The idea behind the post/thread was, awareness.
New homies can easily get underbussed, along with their clients getting too little information. The minimum required SoP inspection.
I understand, everyone has a choice when hiring either a REA or home inspector.
I ask you these 4 questions:
1: Whom do home buyers contact first when looking for a home?
2: Where do home purchaser’s get the bulk of their home buying information from?
3: Do REA offer home inspector lists?
4: Ask those savvy clients that did their homework and took the time to vet a their prospective home inspector, did you do the same for your real estate agent? :roll:
Let it be in Ontario or Quebec, Scot. Homebuyers get the bulk of their information from real estate agents.
As well, even mortgage companies and banks stear home purchasers’ to their preferred Real Estate Agencies, which in turn strear that prospective client to a real estate agent.
There is no getting around it Scott, home purchasers’ as well as homeowners get the bulk of their information from REA.
First time home buyers looking to remodel that perfect home. REA steer them to cash con/tractors. Home purchasers looking for cheap, tax free repairs go to?
Most home inspectors I know, including yourself and your Ontario association directors, walk on eggshells talking about conflicted interests between refered home inspectors.
To me, that is too bad, and so sad.
If REA home inspector referrals were killed by government legislation, home inspectors/home inspection business would survive off their merits alone and not REA referrals.
As Barbossa/Hector said at the meeting at Shipwreck Cove, as he addressed the pirate lords about why they were there and the code, “You all know this to be true.”