First I need to say that I am all for helping all clients, Realtors and anyone else that needs my assistance. This includes but is not limited to finding good contractors or any other service they may need. Heck this even includes warranties, recall Checks or other services that can help them. All that as long as I do not release their private information.
I also am not trying to hold back or cut on any inspector at all. We can all (and do) run our own businesses as we feel is right for our own needs, and we all have different needs.
OK enough of that. OK some of you may have read some of my older posts where I have mentioned I am quite familiar with the world or shall I say underworld of data collection and the buying and seling of such.
OK, well with all the recent bruha going on anyone with 1/2 a brain can see that it all is revolving around Home Inspectors supplying Client Data to Vendors. Then these vendor for almost nothing. These inspectors that do use these vendors should STOP giving it away and in some cases actually pay the vendor for some token gimmick then give the info.
Why don’t you turn things around into your favor and start cashing in like the vendors are doing off your hard work. Some of these vendors boast about all their money, vacations, fancy houses, cars et… Why? to rub it in our faces? I never saw the point in that, oh well that’s another topic for another thread later.
Why not make them pay for the very thing they need to survive. That is our client data / private information. They need it to survive, we got it, so why give it to them free or for some small token widget that has little to no monetary value. In most cases you can get that same widget for your client from many places.
SELL the client info for some real Money. Like 10, 25 or 50 bucks a pop?.
The time has come to get in on this cash cow that others are doing and and the Seed to all of this is YOUR clients data.
Now as a footnote I do not sell my clients data to anyone. But If you do and you are ok with that then why not get the real money rather than a token widget, and in most cases you are actually paying for that widget.
Just my 2 cents.