In 2018, InterNACHI will be offering free home inspections on all homes for sale in the U.S. and Canada. The way it works is we are going to hire InterNACHI members to inspect the homes for sale for free (InterNACHI members get their full fee immediately) The homeowner has to have their listing agent post a link to the inspection report on their website which any and all interested homebuyers can download for $39. If the consumer puts an offer in on the house and it is accepted, they get their $39 refunded. InterNACHI is the inspector’s client so there is zero liability to the inspector. Each home will also come with a free “We’ll Buy Your Home Back” Guarantee.
I see this becoming a big game changer. I get the concept but think once we go down this road we are forever selling reports for $39.00
Good for Internachi I guess, not so sure how this will affect individual inspectors. It will water down the profession and some individuals will do very well not being a “McDonalds Hamburger Inspector”. Most will be delegated to being told how to run their business by whoever is running this program.
Why would anyone pay $39.00 when only one person can buy the report and share it?
The way this is structured, these are pre-listing inspections?
The “We’ll Buy Your Home” guarantee goes to the purchaser - is that cost covered by Inachi?
Who determines which inspector gets hired to inspect any given home?
Who determines the fee for the inspection?
Who administers the program?
If I’m getting this right, a potential homebuyer pays $39 to view the inspection report. Let’s say it’s for a $390 inspection (to keep the math simple), I’m assuming that Inachi pays the inspector and is counting on 10 - $39 downloads to break even, and anything beyond that is profit for Inachi?
Does the buyer reserve the right to have their own inspection?
Oh boy, I’m sure I can come up with a couple dozen mor questions, but Where do I sign up?
Nothing to do with Porch. And BTW: Porch didn’t buy InterNACHI, I bought a piece of them. Eventually we’re going to use Porch to pump consumer construction project leads into www.OverSeeIt.com . But again that has nothing to do with this.
InterNACHI is the client. The buyer can then hire whomever they want when they get their own inspection. You do realize this doubles the number of inspections in North America?
You won’t have to. Free inspections? Word will spread on its own.
That’s true with anything. If you market the idea that every home should have a radon test, another home inspector who offers radon testing benefits from your efforts.
The Buy Back program doesn’t generate any revenue for me. It can’t.
Did online education “fizzle out?” (launched another free course this month). Did our House of Horrors Complexes fizzle out? (we’re building a third already). Did the Buy Back program fizzle out? (buying 2 more homes this month).