I can share that there have been more than one news media monitoring certain threads on this message board and expressing dismay at home inspectors who brag of “building their businesses”, buying “hot” new cars etc. as a result of their assistance to alarm systems companies.
This is the catalyst behind the Client Fidelity Pledge that will allow inspectors who do NOT participate in these activities to set themselves apart from those who do.
I find it very disturbing that InterNACHI and it’s message board have been hijacked and transformed into a Gypsy bazaar for the purpose of hawking 3rd-party gimmicks & alarm system sales to unsuspecting homebuyers. Where is the leadership in regards to this blatant breach of public trust.
Furthermore, do you see any other options for home inspectors who want to separate themselves from the apparent conflict of interest being associated with those who both sell & profit from the act of collecting private data from potential homebuyers?
Thanks I truly appreciate the kind words. Since you mentioned it, I do ty to do what I can especially now with my health issues.
To morrow (Sunday) Maryland Home Inspection Services is performing a Radon Test and Mold Test for a Early Learning Center in Maryland. The entire project is being donated by me as I try to do what I can when I can.
Inspectors who want to set themselves apart should sign the Client Fidelity Pledge and promote the fact that they did in their respective markets.
To be perfectly clear and to avoid confusion from any misleading and misrepresentations made to the contrary … any inspector who is providing Thornberry with his clients contact information in exchange for discounts, products, services or cash … could, and probably would, be committing an act of fraud if he signed and promoted the Client Fidelity Pledge.
Those who are involved in providing him or other alarm systems salesmen with their clients’ contact information should NOT take this pledge.
In spite of any assurances that are provided by anyone who did not write it and has nothing to do with it … inspectors need to be FULLY aware that the Client Fidelity Pledge is a written promise to his client that he is NOT getting ANYTHING AT ALL from Thornberry (or others) in return for his private information.
To make this written promise and accompanying acknowledgements if you are providing Thornberry with your clients contact information in exchange for free or discounted products or services would be false advertising and could get you in trouble. Do NOT take the Client Fidelity Pledge if you are contracted or otherwise engaging in this type of activity with Thornberry or any other alarm systems salesman.
If you or any other inspector should have any specific question in this regard, feel free to email me or Joe Farsetta.