Client wanted to do the inspection today, they drove a few hours to get there and I drove one hour.
Got there on time and they were late but I had the combo lock code so all was well.
Got a lot done before they arrived, had to drag my ladder around to two different attic scuttles but no foundation crawlspace so thats ok.
Expected payment on site but “Can I just do the paypal thing now on my iphone”? ok, sure, I said.
It was a foreclosure, not too bad actually for a 3 year old house, just needs an hvac guy, new carpet, paint, a plumber, a roofer, a contractor to brace a truss etc. etc.
So they got a verbal summary onsite and left.
Got home, checked my paypal acct and no payment.
So, lets see, maybe they don’t need the report since the bank won’t budge anyway or maybe they don’t want this house…
Called 3 diff numbers, no answer, left messages.
Called the agent and told him he may have to send this to the closing atty for payment.
Finally got a call back, they said they would do the paypal in two hours.
Still no paypal, sent email stating that I can’t send the report until payment is made.
Payment just showed up, about 5 hours later than the revised time though.
I’m about to send the report since I won’t have time to do it tomorrow… wooohooo! :mrgreen:
Still have never been stiffed out of a payment in over 4 years.
The moral of this story is:
If the client is at the inspection and gets all the inspection information they may not need or want the report to proceed with the purchase.
I may start requiring payment at the start of the inspection.