Did an inspection for client last spring and when he called again last summer I was on vacation so sent him another Inspector I referred.
He called again yesterday wanting an inspection and I had to make arrangements to send a PayPal link along with meeting his Broker.
After I sent the confirmation and PayPal link he complained about
the fee rather than using the link.
He emailed me …
*I just checked my records. You charged us for the last home inspection and we also paid the same amount () to the inspector you referred to us for the 2nd property. I was hoping that given that I’m a repeat client I’d get a discount or at a minimum not pay more than the last time.
Please let me know.
I replied…was I wrong ? (too strong) guess I just blew him off.
I charge more than I did 10 years ago as well.
Last time you may have got me down way lower as my fee was higher then as also.
90 minutes for driving,maybe $25 for parking,2 hours report time and add email time.$10 PayPal charge.Gas $$$
Sorry my service was not good enough to be worth $20 more when parking and gas plus expenses are up more than that.
Perhaps your Agent will take a pay cut (did you bargin down his fee as well ?)
Sorry however I am a professional and one of the best at low rates as is.
Also very sorry we will not be doing business because haggling over $20 on a expensive investment makes no sense.
Most of my clients are bright and see an inspection by a good Inspector as having value…
Best of luck.