This Friday 3/5/10 I am making a presentation to a group of agents about the home inspection industry. I polled about 25 agents and asked each of them the following. If you were to make one constuctive criticism about home inspectors or the inspection industry what would it be. There comments are below.
Finding Embellishment (number 1)
Fee for the inspection
They don’t put things back, i.e. dead bolt, close doors, drawers
Explanation of the issue is often not clear.
Recommendation is often not clear
Lack of continuity
They try to get involved in negotiations
No standard process, i.e. start on roof, then garage, then attic etc.
They should all have the same equipment.
Good inspectors scare the buyer to death.
No variety of services like pool, spa, termites etc.
Too many small points can kill the deal.
I had the same inspection company inspect the same house in the same week, with two different inspectors. You would have thought it was two different houses.