Originally Posted By: mbartels
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Has anyone else here seen the new commercial for Long and Foster? I laid eyes on it for the first time ever this morning.
Man and woman walk into the home of their dreams. Ahhh how sweet.
But wait! Thoughts of insurance, contracts, etc. etc. run through their heads. And wait what about a home inspection? Who will handle all of this?
Then they tell you how Long and Foster will do it all for you.
It seems that Long and Foster Realtors are now, at least in my neck of the woods, putting together a list of home inspectors who meet their standards. In other words they will charge you a boat load of money to be on the so called preferred inspectors list and could care less about ones actual ability. This is already taken place in most Coldwell Banker Locations and some Re/Max offices I have been to. Now when you go to Long and Foster they will tell you “This office already has an inspector.” HAS A, yes I said A inspector. This is getting way out of hand. I personally believe that this is the worst thing that can happen to an unsuspecting consumer.
I think we need to do something about this because I sure as heck don’t want to be working for that big home inspection company that’s based in the U.S.
This is just one more way of the larger companies getting larger and independents getting smaller.
It’s not over till you’re underground