Newbie here. Been hired to do a stand alone pool inspt. Seller is paying. Realtor tells me I will be paid at closing. How common is this. Realtor is an agent for largest firm here. Stoked to get foot in that door, worried about getting PAID. Have signed contract.
When I first started, I would do it on occasion. Then one particular time, I didn’t get paid. The deal didn’t go through. And, the buyer of the property, ended up being Baker acted at the closing table!
Ever since then, I get paid at or before the inspection. If I don’t get paid, the report doesn’t get released.
One of the options you could use to prevent this from happening in the future, is $150 surcharge for payment at closing.