I don’t feel like explaining my whole system in detailed so I’ll keep is short and sweet. Price starts off at $275 or $400 depending on which service. The Standard Home Inspection is going to be a report that is very common in this area which the price reflects. The Home Inspection Plus (what I’ve been doing) will have more information, Infrared Inspection, Re-inspection plus a few more things to justify the cost.
Regarding the report writing. I think it depends on how the report is written and what type of information is included. While I know wording is very important, I have been using codes, information from the manufacturer and information that NIPSCO (our local utility company) has given me directly through faxes. Not including that information (which most home inspectors don’t provide in this area) will save me a lot of time. Not including as many pictures will also same some time.
Every year or two I send out feed back letters to my clients. There is a % of past clients that would have used the cheaper service. When I think about feed back and the potential clients that didn’t use me due to price, I would like to give it a try. If I noticed any negative feedback, I can always switch back to the one type of service. It takes me around 2 to 2.5 hours from starting the report to posting it on our website (so far). I can add another 1 to 1.5 hours when providing Home Inspection Plus. Inspection takes about the same or can increase the inspection time by .5 hours with Home Inspection Plus.
I do appreciate the feed back. The Home Inspection Plus is kind of burning me out. So providing this other service is going to make things a little faster and easier I hope.
Again, I know some of you will not agree with what I wrote and that’s fine.
Not as short and sweet as I wanted.