Now that I can beat this dead horse again i’m gonna…
Wilth the recent ASHI bashing it brings up the same topic i and so many others have asked previously.
When will NACHI actually have some type of real requirements for earning a tiered certification or logo staus???
The logos created, including the newest folly that has been tossed around are nothing more than a marketing tool for us inspectors, and seem to hold little respect withing the ranks of fellow members.
I am sure i speak for many when I ask you Nick, why don’t you either create or change somthing that gives the member a way to truly earn different levels of certification… Personal accomplishment means somthing to many, and there is none here that seems to hold true repect with all memebers.
Membership is one thing, but striving to earn a true level of certification is another.
I have thought about joining ASHI for 2 reasons.
They are recognized by the majority of the real estate communities and others who publicly promote inspectors.
They at least have some type of tier system in place to give the inspector somthing to work towards.
Now even though i can join with just my credit card, at least they offer somthing to work towards. I don’t personally like the way they do it, but it is the one thing that many agents here recognize, at least in this area. Weather they understand it completely or not, many people do not choose ashi because of soft report and inspector, but becasue they think the certification truly means somthing.
Anything I can do to gain business is worth me doing, and that includes joining a orginization that holds some type of clout with others.
I personally love what you offer here… I thinks its the best hands down for us as inspectors to benefit ourselves in education, but if you really want to hurt your competitor then eliminate the one main reason that I think many still join for…
People join the other orginizations because they offer a tier system, and its recognized by the people we try to gain business from. There is no enforceable system here…
I know I speak for many. Russell has been wanting the CMI to actually mean somthing more than a marketing brand. If you give us somthing to work towards, then I think the entire inspection community will respond and then you may just get your wish…
Don’t change what you have, just give us somthing else to advance ourselves.