Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Ok…I just went to my local (state organization) chaper meeting and it was an eye opener to say the least.
Some guys were doing 14 inspections/week.
The biggest eye opener was what they stated they reported and what they didn’t. They talked about not reporting code conditions on homes before the code was implemented…we all know we don’t do code inspections, but it’s a fine line…the guys were telling me that if the home is 50+ years old an doesn’t have GFCI’s they don’t write it down…I was dumbstruk to say the least.
I was under the impression that a safety hazard was a hazard regardless and there was a reason that those codes were implemented in the first place.
Now the reason I’m putting it here is because the guys said that if I get the name that I’m the new cop on the block writing this stuff up, I won’t get any RE referrals, and my phone will never ring. They said that “you’re inspecting the homes relative to other homes built in the same era…Peroid”. If it has a slightly sagging roofline, you don’t mention it because a home that old will probably have a sagging roofline.
Just trying to get a concensus of what you all think. All the guys at the meenting were basically in the same agreement. And the #1
rule was CYA. If you find a panel that something is wrong with…write up that they need a evaluation of the entire system. Is this how you all percieve what we are supposed to do? I really don’t want to lose out on inspections because I’m too thorough, and write up too much. I just want to do a good job and have a happy client, but don’t want to piss off too many realtors.
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