Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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CB’s Concierge Program is designed to promote participants’ services. Its like a package deal for CB clents who want an easy way to shop for service providers. Movers, attorneys, painters, carpenters, catpet, floorng, cabinets, siding, and yes… home inspectors.
It is a vendors list, similar to thome that many of us work hard to be a part of in many real estate offices. The difference here is whether an inspector can become a part of Concierge absent of a payment. Andf, presumably, the larger the contribution, the larger the promotion.
Some will argue that this is simply good marketing. Others will say that this is unfair trade practice. This is especially significant if CB directs its agents (which are all subcontractors, by the way) or paid employees to ONLY promote thise who are part of Concierge.
The other big question regarding this scenario is whether it can be proven that USINspect is engaged in predatory business practices, and whether it can be proven if its involvement in NAHI and any alleged involvement in this program.
It sounds like the old "payola" in the radio industry years back. I believe that Concierge was outlawed in Florida sometime last year. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out in coming months.
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