I do agree.
As I’ve posted before:
There was a guy several hours North of me trying to sell his Home Inspection Business. And he had a price laid out based on his business income.
But upon looking at his business, it was all him. His logo was his face. His website was all about him, with pictures of him. So while he had a great site, great logo, and a great business, I had to wonder what exactly did he have to sell? How many of his repeat clients, referrals, and such are still going to call once he removes himself from the business? So I don’t think net income really played into worth.
But that said, that’s not my plan. My business is adding a personal touch.
Home buying is an emotional journey for people, and I think people like dealing with an inspector who is a person. Too many inspector websites are cold and impersonal.
I love being a home inspector, and I want my clients to know that.
I also have zero plans of selling my business any time soon. Maybe in 10-15 years my kids will join on and they can eventually take over. Or maybe not. And if that makes my business un-sellable, so be it.