Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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has a future purpose. It is really just the technical backbone of the search engine which will be used to find NACHI members within REALmatcher.com
FindAnInspector isn't just a drop down list of our members. It is much more and well thought out and technically stable at this point.
REALmatcher.com is our currently offsite competitor to REALTOR.com with several improvements:
1. It is free to REALTORs. Currently REALTORs must pay dearly to list on REALTOR.com
2. It is open to FSBO's (for sale by owners). FSBO's can't get listed on REALTOR.com
3. Here's the NACHI kicker... when a potential home buyer starts looking online for a home in a certain area, the contact info for the NACHI members that service that area are automatically emailed to that potential buyer, along with useful information about home inspections and why one should choose a NACHI inspector.
Nearly all home buyers shop for their homes online, before they ever call an agent.
This system bypasses real estate agents . It catches the clients (potential home buyers) way up stream way before they call an agent. Way before they tell their spouse in some cases.
Up until now, the real estate agents knew who the buyers are and we have to hope they let us know.
REALmatcher.com turns the tables upside down. We inspectors will know who the buyers are FIRST. And if the real estate agents are nice about it... we'll let them know.
NACHI Inspectors are going to be referring their clients to the agents now.
The acceptance of broker reciprocity (any agent can advertise any other agent's listing) across the US and Canada is making this a reality.