Many of you know I own a Boarding Kennel as well as other ventures, BUT today i yet again found out why I feel RE Agents are corupt for the most part.
A long term client of ours at the kennel is buying a home and wanted me to do her home inspection, she got a RE Agent and informed the RE Agent she wanted a Home Inspection.
The first thing out of the mouth of the RE Agent was is that she has a Home Inspector she uses alot and will call him and set up the inspection…she did this without REFERING anyone else…or giving the client the option to get their own.
The long term client of mine stopped her and said…I will get my OWN home inspector…and the ONLY reason she said that was because her parents told her that the HI the agent refers is possibly bias…since it is her prefered inspector…and i AGREE !!!
THIS is what is killing the industry…unless you are the prefered inspector you suffer because of corupt practices by the RE Agents because they KNOW the report will be less than forthcoming.
Agents are generally required to recommend a list of HI’s…not just their prefered one and we need to educate the consumers more in that if someone is recommended versus a options list of HI’s that something is possibly wrong here.