem that because there are a few multi firms in Los Angeles basin, the listing agents are becoming more aware of the additional liability if someone has a helper that presents risk to property if not insured/covered by worker’s comp. Some posts had been mentioned here on this MB, and would seem that some in the industry do it the right way, and others do it their way. I may get some help, but would be with WC, only way IMO (not trying to start debate, just feedback/observations)
Doesn’t really affect me too much… plenty of things to do anyway.
As far as 5 inspections in a day… maybe limited inspections, 4 points or single component inspections, sure. But 5 full fee paid home inspections in a day? Probably not a good idea for a single operator in regards to quality of work, or their sanity.