Seems California Realtor Associations are looking to regulate home inspections on a more local level. Without clear guide lines from the state, in Marin County it appears realtors are suggesting inspections are not predictable enough and may be thwarting efforts, costing tens of thousands of dollars or even derailing sales...? Their attempt at regulation on a local level is of concern to everyone. Some of the issues may be addressed by the NACHI pre-inspection (move in ready) where in the home seller can take controle of the situation and not allow any contingencies related to additional inspections. Another view is that short sales should require a more stream lined and less costly (limited) inspections. Local municipalities are encouraging adoptment of new rules and guidelines. "Our members and clients are experiencing problems about the conduct of inspections".
Let me know your thoughts as to how else we can address what appears to be a growing movement... the writing is on the wall.