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#317613 - 12/13/09 01:54 AM Home Inspection Trends
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Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 223
Loc: North America
What impact does the amazing numer of reo, foreclosures and huds dominating most markets have on home inspectors? All these transactions are as is - where is and inspections are just for buyers knowledge and often make their offers weaker than offer with no inspection.
Just like every other real estate professional in this market you have to change with the market. What are you doing to stay current and revelant?

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#317836 - 12/15/09 03:15 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: real agent]
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 80
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Originally Posted By: real agent
[inspections] often make their offers weaker than offer with no inspection.

I'm not sure I understand how the offer is weaker. Most bank addendum's allow for inspection contingencies, although the time frames may be greatly reduced.

Now, more than ever, inspectors are being relied upon to give accurate assessments of the condition of these properties. Buyers are walking in "blind" with regard to knowing any adverse conditions that may exist on the home - knowing that there is little or no recourse if a serious issue is discovered after the purchase is completed.

Remaining "relevant" is really just a matter of providing a very thorough inspection, and delivering a comprehensive report on the same day as the inspection.
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#318138 - 12/17/09 12:15 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: Inspectorjeff]
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Offers are weaker because inspections allow the contract to be re-opened so to speak. Round two of negotiations to trade repairs for dollars. Been there, done that and got the t-shirt.
btw-thermal imaging sounds relevent as not many h.i's have that service around here.

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#318140 - 12/17/09 12:24 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: real agent]
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 80
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
TI is actually much more than "relevant" wink. It gives me an edge over the competition and because it's included with every inspection, it easily justifies my price scale.

Take a look at my website and you can see how it "aids" me during an inspection. . .
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If your inspector is not using thermal imaging, you're not getting the whole picture. �

Jeff Pope
JPI Home Inspection Service
Santa Clarita CA
(661) 212-0738
http://www.MyInspector.net

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#318141 - 12/17/09 12:38 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: Inspectorjeff]
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Nice website. TI is great pitch to all parties. Agents must like as it is scientific factual type report and not subject to the "definate maybe's". Hard for sellers and buyers to overlook.

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#318163 - 12/17/09 03:35 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: real agent]
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Buyers obviously see the benefit, but additionally, most agents truly appreciate the added "peace of mind" that is provided when thermal imaging is incorporated into the inspection process.
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If your inspector is not using thermal imaging, you're not getting the whole picture. �

Jeff Pope
JPI Home Inspection Service
Santa Clarita CA
(661) 212-0738
http://www.MyInspector.net

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#318230 - 12/17/09 03:02 PM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: Inspectorjeff]
Kevin Curtis Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Minnesota, USA
I played with a TI camera a few weeks ago and wow I have to say beyond being a nice tool for inspectors and add peace of mind for a buyer they are very cool!!
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#409066 - 06/23/12 10:45 AM Re: Home Inspection Trends [Re: real agent]
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Registered: 06/23/12
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I hope you will add some more new stuff here.



Edited by jaunjbaker (06/23/12 10:48 AM)

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