One of our rural inspectors family just finished attending some sort of ANNUAL KAR (Kansas Association of Realtors) Annual Educational Convention in Witchita, Kansas. One of the things being bandied around and discussed in several REALTOR meetings was that the “Kansas Home Inspectors Group” (they thought that was either KAREI or some ASHI inspectors from either Kansas City or Witchita OR BOTH) had approached THE REALTORS and decided they want to INTRODUCE LEGISLATION for Home Inspectors and wanted the REALTORS support for their BILL.
They were told in the meetings that the Realtors are “NOT DRIVING THIS, THAT THEY"RE JUST SUPPORTING THE INSPECTORS PUSH FOR THE BILL” and apparently in these seminar meetings they were told the REALTORS have already seen the Bill (have you seen it??) and Like IT (that’s a great relief - I’m certainly glad the REALTORS like it)!!!
IS that BS or REAL - have the Realtors put a gun to these guys heads, so the REALTORS can tell everyone else that “WE"RE NOT PUSHING IT, THE HOME INSPECTORS WANT TO BE REGULATED” - have these Inspectors given up - are they the Training Crowd that really WANT LICENSING to help grow their Training Business - is it the naive inspector crowd that think that REGULATION will slow the flow of new inspectors. cheap inspectors, low price inspectors (instead of doubling or tripling it in the next 2-3 years as in other states that have it) - is it the real estate and building community that want to take control of our business - OR is it part of a special interest Inspection Group that seem to want control of everything the rest of us do - who knows??
The only thing we do know is that at the current time the only inspectors we see running around meeting with legislators, etc going “Rah, Rah lets help you get us licensed” seem to be the ASHI crowd for some reason.
You better start looking over your shoulder and getting your vasoline ready.
I’m told that another Kansas Association for Home Inspectors called KARCI has been formed to give US input and a VOICE for the other inspectors (NACHI, ASHI, NAHI and unaffilliated inspectors) that were not consulted or in the loop.
Paul Sabados is the President of this group. Call or email him for info.