Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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I saw a note from Chris about delivering on site reports. I didn’t want to hijack that thread so I started a new topic.
I was on the fence about whether I should or should not deliver on site reports.
I heard a lot of arguments both ways.
Pro: You're done with it and can forget about it
Con: You lose an additional marketing opportunity when delivering the report to the real estate agent's office the next day.
Etc, ad nauseum.
The best reason I have heard not to do it right now came from Tom Lauhon, the owner/instructor at the Midwest Inspection Institute ( http://www.midwestinsp.com )in Leavenworth, KS.
He said that a new inspector should NEVER deliver on site reports until the inspector had done at least 300 or 400 inspections. You'd find yourself driving away, get 30 minutes down the road and realize that you "made a mistake" or "forgot to mention something you should have", etc. After you've done that many inspections it didn't really matter as it turned into a personal preference.
I chose to follow that advice because of similar situations in the past. Sure enough, I had it happen to me several times, but could recover without anyone knowing because I had not yet delivered the report.
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