I’m strictly payment on the day of the inspection. I collect at the end with no issues. After they’ve been with me for hours they have a full understanding of their new home and they’ve seen the detail I go through in the inspection.
I’ll ask how they want to pay - cash, check it credit card? Boom they make payment on the spot with no fuss. I also make sure when they schedule about payment (cash, check it cc) and its due at the inspection.
For those not attending I send an invoice through Square.com to their email. They follow the instructions and make payment online with credit card. I do not release the report until payment is completed.
When I use to take payment at closing I found it was normally because the person didn’t have the cash and was stretching it out. If the deal fell through then it was a struggle to get paid. Most would say they had to get the earnest refunded before they’d pay me…boo
Credit card helps those that might not have the cash. I also provide a receipt to the agent and client in case the seller was paying some of the buyers closing costs. They submit my receipt to closing company. And they settle the fees at closing.
Hope this is helpful.
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