So The Kansas Board has been appointed - Its real cool. Good Balance.
1 Realtor from KC,
1 Trial Attorney from Wichita (specializing in RE, const, etc),
2 ASHI / KAREI home inspectors (from Wichita & west Kansas), and
1 guy from Topeka nobody knows that we’re told mostly does environmental inspections and dabbles a little in home inspections (can’t find him on any National Assoc Sites - NACHI, ASHI or NAHI).
I thought HI’s were to belong to a national assoc??? Maybe I’m wrong
Well this will be GOOD for us with a Realtor & Attorney to track our progress and report back to their associations on what we do, discuss etc
Kinda humorous - All it would ever take to CARRY any vote is 3 votes - such as: 1 Realtor, 1 Attorney and 1 USER FRIENDLY home inspector
But we control our own destiny, RIGHT.
Over 15 years ago Ralph Nader spoke at an ANNUAL seminar for ASHI. Ralph made a very interesting point - that was on the lines like:
"Guys, theres a whole lot of special interests fighting you, especially the Realtors. They have more people, more money and more political influence. As soon as they get you INSIDE the corral, you’re theirs for life.
You as home inspectors are the publics last defense - fight off regulation and control as long as you can possibly do so".
This was a moving speech to me. I took it to heart. Others in our ranks started the line of:
"“Well we don’t see a demonstrated need for licensure, but if you special interests / Non-Home Inspector groups think its inevitable we’d certainly like to work with youse realtors and trial attorneys, etc to make it more meaningful”
Thats when we started getting screwed BIG-TIME