Originally Posted By: mrose
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This is expectation management.
I have inspected houses with 2nd kitchen, in-law and outlaw sweets that were not revealed when the inspection was being booked. This lack of information prevented me from being able to correctly price the inspection. It is very difficult to increase the cost of the inspection at the 1st meeting with the client onsite. They want to pay what was quoted. Even if they do agree to an up charge they are not happy and you have injure if not killed a future referral source.
In conclusion, my position is and remains that 1 garage, attached or detached, should be included in the "basic" inspection package.
Everyone has the right to operate their business as they choose.
As professional home inspectors, we all want to be fair to our clients and we want to be properly compensated for the work we do.
To quote Forest Gump, "and that's all I have to say about that".
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