Originally Posted By: jmyers
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You should be spending 3 to 4 hours on an inspection if you are performing them by yourself. I know that many inspectors will rush the inspection so they can get three or four in a day but in terms of the quality of the inspection, they also miss a lot.
You should start out with quality and move on to quantity later once you have established your inspection methods.
On the the question of how I handle those clients, I simply inform them I am not there for the things they can see, the cracks, fresh paint, new carpet, I spend most of my time looking for the things they can not see. I state that I spend most of my time on the major components which are most likely to cost them the most money. I also add that if they want, I can include those types of things in the report but they will not be listed as defects but they can be referenced so they know what has to be done to the home from a financial planning aspect. So far, all have declined.