We recently caught a real estate agent recommending solely ASHI/CREIA inspectors. We immediately took steps to ruin her financially.
First, we are running this 1/2-page ad in all the real estate sections of newspapers throughout her market. For example, the ad attached is running in the L.A. Times.
Next, we mined real estate sales data to figure out every deal where she was the buyer’s agent. We’ve begun writing to all of her clients asking if the consumer felt that their agent steered them toward a patty cake home inspector.
Next, we’ve begun hiring InterNACHI members to reinspect every one of the homes she sold in the past 8 years and giving the reports to her victims… I mean clients
Lastly, we’re offering to purchase the claims from her clients so that we can increase the damages in a lawsuit we are bringing against this agent.
This action, by Nick, sends a message across the industry. Stop trying to undercut InterNACHI inspectors. As the news spreads it will cause other Realtors to re-consider how they treat our members. Well done.
I have been told there are serval real estate offices in Columbia, Missouri that will only refer A$HI members, if your lawyers need something to do, Nick. I have had some agents in Columbia tell me they have ever right to refer only ASHI inspectors, because NACHI members are not qualified. I always inform them that the state of Missouri recognizes NACHI has an inspection organization. http://www.mhdc.com/homes/addi/addi-inspectors.htm