BestInspectorList.com Press Release

It’s on the site.

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“should expect more than what I see”, yet you aren’t reading any of the social media comments asking for inspectors all over the country. If you don’t want to be part of it - don’t. No one is forcing your hand.

Out of curiosity, what are the other three criteria Austin? I only see 7 on the site.

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We review sample reports, we have a questionnaire you fill out in addition to what you see, and Preston and I must be in agreement that all 10 points are hit.

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What about us in snow country?

So the criteria is…

  1. You must submit 1 sample report.
  2. You must fill out a questionnaire.
  3. Preston and AJ must agree that you are a Best Inspector.

And then the other seven qualifications actually listed on the website?
Do I have that correct?

Correct. In order for us to feel confident referring an inspector, all must be met.

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Do you feel like someone could qualify to be a Best Inspector without ever having actually performed an inspection? I was looking at the application and it doesn’t ask how many inspections you have performed or anything like that. Or is there an interview process where that question is asked?

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That’s where it becomes objective. Preston and I actually ran into that scenario a few weeks ago. Guy hadn’t done an inspection in years, but got back into the game recently. We declined him simply for the fact that he may have been a good inspector years ago, but we don’t feel comfortable putting our name on a referral for him. Preston refunded him the application fee. Ultimately, the main goal is just to refer good people to do good jobs. I got burned on a celebrity home in Florida in 2023 and I’ll never make that mistake again. Friend of mine bought an 11k sf home and the inspector that did the job found maybe 5 or 6 things, meanwhile half the house needs rewired and half the roof has already been replaced.

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Yawn… another day, another middle-man wanting my money. The obvious omission that is the #1 question I’ve been asked over the last 24 years when I pick up the phone… “How long have you been doing inspections?”

I get it… a new inspector’s money spends the same as one with 20 years of experience and you don’t want to exclude anyone. It’s not a bad idea in theory but you’re a bit late to the party. This industry, and every other once out there, is full of similar outfits promising the sky.

Just to be sure my experience isn’t an anomaly… #1 question on the first article that comes up when Googling, “#1 Question to ask before hiring a home inspector.”

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I’m the #1 inspector on social media. I’m hardly late to any party. If I put my name on a referral, you better believe I’m going to make sure its been personally vetted.

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Did you refer the inspector to your friend, or what do you mean “you got burned?”

Feel free to vet this… www.NaplesBestInspector.com
www.fhiaps.com

It’s posted on the website for everyone to see.

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Yeah the buyer is a friend of mine. He had a 10 day inspection window and I’m not licensed in FL. I was going to try to make the trip down but my schedule just wouldn’t free up. So I asked in a FB who is available and I looked at a couple and sent him his contact info. The inspector tainted the water sample in the process. The wind mitigation inspection wasn’t performed to standard (or however it’s worded - I don’t do them here in TN so I’m unfamiliar with them), and I saw the final report and it was literally embarrassing. Had I known any of that I would have definitely found someone else. I fielded calls for a week because of how bad it was.

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Drone or Docapole

Rough stuff. At least it was a friend and he didn’t sue for negligent referral, I assume.

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To see snow on the roof?

Yeah he ultimately didn’t want to press any further. I asked him if he wanted to me to demand he get a refund or assist in a claim, but ultimately he just wanted me to “remember the inspector in the future” and to just let it go. It’s been pretty awkward since.

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Why 49 states and not 50?