I would do what you do except this part.
YOU know what the problem is. You know what needs to be fixed.
You do not need to “invite” another persons “opinion” into the equation.
Putting in the “Why” reinforces the need for the repair (otherwise it may not get done).
It helps the client understand better.
I report on many small and unseen issues that if left alone to do their thing will cause huge damage with more time. If they can’t see it, another contractor also may not and it won’t get fixed. Contractors will fight about it. Agents will sweep it under the rug…
As I said in another thread, some HI’s blast through the report writing process with check box comments (specifically includes report software). If you want frustrated Clients, contractors and Agents calling all the time, trying to understand your writing, go for it. You should be charging for the time to prepare the report. A $199 Inspection does not cover it…
Before anyone goes out to study Mold, Radon, Thermal Imaging, or the Wind Thingey, try spending some time on your report.
When the client calls for a price, ask them if they want a detailed report or a check list.
Check List = $199
Detailed Report = $364
I have yet to find a client that wants an incomplete un-detailed report.
They will reply; “That’s why I’m calling You, I want a good report. I hear you are very thorough.”
The amount of money you make in an inspection is proportional to the quality of service you provide. Quit fighting with low ball inspectors. Make a better product and make it known state wide.
Side note: I had a wild hair a few years ago when gas prices went up. I work 50 miles away exclusively in the most affluent county in the State. I have low ballers infesting my local service area. I advertised locally one of Russel Ray’s “fly buy” inspections for house shoppers for $99 per inspection (expecting to look at more than one house to help the buyer decide).
I got slammed for it!
Not by the local inspectors, but by Realtors and Buyers!
Can you believe that?
Beyond popular belief, cheaper is not always considered the best deal out there.