I am always surprised to read how many colleagues claim to generate substantial income from former costumer referrals. I am very curious to learn about the actual number of recommendations these home inspectors receive each month - and whether these colleagues operated in big cities or rural areas.
I am now in this business for 32 years with a relatively good track record. But I certainly would have starved to death long time ago if I had depended on referrals from home buyers who have appreciated my service in the past.
It is an undisputed fact that the majority of home inspections are being carried out by *“preferred” *practitioners who come *“highly recommended” *by the real estate profession. Considering that we have about **22,000 influential real estate agents in Toronto **- the chance that a prospective home buyer will use the services of a home inspector who comes recommended by a former satisfied customer - is in my experience - close to zero.
I can wait to hear from competitors eager to prove me wrong.
RUDOLF REUSSE - Home Inspector since 1976 - **TORONTO