A recent guest brought to light this report:
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on licensing that was done as part of a survey of real estate agents, home buyers, and home inspectors in several licensed and unlicensed states.
The findings may be surprising to some. According to the Ohio State Real Estate Commission, licensing has had no positive effects, nationally.
The major difference is that inspectors in licensed states have conducted less inspections than those in unlicensed states…Could this be caused by the influx of newer inspectors or does the increased number result in fewer inspections to go around? This is a very interesting read and totally objective - even for a real estate commission survey.