Today I go to a guys house who was recommended to use me by his friend.
1961 hip roof house. I get in atticin garage and see all new trusses and such.
I ask if it were an addition. Yes he says.
I say do you have another attic access? he says yes I go there and see typical 1961 construction straps on every other truss or so.
He has one skylight with no documentation and one door with glass both protected by some un tested product. Looked like a little alum hip roof for the windows. I explained they do not count.
Garage doors he thinks should count and asked why I looked up the info in the dade county database when his house is in broward? Garage doors not impact tested look it up yourself and tell me.
The kicker is he is pissed as hell at me because the previous owner got a letter from citizens after their DMI reinspector came and gave him apparently every credit there was.
2 or 3 exterior old a s s doors with no markings and no documentation and he apparently had the best of the best rating.
I was apologetic with his situation on site and he claims I am in bed with the insurance agencies trying to make them more money. Is that not unbelievable? Me and the insurance companies.
I am almost sure he will try to cancel the check or something but the great thing is I know his insurance company.
The guy really thinks I am a jerk for giving him an honest report because of the inaccurate report DMI on a reinspection did for the previous owner.
Told me I charged him to much at $90 also. I spent 1 hour and 10 minutes with the guy “on a 30 min job” and gave him a ton of free advice on the home he is about to spend his money on. Just because I had nothing to do after him and was trying to give him as much info as possible explaining the whole system to him.
I really cannot stand what this business has become. It used to be great when you left a persons house you were the good guy now I am a prick because some fool reinspector did not do his job properly.
I practically begged him to get me the report so I could send it to Russ but I doubt I will ever see it.
I even suggested maybe he should look for a much less experienced inspector and not use my report.
The photos are just random photos from the inspection.
I really do believe I must go to a cash only system I am so pissed righ now I can’t stand it. I just know the guy is going to screw me. By the way it is on Intracoastal drive and he had a nice land rover.
I try to explain to the guy that if he gets into a house he can only afford with the insurance rates the last guy was paying then he sure as heck wants an accurate report regardless of what a reinspector says because once they figre it out his rates will skyrocket then he may not be able to stay in the house.
I see people forced from their homes on a daily basis due to the outrageous insurance prices that are skyrocketing.
As life is always different then the online world in real life I cannot stand to be made out to be the bad guy. Especially since I really do try my best to be honest and tell them how to fix things and give free advice and everything else I do and this guy thinks I am a prick and I like the insurance agencies because I am honest.
This business is really not good for ones well being. I am pissed all the time and cannot stand to feel that way.