Clever marketing directly to the real estate profession seems to have become the one and only method to drum up some business these days.
I recently read that 95% of all appointments for home inspections are being arranged by biassed real estate agents who are trying to promote the services of their preferred home inspectors. It is no secrete that only home inspectors with proven* “agent friendly”* track records are being considered for referrals.
Home inspectors who are busy these days have become for the most part* “patsies*” for the manipulative real estate profession. There is little or no room left for straightforward individuals who still believe that one can build up a profitable inspection business from recommendations which stem from satisfied customers only.
I am one living example. When I was labelled a *“deal breaker” *by the Toronto real estate fraternity - I was not only boycotted - but I also found out that agents tried to persuade potential purchasers not to use my “impartial” service. Without any business from agents, I not even averaged five inspections a month in 2010.
After more than thirty-five years in this business it finally dawned on me that the time had come to retire and enjoy life again without frustration.
RUDOLF REUSSE - Home Inspector since 1976 - Retired