I guess it is my turn again!
As far as my position on CMI, we are working on two designations. Nick has been kept up to date on these. Take a look at www.masterbuildinginspector.com. Both CMI and MBI are on there. Under the master inspector network, you as an inspector decide which you want to belong to as long as you qualify.
Also, as the real estate market has turned a complete 180 over the last couple of years. Because of this, we have focused over the last [FONT=Arial]six months on another project for master inspectors and any inspector that has been in business for over 2 years or completed 250 full fee paid retail home inspections. After all, there are far more listings today than there are buyers for those listings! [/FONT]
The concept is certified pre-owned houses. Nick was also made aware of this too. This is where Nick came up with Move in Certified! For those that will not make the experience level, for the master inspector program, his program will fit in. Maybe we will duplicate the technology for Nick’s program! Who knows?
Here[FONT=Arial], inspectors will be able to sell pre - listing inspections and offer more than just a report of problems. It is a COMPLETE marketing system for Realtors and sellers. It will track all leads for realtors, sellers and you. Anyone wanting to download the inspection summary, inspection report, contractor bids, new home owner postcards and labels, etc. etc. will be tracked through the login process. [/FONT]
The rating system to be approved as a certified pre owned house is controlled by the inspector under their log in functions. [FONT=Arial] Not all houses will pass therefore not all houses will be CPOL/CPOH. This will help eliminate wasted marketing for Realtors on houses that will never sell unless the seller agrees to escrow or fix those problems, upon which the property will pass the CPOL rating. [/FONT]
If you meet the qualifications, and would like to help us with BETA testing, feedback, suggestions etc. Any inspectors interested in helping us here should email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking to launch the BETA version for all inspectors by August 1st. It’s a great program to help prepare sellers for the reality of the current market trends.
As far as CMI as a designation, I discussed many times we have been planning a program for years, have been discussing it for years, even with Nick many years ago and now are almost ready to launch it with our cerfified preowned listing program.
Like it or not, there are inspectors that will never accept a CMI designation as long as inspectors have been approved or are perceived to have been approved without the proper experience or number of inspections or even related to the organization that holds it. My attempt to clean it up was not accepted. My suggested changes were shot down for many reasons, some good, some not so good. So it remains as it always was and is, good or bad depending on your perception or more importantly your experience in the industry. As far as my position, when you feel like you are flogging a dead horse, no matter how many times you do it, it still will not move!
We are very exciting about bringing CMI, MBI or inspectors with over 250 inspections business as our certified pre owned technology launches. Again we are bringing solutions to the industry not delivering problems.
As an example, we are talking to brokers today with over 2000 listings! Will they endorse the program in a buyers market! We believe so, or at least we hope so, especially when the average cost of an inspection to a seller before the contract is signed is about $400 compared to afterwards, being in the thousands. We are in a buyers market. As inspectors we must adjust to the market accordingly.
This is the only real estate site that is where listing are approved by inspectors, and by an inspector rating system.
If you have any suggestions or ideas please feel free to call us or let us know.
Kind regards to all.