I know a couple of inspectors in my area that do good, thourough inspections and produce great reports and even do thermal, but they are dirt cheap!
They are living alone and have few expenses and don’t need a lot of income and believe that they will get more inspections of they undercut the other inspectors.
I, and others, have talked to them and told them that they do a good job, but they should raise their prices, even if just a little bit.
Seems like they have a big Realtor referral network because of their low prices. And don’t get me wrong, they do good inspections and (not that I know of) do not go soft for the agents. Just low prices.
Problem is, they are fellow NACHI members. Some are even members of our Chapter.
One guy does 30 - 40 page reports, very good and throrough, but they do so for $250. I charge $435 for a single family under 2,500 SF, but they get the business.
How do I explain to them that they can get more money for working less?