Hey Before I comment on the 2500 square foot house… GREAT JOB on the NACHI TV runs!! They have been packed with great info. and I hope that they can stay “FREE”…
I would like to charge $250.00 per hour, so that would be about $1,000 I would make for an average size house under 2000 sqaure feet with report time and all, not including some travel time. But most clients will not pay this for a home inspection in my area… Orange County, California, and if they do PAY THIS for a top quality inspection, than I am working for peanuts. Realtors are even worse price shoppers… When they tell me that my prices are high (which they are not!) I tell them, “your clients get what they pay for, and I ask them if they (realtor) is paying for the inspection?” - This throws them through a loop. And I tell them that they can also be sued for refering incompetent inspectors later down the line when serious defects are not included in inspection reports.
Keith, I admire and respect your professionalism, and I know you are worth every dollar… How do you collect these rates??? I have so many price shoppers daily, they even snicker at $375 for a house that is 2,500 square feet, and that’s what I charge if the home is not a long distance from my house under 10 miles. Even my wealthiest clients are often tightwads…
I had a price shopper… buying a 4,000 square foot home, he wanted my service to inspect his home. but not at my price of $550, he wanted to pay $275… and got it!!! What inspector in their right mind would inspect a house this size for nothing!!! Not me…
If I could collect $500 average for each home I inspected, I would be a very happy man… but I find that most people buying a home under 2,500 square feet will not pay this price.
How do you guys out there collect this???
Let me know.