OK, Nick I and many other NACHI Inspectors have an important issue that we would all appreciate some of your infinite wisdom and opinions on.
This is an important topic as many if not the majority of your InterNACHI members are being called inferior and less of etc. an Inspector because they do not offer certain ancillary services such as Insurance to their clients.
Now please remember InterNACHI has a SOP as do all Licensed States. In no SOP ever has an Inspector been required to also be an insurance salesman and in most states I would believe that is not even legal but that is another topic altogether.
OK, so about a year ago I was considering offering warranties with my inspections, and every time I tried to get some real unbiased info on the boards it became another pissing match with certain vendors. So I then wrote to you and also to Ben for your professional and much valued opinions and guidance.
I was told by you and I believe even Marc Cohen, that for the most part that these warranties (including your own Mountain Warranty) were basically useless for the end client. But they did offer some use as a marketing tool for the Home Inspectors. For that valuable information I truly thank you as I do believe it has saved me some time and money and potentially from any legal issues…Thanks Again Nick
Now I personally am a huge fan of Bens for education, and for marketing you and your team cannot be touched by anyone. I have never seen you direct or recommend anything to your members that you yourself did not believe in or that could cause harm to them, their clients or their business.
That being said.
OK, so as of yesterday there is talk about a sewer insurance that can be offered to clients. Details have been asked for but not given as of yet.
In your opinion would such a thing like this be a good and prudent thing for NACHI inspectors to get involved in?
Do you personally feel that such a thing could possibly lead to some type of legal/liability issue for the inspector?
Would it be a violation of the COE for a vendor to publicly disparage another member or group of members as well as be Destructive to all that do not use this new unproven product, simply because they choose to not promote such an insurance policy and call them Inferior NACHI Inspectors?
Thank you very much Nick in your opinions and Guidance here. You professional and unbiased opinion as the Founder of InterNACHI is greatly appreciated by all of us.