Originally Posted By: gromicko
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As you know, NACHI’s audacious goal is to by-pass real estate agents all together and (mostly using the internet) get our work directly from home buyers.
We are succeeding at this. However there is one market we won't crack with the internet: The corporate relocation market.
I think we should put together a RELO company. NACHI can cover 1/2 the planet earth now and can certainly cover all parts of the U.S. and most of Canada much better than any one company could dream of. We are also more technically savvy and work together as an organization well. We are really positioned to take these big RELO contracts for our members.
I get to meet a lot of inspectors all over (what with my schedule). NACHI has a reputation in several areas, most notably: integrity. In other words all the, ASHI members, independents, NACHI members, etc associate NACHI with lead generation, hi-tech, camaraderie, but most importantly... integrity. Everywhere I go, even our adversaries associate NACHI with integrity. I think refusing to accept paid ads, refusing to cut side deals, operating an open message board, and not charging for every little thing, reinforces this industry wide association between NACHI & integrity. Which brings me to my next point...
I think we should form a separate for-profit corporation to do this. I'll help for free as long as the inspection work goes to NACHI members first. Such an operation is not suited to be run from within NACHI. Perhaps we can all just pitch in $25 or $50 dollars or so to get it funded and up and running. Maybe even make us all partners or stock holders. Does someone have any thoughts on this? Gary did a nice job with the NACHI Foundation (a separate registered charity). Maybe someone else could offer to run a RELO company. I just think we have to grab this chunk of the market for our members.
Thinking out loud today.