Guys this misleading gossip you’re putting out has got to stop.
To start with I personally was in Senate legislative meetings where Senators Karen Brownlee and Senator Susan Waggle brought up the fact that they SAW no demonstrated need for this HI Bill, AND had seen NO sort of FISCAL reports on running another Board in Kansas. That nice Lobbyist (Luke Bell) explained about all the problems with UNREGULATED inspectors in Kansas MANY times.
I testified that I had talked to Board members of Home Inspection Boards in several other states and had been assured that they needed $80k or so to run and administer a SMALL Board at a minimum level.
Apparently I was wrong, because in Kansas as the Realestators Lobbyist (Luke Bell) and Jeff Barnes testified to the Senate / They had checked with several other small Boards in Kansas and we could easily run a small Board on somewhere between $20K to $40k per year and with 200-300 home inspectors that would provide $40,000 to $60,000 a year to RUN the new HI Board at NO COST to the taxpayers of our state.
Again, in estimating the number of home inspectors in Kansas - I was apparently very wrong because I testified that with the downturn in the economy I had counted NACHI, NAHI, ASHI Inspectors then thrown in a percentage for “Don’t Belong To Nothing” inspectors AND figured we would have well less than 200 inspectors.
BUT again the Realestators Lobbyist and Mr Barnes had a better handle on this and indicated closer to 300 after the downturn.
I’m sure when its all worked out they’ll be on the target. That Realestator Lobbyist was sharp. Heck I didn’t even know that basically everyone but home inspectors involved in real estate in Kansas carried E&O insurance EXCEPT for home inspectors (the real estate agents, builders, lenders, appraisers, engineers, etc). He testified several times to the legislators that everyone else took financial responsibility EXCEPT home inspectors, AND nobody else but US used those sleazy “Limit of Liability Clauses”.
Gosh was I really embarrassed to learn the REAL truth about US. I could sure understand why it was so NECESSARY to get us LICENSED.