It’s now up to us, inspector, to elevate the profession and get the pricing we deserve.
To elevate the profession will require a significant increase in ethical and honest behavior by all Inspectors and not just a few. When the consumers see this they will have faith and trust in Inspectors and they will use their services more.
We have the tools from Nick it’s now up to use to use them properly and to let the consumer realize that our job take a set of professional skills and deserve professional pay.
With all due respect to Nick he is only adding additional “tools” to the ones you should already have to help consumers realize the value of our services.
I wrote earlier in the week about traveling for a mold test. People slammed me because I was getting paid to perform a professional service. Isn’t that what we are about? Isn’t that a business mans goal, to have people seek you out, decide on you and then choose you for your services? Apparently I was suppose to send othe client to a college and get free stuff done.
You were not slammed you were asked questions and questioned why you would not try to help your prospective clients? You chose to misunderstand the post. The intention of the post, if you had not even been able to realize, was a question as to why you would not look out for the best interest of a consumer by trying to find them a qualified person in their area instead of racking up hefty travel expenses for a service that can be obtained locally? In addition you chose to place that post in a publicly viewable area, with poor wording, that only makes it sound as if this industry is only about helping you make money and helping the consumer is secondary to any personal needs.
The more you “give away” the more you just placed a value on it. FREE TERMITE inspection to me says, my termite inspections arent worth a penny!
Agreed but helping a client reduce unnecessary costs is not giving anything away for free. It is a simple matter of treating consumers with respect and honesty and not viewing them only with $$$ in your eyes.
Decide on your business model, and if pricing is your objective the falling prices will never end. Know why people price shop?
If pricing is a business’ objective, and not the honest and ethical treatment of consumers, then the business needs to fail! Pricing is important but should never take a front seat to honest and ethical treatment of consumers.
Because they feel ANY idiot can do our job, and our low pricing and bottom feeding confirms it.
Unfortunately plenty of “idiots” are already in this profession with more coming in. These select ones will continue to work for free, rip-off the consumers, continue the degradation of the profession, and drag it farther down.
Ever hear of a $199 heart transplant?
That must be either a rhetorical question or the dollar figure is not representative of what any such procedure would even come close to for the heart surgeon who charges the lowest in their area?