Originally Posted By: rzimmerman
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I sent an email today to about 75 Realtors in my area. It was in the form of a newsletter. It said happy new year, talked about the NACHI convention, info on Radon and some info about me and my new web site. It was short and to the point.
Well here is one Realtors responce.
|Are you a member of Ashi or Fabi? What are your credentials? How many inspections have you done? I don't deal with people that have diplomas from credential mills. When you become a member of a REAL association, call me. Until, please drop me from your list. If you want to become a REAL inspector, get credentials from associations that expect their people to be professionals. I could become a home inspector, as you know. I hope that the people in Lake and Sumter Counties will start using only people with real credentials, not members of associations that will take in anyone.
Boy is she brain washed or what ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif) Guess ASHIs marketing worked on her. Now I will go along with the FABI as I plan on joing them as soon as I can meet their fee paid inspection requirements.
YES I replied back.
|I understand you concern. I offer the following as my qualifications, experience and credentials. If after review you still wish removal from my email list simply reply and I will remove you from future emails.
I am a member of NACHI that does have an entrance exam and require accredited continuing education. I have in excess of 10 years residential and construction experience. My knowledge includes hands on in many of the construction trades along with managing multi million dollar commercial projects. Relocation to Florida this past summer for family reasons prompted a carrier change. I was actually asked by a local Realtor office to consider a Home Inspection business. This was based on my past experience, their opinion of me, my abilities and the lack of available trustworthy or competent HIs in this area. If you wish I can arrange for them to contact you as a reference.
I hold Snell Level one Infrared Thermography certification, based on standards set by the American Society of Non-intrusive Testing. In the last 1 1/2 months I have passed a Mold certification course through ProLabs (scoring 94 of a possible 100) in south Florida and a Florida approved Radon course through Radalink. I have taken and passed the Florida Radon Measurement Technician exam (scoring 98 of a possible 100), which is required to provide that service in Florida. In December I began doing HUD Special Property Inspections around central Florida for CWIS out of Denver, Colorado.
I have done Infrared work for Marriott, Hyatt, and Ingersoll-Rand drilling operations. On the day before Francis hit I was providing aerial IR imaging over the Orlando International and Orlando Executive airports.
I am part of a real association, but if your reference is to ASHI or FABI I will explain. I do plan on joining FABI as soon as I meet their inspection requirements. FABI requires verification of 150 fee paid inspections. As my background did not involve fee paid home inspections I must hesitate before I join this organization. FABI and NACHI have been working together with Florida to implement a licensing program. As an offshoot of that the Florida Association of Professional Home Inspectors was formed to see this through to completion. The president of NACHI is chairing this association. I have been referred work by present FABI members on several occasions.
ASHI is a large organization, in the past few years has obtained a bad rep in the way in which it treats its members and in fact has lost upwards of 80% of its membership to NACHI. Recently ASHI has undertaken a rather expensive campaign to promote itself. This has taken the form of discrediting all other associations. ASHI has taken little if any steps to improve the quality of its members that I am aware of.
I intend to promote myself as a proud member of the National Association of Home Inspectors and presently have no plans on joining ASHI. I will soon be providing my membership packet to FABI.
If you wish I am available to meet and discuss my abilities.
Licensed, Certified and Qualified Inspector.
Granted I took some slight liberties with references
We will see if and how she responds. If no responce I will remove her from my list. No need to have Her spreading bad comments around.