Originally Posted By: Ben Gromicko
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Recently I’ve been asked by realtors (in their words), “Do you know this A. N. Inspection guy? Joe?” Your marketing must be getting around. That’s great. How’s business?
The company response to that kind of question is similar for most questions concerning other NACHI Members that I know. The response goes something like...
"You are referring to Joe Myers. Good inspector. He uses digital cameras, and he prints the inspection report on-site like we do. I worked with him for a while. Nice guy." (with a smile on my face.) ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)
My response is neutral. I'm neither an advertisement nor a critic, in response to those types of questions concerning other inspectors. Indifferent. Respectful. ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)
On questions about home inspectors that I know, who are not very good inspectors and should find some other profession, my conduct is the about the same; although my response may be shorter. Something like... "I don't know much about that company." I basically keep my mouth shut. If I don't have anything good to say, I don't say much.
I propose that NACHI Members form and adopt a Code of Conduct, with respect to one another. And add it to the current NACHI Code of Conduct.
To all NACHI Members: How do you all handle questions about other inspectors that are posed by realtors? What is your behavior? Your language? How do you conduct yourself, phrase your responses, choose what to say when your competition is not around? What is your code of conduct?
Currently the NACHI Code of Conduct does not address this issue. Should it?
Benjamin John Gromicko
NACHI & ASHI Member