Condo Inspections

Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Condo Inspections ]



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com

Originally Posted By: dspencer
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And what is the purpose? Charge what you charge and leave it at that. No need to explain time just do a through job.


Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Darren,


Price hasn’t been an issue but several times I’ve been questioned why I can’t inspect a condo in an hour. I just wanted to think thru the reasons and be able to communicate them effectively to the client or the Realtor when they push back. I’m simply wanting to market myself appropriately. As R? says…educate, educate, educate or something like that.



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com

Originally Posted By: rspriggs
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Mike, the only change I would suggest is to leave off the Client / realtor part in 2nd sentence, leave it more general so as not to offend anyones’ sensibilities:


Some feel . . .

There are those who believe . . .

Other than that, fine. I'm all for educating people!


--
Exploring Planet NACHI . . . One house at a time.

Russ Spriggs,
Idaho Chapter Pres.
Coeur d'Alene, ID Home Inspectors
Coeur d'Alene Home Inspectors

Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Thanks Russell, acknowledged, agreed & changed!



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com

Originally Posted By: dspencer
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mboyett wrote:
Darren,
Price hasn't been an issue but several times I've been questioned why I can't inspect a condo in an hour. I just wanted to think thru the reasons and be able to communicate them effectively to the client or the Realtor when they push back. I'm simply wanting to market myself appropriately. As R? says....educate, educate, educate or something like that.


Never had that problem. Tell them it's because your walker slows you down ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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I’ve never spent more than 1 to 1 1/2 hours on a Condo.


50% of the time I have no access to the roof, Boiler Room or Electrical room.

Just last week, I received a call and was asked "How long a Condo inspection would take". I replied "I should be in and out of there in about 1 1/2 hours. The caller stated "OK, thank you. I said "Would you like to reserve an inspection date now?" She stated " No, I'm looking for someone who's more thorough". I tried explaining my usual marketing tactics, but she simply stated "Thanks anyways".

Next time I think I'll explain my inspection procedures for a Condo. Don't mention a time-frame.


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David Valley
MAB Member

Massachusetts Certified Home Inspections
http://www.masscertified.com

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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Condo Inspections - revised ]



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com