Article says inspectors can’t “comment on whether you should address an item that might be a problem.”
Either I’m reading it wrong, or I’m doing it wrong.
You are actually reading it right, it is poorly worded and written. I suspect that the author is trying to convey the idea that HIs are not in a position to make recommendations that address the client’s particular finances or ability.
The beginning word, “prohibited” is deceptive. The word means banned or forbidden, yet I hear of inspectors who offer all kinds of ridiculous opinions in order to sound knowledgeable or experienced. This is a trap most often set by the Realtor.
The most common question asked, “Would you by this house.” should, of course, be avoided like the plague.
Did the author spell our name right and get the link to us right?
They did. But clearly didn’t read #8 of the COE.
“The InterNACHI® member shall always act in the interests of the client unless doing so violates a law, statute, or this Code of Ethics.”
This contradicts their comment "They can’t, for example, comment on whether you should address an item that might be a problem
Guess I’ve been doing things wrong as well “They won’t actively look for cracks or plumbing leaks or move furniture to see if an outlet is working.”
Marketing 101…mission accomplished.