Information sent to me .
This is Bill Mullen a former NACHI member who seems to feel we are inferiour Inspectors .
Bill seems to run around in Circles.
He still comes to the NACHI site to see what is going on and makes posts about his association .
I wonder will there ever come a time in Canada when we all can get to gether to help our industry .
What’s ridiculous it that BM seems to think he’s an authority as to who is a good inspector.
I’m not a member of OAHI or NHICC and for him to suggest I’m not qualified is insulting to say the least.
I’ll go head to head with he or his cronies any day of the week!
To suggest that OAHI or NHICC are the definitive answer to home inspectors in Ontario is without merit…but hey, what do I know?
Maybe this is old news, but I see PHPIC cancelled their conference at the end of October in Kingston.
Apparently they couldn’t get enough vendors to sponsor.
This is just another effort by Bill and friends to get in bed with the realestate fraternity, just as they tried to use CREA to push for licencing on their behalf. After all Phpic has two CREA directors on their advisory board.
1/6/2012 12:58:41 PM
Realtors finally starting to ‘get it’ ???
Wayne Christopher and myself, who practice in the Sarnia/Lambton area, have been carrying on an interesting dialogue with Realtors on Facebook. For years we have both been trying to convince Realtors that it is in their better interest to make sure their clients hire only qualified inspectors. In our area, fewer than 25% of the ‘home inspectors’ have any accredited training, testing or experience. Most are ‘certified’ by that marketing outfit from the States called NACHI.
Finally, we seem to be making some headway. After Wayne and I mentioned once again how few local inspectors are actually qualified, the Realtors who have responded seem to understand. The President of the local Real Estate Board, Donna Mathewson, said clearly two days ago that “We also have to remember that the courts are holding Realtors responsible for the inspectors they refer. Make sure if you recommend an inspector, that they are qualified to do the job!”
Donna has also agreed to meet with Wayne and me along with the RE Board Executive Officer so we can help them determine who is okay and also how Realtors can perhaps word the offers properly.
She has already told me that in her mind, Realtors should be referring only RHI members of CAHPI Ontario or NHI inspectors with the NHICC.
I also have for a couple years told my clients that when they sell their own house, they have a right to insist that the inspector the buyer chooses has proper qualifications. I know of a couple who have taken my advice (and wording) and amended the conditional clause and inserted " …satisfactory home inspection performed by an NHICC National Home Inspector or a CAHPI-Ontario Registered Home Inspector. If the inspection is performed by a person without at least one of these credentials, the vendor is under no obligation to recognize or comply with the results."
Maybe all CAHPI Ontario members should try to become closer involved with their local Real Estate Boards.
Bill Mullen RHI; NHI; PHPI; ACI
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