I’ve only been inspecting for a little over a year now. I’m building my business slowly and most of my clients contact me through my submission form on my website. Every once in a while through text, but usually they all will go through email. I have a couple questions and one is how do you have first contact with a client, email, text, phone call?
I received a text today that a Fred Davis was looking for a home inspector, did I do that and do I take credit cards. I texted back and forth with him, trying to gain information…I then sent him to my website to fill out a service request form, which he did but left half blank. No address, no idea if he is a buyer…so I ask him some more questions. I finally get an address that isn’t in MLS or on Zillow, or for that matter…Google Maps. He has texted me since then, I’ve not responded. I realize it is most likely BS, but I also know a lot of elderly people that do not do well via text or email.
So my question is, would you call the person? Would you drop it? Also, have you ever been “lured” to a home with the intent to inspect and felt like it was something more…as a woman I’m a bit more weary. Thanks for the help.