There is no longer any trust for contractors and repair persons of all trades. Many of them cannot speak English, or understand how to repair anything. Any re-inspection request should be handled as a compliment.
(Mike Auger, CMI - RI 32856, RMC-142, RMB-096)
I don’t do too many, but my minimum is $100 for any amount. I tell my buyer clients, if the seller used licensed pros, and have documentation from those licensed pros, there’s a better chance its done properly.
No paperwork available, any “uncle Dave” could have done it.
A little over 51% of my inspections involve a re-inspection. I charge ½ the cost of the original inspection, too. The fact that I add the re-inspection fee in with the original inspection fee is a significant reason why my average inspection fee is up at $651.17 over 13 years.
We don’t charge for re-inspections. We do so few of them that it all works out in the wash. It is a customer service thing for us. We offer free lifetime support. People and realtors love it. Yes, sometimes, I the requests are not at the most opportune time. But it generally creates future business when you take care of your folks. Out of 100’s of inspections each year, I only do a re-inspections 8 to 10 times per year and it generally takes me longer to drive to the home then to perform the service.
Ditto for me. One exception. Sometimes the buyer wants a compliance letter. I charge $100 for an addendum, a letter, or anything I have to back to the office and “write up” for the buyer who didn’t hire me the first time.