why are the Brits so able to charge so much more then the North American inspector
Exchange rate 1.0 (X1.196) (x1.385)
Houses: Euro £ Us Canadian
1Bed £ 295:00…=$352:82 …$480:58
2 bed £325;00 … =$388:70…$450:13
3 bed £440:00 … =$526;24…$609:40
4 bed £475:00 .=$568:71…$657:88
5 bed £525:00 =$627:90…$727:13
6+bed £600:00 =$717:60…$831:00
In my area we have inspectors charging $225:00 and have a huge turn over and they do not last…
It looks to me like we have to start and charge more Realestate in the UK charges 1.5%.
Realestate in Canada charges 6%. The agents here when we raise our prices get upset and many inspectors listen to them.
The market has increased every year for some time at about 10% so agents have been getting more every year.
We get new Inspectors and when they are told to charge more we are told no way I need to make a living .
They can not seem to understand that x number of homes are going to be inspected and charging less does not mean more homes get inspected all it means is the homes are inspected for less money.
Most new inspectors do not last three years because they do not make a living.
We need to get them to understand if they hope to last in this industry they should not give their services away.
Roy Cooke . R.H.I… Royshomeinspection.com