Yeah that is BS. Sorry there are over 114,000 realtors in Florida according to NAR membership numbers for July 2015. Last time I checked they haven’t lowered their commission percentage due to how many realtors there are. No, the issue is, like Michael said, we all can’t agree to stick to a higher rate schedule. New guys start doing business and they feel only way to attract business is to low ball. Ultimately realtors I deal with, that refer me, don’t care what I charge. It is the client that does. See buyer’s don’t pay the realtor’s commission the seller does. Not a problem handing over that multi-thousand dollar deposit check, but inspector fee is a different story. It is a lack of knowledge of the importance of the property inspection by the potential client. It is our job to educate and inform. I charge this because of my experience, skill, training, in-depth reporting, on and on. The, “I charge higher because I don’t depend on realtor referrals.” Yep more BS. WE depend on realtor referrals for our life blood. Good luck to all you inspectors that fly by each day with your head in the I don’t depend on realtors cloud. Because we get and use realtor referrals does not mean we cater to them. Many realtors never refer me twice after a thorough inspection for their client. Oh well. But, with that said, the ones that do refer me know I am looking out for their client which is now my client.