Just wondering, how do you guys price a multi-unit inspection, and how do you do the report?
Had a guy call, said he was going to bid on a 4-unit building. Wanted to know my availability and pricing. After pulling info from him about size, etc, I figured each unit would normally be $350, he wanted my military discount to $325, times 4 is $1300, but I’ll save about an hour per unit not having to do the outside 4 times, so I tell him I’ll do it for $1100, figuring he’ll haggle me down to $1000. He says way too high, he is thinking more like $600, maybe $800 max, since it’s only 10 miles away so he saves me all the travel time. I replied no way, I’ll spend 9 hours there to just inspect all 4 units, and then have to go home to finish the reports. He gets pissed, says no thanks, and hangs up. So got me wondering how do you guys determine a price for multiple units in the same inspection? I’m not asking what you charge, just how you determine price. And do you do a separate report for each unit or bundle it all into 1 large report? Thanks.
Note: Yes, I know my prices seem low but as I get more experience and start getting more jobs I intend to raise the price. But I don’t advertise my prices so it’s not like I get a lot of business pulled from other inspectors cause I’m priced lower.