David, for the 203K program some lenders insist on a home inspection and since they know me as a 203K consultant I am referred.
Good deal for me as I can do a home inspection and then a feasibility estimate and make an extra $150 for 30 minutes work all while giving the buyer a $100 discount. I am already there and I just take parts of my report and add cost to cure numbers.
When I say lenders I mean loan officers. For them one call to me handles having a home inspection, work write up, radon, mold, and well. Shave a few days or a week of waiting to call for an appraisal. Its become a niche service to the lenders.
Today I am doing a feasibility to a real estate agent who I am meeting for the first time. She asked if I did home inspections and after I said yes she confided that would be very valuable to her to make one call for all her K jobs. We’ll see how it goes as I am meeting her at noon with my new agent gift of fresh roasted coffee.