Originally Posted By: Chris Norman
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Just wanted to share an experience I had this AM. I am a new inspector in my area so I have been passing out flyers with $$ off inspection fee coupons attached. I have inquired for some time around the area into fees charged by local HI and also types of reports etc. I seem to have set my fees maybe 25-50 dollars higher than others but feel that it is a fair price considering my type of report and the quality I know I can deliver.
Realtor called this morning, asked for a price and said that after my discount she could probably find someone who could do it for $15, yes $15 less and then quickly got off the phone. She didn’t even inquire about my credentials, experience or anything. Could it be just about the price?
My knee jerk was to call back and say I could lower price because I am just getting started but then thought better and felt I am giving good value for the customers buck regardless of what a particular realtor thinks. I do want the work but…
Any comments, takes or insight much appreciated,