Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Big Sky Country
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I honestly don't know what the going rate is for inspections these days. I've heard it said that people are completing them for under $10/ea. I find that hard to believe, but then again I find a lot of this circus hard to believe. Like Craigslist Hack, I also stopped doing inspections years ago when I could no longer negotiate a fair price. The last ones I did were at $50/ea., and at that price I struggled to make them profitable in the rural areas I cover.
I assume you're wanting to start doing this to make money? Figure out for yourself what you need to get paid per inspection to make it profitable after all your business overhead is deducted - vehicle & general liability insurance, vehicle maintenance, fuel, tires, etc., time spent inspecting is calculated - include the late nights uploading too, make sure your assumed liability is compensated for, and then offer that # up to your buddy.
Worst he can say to your required price is NO, and then you'll happily go on to the next opportunity knowing that you wouldn't have made a profit anyway.
Iíve already told you more than I know.