Look this is not another thread started to be a vendor bashing debate. This is a suggestion for certain Home Inspectors to consider. Keep an open mind and really think about the concept.
For those of you that Do NOT sell your clients data, stay tuned I have an Idea for that as well to make a few extra bucks and still never sell any client information, and it works.
OK so recently there has been much controversy over selling your clients information. So I have been wondering why some people don’t think outside the box more.
Some people are “paying” third parties for some type of product or service that they can do or give to their clients. Some of these products you straight out pay for, but can get reduced prices, maybe even free or other types of consideration/compensation for simply releasing your clients private information to one of these types of vendors or contractors.
OK, seems pretty simple if releasing your clients private information is something that is ok with you.
We all know that these companies make a good portion of their profits from the Client data that you are providing to them. Really the products that they are giving you for this data is simply a means to obtain the very valuable data. I will even admit that some of these products may even be a good thing for the client, but that is not the point here. The data is where the BIG MONEY can be made for these typos of data brokers.
OK so what do you get for all this? sure you get some products or services to use on inspections, or to give to your clients all good things. You even can use these things in your marketing to help get new clients, once again all good stuff for you.
OK here is what I don’t understand. Why would you do all the work in getting the clients, performing the hard work in performing the inspections, writing the reports, taking on all the liability etc… And to do all that you are actually paying something to the vendor for these products and also having to give them your clients information.
OK like I said if releasing your clients private information is something that is ok with you, then why are you selling this extremely Valuable Clients Information so cheap?
Why not make these vendors and contractors Pay a fair price for this information. Like $25.00 to $100.00 per Full set of Client Data?
Seriously, if you are willing to do it for a few products or services that you can get at many other places for free, then why not start cashing in on some of the better money that YOUR clients information is generating anyway?