We are all so concern about which SOP to follow and whether or not we should be or not be code inspectors while doing the insurance inspections, and we even disagree with the low balling prices (below $150) for each insurance inspection. We completely drop the ball on this one. The insurance company is giving it to us without vaseline. Esurance develop and published yesterday a DYI home inspection app where the client now can do the home inspection by him/herself within 25 minutes according to the link below:
The application is called DYI Home Inspection from esurance. and you can download it to your phone today. I downloaded the application but i cant test it out because i do not have an account esurance. So, I am not sure what is the app actually inspecting.
Did any of the associations knew about this? If the other insurance agencies caught up with this, we might be loosing $200 to $300 from each home inspection (Assuming one wind mitigation and one four point inspection). I know some hate the headache that comes with the insurance inspections, but I am sure no one get a headache about the $200-$300. And what stops ReMax, or a big realtor company from developing a general home inspection app for realtors.
The only thing home inspectors should be afraid of is technology replacing us. (Our job can’t be send overseas, but it can definitely be replace by technology. (any in-person profession can be.)
And the worst is that I came across this with a TV commercial.
No large insurance companies write in Florida except for State Farm which is limited to some areas. Some will write northern Florida. Me being in the WBDR and you being in the HVHZ, shouldn’t have to worry about this.