LMAO.Sean HOW DARE YOU want something better! To strive for something better! Your just out in left field! Drink the Kool Aide they serve here into a life of mediocrity and ignorance.
In one breath they tell you all associations suck and the next they tell you to get certified in something else and they brag about that. If they ALL suck…then why do the other items?
These people tell you all the organizations are the same and yet only one stands out. Why is that? I will bet 25 times more people and Realtors know that ASHI is a home inspection organization over that of NACHI. So is that the same?
They will then go to tell you ASHI SUCKS and harms the public. And yet they are the most popular name and one many people refer to. Are they better? I think not, but thats just ME. What about buyers, Realtors and Lawyers, they know the name ASHI and then refer to it. You do not have to give a better product to win. You have to give a PERCEIVED better product and the client be satisfied to WIN.
I will put it this way. Lets say for example Sean is a better inspector than me. But when a client calls they have HEARD of me, I have a REPUTATION, REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS refer me and when its over with they think I did great!
But wait SEAN is 100 times better. But they will never know because the never heard of Sean, don’t know what Sean can do, never will see his better product. So in their eyes, I ROCK because they never got to compare me to SEAN…So its not what is fact, it is what is perceived fact that is ALL that matters.
Sean I think you post is dead on, and I know I agree with you. I am a CMI, now what? I have more freaking initials after my name than any Doctor that ever lived!