Looks like its just about over … 10 years running and Missouri Home Inspectors = 10 / Missouri Realtors = 0
At the Missouri Realtor leadership meetings in Springfield this last week, the MAR reps / officers have told most everybody, its over / Legislators do not want to spend $$$$ on unneeded legislation (us).
The last 2 weeks we’ve been hearing the same sad tune in KC at realtors offices, WCR meetings, KCRAR meetings, etc. It is very disappointing to many realtor leaders that the state legislators can NOT see why this vitally NEEDED political agenda of theirs is NOT so important. I’ve heard time and time again how vitally important it is to license home inspectors and all the reasons we need to be licensed (protect the public, help in the war on terrorism, fight the war on crime, stop drugs in the street, etc, etc). It is really maddening to the MAR when you consider the $$$$$ and votes they’ve thrown out and countless committee meeting in realtor offices all over the state AND zippo to show for it.
To be polite it makes you want to puke. Why don’t they ever just stand up and state a simple truth.* “Hey we’re the commissioned house sales people and we screw up alot. We’d really like to get the home inspectors licensed, with mandatory E&O insurance, and with a provision that makes it illegal for them to use language in a contract that limits their liability by time or SSSSS. That will help shift liability off of us AND give the trial attorneys another food source”. *
It would be so refreshing to hear the honest truth.