Ladies and Gentlemen…it is time.
What we have all suspected to some degree and what many have known first hand…can now be proven, and it is disgusting.
I have in my posession a letter that was sent by Reece & Nichols real estate firm to all of its “Office Managers”.
The letter laments the fact that the licensing bill (pushed by the Missouri Association of Realtors) failed in 2007 and these folks want to take matters into their own hands.
email@example.com invited all office managers to participate in a “survey” giving the names of home inspectors they know of and ranking them: Excellent, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor.
The web address to the survey is http://today.reeceandnichols.com/InspectorSurvey/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FInspectorSurvey%2FDefault.aspx but is password protected, so that only agents from this particular brokerage can participate.
Period. That’s it. An inspector’s name and one of these rankings next to it. The list will be published and passed out to all for them to use in selecting who they want to help them close their deals.
This is nothing more than a “boycott” list. How many guesses do you need to figure out the criteria for “Excellent” versus “Above Average”?
I would like to submit to you that we turn the tables on this group of morons.
What if NACHI members decided to boycott…that is, refuse to accept referrals…from Reece and Nichols salesmen?
(A copy has already been sent to several Missouri legislators who have expressed an interest in helping stop the conflict of interest presented by the Missouri Association of Realtor’s attempt to control home inspectors by their legislative proposals.)