All of you need to know why HI licensing is being pushed into play. One reason, and one reason only.
To legally allow for basic, minimal home inspections, brought about by basic, minimal standards of practice, which results in soft, basic minimal home inspections, so the home buyers will not be alarmed about junk homes marketed by REA’s, so the home will sell, so the REA’s will get their commissions, the office brokers will get their fees, so the mortgage lenders will get their commissions, so the title companies will get their fees, etc.
All drivers have driver’s licenses. This makes them all great and competent drivers, right?
It does, and always will, amaze me that REA’s recommend cheap, low cost inspectors, when it is the home buyer that is paying the HI fee. REA offices should set the standards high, be the ones who monitor who their REA’s suggest, for any trade. REA’s should always recommend the best. They do not, for fear of loosing a sale. Follow the money.