This is a good point how REA’s here in KC love the cheap, basic-report-writhing HI’s, even with some top software being used. Cheap HI fees sell here in the eyes of REA’s, even when they do not pay a dime to the HI’s; the client does.
These reports, which I have seen, are all repetitive, and list three defects at the end of the report. Nothing is mentioned on what has been inspected; only “defects”. My reports, and the reporting software I developed, show by room, item and area what is inspected. Any software can be “doctored” to the whims of REA’s.
CMI here means that we will write detailed reports, and have a great chance of the home buyer walking away from a home sale, and rarely get suggested.
If you are cheap and non-alarmist, you get all of the business you can handle. With RE transactions being done this way, with these HI’s, liability and lawsuit possibilities are way high.
Good luck to this person/HI, as a lawsuit will surely follow in the future by an unsuspecting home buyer. All an attorney will have to do is state what is true, and not true, on his/her website, to win a case, no matter what the report says.