Well, I just got back from an all day trip over to TAMU to attend the TREC Inspectors Summit. Lot’s of good stuff got discussed and some not so good stuff. I’m tired now but will try to have a better set of notes tomorrow. In the meantime:
- 21 attendees inc. TREC staff, trade association representatives, Inspector Advisory Committee members.
- Moderated by Director of the TAMU Real Estate Center.
- Defined 20 top issues affecting Texas inspectors then culled it down to the top ten. Those details will be in the notes that the moderator sends later in the week.
- Agreed philosophically that the Big 4 trade associations in Texas, i.e. iNACHI, TAREI, TPREIA and ASHI should and would meet to see if consensus can be reached on the top issues and proposed solutions.
- Big push by EBPHI (ASHI) to ‘sell’ the NHIE to replace the existing proprietary exam…surprisingly that proposal was met with some level of acceptance.
- Comm Eckstrum somewhat clarified his earlier cryptic remarks by saying he had nothing specific but that the Legislature & TAR was looking for ways to address the coming state revenue shortfall and that inspectors could be a target, among many others, for things like additional fees, sales tax on inspections, & other revenue generating ideas and that inspectors need one voice to counter some of those ideas.
- Multi-trade association meetings are step one.