Never said anything about government controlled pricing.
I see a very large group of inspectors who if and when proposed changes to our industry are suggested will have the clout to hold off the groups that will try to control and regulate home inspectors.
Never said anything about a union, never said the group will tell inspectors what to do, never said anything about pricing controls. Any group whether its 5 people or 500,000 cannot according to the Sherman Anti trust Act discuss pricing. It may happen all the time behind closed doors but its illegal.
Contractors now have the LRRP, or the lead rule. The paint companies sold lead based paint until the mid 70’s, Europe and the rest of the world outlawed lead but American business through lobbying continued to use this poisonous heavy metal. Boom, 4 years ago small contractors were ordered to become safe lead practices contractors. Now this is good for children, pregnant woman and all living things but why the contractors, one man shops? The people who poisoned got a get out of jail free card and I got to clean up their mess. Not only that, I had to do it by government suggested practices which if you know what I’m talking about was dumb azz.
On the 203K and working for $10 an hour, won’t happen but Granite inspections with 4000 inspectors of varying experience will do $100 draw and pay the inspectors minimum wage, I dont care about that but I do care that somehow the bar will be lowered for other inspection services. The fact you are better and can get your fees all day long is of little consequence because once things start to slide for the industry it will affect everyone in a negative way. So no to setting prices but I have concerns about the industry remaing untouched when the big players start dictating terms.