I have been struggling with this and although it may be a divisive issue I want to know what other inspectors think.
We have a good SOP and its a good agreed upon standard but the organization seems to think going beyond is good for business.
I can charge more because people see the value.
It sets me apart from the other guys.
I am better than average because I go past the SOP.
Other guys do it so I have to ect.
What about comparing that to quality services and products?
Haagen Dazs ice cream costs more and they have no problem selling it.
Brooks Brothers sells a ton of suits that are double the price of a Sears store suit.
We pay gladly $100 for a flashlight when we could get one for $3.99 at Home Depot.
We buy rib eye steaks when chuck steak is half the price.
Inspectors give away Recall Check, Home Buy Back, Infrared and a number of other things.
Why does this profession feel the need to give stuff away. Last time I went to the dentist I spent $800 and got a toothbrush, everything else I paid for?