Just an example of how used home commissioned sales people nationwide are pushing all home inspectors out of the way, and out of business. Homes are selling “as is”, and over $20K under market, so why get a $350 home inspection? Incredible what is going on.
Agents are really the next to suffer, as banks and lenders, with their appraisal buddies, and “free check” contractors, are doing, and inspecting, many home sale transactions. Some sales are even going from one bank to another, and showing up as a “sale”.
These are different times, and we all must try to adapt. But when SOP’s and state licensing allow for basic reporting, cheapo inspectors fall right in with the scam, IMHO.
I bet there are more stories like this to come. I am tired with complaining about poor business, cheap inspectors, and agents who only suggest an inspector who charges less than $199. My enthusiasm for my industry is about done.