Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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" published by Dearborne Publishing:
"Both ASHI and NACHI codes require that their members wait at least one year following an inspection to make repair services available to the client. The feeling is that after a year has lapsed, the buyer has had plenty of time to decide what to do about an issue-the back porch, for instance-and to contact another companny if he or she had wanted to do something quickly.
NAHI takes a less prohibitive stance. Its code suggests that the inspector may sell additional products and services, if needed, to the client at the time of the inspection...(In some states, inspectors are prohibited from doing any additionsl fee-based work for a client. Be sure to check your state laws.)"
"Check your state laws" ??????? Isn't that what NAHI is supposed to be doing? The book should have just said that "If you see a NAHI logo...run. NAHI inspectors are probably doing something illegal. Run to an ASHI or NACHI inspector."
And from an 8 year veteran of NAHI sent to me 2 weeks ago:
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Last year I quit NAHI. They decided it was O.K. for inspectors to work on homes and do repairs to correct defects that they found during the inspection.
Several inspector including myself, said it's members should have a say as to whether it is O.K. or not. About 90% said they disaprove of this recommendation. NAHI responded with "it was the Board's say and they will not change their minds". So, after 8 years of being a NAHI MEMBER, I QUIT. It is my understanding many others have quit since and are interested in NACHI.
... They charge for everything, as well as screw you on shipping etc. They have nothing new or interesting to ever present, and the same old ideas!
Same old management style of NAHI, just focus on promoting the ....
Please keep up your ideas and marketing up ahead of the industry and the help you give inspectors, I see most of the good inspectors are going to NACHI soon.
Keep up the good work
And from Civil Justice's publicly filed complaint under the Consumer Fraud Act:
You can dowload the actual complaint from that link.
A book by the industry's biggest publisher, an 8 year veteran of NAHI, and Civil Justice... that says it all.
Anyway... we're working hard to make sure REALTORs never refer NAHI inspectors and homebuyers never hire NAHI inspectors... and with our marketing power... we're succeeding at slaying this dragon. NAHI's big 3 day conference in Denver a couple weeks ago had only a few inspectors attend. NAHI had to give all the exhibitors their booth fees back. NAHI is dead... thank goodness.
I much prefer email to private messages.