Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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The subject of licensing the HI industry is near and dear to me. I am a free enterprise kind of guy. I believe anat anyone should be able to enter our profession providing that (1) he has proper E&O insurance, (2) he understands the nature of real estate transactions and RE law (since our inspections affect the transaction or may nullify an offer to purchase subject to the inspection report), (3) he carry proper liability insurance, (4) he is bonded, (5) he is able to pass a state recognized exam of some sort, (6) he abide by a code of ethics regarding his obligations to his client and the way in which he conducts himself. All the legislative mumbo jumbo proposed by ASHI misses the mark, if the goal is to protect the consumer. The only way to effectively do that is to eliminate influencing an inspection by unscrupulous RE agents at all costs. No one wants to address this critical issue.
Beyond that, legislation is little more than protectionism at its finest (or lowest). Money is the driving force behind these proposals.
But on to more important things... Getting the word about regarding NACHI. We need to contact each and every member in our database. We need to set up regionalized working groups. We need to go on an agressive recruiting campaign. We need to dispell all rumours. Are we ASHI? NO! Are er NAHI? NO! We're better than both, though smaller. I suggest we collectively brainstorm on the issue. I like NACHI. I like the folks in NACHI. We have some truly good folks in the industry. Let's contact them and solicit them to join us. But, in order to do that, we need to fiund an effective way to get the message out. This message board is good, but it doesn't reach as far as we need it to.
I've been in contact with J Kelly, asking him what the deal is. He is distancing his actions from any sanctioned activity of ASHI. He claims to represent the PA coalition only. I pointedly asked him why he felt the need to attack another HI org. His answer was less than truthful, in my opinion. I was the one who suggested the debate between Nick and Kelly on inspectionnews.com . Lots would like to see it, but I doubt it will ever happen. If NACHI could get the official opinion from the PA Attorney General's office as to the validity of the PHIC complaint, this would go a long way to planting the seeds of truth, not only in PA, but to those inspectors who are sitting on the fence. Bolster our CE program, bolster out tips by providing a session, offer realtors the opportunity to pick our brains and get to know us, get our logo out there.
I want to see NACHI not only survive, but prosper. No kidding...